Out like a lamb… Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

laguna del MarThis week’s Rundown sponsored by The Club at Laguna del Mar

After one of the fullest Spring Breaks in recent years, the city of Puerto Peñasco is gearing up for the arrival of thousands of family, friends, and vacationers for what is possibly the busiest travel time in Mexico – Semana Santa (Holy Week). Schools wrap up classes on Friday, March 27th and students don’t go back until April 13th. Yet, the busiest weekend by far will be for Easter celebrations (from April 2nd through the 5th). There’s lots going on, so let’s get to it and run down the weekend!

Driving notes:

  • One side of Benito Juárez coming in town is expected to be open by this weekend, yet when coming from Sonoyta we still recommend taking the road toward “Laguna del Mar” before doubling back to Sandy Beach area when headed toward condos, Playa Bonita, or Cholla Bay.
  • Yeah! Left turn is once again open at the Pescado in town at intersection of Calle 13 / Juárez. Yes, it’s been over a week but we just like repeating that!
  • Paving of road into Old Port has been going at a fast and furious pace and we are anxious to see when it will be opened up again. In the meantime, detour continues next to movie theater and along docks. IMPORTANT!! Latitude 31, Kaffee Haus and businesses on “other side” of pavement are OPEN – parking areas available (next to anchor to get to Lat 31, then walk across new pavement) and parking lot just across from Kaffee Haus. For boat cruises, consider use of parking lot or side streets rather than detour road.

Around Townbebeto-rolling

March 27th – El Bebeto en concierto – y muchos grupos más @ El Chamizal  Tickets 80 pesos   Contact:   Jesús 638 107 6494  or Luis Trujillo: 638 105 8147 or 383 2249

March 28th – Over the Line Softball – OTL dates 2015  –  March 28  –  June 13 – October 24     Additional information:  John Fowler 602-840-1528

March 28th – CBSC Diamond Jim Jubilee Game Night

pinacate-28marzo-programaMarch 28th – 5th Anniversary celebration @ Shuck Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve  Cultural & Education starting at noon – art exhibits, video, dance, music, and more! ¡Feliz Aniversario! Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16, Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011, E-mail: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx; fgodinez@conanp.gob.mx

March 28th –  ¡VAMOS GALLO!   Broadcast from Merida, Yucatan – Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada vs. Froilan Saludar – TV Azteca

April 2nd – Book Presentation w/Guillermo Munro Palacio  7 p.m. @ Plaza Pelicanos – “No me da miedo morir”

April 3rdViacrucis – Stations of the Cross (traditionally begins in Malecón around 10 a.m. – Time, TBA)

40-principales-semana-santaParty FestApril 2nd & 3rd ¡La Voz Mexico singers in Puerto Peñasco!  *  April 2nd – 5 p.m. Autograph session with singers, 9 p.m. Party Fest 2015 Opener @ Elixir   Pre-sale 200 pesos / At door 250 pesos

April 3rd – PARTY FEST!  FREE BEACH CONCERT! On the beach between Playa Hermosa and Playa Bonita   Noon to 6 p.m. Lucah, Frank Di, The Shams, Iliana Beilis, & Banda 3 Ríos

April 3rd – Sunset Vibe beach party by Party District 4 p.m. @ The Reef 50 pesos

April 4th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Plaza del Camarón  10 a.m. – 3 p.m. leading up to April 18th Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza!  Info:

Other adventures around town

Boat trips – Don’t miss a chance to go to Bird Island!! 

Photo by Udi Goren

Photo by Udi Goren

EcoFun trips: ecofunrentals@gmail.com

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar “the whale whisperer” – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345 www.pacificacharters.com   reservations@PacificaCharters.com  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals  Tel: 638 384 4248

Adventure with CEDO

NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – Upcoming: Discover the Tidepools, April 3rdDunes Tour, April 4th Kayaking in Morua Estuary, April 5th – Tide Pools Tour See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!

Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English)   4 p.m. (español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights

8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo

Coming up!

CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby –  April 9th – 12th; May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

April 10th –  80s Skate Party @ Beach Bum ATMC and Uncle Skate

April 11th – ATMC & Uncle Skate Fest @ the Malecón

April 11thFunkalicious Volleyball  Rocky Point XIII  “Color me Funky”

April 12th TOMA COLOR 2!! 5K and 10K fun run through town, doused in colors! Information:   tomacolorpuertopenasco.org   Registration (filling up fast!!) March 16 – April 3rd @ Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port (individual $300 pesos / group of 10+ people  $250 pesos p/person)

April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament  More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

mermaids-pirates-april18April 18th Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers!

April 18thThe Bayou Brothers @ Banditos  6 p.m.  (pre-sale $10 US @ Mermaid’s Market / $15 US @ door)

April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon   www.rockypointtri.com

April 25th – OBSC 29th Annual Bash & BBQ

May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations rockypointtimes@yahoo.com)

May 2nd – Taste of Peñasco & T.O.P. Chef!   For booth space and to donate raffle prizes please contact Rosie Glover  (booths – 638 386 9081  rosie@proalliance.com.mx) and/or John Fowler via email at santaclausclub@hotmail.com  or by phone at 602-840-1528.

sadr-may-raceMay 2nd – JJ’s Bathtub races – low tide @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

May 2nd – 3rd   Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)

May 9th – Chili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale

May 15th – 16th   Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing   Upcoming race info:  www.racesadr.com

May 16th – JJ’s One club open

60th Annual CBSC Fishing Derby –  May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

circus-2015June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus!  www.circusmexicus.net

June 19th – 21st   9th Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament – Info:  ltorres@laspalomasresort.net

CEDO Wet Feet Camp (English) June 11th – 15th / Bilingual Camp July 2nd – 6th   Info:   cedointercultural.org

Oct. 10th – 11th  Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)

logo-2015 IsraelNovember 11th – 15th   15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally   www.rockypointrally.com

Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point?  Check out our Event Calendar!   If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, cell:  638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226   For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better!  Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360

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