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The recent Spring Break in Puerto Peñasco is believed to have been one of the best in recent years, with more than 85,000 visitors from the U.S. in the area over the three weeks of the vacation period.
City beaches, streets, hotels, and restaurants were notably packed over the popular U.S. Spring vacations, particularly over the three weekends encompassing the break.
Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), indicated according to the influx of visitors registered, there was an estimated economic boost of 60 million pesos to the area; 40% of this is collected by the hotel sector, with 30% put into services and another 30% for gas and food.
He stated this Spring Break period was one of the best for Puerto Peñasco in the past five years, highlighting the greater number of older adults and families alongside university students who each year visit the city’s beaches.
Fortunately, expressed Vázquez del Mercado, there was an overall environment of safety and while there were minor accidents none of these were fatal.
With these tendencies, the OCV President is confident numbers of U.S. and Canadian visitors are on the rise and could continue to improve.