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FAQ on Puerto Penasco

  1. Is the drinking water & ice safe in Rocky Point?
  2. Should we bring my own water?
  3. Is it safe to eat in Mexico?
  4. Are there grocery stores to buy additional food?
  5. What kind of food should we expect in Puerto Penasco?
  6. Where can we buy fresh fish and shrimp?
  7. How much shrimp can we bring back to the U.S.?
  8. When does the shrimping season end?
  9. Should we convert our dollars into pesos?
  10. What is the exchange rate & where can we exchange dollars for Pesos?
  11. What is the weather like there?
  12. Prescription Medicines:
  13. Distances to Puerto Penasco
Food & Water
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1.  Is the drinking water & ice safe in Rocky Point?

Yes & no, it used to be a problem in the past concerning water purification, but those days are long gone.  We do not recommend drinking water out of the facuet, however there are solutions.  Rocky Point has been in a boom over the last 10 years.  During this time, many business have sprung up.  Amongest them, are Ice & Water purification companies.  This has improved the ice and water situations in many of the local eateries. However we are not suggesting that you let your guard down. If you feel uncomfortable, order a bottled water of soft drink. Many convenience and liqour stores sell clean, bagged ice.

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2.  Can we bring my own water?

After reading the first question and you still feel uncomfortable about local water, the question is about bringing your own water? We have never heard of a problem, at the border inspection, with bringing you own drinking water bottles. We have water jugs and get them refilled at local water stores and that seems to have solved the problem for us. However, if you have any health concerns, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Food in Rocky Point

3.  Is it safe to eat in Rocky Point?

In general, we have had very few problems eating at many of the local restaurants and even the local taco stands. However we have known some people who have got sick here. We tend to believe that this may be more of a problem caused by several issues. These issue center more around: visitor are spending a great deal of time out in the sun, playing hard, staying up late at night, drinking a few too many margaritas and having a different rutine then you would if you were at home. What we suggest is that you live life in moderation, explore the various restaurants, have a Corona, enjoy the beach etc... but show some control and don't do everything in excesses.
There are terrific seafood, Mexican, and other cuisines available for your temptations. For more information, see our alphabetical listings of restaurants, restaurants by categories or our other restaurants sections of this directory.

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4.  Are there grocery stores to buy additional food?

Yes, Rocky point has a variety of grocery, meat & vegatables stores and stands.  These markets are in some ways similar to the U.S., while in other ways are different.  Some of the similairties are the choices of products.  In general, most items you can find in the U.S., can be found here.  There are obviously more mexican associated ingredients, but many other the can goods and staples are from U.S. companies with spanish languange labels.  The differences in their markets versus the U.S., is that in Rocky Point, there are many speciality stores.  It is very common to have meat markets, vegatables stores, seafood, household product stores and staples stores.  Some of these stores just offer the meat products or are a large vegatable stands with the produce coming just off the truck.  In the last several years, there have been additions of all purpose grocery stores added, such that you can shop at one store.  We like to shop at a variety of stores and like to know the employees of the local businesses.  You are allowed to bring food from the U.S. across tthe border, however for convenience of space, we do a lot of shopping in Mexico.
There is a large U.S. grocery store in Ajo, an independent grocer named Olsen's Market, if you prefer U.S. stores. If you would like more information on area markets, see our Grocery Stores, Meat & Fish Markets and Vegatables Stands page.

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5.  What kind of food should we expect in Puerto Penasco?

This is a two part question. One part deals with what types of foods are served in restaurants and the other deals with what is available in the grocery stores. The later question is answered in question #4 above.  So let us deal with the varieties of restaurants. Rocky Point has over 150 restaurants and a variety of taco/fish stands. A few of the varieties of restaurants are as follows:
Seafood, Mexican, Italian, Japanesse, Chinesse, Cuban and American.

From that list, there are variations of seafood, Mexican, American etc.  For example, as far as American, they have Pizza, Hamburgers, and more offering in different establishments.  For a complete list of the varios categories of restauarants, see our restaurants by categories page of this directory.

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Buying Shrimp & other Seafood

6.  Where can we buy fresh fish and shrimp?

There are several places in which you can buy fresh fish and seafood food. The main location is in an area called the Malecon or "the fish market", while the other areas in in local fish markets. The Malecon is located at the end of Benito Juarez, just around the harbour. There are approximately 8 - 10 little stalls in which individual sell fish & shrimp.  They all get their product from the same wholesale venders, thus they price is pretty much the same at each place.  We have a favorite vender in which we buy all of our fish from, thus he cleans our shrimp for us.
The other location of buy seafood is from stores in town that sell a larger variety of fisf An example of one of these stores is called El Chichi Fish Market. For a complete list of all the venders, see our Buying Fish, Shrimp & other Seafood Items page.

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Buying Shrimp & other Seafood

7.  How much shrimp can we bring back to the U.S.?





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8.  When does the shrimping season end?





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Dollars vs. Pesos

9.  Should we convert our dollars into pesos?





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10.  What is the exchange rate & where can we exchange dollars for Pesos?





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Weather Information

11.  What is the weather like there?





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Prescription Medicines

12.  Prescription Medicines:


In order to purchase prescription medicines (especially pain killers), you will need a Mexican Prescription to buy them at the pharmacy. In order to take them back into America, you then must have an American prescription.  In order to get a Mexican Prescription, you will need to see a Mexican doctor.  On some of the less powerful drugs, i.e. – thyroid medicine may not require a Mexican prescription. 
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Mileage

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