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January 26, 2020

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Keeping the pace: RCPM Jan Jam 2020

Indoors, outdoors, on the beach, or under a palapa. From the stage to the playa, golf course to baseball diamond, no matter how you shaped it or where you went, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers’ January Jam made its presence known across Rocky Point for three rock-filled days complete with brilliant sunshine and magnificent sunsets! […]

Parking Meters in the malecón

By José Antonio Pérez New parking meters in the malecón are meant to facilitate traffic through the Old Port and instill order, reports Municipal Secretary Terencio Gutiérrez Valenzuela.  The 166 parking meters, installed along the Malecón Fundadores as well as Ave. Circunvalación, Primero de Junio, Zaragoza, Ulloa, and Alcántar, charge 17 pesos per hour. 20% […]

YSF Baseball Clinic back at bat! Jan 25th

On Saturday, January 25th, the Youth Sports Foundation Annual Major League Baseball Clinic will take the field once more at the remodeled Francisco León Garcia Municipal Stadium. Children from across the city are set to take part in the 3-hour clinic alongside former MLB baseball players and coaches, all of whom have donated their time […]

MV Astoria returns from first voyage through Sea of Cortez

Photos courtesy of Mary Snyder As sunset enveloped Puerto Peñasco on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 19th, the unmistakable outline of the MV Astoria cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages could be seen once again on the horizon. Back from its first 11-day adventure on the new route “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez”, […]

Glowing waves in Las Conchas?

“Did anyone else see the bioluminescent waves tonight in Las Conchas?”  This message posted on the evening of Jan. 20th on the Rocky Point Photography group page in Puerto Peñasco came as a surprise, as in the nearly twenty years we’ve lived here we’d certainly not heard of a bioluminescent phenomenon in the area before.  […]

Winter Golf special at Las Palomas!

A stay & play deal that you cannot miss! This Winter, Las Palomas is offering a 50% discount for their traditional 3 day, 2 nights golf package. Starting at $245 USD (plus taxes) for a 1 bedroom ocean view condo with golf at The Links!This is definitely a deal to take advantage of and enjoy […]

José Dávalos Valdivia “Casa Hogar” Volunteers of the Year

By José Antonio Pérez Santiago Ruiz Hurtado, board president of the José Dávalos Valdivia Casa Hogar home for the elderly announced presentation of the 2020 Rodger Clifton Volunteer Award to six of the over 75 people who contributed time and presence to the home over the past year. Ruiz detailed the awarded volunteers include Angel […]

FAOT 2020 Puerto Peñasco Jan 20 – 22

FAOT (International Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival) returns to Puerto Peñasco with three presentations at the Gerardo Portugal Municipal Auditorium (across from City Hall), Jan. 20th – 22nd.  Each evening’s presentation is scheduled  @ 7 pm   Entrance is free though reservations are encouraged (300 seat capacity)  Reserve a space by visiting offices of Casa de la […]

Entangled sea lion rescued from net near malecón

By José Antonio Pérez Federal Maritime Land Zone coordinator, Luis Cesar García González, reported the rescue of a sea lion entangled in net  from the rocks just below the malecón in the Old Port  following notification from a local resident. The female sea lion, weighing approximately 40 kilograms and measuring around 1.80 meters long (5’9”), […]

Astoria “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” sails over expectations

By José Antonio Pérez / Shandra Keesecker-Rivero The MV Astoria of Britain’s leading independent Cruise and Maritime Voyages cruise line, presented to the eagerly awaiting community of Puerto Peñasco on Wednesday, Jan. 8th, has already fulfilled initial expectations (just with its arrival and three scheduled 11-day cruises through the Sea of Cortez in 2020), and […]

“Vive el Mar de Cortés” winners cruise on Astoria

Aboard the Astoria cruise ship is the ideal way to explore ports along the Sea of Cortez, and the lucky winners of Puerto Peñasco’s “Vive el Mar de Cortés” contest will be doing just that!  The contest, which the City administration promoted across the state from June 1st thru Oct 15th as part of its […]

CEDO staff promote ecotourism aboard the Astoria

 By José Antonio Pérez A team of environmentalists have joined the “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise of the MV Astoria in order to add a touch of ecotourism to the trip, reports Nelida Barajas Acosta, director of CEDO (the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans). Barajas detailed the goal is […]

Puerto Peñasco welcomed 2.2 million visitors in 2019

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) president Héctor Vazquez del Mercado affirmed 2019 was a great year in tourism for Puerto Peñasco, with an influx of 2.2 million visitors. While Puerto Peñasco tourism numbers on the year were similar to 2018, with a 4% rise in foreign tourism countered by […]

Preparing for historic Astoria cruise launch from Puerto Peñasco

Everything set to begin Astoria cruise ship’s operations this week! Sonora governor to be present at Jan 9th launch By José Antonio Pérez / RockyPoint360.com Prior to the Astoria’s historic departure from Puerto Peñasco on January 9th, a brunch on board the vessel is scheduled for January 8th as part of the initial launch of […]

2020 Property Tax discounts Jan-March

Municipal Treasurer Maritza Montijo Quintana invites all Puerto Peñasco residents/property owners to take advantage of discounts City Hall is offering on Property Tax payments if paid promptly. The city treasurer detailed the municipal treasury is offering a 20% discount on property taxes if payment is made in the month of January, 15% in February, and […]

2020 OOMAPAS discounts on early payments

By José Antonio Pérez OOMAPAS technical director Javier Franco Islas details the Municipal Water Office is offering a 15% discount for those who pay for the entire year in advance, and a 10% discount for those who cover the first semester of 2020. The office continues to provide several options and alternatives in fomenting a […]

Sea Currents: Notes from the Upper Gulf

CEDO promotes sustainable and profitable fisheries In coordination with coastal fishermen, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is promoting sustainable fisheries for Puerto Peñasco and the region, reports CEDO Director Nélida Barajas Acosta. Barajas Acosta, who stepped into the CEDO leadership role in 2019 in the footsteps of founder and […]