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Circus Mexicus 2021 Line up

After missing out on last summer’s sojourn across the desert to the shores of the Sea of Cortez for rock ‘n roll, tequila, and sol, there’s less than a month to go for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers 2021 Circus Mexicus!   Here’s a glimpse at the line-up for the five-day music fest, set for June […]

“Tire-a-thon” keeps rolling

The city’s Tire-a-Thon project begun in March has already eliminated over 65,000 discarded tires from around Puerto Peñasco and the landfill site. With many more tires still to shred, the Tire-a-thon has been extended for about two or three more weeks, reports Marcia Ortega Morales, Municipal Ecology and Sustainable Development Director. Ortega Morales detailed the […]

Rocky Point strengthening tourism promotion in 2021

To overcome the negative impact left on Rocky Point’s tourism industry by the Covid-19 pandemic, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) is taking steps to strengthen promotion both in Mexico as well as the U.S.  With this in mind, the city looks to welcome strong numbers in Summer visitors, much as those seen over […]

May Rocky Point Rundown!

My, oh my, it’s May! The days are sunny, the sea breeze is inviting, and the water is getting warm. It has been an active Spring in Rocky Point, and we’re just gearing up as the Summer nears. The first weekend of May welcomed back hobie cats, more live music, plus golf and volleyball tournaments […]

Cuauhtemóc ship of the Mexican Navy to visit Puerto Peñasco

Cuauhtémoc Training Ship to anchor in Puerto Peñasco in May with 240 Naval cadets aboard The coasts of Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) will be decked out in gallantry with arrival of the Mexican Navy’s Cuauhtemoc Training Vessel in mid-May. The ship, which has traveled thousands of nautical miles, is tentatively scheduled to anchor in […]

Municipal Garden planned for local plant adoption program

The Municipal Ecology Office is planning to provide Puerto Peñasco residents the possibility of greening-up their surroundings, through adopting a plant via a municipal plant project. Ecology Director Marcia Ortega Morales detailed along with the city’s recycling plan, they will be encouraging the development of more green areas via the municipal plant project.  Local residents […]

Nat Geo and Disney+ document marvels of Pinacate and Caborca

Brazilian documentarian Cristian Dimitrius and his team toured areas of Caborca and the Pinacate Reserve for over a week recently, capturing wondrous images of this desert’s tremendous ecosystem. Filming, done both in Caborca as well as the Pinacate, will be part of a documentary on the World’s Desert Ecosystems to be aired on National Geographic […]

2022 goal to renew efforts on aerial connectivity to Rocky Point

Covid-19 has meant redefining tourism strategies across the globe, and Puerto Peñasco is no exception. Given this situation, the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) foresees revival of efforts on aerial connectivity to area in 2022. OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado remarked present steps are focused on prioritizing and reviving highway traffic, which […]

Preparations for 2021 Jellyfish season in Golfo de Santa Clara

With hopes for a positive season, preparations are in progress for the 2021 jellyfish season in the Upper Gulf of California. Carlos Alberto Tirado Pineda, Federation Chair of the Fishermen Cooperatives of the Biosphere Reserve, detailed work is underway with the National Fisheries Institute on projections for this year to determine feasibility of opening the […]

Eyes set on new clean beach certifications

Goal to promote culture of ecology and sustainability In 2021, a stretch of Sandy Beach (extending from Playa Bonita to the third phase of Las Palomas) received Clean Beach recertification for a fourth consecutive year. Along with this feat, detailed Luis Cesar Garcia Gonzalez, director of the Federal Maritime and Land (Zofemat), the city is […]

Paying posthumous homage to Marlin Kuykendall

The Mar de Cortés International Airport in Puerto Peñasco held a moving tribute this week to posthumously honor Marlin Kuykendall, former mayor of Prescott, Arizona, and ardent supporter of Puerto Peñasco. Nearly three months after his passing, an ambulance Kuykendall himself had donated to the airport was named in his honor. Kuykendall’s widow Tana and […]

CEDO director awarded first place in national Tierra de Mujeres contest

Nélida Barajas Acosta, Executive Director of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), recently took first place in the Tierra de Mujeres Mexico contest, which honors women from across the country whose work promotes caring for the environment. Barajas Acosta’s project, entitled “Women of the sea, soul of salt, and heart […]

April Adventure! Rocky Point Rundown

April showers bring what…? Better yet, April sunshine brings busy weekends and more activity to town…oh, did we mention music?  April’s South of the Border songwriter fest, additional solo shows by Roger Clyne, and a growing local music scene are raising the curtain on even more events as we ease toward summer. Currently, health protocols […]

2021 Semana Santa met tourism goals in Rocky Point

The Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) reports tourism over the recent “Semana Santa” (Holy Week) met general expectations, with an average occupancy rate of 75% from April 1st – 4th. OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado noted, even though there are still those who find it difficult to follow health and safety protocols […]

One World Medics donates Ambulance to local Red Cross

The local Red Cross recently received the welcome donation of a 2014 Ford model ambulance from the U.S. non-profit “One World Medics,” headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Prior to the formal presentation, the refurbished vehicle had actually been in service locally for a few months. On April 7th, One World Medics founder Bryan Peterson made […]

CEDO salutes Carl Hodges

On April 6th, 2021, AZCentral reported: Carl Hodges, a longtime Arizona innovator and prominent atmospheric scientist who was one of the first to recognize and address climate change using seawater, died the morning of April 3rd at 84 years old after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Roger Clyne solo Songwriter Show April 23 & 24

(Tempe, AZ)  For those itching for more live music in Puerto Penasco prior to Circus Mexicus June 10-14, 2021,  Roger Clyne will take the outdoor stage at Banditos for two nights performing Singer/Songwriter shows, April 23 & 24, 2021.  Both shows begin at 7pm. On Friday, April 23rd, Roger joins the SOB (South of the […]