CEDO salutes Carl Hodges

On April 6th, 2021, AZCentral reported: Carl Hodges, a longtime Arizona innovator and prominent atmospheric scientist who was one of the first to recognize and address climate change using seawater, died the morning of April 3rd at 84 years old after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Roger Clyne solo Songwriter Show April 23 & 24

(Tempe, AZ)  For those itching for more live music in Puerto Penasco prior to Circus Mexicus June 10-14, 2021,  Roger Clyne will take the outdoor stage at Banditos for two nights performing Singer/Songwriter shows, April 23 & 24, 2021.  Both shows begin at 7pm. On Friday, April 23rd, Roger joins the SOB (South of the […]


GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY! Margarita Mermaids supports two wonderful charities this April.   April 11th we dedicate to the Sharks on Wheels Tiburones who are a local wheelchair basketball team. They are currently in need of wheelchairs, equipment and medical care. In 2019 & 2020 our efforts, along with others in […]

Miguel Bastida Fernández becomes interim mayor in Puerto Peñasco

Given the current election period, Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro requested authority to be absent from his position for a period no longer than 90 days, resuming his leadership role on June 7th, 2021. On April first, City Trustee Perla Alcántara García formally swore in Miguel Bastida Fernández as interim mayor of Puerto Peñasco for […]

Red Cross annual collection sets 715,000 peso goal

The 2021 Red Cross annual collection began recently, with the goal of raising 715,000 pesos (approximately $39,000 USD).  As has been tradition, Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro presented a first donation of 50,000 pesos at the launch of this year’s fundraiser. Irma Rojas, administrator for the local Red Cross, detailed after having to cancel last […]

Spring Raffle to benefit Santa Claus Club

Raffle to benefit the Santa Claus Club The Santa Claus Club has had to cancel all fundraising events for the first half of 2021. This Spring, they are holding the Cornhole raffle to offset some of the lost revenue from the cancelled Cornhole Tournament. Tickets are $2.00 each, 6 for $10.00, 13 for $20.00 and […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Islas del Mar golf tournament – Date TBD

Islas del Mar announced pushing back their 1st Annual Golf Tournament to a later date – to be determined.  The tournament, originally scheduled for March 26th – 28th is to be rescheduled while respecting all previously registered golfers.  Keep updated at:  Islas del Mar More info:

Mermaids Market Finale looks to May

Throughout Semana Santa and well into April, Shrimp Plaza is filled with the colors, textures, and flavors of the Oaxacan Arts Market.  Aware of the yearly arts pilgrimage, the popular Mermaids Arts Market had planned to hold their 2020-2021 season finale in mid-April.  However, organizers announce the big “Mermaids” season finale is now looking at […]

Rocky Point reiterates Semana Santa 2021 guidelines

Puerto Peñasco anticipates a large influx of tourists both this and next week for the traditional Semana Santa (Easter) holiday. With this in mind, the city is reiterating the importance of following health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19, particularly during the holiday period from March 26th – April 11th. Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko […]

Reiteran protocolos preventivos de Covid-19 para Semana Santa 2021

Piden que los protocolos sean acatados por turistas y residentes             Esta semana y la siguiente se espera una importante afluencia de turistas, por lo que se reitera la importancia de acatar los protocolos y medidas preventivas de COVID-19 para el período vacacional de Semana Santa 2021, que comprende del viernes 26 de marzo al […]

El Gallo Estrada’s triumphant return to Puerto Peñasco

Twelve days after becoming World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and the Ring super-flyweight champion, the pride of Peñasco, Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, returned triumphantly to town on Thursday, March 25th. Following a spectacular win over Román “Chocolatito” González, the down-to-earth Rocky Point super flyweight spoke with local press before leading a […]

OOMAPAS encourages “Cleaning the Slate” on outstanding accounts

In an ongoing effort to revive the economy of Puerto Peñasco, while continuing to deal with the negative impact of Covid-19, OOMAPAS (Water Department) is providing incentives to help both individuals and businesses settle outstanding accounts. Under the program, from March 22nd through May 22nd, individuals will be able to settle outstanding accounts with a […]


Margarita Mermaids and TRIBE M/C, with the help of our Mermaid Angels, bring Easter to the Kids of Peñasco with 400 chocolate bunnies, bright colored plastic eggs with jelly beans, dye kits to color over 500 boiled eggs to make Easter bags for the kids. Every bag will have a Easter message in Spanish to […]

General Hospital “Diaper Thon” still receiving donations

The community of Puerto Peñasco has responded well to the 2021 Pañatón (Diaper Thon), donating a total of 1433 diapers so far for low-income individuals that receive care at the city’s General Hospital. Hospital Director Dr. Pablo Martínez Valeriano detailed the statewide diaper drive, launched on March 16th, remains open as the need for both […]

Local Red Cross hopeful for annual fundraising campaign

Local Red Cross EMT Coordinator, Rubén Barajas Jaime, reports talks are underway to hold their 2021 fundraising campaign.  He noted the annual collection campaign, suspended last year due to Covid-19 concerns, is one of the institution’s main sources of revenue to ensure they can continue to provide an annual average of 10,000 forms of service. […]