Let’s get started! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this week by Playa Bonita Resort

Happy New Year!  Following a truly SPECTACULAR sunset as 2017 winded down, it’s 2018 and Puerto Peñasco is readying for a busy year. First off, this weekend is Kings Day (Día de los Reyes Magos) – replete with toys and the traditional “rosca de reyes” – then we gear up for chili cook-offs and rock ‘n roll with RCPM’s January Jam right around the corner.  Hope it was a great holiday season for all and let’s get started by running down the weekend and what’s coming up!


Mermaid’s Arts Market @ Shrimp Plaza  Jan. 6th & 20th    11 am – 3 pm

  • The Mermaid’s Market sets up every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month in Plaza Camaronero (aka Shrimp Park) at the intersection of Blvd. Juarez and Blvd. Fremont, October thru early April. Featuring a diverse selection of local artists, don’t miss the Mermaid’s lounge serving up tasty specials including Naomi’s own “Bloody Marias”

Jan. 6th  Fourth Annual Kings Day Toy Run (Moto Juguetón) w/Rocky Point Rally   Meet up before noon on the malecón in the Old Port to ride out to gift drop off. Toy Run ride starts at 12 p.m.  Toys can be dropped off at Playa Bonita in advance.

January Jam X  + Mexican Moonshine Golf Tournament! 

Jan. 12th & 13th  Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro   Info at:  High Desert Pod

1/12/18 – 8th Playa de Oro CCO – Rocky Point
1/13/18 – 26th South of the Border Fun in the Sun International Open Championship

Treat yourself with an European massage! 1 hour $39, or 2 X $70. at Sol y Mar Spa! Valid through January 10th


Feb. 3rd   Festival de Mariscos “Fish Bowl” Seafood Fest @ Shrimp Plaza    Advance tickets available or on the day of the event for $1 US/ticket. Tickets are then exchanged at each booth depending on the dish or beverage (i.e. 1 – 2 tickets for smaller dishes or maybe 5 tickets for a whole plate).   Tickets in advance can be purchased at one of three levels: * The Big Fish $50 US (50 tickets)  * The Shrimp Cocktail $20 US (20 tickets)  * The Cevichito $10 US (10 tickets)

Info and tickets: Festival de Mariscos “Fish Bowl” (on Event Brite)

Mermaid’s Arts Market @ Shrimp Plaza  Feb. 3rd (as part of the Fish Bowl Seafood Fest) & Feb. 17th

Feb. 5th   BooBar Annual Poker Run!  (*space is limited so sign up now!) Keep the tradition! Monday after the Superbowl!  Stop by the Boo Bar in the Old Port to sign up!

  • As in previous years, running approx 55 miles with nearly all of it being in the desert and on the beach. There will be 5 stops total along the run. 4 of them will be card drawing stops and 1 stop to air down our tires before going on the beach. The 4th stop will consist of $2dll ceviche tostadas with our good friend Francisco at ejido Lopez Aceves. The 5th and final stop to draw the final card will be at the Boobar.

Feb. 17th  10th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament @ Las Palomas Golf Course  8:30 a.m. Sign up / 9 a.m. Shotgun start  $90  Info:  Contact  Joe  jjscantina@yahoo.com  Chuck  chuckblairphx@gmail.com  or Tony  acromero@aol.com

Feb. 17th  Wine Tasting @ Laguna Shores  www.lagunashoresresort.com

Feb. 23rd & 24th  Sandstorm 300  by Southern Arizona Desert Racing   www.racesadr.com

Feb. 23rd  25th  Balloon Fest – Ruta del Globo

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th
7:00 am – Inflating of balloons and take-off
2:00 pm – Gates open – Family picnic
5:00 pm – Live music, food, children’s area
7:00 pm – Balloon exhibition and light show
8:00 pm – Live music, food, children’s area

Sunday Feb. 25th
7:00 am – Inflating of balloons and take-off
Info: larutadelglobo@gmail.com

Cruises / Fishing / Charters / SUP / Scuba Diving / Tours

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com

EcoFun Rentals  – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours  www.ecofunrentals.com

Federico’s Charters – Fishing charters, parasailing, whale watching, Bird Island trips, and more! www.federicosealand.com federparasail@hotmail.com 638 104 4813

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14 www.rockypointfishingclub.com

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!

SUPing the Sea Paddleboard rentals and lessons   Call 480-465-6691

Adventure with CEDO

NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot! Info: www.cedo.org   NOTE:  Some parts of CEDO offices remain under construction for remodeling, but be sure to stop by the gift shop and whale skeleton – and Nature Talks are back on!

CEDO offers FREE! Nature Talks that include a Tour of the CEDO Field Station twice a week in English and in Spanish. The English talks are Tuesday at 2PM and Saturday at 4PM. The Spanish talks are Tuesday at 4PM and Saturday at 2PM.

Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve  (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters. Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco

Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16 Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011 E-mail: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night

8 p.m./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair!

Got info on an event?

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226 For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better! Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360




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