Whale, whaddya know? Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

ROCKY_POINT_BESTThis weekend rundown sponsored by Rocky Point Best

They’re back! That’s right, the whales are back! On February 2nd, Oscar “Whale Whisperer” Preciado of Del Mar Charters let us all know his crew, along with photographer Tony Ballesteros, had spotted whales just about 10 miles off shore. A quick chat with Eco Fun Rentals just today informed us their most recent whale-watching tour was replete with glimpses of whales, dolphins, and all kinds of birds! It’s going to be a fun February! Let’s get to it and run down the weekend!


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

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

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  • Fridays Noon – 5 p.m. with Naomi Black @ Off the Beach Studio Info: mexiconaomi@gmail.com
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month – Mary Lou Wilhelm conducting water color classes at Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive”       Info: MAREASDELMAR@aol.com

tianguis-feb-2016February 6th – Your own personal “Art Tour” … first, run by the Mermaids Arts Market 10 am – 3 pm at Shrimp Plaza and then from 3 pm – 8 pm check out the Tianguis Cultural Fair at Plaza Colosio in the Old Port


February 8th – 2nd Annual BooBar 4 x 4 Poker Run Check with José @ Boo for more info and to sign up! Starting and ending point is at the Boo Feb 8th at 9am. T-shirts with route map with early sign up!

February 12th – 14th – Angler of the Year Phase I out at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay [Phase II in October]

boobar-poker-run-posterFebruary 13th & 14th – Steps of Love Charity Golf Tournament – A benefit weekend for Steps of Love supporting children’s shelters in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Las Palomas Feb. 13th 9 a.m. shotgun start Info at: www.stepsoflove.org (480) 420-8141

February 13th – Valentine’s Day Breakfast fundraiser for the local Music Academy of Puerto Peñasco 120 pesos 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Los Juanes in the Mirador (above the American Legion)

February 13th – Rio Roma en concierto @ Peñasco Expo Convention Center Tickets available at Convention Center Info: 638 382 8121

February 13th – Mardi Gras Fiesta – Old Boys Social Club in Cholla Bay 4 p.m.

Valentine’s Weekend Music

  • The HourGlass Cats @ BooBar (12& 13th) 8 – 11 pm
  • Pashley y Amigos @ Banditos   Feb. 12 9 pm
  • Elvis Before Noon @ BeachBum (Sat. 3 pm / Sun 6 pm)
  • Pashley & Amigos @ Tekila Bar   Feb. 12 7 pm

February 14th – Las Conchas Yard Sale!  11 am – 3 pm  Section 7 Lots 34 and 35 Casa en La Playa  How to donate items or reserve a space: To donate, call Bonnie or Ronda: 382-0029, or Julie Spray: 382-0309.

February 19th – Mark Mulligan – everyone’s favorite local (well, from San Carlos) trop-rocker 5 p.m. @ Caribbean Parrot

February 20th – 8th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament   8:30 a.m. $85 US Info @ JJ’s Cantina

February 20th – 21st – 207 mile bike ride supporting 1Mission – watch for cyclists on the highway!

February 26th – 27th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com

viva peñasco-febFebruary 26TH – 28TH ¡FIESTA VIVA PEÑASCO, CELEBRAR EL PUERTO! NOTE: Though Carnaval is traditionally celebrated just days before “Ash Wednesday” – or rather getting it all out before heading into Lent – this year’s festivities are making a move to be more accesible to visitors …. So rather than Carnaval (so as not to get mixed up with the religous calendar), let’s just call it a grand fiesta set in a carnavalesque atmosphere. We’ll keep you updated as we’re able.

February 27th – CHARITY SOCK HOP @ Latitude 31 – fun and fundraising event for Ley 186, Civil Association (local non-profit organization with the goal of assisting individuals with disabilities across Puerto Peñasco)

Get out on the water!

sunsetwhale-7154Eco Fun Rentals: ecofunrentals@gmail.com   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   www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com   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! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345 www.pacificacharters.com   reservations@PacificaCharters.com  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

cedo-wfcamp-2016Adventure 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 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@conanp.gob.mx; fgodinez@conanp.gob.mx

pinacate-unescoCineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night  – Tuesday evenings @ patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair (start times between 7 – 8 pm)

Save the dates!


CBSC Game Night – March 5th

SPRING BREAK SEASON March 6th-12th (ASU) March 13th – 19th (UA / NAU)

SEMANA SANTA holiday break March 20th – April 2nd [Easter – April 27th]

MermaidsMarket (101 de 122)April

2nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!

2nd – Over the Line Softball (Check for Info @ JJ’s Cantina / John Fowler) upcoming dates June 11 / Oct 22

9th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament

9th – JJ’s 1 Club Open (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming date Oct 15

23rd – International Jazz Day Festival

Rocky-Point-triahtlon-2015-00130th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas

30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta



7th – JJ’s Chili Cook-off event & Garage Sale (Santa Claus Club)


CIRCUS MEXICUS – June 9th – 12th

Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run June 3rd – 5thHobie16-03-Green-page-001


Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge – Oct 8th & 9th

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

Festival Internacional Cervantino – Peñasco site (dates TBD)


16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th

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