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(Frequently Asked Questions!)

  • What should we pak?

Clothing: Pack light and casual. Restaurants in Kino are very casual. You can wear your shorts and a tee shirt to all. Don’t forget your bathing suit, sunscreen and beach bonnet.


  • What is provided?

Linens: Bed sheets and bath towels are provided. Bring your Beach Towels and any other blanket or pillow you need to make you feel at home.

Kitchen supplies: Pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and glasses are provided as well as a coffeemaker, toaster, blender and microwave oven. Most guests bring some groceries.

Wireless Internet: Check your email or stream a movie.


  • Do we need a Visa?

The state of Sonora requires a immigration visa that can be obtained at Kilometer post 21. It is free for 7 days or less and it costs 21.00 for a 6 month visa. This can be obtained by showing a copy of your passport. If you do not obtain this visa your Mexican Insurance will not be recognized in case of an accident.


  • Are there Restaurants nearby?

There are several restaurants along the boulevard that fronts the beach including La Palapa, El Pargo Rojo, The Taco Stand and Jorge’s. You may dine on fresh fish, shrimp, crab and tacos. In the village, you’ll find street-side taco stands. Try it, you’ll like it.


  • What kind of money is used in Kino?

The national currency of Mexico is the Peso. The current exchange rate (April, 2007) is 10 Pesos to the US Dollar. Most stores and restaurants accept dollars.


  • What language is spoken in Kino Bay?

English and Spanish are both spoken in Kino Bay. Most vendors, storekeepers and restaurant workers speak some English. You’ll have no trouble communicating your order to service people.


  • Where is the nearest big city?

Hermosillo is the capital of the state of Sonora, Mexico and a one-hour drive on newly paved roads that lead to this metropolis of approximately one million people. Should anything be forgotten, rest assured you would find it in Hermosillo.