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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 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 […]

Peñasco reopens doors to national and foreign tourism to revive economy

+ This past weekend, 4317 people visited Puerto Peñasco, according to data from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau + On Wednesday, June 24th, the emblematic Malecon boardwalk reopens gradually to residents and visitors, under strict health protocols as approved by members of the Health & Safety Advisory Board Puerto Peñasco has been gradually […]

Sonora strives for orange on National Health Alert map

On June 1st, Mexico transitioned from its federal “Sana Distancia” (Healthy Distance) program to a National “Stoplight” health alert to guide regions and states back to reopening. That first week, 31 out of 32 states were marked as red “maximum alert”, while the second week saw the entire country recorded in red. However, by the […]

Peñasco achieves first Blue Flag beach distinction

By José Antonio Pérez Though Puerto Peñasco’s beaches remain closed for now, the city, along with nine other spots across the country, recently earned Blue Flag distinction for a stretch of beach in the Mirador. This adds to the city’s coastal certification and opens up a range of future attractions Puerto Peñasco can offer Mexico […]

Peñasco Malecón to reopen to public June 24th

A week after Puerto Peñasco began gradually opening its doors to welcome back tourists, the city’s focal point in the Old Port – the malecón boardwalk – will once again open to the general public on Tuesday, June 24th. Here are some important points to keep in mind: Malecon hours 8 am – 9 pm […]

Recovery from Covid-19 after 9 days at General Hospital in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Following significant improvement in his health, 74 year old Juan Morales Yáñez was released from the Puerto Peñasco General Hospital this past week, where he had been hospitalized for 9 days. General Hospital Director Pablo Martínez Valeriano detailed the patient had initially been hospitalized with symptoms including vomiting, fever, fatigue, pale […]

Puerto Peñasco progresses to Phase IV

June 18th – On this morning’s Ahora Noticias radio program on La reyna del mar, Municipal Secretary Terencio Gutierrez announced the city has jumped ahead to parts of Phase IV of the city’s reopening plan, stressing all of these considerations remain contingent on how the city progresses with coronavirus in coming weeks: Limit on two […]

Puerto Peñasco opens its doors to tourism

As Puerto Peñasco begins to gradually reopen its doors to tourism, the City Administration and the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau Come to Rocky Point are providing information as to requirements on coming into town, as well as a list (to be continually updated) on Certified / Sanitized hotels / resorts / rental companies, […]

Travel limits at US Border extended again

On June 16th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced yet another extension to the “non-essential” travel limitations at land entries between US/Mexico/Canada.  The joint initiative, first entered by the US and Mexico on March 21st, had been set to expire early next week but has been extended until July 21st. Mexican officials at the […]

Puerto Peñasco welcomes back first tourists after almost three months

By José Antonio Pérez Following almost three months without visitors, the beginning of Phase 3 of Puerto Peñasco’s economic reactivation plan on June 16th also marked the launch of the Phoenix-Puerto Peñasco Health & Safety Corridor. Mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro, accompanied by authorities from the three levels of government, took part in a brief flag-waving […]