The holiday weekend commemorating Columbus Day, or Indigenous People’s Day in the United States, also known as Día de la Raza in Mexico, reported positive tourism numbers with hotel occupancy between 80% and 100%. This represents an important source of revenue for Puerto Peñasco, remarked Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV).
The OCV President indicated though there has been a favorable increase in tourism since the reopening of beaches to the public in early August, they still expect a drop in affluence after October 15th at the end of Fall break.
Vázquez del Mercado noted although the positive tourism numbers obtained over the last 10 weeks are definitely satisfactory, we shouldn’t let our guard down because COVID-19 is still present and still having an impact on local healthcare and the economy and across the globe
The president of the OCV urges all Puerto Peñasco service providers to continue observing COVID-19 protocols so together we can prevent a resurgence within the community and avoid closing down our economy once more.