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The recent U.S. Labor Day weekend was in full throttle with approximately 32,000 visitors from Arizona, California, and beyond who chose to spend the holiday weekend in Puerto Peñasco. This translated into an overall 90% occupancy level at area hotels and resorts, stated the President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), Héctor Vázquez del Mercado.
The OCV President detailed this important holiday weekend marks the beginning of “Fall” tourism, with upcoming events to include Mexican Independence Day on September 16th, Fall Break, and the Rocky Point Rally in November, among others.
The ride back north through the border entry at Sonoyta, however, meant vacationers faced lines getting into Lukeville of up to 2KM at peak times. At 3 p.m. on Monday, the Border Wait Times page reported there was an approximate 150 minute wait with 6 lanes open.
Local police in Sonoyta launched a surveillance operation to help prevent accidents due to traffic congestion with vacationers returning home via the Sonoyta-Lukeville border.