49 °F Puerto Penasco, MX
December 13, 2019

Culture

Mexican Moonshine

A weekend with RCPM in Rocky Point Part II Our “weekend with Mexican Moonshine and RCPM” wasn’t just about Saturday night at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. It all started on Thursday evening, Jan. 26, when RCPM and Mexican Moonshine promoters Greg, Dan, and Keara brought the band to Latitude 31 in town where owners Mike […]

RCPM: January Jam

A weekend with RCPM in Rocky Point Part I Roger Clyne describes his Mexican Moonshine tequila, Reposado and now Silver, as having a “glow”, a term used by aficionados of the agave nectar. Yet, it is more than clear that the Mexican Moonshine glow expands beyond the carefully crafted bottles (perfect size for attaching a CD below) […]

Chef Mickey’s Cooking Classes to resume Jan. 21

Not being what you would call an expert in the kichen myself, though I can make a mean guacamole with my husband’s recipe, I was pleased to learn that Chef Mickey will be starting up his Saturday Cooking Classes again on Jan. 21.  For those who have followed Mickey around town over the past few […]

and for lunch… tortas!

The other day, after running around all morning we decided to search out a simple lunch spot so we could eat, run, and get on our way. We thought about two or three of our regular selections, and finally decided to try out a new spot…which brought us to El Infiernillo Toluca style Tortas. This […]

RCPM headed to Rocky Point!

Ok, I’ll admit it. Though I’ve enjoyed bits of their music streaming out of Puerto Peñasco drinking holes for at least the past ten years, I have never been to one of the local Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers concerts. Gasp! I know, I know…   When some friends of ours had a little spot called “Around ‘d Corner” down […]

A New Year’s Ponche!

Looking for a tasty hot drink to help ring in the New Year?  Try out this traditional Mexican ponche recipe. You’ll find many of the ingredients at local Fruterías y Verdurías (like the new spot of the Sinaloan Fruit shop on Blvd. Sinaloa). Ingredients: piloncillo cone (dark sugar molded into cone shapes) 15 guayabas 25 tejocotes  (pronunciation: tay-ho-coat-tay […]

Dia de los Inocentes – Mexico’s “April Fools Day”

Did you hear the Fiesta Cruiser has been turned into a 24-hour disco on the beach?  How about news of all the streets in the Old Port being paved with used rubber tires?  What’s even more exciting than that…well, all development projects in Rocky Point are slotted to be finished by summer of 2012 and Rocky Point doctors […]

Holiday Posadas at Casa Hogar

The annual posadas leading up to Christmas day have begun all across Mexico, and of course here in Rocky Point. Traditionally, within the Catholic community the nightly posadas (from about Dec. 16 – 24) represent the journey of Mary and Joseph as they sought shelter on Christmas Eve, and were turned away from inns before […]

Piñatas ~ A Holiday Tradition

One of the many colorful traditions of the holiday season in Mexico is wrapped up in the cones and flowing tissue paper of piñatas. In addition to adorning children’s parties throughout the year, piñatas are customarily used during posadas leading up to Christmas Day. In brief, the posadas are a way to reenact the travels of Joseph and […]

Local Artisan Art Expo by Shrimp Plaza

Many local artisans, who at other times of the year may be found strolling up and down the city’s beaches with their wares, or in shops along Calle 32 “Rodeo Drive” on the former road to Cholla Bay, have set up an Art Expo on the fringe of Shrimp Plaza near City Hall. The small […]

Mariachi music recognized as element of World Heritage by UNESCO

Along with Chinese shadow puppetry, poetic dueling from Cyprus, and other cultural traditions, Mexico’s mariachi music was recently recognized by the United Nations, during a Nov. 2011 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, as a World Heritage element. Mariachi music itself was recognized for “teaching values of respect for Mexico’s history and Indian roots.” Read the full […]

Virgen de Guadalupe pilgrimages

As another sign the holidays are here, on Dec. 1st many from the community of Puerto Peñasco, led by the Mayor and his wife, once again began the traditional evening pilgrimage from the Church in the Old Port to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in preparation for the day in honor of Mexico’s patron saint on Dec. […]

National Conservation Week in Mexico Nov. 21-27

Mexico’s National Conservation Week will be celebrated across the country during the week of Nov. 21 – 27, and the Schuk-Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is lining up different activities to help mark the event. * More details below*  According to the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), the country’s National Conservation Week […]

Celebrating life ~ Day of the Dead in Rocky Point

Beginning on the evening of Nov. 1st, colorful altars commemorating deceased loved ones began to appear across Puerto Peñasco. The local office of Civic Action and Culture even held a contest for schools to display their most creative altars in honor of Day of the Dead. Though I missed the contest on the evening of […]