Covid-19 health restrictions suspend nautical tourism

By José Antonio Pérez In adherence to the “Stay at Home” statewide strategy due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, as well as federal health measures, as of March 28th all nautical tourism in Puerto Peñasco and ports throughout the country have been suspended. Harbor Master Luis Castro Galán the restriction, which applies to individuals and license […]

COVID-19 Update – US Embassy Mexico City

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 25, 2020) Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 25, 2020) As of March 24, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 405 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and […]

City administration suspends events as preventive measure in light of COVID-19

As a preventive measure given the current coronavirus (Covid-19) impacting the globe, the city administration of Puerto Peñasco will suspend large public government events of a civil, social, and cultural nature. In addition, activities in local sports leagues were cancelled as of this past weekend, as well as all activities at area community centers. Mayor […]

CEDO 40th Anniversary – For the Love of the Sea

From October 2019 to March 2020 the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is celebrating 40 years of tireless work, culminating with an evening concert featuring Alejandro Filio & Fernando Delgadillo on March 14th at CEDO in Las Conchas. The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is […]

Final round and tearful farewell for young Peñasco boxers

By José Antonio Pérez The six victims of the fatal bus accident that occurred in the early hours of March 8th along the highway stretch between Santa Ana and Benjamin Hill received a final farewell during an emotional tribute held at the boxing ring of the Juan Francisco “el Gallo” Estrada open air gymnasium in […]

Puerto Peñasco & boxing community mourns lives lost in bus tragedy

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivereo In the early hours of Sunday morning, a bus belonging to the Puerto Peñasco Municipal Sports Institute (IMD), in which a group of young boxing talents and coaching staff from Puerto Peñasco were traveling, flipped over near kilometer 134 of the 4 lane highway between Benjamin Hill and […]

Shrimp Season end date set for March 15th

By José Antonio Pérez Closure for the 2019-2020 shrimp season in Mexican waters will officially go into effect at 00:00 hours on March 15th , with an additional closure set for March 20th in the Gulf of Tehuantepec in the southeastern part of the country. The National Institute of Fishing & Aquaculture (INAPESCA) detailed the […]

Sea Currents – Betting on hake & technology

Hake fishing represents challenging breath of air for fishing sector By José Antonio Pérez Mateo López León, President of the Federation of Shipowners of the Upper Gulf of California, reports though the redistribution of fishing permits did not favor Puerto Peñasco, hake fishing continues to be an alternative in trying to alleviate the poor shrimping […]

Sights set on Blue Flag certification for El Mirador beach

By José Antonio Pérez In addition to Puerto Peñasco’s Level 2 Sustainable Clean Beach Certification stretching from Playa Bonita to Sandy Beach, efforts are currently underway to obtain Blue Flag certification for a 75-meter-long stretch of El Mirador beach. Luis César García González, local director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), explained Blue Flag […]

Reminder: 2020 Mexican National Census

American Citizen Services in Mexico – The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27. Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, […]

Bi-National Collaboration between Puerto Peñasco and PPEP having positive impact

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero / José Antonio Pérez An international agreement signed late last year between the city of Puerto Peñasco and the Tucson based organization Portable Practical Education Preparation, Inc. (PPEP) is already having a positive impact on the broader community. Earlier in 2020, PPEP made the donation of several pieces of orthopedic equipment to […]

Whale rescued in Upper Gulf of California from illegal fishing net

By José Antonio Pérez The environmental organization Sea Shepherd reported the Feb. 21st rescue of an injured humpback whale found tangled in an illegal fishing net used to capture totoaba in the Vaquita Marina refuge area of the Upper Gulf of California. The net was several hundred meters long and firmly wrapped around the whale, […]

1st Red Tide alert on bivalve mollusks 2020  

By José Antonio Pérez The head of the Puerto Peñasco Sanitation Control Unit, Carlos Decina Torres, reports due to toxins produced by what is known as a “red tide”, the State Health Secretary has issued a precautionary alert on bi-valve mollusks in Puerto Peñasco.  This includes the prohibition of extraction, production, sale, and consumption of […]

Rocky Point Rally donation to Puerto Peñasco Dialysis Unit

Organizing Committee: Rocky Point Rally™. Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. February 21, 2020. Members of the Rocky Point Rally Organizing Committee visited the Puerto Peñasco Dialysis Unit to present a $20,000 peso donation as part of what was raised during last November’s Rally. The donation, which was presented by Founder and Main Organizer of the Rocky Point […]

Viva Peñasco Carnaval activities set for end of Feb!

By José Antonio Pérez “Viva Peñasco” Carnaval festivities are coming to Puerto Peñasco for a fifth year in a row, to be held Feb. 28th – March 1st, with expectations of surpassing last year’s positive results. Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro explained this edition of Carnaval will be celebrated at two location: one next […]

Astoria cruise ship put Puerto Peñasco and Sea of Cortez on the map

 Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau  The Astoria cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages represented a watershed moment for tourism in Sonora and across the region, putting Puerto Peñasco and the Sea of Cortez on the international map. The “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise on the MV Astoria, a dream transformed into […]