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August 18, 2019


Injured turtle rescued near Malecón

By José Antonio Pérez An injured Pacific green sea turtle was rescued the morning of Monday, August 12th, from in front of the malecón by staff from the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), Municipal Ecology, and the Federal Environmental Protection agency (PROFEPA). ZOFEMAT Director Luis Cesar García González detailed the turtle, both front fins of […]

Shrimp boats readying for 2019-2020 season

By José Antonio Pérez Between 60 and 70% of Puerto Peñasco’s shrimping fleet have undergone repairs and preparation for the upcoming shrimping season, though the price of marine diesel has not improved and profitability of the fishing activity is complicated, reported Mateo López León, President of the Upper Gulf of California Shipowners Federation. López León […]

2019 Summer Hours & Closures @round Rocky Point

After the fast-paced early days of summer, and with back-to-school sessions nearly underfoot, several restaurants and some of our favorite watering holes generally about this time take a quick break to enjoy a little vacay time themselves.  Scouring through several sites, we’ve compiled the following list of summer hours / closures to help with your […]

Sights set on December cruise from Puerto Peñasco

Months of coordinated efforts and protocol precede arrival of first cruise line through Sea of Cortez Press Release: Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau With the highly anticipated arrival of the Astoria cruise ship on the horizon, a recent meeting addressed topics related to migration procedures for passengers, boarding, ship authorizations, transfers, and hotels, among […]

Será Puerto Peñasco escenario de película

Puerto Peñasco to once again serve as film location: Televisa to begin filming “Infelices para siempre” in late July Rodará Televisa la cinta “Infelices para siempre” Por José Antonio Pérez Los paisajes naturales y atractivos de Puerto Peñasco serán nuevamente escenario de una película, pues en la segunda quincena de julio se rodará el filme […]

Recibió Peñasco a 33 mil turistas por puente del 4 de julio

Puerto Peñasco welcomed 33,000 tourists over July 4th holiday weekend Por José Antonio Pérez Al menos 33 mil estadounidenses eligieron Puerto Peñasco para celebrar el Día de la Independencia de su país, en el puente del 4 de julio, lo que implicó una derrama de 63 millones de pesos, reveló Lizette Daniela Ibarra. La directora […]

Various CA agencies take part in Fam-trip to Puerto Peñasco

Six travel agencies that visited Puerto Peñasco from June 28th – 30th took part in a weekend full of tours and activities! The agencies, traveling from different counties from across the state of California, were able to get to know and enjoy the attractions Puerto Peñasco has to offer visitors, all for the purpose of […]

Puerto Peñasco: Sea notes

By José Antonio Pérez Hake permits approved for northern Pacific Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) reported the SubCommittee on Responsible Fishing for the National Consulting Board of Agrofeed Regulations (CCNNA) has unanimously authorized hake fishing for the northern Pacific, with an initial provision of 80 permits for sustainable fishing in the states of […]

Proposal to expand Casa Hogar home for the elderly

By José Antonio Pérez An expansion project for the José Dávalos Valdivia Home for the Elderly has been in the works since last year, given the home is already filled to capacity and has a waiting list that exceeds 50%. Santiago Ruiz Hurtado, Board President for the home, detailed currently there are 23 residents living […]

CEDO announces “Mar a Mesa”

CEDO is excited to announce Mar a Mesa, a non-profit alliance of bi-national (Mexican and American) private, governmental, and scientific entities dedicated to bringing sustainable seafood from the Sea of Cortéz to Arizona and beyond! This means following up with CEDO’s work engaging 6 coastal communities and thousands of small scale fishermen in integrated ecosystem-management, and establishing Fisheries Improvement […]


 Upcoming office hours for US Virtual Consular Agency on June 27 to connect with the Consulate General in Nogales via Skype.  This is a free service, designed to increase communication between American citizens in Puerto Peñasco and the American Citizen Services staff in Nogales.  If you have questions or concerns that you’d like to discuss […]

It’s not plastic, it’s you

Municipal Administration commemorates World Environment Day Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. June 10, 2019 In commemoration of World Environment Day on June 5th, the Office of Ecology and Sustainable Development launched the No es el plástico, eres tú (It’s not plastic, it’s you) environmental awareness campaign with formal delivery of four containers aimed at recycling plastic and […]

Memorial Day 2019 numbers spur optimism for summer season

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco saw an estimated 40 million peso boost in revenue over the recent US Memorial Day weekend, reaffirming optimism for a good summer season, affirmed local Convention and Visitors Bureau president Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. Reports indicated 90% occupancy levels at area hotels, and an influx of 35,000 tourists over […]

Puerto Peñasco approves limits on use of plastic

By José Antonio Pérez In addressing the serious ecological risk of plastics on different ecosystems, and particularly that of marine life, the Puerto Peñasco City Council has approved a gradual reduction in the use of plastics across the municipality. The goal, detailed mayor Kiko Munro, is that businesses across Puerto Peñasco stop using materials such […]

1st Brasa Fest 638 exceeds expectations

By José Antonio Pérez The first Brasa Fest 638  held on May 25th on the grounds of Peñasco del Sol hotel exceeded expectations, welcoming nearly 750 people who delighted their palettes with the variety of grilled dishes. The event, which was completely sold out, brought together culinary professionals from across the gamut including chefs and […]

Demolition of guard shack at entry to Las Conchas aims to guarantee free transit

By José Antonio Pérez The security gate located at the entrance to the Las Conchas subdivision, which had been closed down since February, was demolished on Monday, May 27th following administrative procedures begun in March of last year, detailed Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro. The mayor stated this action guarantees the right of free transit […]

Construction begins on Encántame Towers!

By José Antonio Pérez. An 82 million dollar investment is going into construction of the EncántameTowers complex in the area of Playa Encanto in Puerto Peñasco, which is toinclude three towers housing over 300 condominiums. At the launch of the project, Sonora Economy Secretary Jorge Vidal Ahumadaremarked twelve years had to passbefore Puerto Peñasco was […]