Trick or Treat – and traditions! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Mixing traditions is what Puerto Peñasco is all about, and never more so than the overlap of Day of the Dead and Halloween.  This weekend, there’s the chance to get out, get dirty, get dressed up, view altars, join a procession of Catrinas, and of course candy and comida!  Let’s run down the weekend!

Roads: Overpass construction continues just north of town. Remain alert to short detours.  First intersection when entering town is open (Blvd Juarez / Blvd Ocaña / Blvd Josefa) though remain alert to road work on Blvd Josefa – and odd detours – if heading that route.

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This weekend!

Oct. 30th –  Halloween Night Golf @ The Links at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort – limited to 20 twosomes – Sign up at The Links  – Halloween Night Golf –

Oct. 30th & 31st – Celebration of Day of the Dead traditions – 5 p.m.  on Calle 32 (“Rodeo Drive”) Plan a visit to the curios galleries and shops along the “old road to La Cholla” to take part in the festivities, which include many honored traditions, sights, smells, and cuisine from central Mexico.  An altar contest, along with a procession of “Catrinas” are sure to enthrall all interested in Mexican traditions, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead, art, music, and dance!  The Altars will be available for viewing each evening beginning at 5 p.m. – on Friday, we also HIGHLY recommend visiting the local COBACH Altar contest (at the COBACH high-school across from Lluvia del Mar hotel).  On Saturday, October 31st, the altars will once again be on display along “Rodeo Drive” beginning at 5 p.m. (with parking areas available near the entrance to “Rodeo Drive” just past the train tracks [Free parking]).  Beginning at 9 p.m., a procession of Catrinas/Catrinos will engulf the “drive” – with the presence of more than 100 individuals of all ages with their best Day of the Dead “skeletonish reflections.”

mud-run-oct31Oct. 31st Dirty Beach Mud Run on Halloween! @ Rocky Point Speedway Yes, you can sign up and get dirty right at the Speedway on Halloween morning.  Registration starts at 10 a.m. Join with a teammate (discounts available) Join with a whole team (discounts available)  Got a Student ID (discounts available) Get Dirrrrrty!   Contact Darren Dodd to sign up:

Looking for Halloween parties after Day of the Dead traditions?

Here’s a list to help get you started….

Banditos with Agua de Coco offering prizes for best costume. First prize gets tickets to 2016 Circus Mexicus!

Wrecked‘s annual Halloween fiesta with the music of La Merca – Best costume prizes!

Southside Jillz costume party and prizes – at the end of Calle 13!

BooBar – now with a larger patio out over the sea – in the Old Port!

Sky Bar (above Fish on Whale Hill) – spectacular views over the Old Port…and spookiness all night

Ice House (in the Mirador)

Tekila Bar (new on the Old Port)

Looking ahead!

audiorama-nov5Nov. 5th – From Noon to Midnight – featuring more than 20 bands from across Mexico! 1st Anniversary RadioRama (106.1  and 96.5)    Where?  Explanade next to Peñasco del Sol Hotel  Entry?  Dried goods, new toys!  “1 kilo de ayuda” – The event is FREE with your donation of “1 kilo of help” in non-perishable foods. Audiorama will distribute food and gifts through support of the local DIF organization

Beach Volleyball! Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball 

November 7th – CEDO’s Fall Fiesta 35th Anniversary Celebration  Information and reservations at:

Nov. 7th – Seamerchants Live!  @ Beach Bum on the malecón  8:30 p.m.

15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally™ – November 11th – 15th   The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta Just South of the Border!


Nov. 13th – GRAN EXPO CANACO – Chamber of Commerce Expo & Raffle 5 p.m. in front of CANACO offices (East side of Shrimp Park)

Nov. 20th –  Annual Black & White BallBaile Blanco & Negro – Fundraiser Ball for local DIF – This annual ball is the opportunity to dress to the nines and enjoy a gala fundraiser for the local DIF.  Tickets available at DIF offices (Ave. Sinaloa)  Couples: 1400 pesos   Individuals:  700 pesos  Students: 350 pesos

Nov. 28thBig Wave Dave Chili Cook-off in Cholla Bay – benefiting Nancy’s Rocky Point Animal Rescue

Nov. 28thArt in the Park @ Las Conchas

Cruise – Hike – Enjoy!

Photo by Udi Goren

Photo by Udi Goren

Eco Fun Rentals:   Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again!

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: 044 638 103 1213

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!

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-unescoPinacate 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

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

Coming up!

December 4th – 5th Cholla 250 Southern Arizona Desert Racing

December 17th – Dr. César Lozano @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort @ 8 p.m.

MLK Jr. Weekend –  Chili Cook-off @ Playa de Oro    Info: Ted Fichtl,  CASI – Chili Appreciation Society International Inc.

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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