Beaches, roads, and into the skies. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Renewed flights anticipated for 2018

By José Antonio Pérez

Dec. 1, 2017.  Fernando Antillón Valenzuela, Director of the Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco, states work persists to renew air connectivity to the city in 2018, at least with flights to Tijuana.  He furthered there has also been important progress on measures to connect Puerto Peñasco with Phoenix, and another international destination.  He believed negotiations may be wrapped up by May of next year, along with announcements of new flights that would attract aerial tourism to this destination.


UNISON to renew presence in Puerto Peñasco with plans to revitalize public beach

By José Antonio Pérez

Dec. 1, 2017.  University of Sonora (UNISON) Dean Enrique Velásquez Contreras reports the institution is looking to renew its presence in Puerto Peñasco by revitalizing the public beach and habilitating an area where university students will be able to complete their professional practice.  On land owned by UNISON here in the municipality, and in coordination with the local administration, the University plans to foster joint investment for the construction of facilities to promote physical activity, recreation, and family well-being.  While there are no plans to create a UNISON campus in this part of the state in 2018, it is worth remembering UNISON’s experimental DICTUS center in Puerto Peñasco achieved international recognition for its work on aquaculture, which may be a path for the future.


Broadening of Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez

By José Antonio Pérez

Nov. 29, 2017.  Federal resources totaling 3.6 million pesos (approximately $200,000 USD) are currently being put into broadening a segment of Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez from two to four lanes along the stretch from the Railroad tracks to Blvd. Fremont.  This represents a second phase of roadwork to improve this main boulevard on the east side of the city. Terencio Gutiérrez Valenzuela, Municipal Coordinator of Public Works, Urban Development, Ecology, and Public Services detailed work is expected to take another two or three weeks, which will then be followed by a third phase at 5.3 million pesos to repave Blvd. Josefa from Blvd. Sonora to the Railroad tracks, along with installation of public lighting.  The overall project to restore, expand, and improve Blvd. Josefa de Ortiz represents an investment of nearly 20 million pesos (or rather over 1 million USD).


Environmental Audit part of ratifying Clean Beach Certification

By José Antonio Pérez

Nov. 29, 2017   An environmental audit is underway in Puerto Peñasco as part of the process to ratify Clean Beach Certification, reports César García González, Operative Coordinator of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT). Carried out in collaboration with the local Clean Beach Committee, the audit is to corroborate compliance with Mexican Regulations pertaining to Beach Sustainability.

García González stressed it took Puerto Peñasco, and the state of Sonora itself, 13 years to obtain the first Clean Beach certification and therefore the commitment to do what is necessary to ratify and maintain the valuable recognition.  In March of this year, Puerto Peñasco made history by becoming the first beach in Sonora, and the longest stretch of beach in Mexico, to obtain Clean Beach Certification for an area of 1500 lineal meters extending from Playa Bonita to Sandy Beach.





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