Making Puerto Peñasco’s beaches more inclusive

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero In mid-March, right before Puerto Peñasco closed its beaches due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the local Rotary Club CR Mar de Peñasco, A.C. rolled out a new chair meant to help make the city’s beaches become more inclusive.  Unfortunately, as quickly as it was rolled out, it was […]

Mexico simplifies phone calls to 10 digits

As of August 3rd, dialing phone numbers in Mexico has just gotten a little easier as when dialing from a land/cell line you will only be required to dial 10 digits.  For example:  638 – XXX – XXXX   This means calls to cell-phones will no longer require 044 or 045 prior to the area code. […]

Tips on Puerto Peñasco gradual beach reopening starting Aug. 1st

The long-awaited news about when Puerto Peñasco’s beaches would reopen is now known – with an official target date of August 1st.   This comes following city negotiations with federal agencies, as well as  Federal guidelines regarding beach reopenings across the country. Federal measures call for a distance of about 4 meters (approx. 12 feet) between […]

Peñasco eyes reopening of beaches come August

In preparation for beaches to reopen, Peñasco strengthens equipment for Public Safety and ZOFEMAT Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro presented vehicles and equipment today meant to strengthen Municipal Public Safety and the Office of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), in preparation for the upcoming reopening of beaches, anticipated for August 1st. The mayor detailed […]

Puerto Peñasco modifies Phase 5 as it waits on PCR equipment

Press Release – City of Puerto Peñasco July 15, 2020  Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro announced some adjustments have been made to Phase 5 of the city’s “Peñasco Activates” plan, as special equipment for PCR tests is still on its way to the municipality. As of July 17th, entry will be allowed for individuals who […]

Puerto Peñasco delivers on promise of medical supplies to Sonoyta

In fulfillment of recent commitments made to authorities and residents of the neighboring municipality of Plutarco Elías Calles (Sonoyta) to provide preventive medical supplies to benefit health personnel, while standardizing protocols and measures for a joint Health Corridor, the city of Puerto Peñasco made a first delivery of supplies to Sonoyta mayor José Ramon Arzate […]

Peñasco approves Phase 5 of gradual reopening process

Members of the Municipal Health & Safety Advisory Board unanimously approved Phase 5 of Puerto Peñasco’s economic reactivation plan via a virtual online conference held on Tuesday, July 7th. Mayor Ernest Kiko Munro detailed the city has gradually and responsibly revived its economy thanks to the joint work of Government and civil-society. NOTE:  Beach reopening […]

Demonstration in Sonoyta to block transit into Sonora from U.S.

At 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, several members from the community of Sonoyta (Municipality of Plutarco Elias Calles across from the US border at Lukeville, AZ) came together for a peaceful demonstration near the border entry, blocking traffic with their cars and causing people to return North. They were in place on Friday for […]

Peñasco Chamber of Commerce joins Visitors & Convention Bureau to highlight importance of tourism

In light of Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich’s announcement yesterday to install filters in municipalities along the Sonora border with the US this weekend, in an effort to limit “non-essential” travel into the state and with that possible spread of Covid-19, the Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Services (CANACO) has joined efforts with the […]

Puerto Peñasco sees 25% occupancy rates with gradual reopening

By José Antonio Pérez The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) reports Puerto Peñasco has seen about a 25% occupancy rate at local hotels & resorts since the city gradually started to reopen to tourists on June 16th.  This is quite distant from the 80% averages seen over the past five years during this […]

July 4th Voting Message – US Embassy in Mexico

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections: 1.  Register to vote:  Start by […]

Dr. Carrillo’s Last Shift

In the early hours of June 29th, Dr. Francisco Javier Carrillo Ruiz, Puerto Peñasco Coordinator of Civil Protection and the Fire Department, passed away in Hermosillo. He was transferred there on June 22nd in serious condition, with symptoms compatible with Covid-19 though no official cause of death has been reported yet. On April 3rd, shortly […]