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International Trip - Puerto Peñasco, Mexico 10/11-16/23

Updated: Jan 9


Wed. Oct. 11, Day 1 -

7:00 am - Meet Springville

Drive 9 -10 hr to Buckeye, AZ.

Sleep at Holiday Inn

Thurs. Oct. 12, Day 2 -

Caravan drive 3 hr to the border

Lukeville Border Crossing (open 6am -8pm)- Drive slow when crossing the border! 1 hr to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Stop at Penasco Sign for a group pic. Settle in at the condo. Play time (walmart, sams club, beach time, mini golf, pool, etc.)

4:00 pm - dinner at Pollos Lucas

5:00 pm - Sunset cruise or resort play

Sleep at Casa Blanca Condos: Unit 405 (sleeps 8) and Unit 404 (sleeps 8)

Fri. Oct. 13, Day 3 -

Excursions (optional, you choose: parasailing, horseback riding on beach, ATV rides on dunes, etc.)

Breakfast on own

Lunch on own

Group potluck dinner at resort

Sat. Oct. 14, Day 4 -

Excursions (optional, you choose: boat cruise to Bird Island/kayak with sea lions)

Group pic at Peñasco sign. Shop souvenirs on Rodeo Drive.

Breakfast on your own.

Lunch on own or on boat

Dinner at La Curva Mexican Restaurant or on your own.

Sun. Oct. 15, Day 5 -

Excursions (optional, you choose). Enjoy the last day. Pack.

Group potluck breakfast, lunch on own, dinner BBQ party at resort.

Mon. Oct 16, Day 6 -

Drive 14 - 15 hrs home.

Cost: $500 - 800 (depending on excursions) includes estimated cost for gas and hotel split with others, shared hotel in Mexico, food on own.


  1. 15 hr drive from Utah County. Stayed in Buckeye, AZ (9hr) on the way down.

  2. We caravaned across the border.

  3. We stayed at Las Palmas Resort Casa Blanca Golf Villas. This is a gated, secure resort in condos by the beach. Shared rooms/beds/couches. Potlucking some meals and food on your own. Eat at Pollos Lucas, Ice Cream, Shop at local shops, Walmart & Sam's Club.

  4. FAQS Visiting Puerto Penasco

  5. Recommended excursion company is Rocky Point Adventures: Parasailing & Bird Island Kayak/Boat tour to see the sea lions. Location

  6. Map of points of interest in Puerto Peñasco

  7. Don’t drink the water there, even with brushing teeth use bottled water. Even mixed drinks on the cruises if they have water added.

  8. Medical Info:

  9. 911 in Mexico is 066

  10. Sandy Beach Urgent Care (closest if at the resorts)

  11. San Jose Clinic  (Urgent care down town open 24 hrs) 

  12. Santa Fe Clinic (another urgent care 24 hrs, no transportation)

  13. Mexican Red Cross (24 hr services & transportation) 

  14. Phone Service - Verizon, Spring, TMobile and AT&T work in Puerto Penasco. Make sure to call your provider and find out if there is an international plan to avoid roaming charges which can be very costly!

  15. Mexican Vehicle Insurance: Progressive Geico

  16. Items for Condo: bottled water, paper products, plastic ware, 

  17. ATM with best rates

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