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Occupancy rates in Puerto Peñasco this weekend range from 30% to 100% at area hotels and condo complexes, with a high number of visitors coming in from the U.S. This is despite the “ley seca” (dry law) in effect over the weekend due to elections to be held on Sunday.
Good weather and the close proximity of Puerto Peñasco’s beaches to Arizona continue to be important reasons for visitors to travel with friends and family to this sea side port. It is important to reiterate, nightclubs/bars/convenience stores, etc. will not be allowed to sell alcohol this weekend beginning from the first minute on Saturday (June 6th) through the last minute of Sunday (June 7th). The majority of restaurants will remain OPEN and gladly serving customers while there may be possible changes in business hours for the evening.
Dozens of cars streaming in from Arizona and California in caravans could be seen today at the main entrance of town near the Peñasco – Sonoyta – Coastal Highway intersection. Supermarkets were also notably packed while people purchased food and imbibing spirits prior to the “ley seca.”
The local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) reports average occupancy rates for this weekend are 60% to 70% for the majority of hotels, though some are reporting 30% occupancy expectations and others up to 100%.
Another important factor is that people coming from the U.S. are able to cross the border into Mexico with up to 3 liters of alcohol.