Current Road and Security Conditions (June 2016) Coastal Highway Puerto Penasco to Santo Tomas Easy riding, a couple of short construction zones. Military checkpoint gone. Still an Aduana checkpoint outside Rocky Point. Santo Tomas to Puerto Lobos Minimal traffic. Last year's issues with night time hold ups near Lobos have been resolved. The "sand on highway" warning sign is worth slowing down for. Still no gas in Lobos. Puerto Lobos to Puerto Libertad New pot holes just before Libertad. There are a couple of nosy (and very bored) policemen occasionally stationed at the entry to the town. Puerto Libertad The conversion of the generating plant to natural gas is complete! No more plumes of brown smoke. Libertad is turning into a pleasant seaside town. There's even a good coffeeshop. The PEMEX station is hard to find - ask. Camping on the beach to the south of town is straightforward. Expect a visit from the police if you're under the palapas - they're nice guys who want to help. Camping further south by the Boojum forest is spectacular. I've camped there several times this year. Puerto Libertad to Bahia de Kino/Kino Bay via paved highway Generally good. Lots of repaving happening in the southern section. Often a Federal Police checkpoint 2/3rds of the way south. Coastal Road through Desemboque de Los Seris to Bahia de Kino Very sandy between the highway turnoff and Desemboque. Great/fantastic dirt ride from Desemboque to Punta Chueca. Memo, the Seri highwayman, has not robbed anyone recently - he is in Punta Chueca under the watchful eye of the Seri militia. If in doubt, check in with Mike the Quaker in Desemboque before proceeding south. Camping around the Seri villages of Desemboque and Punta Chueca is not recommended. But anywhere else on this spectacular coastline is fine. This is southern Sonoran Desert at its best. Bahia de Kino/Kino Bay A great little town that just keeps getting better. Sure I'm biased: I live here. No security concerns recently. The Eco Bay hotel and Islandia Marina campground are still the best deals in town. Beach camping north of town is easy but a bit isolated. Follow the signs to Playa Esthela. Camping around the estuary to the south of town is also very nice but there will be bugs if it has rained in the past month. Dengue has arrived with a vengeance in Bahia de Kino. Take precautions: sleep in a tent and use bug juice. Only a problem if there are mosquitoes (obviously). Bahia de Kino to Guaymas/San Carlosvia Cutoff Much of this route has been repaved. This coastline is being developed but there's still good access and great riding/exploring between Tastiota and Himalaya. The only area of concern is the itinerant fishing community of Sahuimaro between Tastiota and Kino. There have been several reports of robberies from camps near the village. The people who live here are refugees from Sinaloa and are not very friendly (they haven't been welcomed by fishermen from Bahia de Kino who they compete with). Hope that's helpful. Come visit!