School bound! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

casa-del-capitanSponsored this week by La Casa del Capitán – featuring spectacular sunsets nightly beginning around 7 p.m.

It may be Olympic fever, or just August monsoon tropical depressions, but it’s warm out there…and windy! Tropical storm Javier didn’t manage to dump any water on Peñasco, but we are still getting our fair share of winds and waves. Watch for dock closures if you’ve got boating plans in mind.

school-suppliesAs we round out the final weekends of the summer, it’s about time for kids to head back to school. There’s plenty of programs around town putting together “school stuff” for kids, including a collection of new and/or “gently” used school supplies this Sunday on the malecón.  If you’d like more info as to possibilities of where to go/who to contact please drop us a note (


Speaking of donations and fundraisers, as we ease into the waning days of summer vacation be sure to check out these fundraisers for local organizations including the Fire Department and Chamber of Commerce:

Fire Department Hamburger Heyday – Saturday, August 13th starting at noon in front of Fire Department on Blvd. Juarez  60 pesos  (about $3.50)

Win a car! Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) raffle opportunity! Tickets just 400 pesos (about $22 US) Drawing to be held in September (based on National Lottery winning numbers)  Contact Sami for a ticket at offices of Rocky Point 360 (Plaza Pelicanos)   or stop by the CANACO offices next to Plaza Pelicanos, now through Sept. 14th.


Aug. 13th  Fire Department Hamburger Fundraiser  12 p.m. @ Fire Department Blvd. Juarez (60 pesos)

Aug. 14th   School supply collection! 6 p.m. Collection of new and “gently used” school supplies on the malecón in the Old Port by the Ecology Club

Aug. 15th  Photo Expo  “Peñasco de mis Amores” by Jesusa Gamboa  inauguration at Municipal Art Gallery (GAM) in the Old Port  8 p.m.   Exhibition to remain for 3 weeks

Aug. 20th  Salsa & Bachata dance workshop @ Hotel Peñasco del Sol  Learn to salsa in preparation for the upcoming Salsa Festival event on the 27th!

Aug. 27th  SALSA FESTIVAL!!  Starting at 7 pm  Be part of Puerto Peñasco’s attempt to get as many folk dancing salsa as possible on the malecón!

Not ready for summer to end?

Remember TAR flights have begun out of Mar de Cortés International Airport   Thursday & Sunday flights connecting Puerto Peñasco to Tijuana, Cd. Juárez, and Hermosillo    Info and reservations:

Some summer restaurant schedules….

Dining options? OPEN ALL SUMMER*

capones-breakfastCapone’s  [Now serving breakfast every day starting at 8 a.m. Big Tuna Saluna]
La Casa del Capitan [Highlighting the best sunset views daily around 7:20 pm]
Beach Bum* Modified summer schedule [Closed Wed] Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri open @ 11 am; Sat & Sun open @ 9 am
Latitude 31  (closed Wednesdays)
Duke’s  daily starting at 7 a.m. – daily specials – and now offering Cornhole on the patio
Mare Blu
Don Julio
El Buzo [on the malecón next to Tekila] – Closed Tuesday  (Open around noon)
Guiseppi’s – Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays / possible week off in August
Puesta del Sol @ Playa Bonita Resort
Chef Mickey’s* Watch for sign for possible 1-2 day closure during August
The Satisfied Frog
The Friendly Dolphin
Kaffee Haus – open through August…vacation closure mid September
Southside Jillz – Lunch & Dinner, pool tables, Jenga, cornhole, plus Salsa Saturdays


El Tapeo Wine Bar @ Laos Mar – Open Wed. thru Sun 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. / Closed Aug 20 to Labor Day
Xochitl’s in Cholla Bay – Open Fridays through Sundays through summer
JJ’s Cantina –   closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays till Oct. 1
Tekila Bar – August: Open Fri – Sun
Pane Vino – Closed till further notice…and moving…. keep an eye out above FISH (closed Aug 8-14)
Frenchy’s – Opening again Oct. 1st
BooBar – Closed month of August
La Curva – Closed month of August
Banditos – Closed month of August
Cholla Bay Oyster House – Closed till Fall
*Restaurants – contact us to update your summer availability*


  • Tuesdays – Natural History Talk [English 2 pm] / Plática de Historia Natural [español 4 pm] @ CEDO


  • 4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita
  • ¡A comer! Paella night @ El Tapeo Wine Bar at Laos Mar Best Western (next to Playa Bonita) with the music of Agua de Coco!
  • Karoake night @ Beach Bum on the malecón!


  • The Accent Show 106.1 FM  now from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Catch Sami (sometimes) with Felix Rincón to hear all about what’s up in Rocky Point! Plus on Mondays, folks from the local American Legion join Felix for the show.  Listen in online at:  Los 40 Puerto Peñasco  
  • Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas  2 p.m.* (*time may vary)  Info:


  • Saturdays – Plática de Historia Natural [español 2 pm] / Natural History Talk [English 4 pm] / @ CEDO
  • SALSA SATURDAYS @ Southside Jillz  starting late… 11 pm – 2 am!

Del Mar ChartersGet out on the water!

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond!

Adventure with CEDO

NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!  CEDO’s WET FEET Ocean Camp coming in July!

Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters.   Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco

Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16 Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011 E-mail:;

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night

8 p.m./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair


el grito de independencia 1Sept. 15th  ¡VIVA!  “El Grito” Independence Day celebration

Sept. 16th  Mexican Independence Day

Sept. 17th  Chevefest II – 2nd Beer Fest @ El Tapeo (Laos Mar Best Western)


Oct 2nd  – DL Marble @ 1st Anniversary of Tekila Bar

Oct 8th & 9thHobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge

Oct. 10th – 14th – 2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Festival Internacional Cervantino – Peñasco site (dates TBD)

Oct 15th – Race Car Experience @ Rocky Point Speedway near Wrecked (11 am – 3 pm)

Oct. 15th  –  JJ’s One Club Open Golf Tournament in Cholla Bay. Sign up for early tee times @ JJ’s Cantina. Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

dirty-beachOct. 21st – 23 Angler of the Year Phase II (JJ’s Cantina)

Oct. 22ndOver the Line Softball   First game at 9 a.m.  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

Oct. 22ndDirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway

Oct. 22nd – 23rd   Oktoberfest Golf Tourney @ Vidanta (Mayan Palace)  Contact AGA office for info: 602 944 3035

Oct. 28th – 30th – Corn Hole tourney @ JJ’s Cantina  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528


CPTM-rally2016-Poster atardecer16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ONLINE! REGISTER HERE

Nov. 24th – 25th  Garage Sale @ JJ’s Cantina followed by Auction on Nov. 26th  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

Nov. 25th – Chamber of Commerce  – “Si en Peñasco compramos, todos ganamos” – Buy locally & we all benefit event!  In front of CANACO (east side of Shrimp Park)

January 2017!

Ruta del Globo Sonora – Hot Air Balloon Festival   Jan. 27th – 29th   Stay tuned for updates:  Ruta del Globo Sonora  

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at 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 to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360




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