Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Rocky Point and  Las Palmas Beachfront Resort

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From Central Phoenix:

  • Take I-10 West to the turn-off for SR-85 (Exit 112).
  • Take SR-85 south to Gila Bend (approximately 42 miles).
  • Drive through the town of Gila Bend and just before you get to the McDonald’s turn right onto SR-85 – just before the turn you will see a sign that says “Mexico”.
  • Continue driving on SR-85 through Ajo, AZ (approximately 43 miles) to the US/Mexico border at Lukeville, AZ (approximately 38 miles).
  • After crossing the border, continue through the town of Sonoyta (carefully obey speed limits as they are posted in kilometers per hours NOT miles per hour!). You will make 2 turns in the town of Sonoyta – just follow the clearly marked signs to Puerto Peñasco (approximately 60 miles).
  • After passing through the town of Sonoyta, continue on Mexico Highway 8 until you reach the bridge at the outskirts of Rocky Point and the turn-off for Laguna Del Mar/El Golfo de Santa Clara will be on your right.
  • Continue down the turn off, passing the railroad tracks to the Stop Sign (ALTO). At the Stop Sign turn left and continue to drive towards the Sandy Beach resorts – you will see many high-rise condominium complexes in the distance.
  • You will reach another stop sign and there will be a gas station on your left. Bear right through the traffic circle and continue on the road through the arches up and over a small hill (watch for the speed bumps – called “TOPES”).
  • Turn left at Bandito’s Restaurant – Las Palmas Resort has a very visible lighted sign on top of one of its towers – then turn right and you will see the Las P1030596Palmas Guard Gate.

From the East Valley:

  • Take I-10 East to Maricopa Road (SR-347). (If you miss Maricopa Road you can also take Queen Creek Road.)
  • After traveling approximately 10 miles, take Highway 238 (Mile Post 175).
  • Travel on Highway 238 until you reach Gila Bend and turn left heading west into Gila Bend (approximately 41 miles).
  • Drive through the town of Gila Bend and just before you get to the McDonald’s turn right onto SR-85 – just before the turn you will see a sign that says “Mexico”.
  • Continue driving on SR-85 through Ajo, AZ (approximately 43 miles) to the US/Mexico border at Lukeville, AZ (approximately 38 miles).
  • After crossing the border, continue through the town of Sonoyta (carefully obey speed limits as they are posted in kilometers per hours NOT miles per hour!). You will make 2 turns in the town of Sonoyta – just follow the clearly marked signs to Puerto Peñasco (approximately 60 miles).
  • After passing through the town of Sonoyta, continue on Mexico Highway 8 until you reach the bridge at the outskirts of Rocky Point and the turn-off for Laguna Del Mar/El Golfo de Santa Clara will be on your right.
  • Continue down the turn off road, passing the railroad tracks to the Stop Sign (ALTO). At the Stop Sign turn left and continue to drive towards the Sandy Beach resorts – you will see many high-rise condominium complexes in the distance.
  • You will reach another stop sign and there will be a gas station on your left. Bear right through the traffic circle and continue on the road through the arches up and over a small hill (watch for the speed bumps – called “TOPES”).
  • Turn left at Bandito’s Restaurant – Las Palmas Resort has a very visible lighted sign on top of one of its towers – then turn right and you will see the Las Palmas Guard Gate.

From Tucson:

  • Take I-10 to I-19 South. After approximately 1 mile on I-19 exit onto SR-86 (also known as Ajo Highway)
  • Travel on SR-86 West for approximately 100 miles until you reach the small town of Why, Arizona.
  • Turn left onto SR-85 and continue driving on SR-85 to the US/Mexico border at Lukeville, AZ (approximately 27 miles).
  • After crossing the border, continue through the town of Sonoyta (carefully obey speed limits as they are posted in kilometers per hours NOT miles per hour!). You will make 2 turns in the town of Sonoyta – just follow the clearly marked signs to Puerto Peñasco (approximately 60 miles).
  • After passing through the town of Sonoyta, continue on Mexico Highway 8 until you reach the bridge at the outskirts of Rocky Point and the turn-off for Laguna Del Mar/El Golfo de Santa Clara will be on your right.
  • Continue down the turnoff road, passing the railroad tracks to the Stop Sign (ALTO).  At the Stop Sign turn left and continue to drive towards the Sandy Beach resorts – you will see many high-rise condominium complexes in the distance.
  • You will reach another stop sign and there will be a gas station on your left. Bear right through the traffic circle and continue on the road through the arches up and over a small hill (watch for the speed bumps – called “TOPES”).
  • Turn left at Bandito’s Restaurant – Las Palmas Resort has a very visible lighted sign on top of one of its towers – then turn right and you will see the Las Palmas Guard Gate

*Be sure to watch your speed in Ajo and Sonoyta

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