Rocky Point Tourism to top 2.1 million in 2023

The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) detailed their office is busy with logistics, strategies, and promotional campaigns with goals set on at least matching 2022 tourism numbers. OCV Director Lizette Ibarra remarked, in coordination with the Sonora Ministry of Tourism, there are high expectations to meet and even top these goals.   Ibarra […]

Rocky Point part of 2023 World Rally Raid Championship

Rocky Point and its surrounding desert will form part of the 2023 World Rally Raid Championship route, set to take place April 22nd – 28th across Sonora. Mayor Jorge Pivac Carrillo, together with Sonora Rally organizer Darren Skilton and Sonora Tourism Secretary Célida López Cárdenas, detailed the entire route will include Hermosillo, Caborca, Puerto Peñasco, […]

Governor reconfirms President AMLO’s visit to Sonora this week

Puerto Peñasco will welcome Mexican President Andres Manuela Lopez Obrador as part of his visit to Sonora from February 16th through the 19th. President AMLO will be on hand for the delivery of some important projects in the state and to supervise progress on others, among these the photovoltaic solar plant under construction in our […]

Puerto Peñasco hosts Sonoran Energy Summit – Feb 2nd

Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño welcomes more than 60 global diplomats, along with representatives from Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to take part in a summit today to present the Sonoran Sustainable Energy Plan (PSES). The meeting, to be presided over by Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, was to begin on […]

Tourism in 2023 expected to top 2.1 million visitors

 The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) details their office is already busy with logistics, strategies, and promotional campaigns with goals set on at least matching 2022 tourism numbers. OCV Director Lizette Ibarra remarked there are high expectations to meet these goals in coordination with the Sonora Ministry of Tourism. Ibarra reported Puerto Peñasco […]

Malecón gets 1 million peso facelift

The City of Puerto Peñasco has set about upgrading parts of the emblematic area of the Malecón Fundadores in the Old Port through a one-million-peso investment.  Mayor Jorge Pivac Carrillo detailed the goal is to improve the overall image of the Malecón, which is a central tourist attraction and gathering spot for residents and visitors […]

Annual Major League Baseball Clinic was a hit!

Jose Antonio Perez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Nearly 50 children and youth baseball fans took part in the 13th Annual Major League Baseball Clinic held in Puerto Peñasco on Jan. 28th at the Francisco León Garcia stadium. At a brief press conference the evening before, Municipal Sports Director Fernando Mendoza was joined by organizers and coaches […]

New Fish Monument at Calle 13 coming soon

Jose Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero If you’ve missed the sailfish at the intersection of Calle 13 and Blvd. Benito Juarez, you’re in luck as preparations are underway to reinstall a monument at the same location though with a new more traffic-friendly base. José Luis Montijo Torres, Director of Municipal Public Works, reported the new […]

Ocean Giants return off shores of Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau Whale watching season has just begun in Puerto Peñasco, with the first spotting of these ocean giants about 15 nautical miles from Puerto Peñasco on January 25th. This corner of the Sea of Cortez is a privileged spot as at the beginning of each year it welcomes back whales […]

Municipal Animal Control seeks to build shelter

Puerto Peñasco Municipal Animal Control Director Erick Francisco Gastélum Pacheco has detailed goals to build an animal shelter in coming months. The desired facility is meant to specialize in housing dogs as the city currently lacks any of its own infrastructure of this type. Gastélum Pacheco explained mayor Jorge Pivac Carrillo has already greenlighted land […]

Tijuana – Puerto Peñasco flight resumes for 2023

Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau Following a brief pause at the end of last year, the Calafia Airlines Tijuana-Puerto Peñasco-Tijuana flight resumed operations as of Jan. 6th. Stronger promotion and a greater presence within the tourism markets of California and Baja California aim to position the flight as a secure connection in the region. […]

Flocks of Snowbirds return to Rocky Point

During the current winter season, which is generally considered to be a low tourism season, Puerto Peñasco finds itself welcoming an uptick in winter visitors from abroad, affectionally termed “snowbirds.” “Snowbirds” tend to travel south in the winter from Northern U.S. and Canada, detailed Lizette Ibarra, Director of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). […]

Peñasco weightlifter aims to punch PanAmerican ticket

Teenager Noemí “Mimí” Rodríguez Lugo of Puerto Peñasco, along with three other Sonoran athletes, are taking part in preselection for the national women’s team for the PanAmerican Championship to be held at the end of March in Bariloche, Argentina. The four women currently on the preliminary list gained their spots following the 2022 Turkey Tournement […]

Local Chess Club invites new Players

Thursday evenings in Rocky Point have some new moves, chess moves to be exact.  To promote an interest in chess among youth and adults alike, members of “Ajedrez en Puerto Peñasco” (Chess in Puerto Peñasco) invite people from across the community to join every Thursday night, with additional impromptu games in between. Armando González, chess […]