Paying posthumous homage to Marlin Kuykendall

The Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco held a moving tribute this week to posthumously honor Marlin Kuykendall, former mayor of Prescott, Arizona, and ardent supporter of Puerto Peñasco. Nearly three months after his passing, an ambulance Kuykendall himself had donated to the airport was named in his honor. Kuykendall’s widow Tana and […]

CEDO director awarded first place in national Tierra de Mujeres contest

Nélida Barajas Acosta, Executive Director of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), recently took first place in the Tierra de Mujeres Mexico contest, which honors women from across the country whose work promotes caring for the environment. Barajas Acosta’s project, entitled “Women of the sea, soul of salt, and heart […]

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. 


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 […]

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 […]

Rotary “Paint Mexico” campaign brightens access ramps

As part of a broader “Pinta México” campaign to celebrate the 116th anniversary of Rotary International, several members of the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco) picked up their paintbrushes to help paint the town. Current club president Enrique Rodríguez Ramírez detailed in this case, the club focused on painting handicapped ramps and access […]


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 […]

Sandy Beach certified for 4th consecutive year as Clean and Sustainable Beach

Longest stretch of certified Clean Beach coastline in Mexico to maintain distinction The Mexican Standards and Certification Institute has once again granted Level II certification to Sandy Beach in Rocky Point. The certified clean beach extends 1700 meters, stretching from Hotel Playa Bonita to Phase III of Las Palomas Resort, encompassing Playa Bonita RV Park, […]

Memorial for Dick Steele 2.26

DICK STEELE 1946-2021 Our community’s good will ambassador passed away this week peacefully and will leave a void that we all will miss. His love of life radiated to those lucky enough to meet him. His smile warmed our hearts, his laughter brought us joy, and his hugs (and birthday spankings) made you feel his […]

1st American Football clinic – Miracle of Many

Though the annual Major League January baseball clinic had to stay in the dug-out this year due to Covid concerns, the Youth Sports Foundation teamed up with American football player Juan Roque for a 1st American Football Clinic held in Rocky Point over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Much as the baseball clinic, former professional players and […]

Over 9% population growth in Puerto Peñasco in last decade

In 2020, Puerto Peñasco’s population was registered at 63,689 residents according to data from the Housing and Population Censes of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). The INEGI report, published on January 25th, implies 5,347 more residents in the municipality from 2010 to 2020, or rather a 9.32% increase in 10 years.  In […]

AIM Peñasco opens Child Therapy Center

The educational civil association AIM Peñasco, A.C., in conjunction with U.S. affiliate Steps of Love, has taken another step in empowering learning experiences in Puerto Peñasco with the inauguration of a Child Therapy and Attention Center (C.A.T.I.). AIM staff and collaborators, along with founder Kathleen “la Tia Katy” Duncan, were on hand for the moving […]

Rocky Point Medical Clinics continues to adjust under Covid

Though the vaccination process against Covid-19 has begun among local health workers, the bi-national Rocky Point Medical Clinics has seen the need to adjust their health clinic program for 2021. Rocky Point Medical Clinic Director, Loly Martinez, detailed the organization, along with the Palabras de Esperanza Community Center housed in the same location, will resume […]

CEDO looks to exciting opportunities in 2021

2020 was a challenging year, in the extreme, for the entire world due to the coronavirus pandemic, itself a result of environmental degradation caused by the unsustainable actions of humans on our environment. Scientists have long predicted that declining natural habitat and increased exploitation of wild species virtually assures human exposure to potentially devastating novel […]

Give a Holiday Meal + the Gift of Education!

Want to brighten the holidays and the future of kids in Rocky Point? Consider providing a young person living in poverty with the gift of education and a special meal to share with their family. Your holiday sponsorship will provide a student with educational support for a month semester or year, as well as a […]

Holiday Giving Guide 2020

Each year, several holiday drives across Puerto Peñasco aim to bring additional cheer and warmth to the community.  There’s plenty of opportunities to take part in making the 2020 holiday season special. Be sure to dive in where you can to help spread the holiday spirit! AIM – Blanket Drive / Pots & Pans drive […]