2021 Semana Santa met tourism goals in Rocky Point

semana-santa-2021-K-Willits-1200x800 2021 Semana Santa met tourism goals in Rocky Point
Photo: Kathy Fredrickson Willits 2021. Playa Hermosa. Puerto Penasco

The Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) reports tourism over the recent “Semana Santa” (Holy Week) met general expectations, with an average occupancy rate of 75% from April 1st – 4th.

OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado noted, even though there are still those who find it difficult to follow health and safety protocols and prefer not to travel, visitors filled Puerto Peñasco hotels, resorts, and other lodging services over the holiday break.  He detailed the city welcomed between 27,000 to 30,000 visitors over Easter weekend, representing economic revenue of over 29 million pesos (or rather nearly 1.6 million USD).

Vázquez affirmed available data confirms that Puerto Peñasco continues to be a favorite destination for many travelers as, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many travelers chose Puerto Peñasco for their Easter vacation.  During Semana Santa, visitors to Puerto Peñasco are predominantly from Chihuahua, Baja California, and other parts of Sonora, as well as those from the U.S.

The positive Easter tourism numbers, stressed the OCV, come after Puerto Peñasco welcomed approximately 94,000 visitors to the area during the earlier span of Spring Break (March 5th – 21st).



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