Getting there & around
Driving south from Arizona, cross at the Lukeville–Sonoyta border crossing (6am-midnight) and follow Hwy 8 to Puerto Peñasco. Though a new international airport is scheduled to open sometime in 2009, the only two commercial flights currently arriving are Aeroméxico Connect (in the US 800-237-6639; www.aeromexico.com) from Hermosillo and Los Angeles on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Kona Shuttle (in the US 602-956-5696; www.konashuttle.com) offers shuttle-van service from Tucson and Phoenix for US$180 round trip (discounts for groups). You can travel by bus to Puerto Peñasco from Hermosillo via Albatros (662-213-82-40) for about M$180. Also, ABC (www.abc.com.mx) makes bus trips throughout the day to all major stops in Baja California from M$350. Take the 6am ejecutivo to Tijuana for any semblance of comfort, though.
Once you’re in town, it’s best to have a car, as there is no usable public transportation and the town is spread out over a wide area. Taxis are cheap and plentiful, though, with most cross-town rides costing no more than M$55.