Among the Semana Santa (Holy Week) traditions found in Puerto Penasco, and across Mexico, is the Via Crusis Viviente or rather a reenactment of the stations of the cross. On Good Friday, an early service is held at Sacred Heart Chapel (Capilla del Sagrado Corazon) and then around noon those taking part in the procession begin their journey from the Plaza de Gobernadores in the Malecon, walking along streets in the Old Port and finally down Ave. Alcantar, before making their way up onto the hill where each year the crucifiction of Christ is reenacted (though in a much milder form). Those wishing to take part in, or view the procession, are encouraged to leave cars out of the Old Port and walk to the gathering area near the Plaza on the malecon.
On Easter Sunday, churches around town offer services throughout the day, beginning with an 8 a.m. mass at the Parroquia de Guadalupe (on Av. Simon Morua). For those wishing to attend a Sunrise Service, the Family of God non-denominational church will be holding a 7 a.m. service on the beach in front of Puerta Privada. Bring your own chair for the service.