Summer Rundown in Rocky Point!

Puerto peñasco en spring break- rocky point   32If you’re into humidity, July and August in Puerto Peñasco are spectacular! There may not be as many weekend events, yet there’s plenty of activity as summer is actually the busiest time for area hotels. With summer vacation in mind, we’re offering this Summer Rundown and will be back with the Weekly Rundowns come right around Labor Day. Along with a look at things coming up, we present some of our tips for keeping cool and active around town over the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Happy 87th to Puerto Peñasco! Though officially named a municipality in 1952, and with a history of visiting fishermen as early as 1922, the first residents of Puerto Peñasco established themselves here 87 years ago!  July 9th, 1952 was when the area became a municipality though the date has come to celebrate the city’s initial residents. ¡Felicidades!

July 10 – 7 P.M. CEDO Environmental Film night (part of CEDO’s 1st Thursdays environmental series)  Check with CEDO for upcoming dates for Aug. 7th and Sept. 4th | USA 520.320.5473 | México 638.382.0113, or 0115

Baseball!  It’s play-off season for the Liga Norte de Sonora and, after landing in 3rd place during the regular season, the 2013 Champion Tiburones are set to take on the Rojos in a match-up of last year’s Championship series. The 7 game series starts tonight (July 10) in Caborca with home games in Peñasco scheduled for: July 12th, 13th, and 14th (if necessary). Game time around 8 p.m. at Estadio Francisco León Garcia.  Follow the action at: Liga Norte de Sonora 

July 13 – WORLD CUP FINAL! Pick your favorite watering hole to watch Germany take on mapa caracolesArgentina!

July 15 – Chamber of Commerce Exchange / Intercambio CANACO  @ Caracoles Homes  7 – 9 p.m.  (Open to CANACO members and any business professionals interested in learning more about Rocky Point’s Chamber of Commerce)

Cartel Yahir DuránJuly 19 – Evening of music with Mexican singer/songwriter Yahir Durán  8 p.m.  Municipal Auditorium   General 80 pesos / VIP 150 pesos – tickets available at Discos y Cintas STRAUSS

Keep cool this summer!

Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve – While a hiking trip in the desert may not be the most attractive Summer adventure, 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


EcoFun Rentals – Boat tours to Bird Island as well as sunset trips to keep the summer nights cool.  Info/Reservations:   388-9699 or stop by their office at Baja Cantina Hotel in the Mirador

Catch a movie at CitiCinemas – CitiCinemas  (Sub = subtitles in Spanish / Dob = dubbed)  By the way, Wednesdays are 2 x 1 if you’re here during the week!

CEDO Natural History Talks

– Every Tuesday, Natural History Talk: 2 pm in English/ 4 pm in Spanish, FREE
– Every Saturday, Natural History Talk: 4 pm in English/ 2 pm in Spanish, FREE

CEDO NaturArte eco tours

Events Calendar

  • 11, Friday,  Kayaking Morua Estuary, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 15, Sunday, San Jorge Island Tour & Snorkeling, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • 17, Wednesday, Exploring the Morua Estuary, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 18, Friday,  Kayaking Morua Estuary, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 20, Friday, Oyster Experience, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 24, Thursday, Oyster Experience, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 26, Saturday, Kayaking Morua Estuary, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 28, Monday, Discover the Tide Pools, 7:30am – 9:30am
  • 30, Wednesday, San Jorge Island Tour & Snorkeling, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Looking ahead:

August 29 – 30 SADR Midnight racing (Southern Arizona Desert Racing)

September 5 – CANACO Expo – “If we all buy in Peñasco, we all win” – Raffle winners announced!

September 16 – Mexican Independence Day


October 4  Over the Line Softball with proceeds for Santa Claus Club

October 8 – 12  Boomerfest bands announced / tickets on sale

Oct 10 – 11 Rocky Point Challenge (regatta)

Oct 10 – 12  Angler of the Year Phase III

Oct 11 or 12  Mark Mulligan

Oct. 24 – 25  Southern Arizona Desert Racing  Cholla 250

Oct. 24 – 26  37th El Golfo Run – Information at Rocky Point Times (just off calle 13)

Oct. 25 – 26  Legends of Volleyball – Outtatown Productions beach volleyball

Oct. 25     Dirty Beach Mud Run

14th Rocky Point Rally    November 6 – 9, 2014!  Check out info for this year at   and find them on Facebook at: Rocky Point 

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 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.


Our offices are located in Plaza Pelicanos (east side of Plaza del Camarón), next to the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and just down the walkway from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). We are upstairs in Suites 4 – 5A.



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