Tri this! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

las palomas sponsor bannerThis weekend’s rundown sponsored by Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort

It’s Rocky Point Triathlon weekend in Puerto Peñasco, which will be launching out into the Sea of Cortez come early Saturday morning and wrap up with one of the best post race fiestas around. Where the extreme tides of Puerto Peñasco have a been a tri challenge in the past, this year’s recent winds should make it interesting. Saturday drivers: Please remain alert to triathletes cycling along the stretch from Las Palomas out to the wind generator!

It’s our last weekend in April – can that really be? So, let’s get to it and run things down (or swim, bike, and run things down as it were).

Some driving tips – Yep, still:

* When coming from Sonoyta, veer right toward Laguna del Mar in order to meet up with Coastal Highway (turn left at stop sign after railroad tracks) and toward Sandy Beach. Fastest route to condos along Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay.

* Toward Las Conchas and east sides of town – turn left on Blvd. Josefa at first stop light (Blvd. Juarez detour). *Turn right at second stop sign to double-back to finished part of Blvd. Juarez and into town – or continue on Blvd. Josefa to eventually meet up with Blvd. Fremont

* IMPORTANT! New road work on Blvd. Juarez along stretch from railroad tracks near Circle K, past City Hall, and up to anchor heading toward port. Parts of this area are open (along dirt road) though extra caution encouraged at stoplight/intersection of Blvd. Fremont and Blvd. Juarez where pavement has been removed in prep for new roads. *Detour on East side of Shrimp Plaza (road in front of Fire Department)*


Thursday nights

Southside Jillz w/Agua de Coco (salsaaa!) starting @ 9:30 p.m. (end of Calle 13 near Hotel Peñasco del Sol)

Players Sports Club w/SolNight Sound  (Blvd. Juarez across from baseball stadium) Thursdays 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

El Tapeo Wine Bar paella night w/Rojo @ Laos Mar Hotel

April 24th – 26th TIBURONES BASEBALL! vs. Toritos of Tijuana and join the Tiburones next week May 1st – 3rd vs. Freseros of San Quintin. Games start around schedule at: LNM Rol de Juegos  and check out the home team on Facebook at Club Tiburones de Pto Peñasco

obsc-april-bashApril 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort   Marathon / Sprint / 5K & 10K    First wave into the water @ 8:30 a.m.   Spectators welcome from beach side (resort guests only through front)

April 25th OBSC 29th Annual Bash & BBQ 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cholla Community Clubhouse in Cholla Bay   ALL ARE WELCOME! Fun and fundraising – proceeds for local DIF organization

April 29thV Celebration of International Day of Dance – performances by students within Municipal Dance programs @ Peñasco del Sol 6 p.m. 50 pesos

April 30thHansel y Gretel Theater @ EXPO Convention Center (International Children’s Day!) Shows @ 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.   Tickets 70 pesos


May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations and info

May 1st – 3rd Tiburones vs. Freseros of San Quintin

May 2ndTaste of Peñasco & T.O.P. Chef!   For booth space and to donate raffle prizes please contact Rosie Glover  (booths – 638 386 9081 and/or John Fowler via email at  or by phone at 602-840-1528.

May 2ndOBSC 3rd Off-Road Poker Run starting @ 9 a.m. Cholla Bay Community Center  Info:  Lew Felton

May 1st – 2nd     RIDE RIDE RIDE RALLY @ Banditos with the tunes of country singer Harry Luge (AZ)   For all who love the off-roadin’ lifestyle plus bikes on the road! Bring your wheels! Starts on Friday @ 8 p.m. plus live music on Saturday after the Mayweather v. Pacquiao fight

May 2ndJJ’s Bathtub races @ JJ’s Cantina – With a quick look at the tide calendar we believe this will be in the afternoon – Be sure to check with Joe!

May 2ndVida Joven Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Plaza la Madre (next to baseball stadium)

May 2ndRuca (AZ) performing @ Beach Bum in the malecón   5 p.m.

May 2nd2nd Expo Bacanora @ Bacanora Grill   6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ¡SALUD!

May 2nd – 3rd   Cinco de Mayo Hobie Points Regatta (Fleet 66) – Regatta headquarters @ Playa Bonita RV Park   Info w/Bill Feil 480-818-0494

Other adventures

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EcoFun Rentals:

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

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345  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 – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!

Upcoming trips: May 2 – Kayak the Morúa Estuary, May 9 – Schuk Toak Visitor Center and Dunes Tour (Pinacate), May 16 – Tide Pools Tour, May 23 – Pinacate Tour   Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English)   4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)

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:;

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

Heading toward Summer

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

May 8thJewelry Sale fundraiser for Santa Claus Club @ JJ’s Cantina 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May 9thChili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale   8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May 15th – 16th   Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

May 16thJJ’s One club open Info:

May 21st – The Black Moods (AZ) @ Skullyz Cantina 7 p.m.

May 21st – 23rd CBSC final round of 60th Annual Fishing Derby – Awards on May 24th!

May 22ndMark Mulligan (San Carlos trop rocker) in concert @ Caribbean Parrot @ 6 p.m.

May 22nd – 24th – Memorial Day Music Festival @ Banditos   3 days! 6 bands!  1 great weekend!

May 23rdDirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway  Register at:

May 23rd – 24thExpo Peques @ EXPO Convention Center – Expo for kids and families!

* June 7th * Election day in Mexico  (Dry law in effect – No alcohol sales)

circus-mexxicus-xxJune 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus!

June 13thOver the Line Softball  Info – contact John Fowler 620-840-1528   OTL Fall coming October 24

June 14thCharity Rubber Ducky Race – fundraiser for Adopt a Classroom   Info and to become a ducky sponsor, contact Barb at:  Mex: 383-4963   Cel:  044 638-114-2406   US:  602-324-9529

June 19th – 21st   9th Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament – Info:

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

…into the Fall

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

Nov. 7th   Funkalicious Beach Volleyball

November 11th – 15th   15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally

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



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