30% increase in tourism following opening of Puerto Peñasco beaches

By José Antonio Pérez

With an approximate 30% increase in tourism to Puerto Peñasco following beach reopening on August 1st, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) estimates the first weekend in August welcomed around 8,000 people to town.

Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, OCV President, detailed prior to the beach reopening, they had seen an average of 2000 vehicles with visitors coming to town. Over the first weekend of August, the number of visitors driving in rose to at least 2600 vehicles.  He stressed the reopening of Puerto Peñasco’s beaches is a plus for the city, though represents a tremendous challenge and level of commitment given health protocols and measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

It is a challenge, he explained, because the main attraction of our destination is the beaches.  The commitment comes from the municipal and state governments putting trust in businesses and people in general to revive the economy while continuing to prevent coronavirus.  He noted health protocols in place apply to everyone, without distinction. Many of the FAQs for visitors can be answered under “Important Information for visitors about Healthy Entry” and of course “Tourism FAQs” at:  Come to Rocky Point

As of August 1st, hotels now have an allowed capacity of 70% and condo resorts 80%. The OCV President indicated this will certainly help in furthering a trend of growing recovery, yet without aspiring to reach tourism numbers from last year at this time.



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