Summer daze…. Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

logo-dukesThis week’s rundown sponsored by Duke’s Restaurant -Bar
Open daily “from 7 am for as long as the body can take it”

Stepping out of the AC confines of my office just the other day was enough to remind me that late July….(through August and early September)…in Rocky Point offers a great opportunity to clear one’s pores. Indeed, there’s nothing like the sensation of being enveloped in a warm, slightly damp blanket or towel – that’s spa-like isn’t it? Or, is it just Puerto Peñasco’s summer humidity, pointing us all back to the inviting sea?  Needless to say, it’s….sultry out there. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up.

vuelos TARRemember 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:

July 30th – Agua de Coco back at Southside Jillz for Saturday Salsa nights from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Some Summer restaurant schedules….


caponesCapone’s  [Now serving breakfast every day starting at 8 a.m. Big Tuna Saluna]
La Casa del Capitan
Beach Bum* Watch for sign for possible 1 day closure during August
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
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 – plus Salsa Saturdays starting again this weekend!


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 …but Fish is open
BooBar – Closed month of August
La Curva – Closed month of August
BanditosClosed 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

Get out on the water!

Federicos-7Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054

Federico’s Charters –  Fishing trips, parasailing, and more!    638 104 4813

Eco Fun Rentals:  Sunset and Bird Island trips!  Call or email to reserve: 388-9699

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

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

cedoAdventure 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)

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:;

pinacate-unescoCineMartes 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


Aug. 27th  SALSA FESTIVAL!!  Feeling a little sultry by the sea? Be part of Puerto Peñasco’s attempt to get as many folk dancing salsa as possible on the malecón! Sign up at Casa de la Cultura (across from City Hall)  with Maria Conchita Peralta


chevefest (3)Sept. 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 8th & 9th – Hobie 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 (11 am – 3 pm)

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

Oct. 22nd – Over the Line Softball  (Info @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay)

Oct. 22ndDirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway

Oct. 29th – Corn Hole tourney – Santa Claus fundraiser (Info @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay)

NovemberCPTM-rally2016-Poster atardecer

16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ONLINE! REGISTER HERE

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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