Lukeville is a popular entry point for tourists driving to Rocky Point and the Sea of Cortez in general. Few people thing of Arizona as being near the ocean but it’s a very short distance to sandy beaches and saltwater after crossing the Lukeville border.
Finding Mexican insurance in Lukeville is possible at a number of the physical agent locations. You will also find stops in the towns of Ajo and Why. It’s much easier however to hop on our quote form for instant pricing across multiple carriers. You can have quotes and buy a policy in minutes from your phone or computer.
Crossing the Border at Lukeville
You likely won’t need to produce proof of insurance at the border or at all for that matter. It is a legal requirement however and the occasional police offer will make the request. We recommend having your policy printed and/or saved on your phone before crossing.
The Lukeville crossing is very simple, typically has low traffic and is big rig friendly. It’s a favorite for RV’s and is generally one of the easier crossing points on the entire border. Bring your passport and make sure to get an FMM visa at the border.
The entry puts you in Sonora which remains in the free zone. You will not need a Temporary Import Permit unless you decide to leave this zone. The border to the mainland is close however so know your routes and grab a TIP if needed.
Why Visitors Buy Mexican Insurance in Lukeville
Most folks looking for Mexican insurance in Lukeville or nearby are crossing to visit Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point). Some are even venturing farther down the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Coastline. It’s a good entry point for longer journeys into the mainland as well.
While insurance is mandatory for your car, RV and even ATV if you plan to drive on surface roads, it doesn’t require a trip to any physical agency. Grab it online to make life easy or give us a call and we can get you setup over the phone.
Liability is the minimum required when crossing the border but you might consider a full coverage policy for higher value vehicles. We sell policies by the day or for longer terms.
Places to Stay and Things to Do
Hiking and enjoying nature in this area is a good way to spend some time between border crossings. Both sides are located in a fantastic desert ecosystem with great scenery. Just north of Lukeville, head to the Organ Pipe National Monument to see the native cactus species.
Driving through the nearby Ajo Mountains and visiting the Ajo Historical Museum is another great way to spend a few hours before hitting the border. You can stay at the nearby Twin Peaks Campground which is the perfect place to layover in a tent or RV.
If you want a place closer to the border, options are limited. The Gringo Pass Motel and RV Park is a popular option for staying the night and catching the opening hour to cross over.
Visiting Sonoyta and Driving to Rocky Point
When you cross over or before you come back, Sonoyta is on the route. It’s a friendly, small town with a nice main street, shopping and a quaint central park. If you haven’t already, grab gas and hit a local restaurant or food stand to wind down and take a break.
You might also park and take a stroll around town to shop and enjoy the general small town vibe. The drive between Sonoyta and Rocky Point doesn’t have any services but it’s a nice, paved road. The drive is scenic and pretty so take in the desert air as you approach or leave the beach town.