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Puerto Peñasco welcomed over 40 travel agents from across Mexico for POTENTUR 2022

Source: Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau  More than 40 travel agents from various central and southern Mexican states recently toured magical and emblematic sites across Puerto Peñasco, and the surrounding desert, as part of POTENTUR 2022. Promoted by the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau, in coordination with Hotel Peñasco del Sol, the goal […]

CEDO announces Regional Fisheries & Aquaculture Festival for June

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) has announced Puerto Peñasco will host the 2022 Regional Fisheries & Aquaculture Festival, June 7th-9th. The Festival, which will be open to the general public and held at the Peñasco Expo Convention Center, aims to promote and assist the regional fishing sector through just […]

Annual Red Cross Drive Underway thru May 8th

The Red Cross delegation in Puerto Peñasco kicked off its 2022 collection drive on April 4th with the goal of raising 400,000 pesos (approximately $20,000 US). The annual drive, which runs through May 8th, started up with an initial donation of 20,000 pesos (roughly $1K US) presented by mayor Jorge Pivac Carrillo, with the promise […]

Puerto Peñasco to host Potentur expo in May

The local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) is preparing to welcome the 2022 Potentur tourism expo May 4th – 5th, under the slogan “Come, Enjoy, Discover. Feeling Rocky Point.” OCV Director Lizzette Ibarra details Potentur is a national tourism innovation platform, made up of over 500 travel agencies, that highlights destinations across Mexico. At least […]

Circus Mexicus tickets on sale!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are proud to announce their signature Circus Mexicus Weekend is around the corner June 9-12, 2022 and tickets are on sale now! Joining RCPM will be American Aquarium’s BJ Barham, along with legendary Texas guitarist Jesse Dayton with his band, and rising stars The Black Moods. Rounding out the weekend […]

Regional Fisheries & Aquaculture Festival in June

CEDO ANNOUNCES REGIONAL FISHERIESAND AQUACULTURE FESTIVAL SONORA 2022 Promoting artisanal fisheries and aquaculture in the northern Gulf of California – Save the Date – June 7-9, 2022 at the Peñasco Expo Center 2022 has been recognized by the United Nations Assembly as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ARTISANAL FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE (#IYAFA2022), an initiative that highlights and […]

Countdown to new Tijuana-Puerto Peñasco flight

At about a month out from its launch, tourism and governmental authorities met in Tijuana recently to formally present the new flight set between Tijuana-Puerto Peñasco. The first Calafia flight along the new route will take place April 29th, offering direct connection between Tijuana and Puerto Peñasco Fridays and Mondays.  Passengers in and out of […]

Spring Break surpasses expectations prior to Semana Santa

Spring Break 2022 in Rocky Point topped expectations with a reported 135,000 visitors over the two-week span.  The local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) determined this represents economic revenue of over 150 million pesos across the city. OCV Director Lizette Ibarra noted, “We are catalogued as a safepoint destination, which garners confidence among our California […]

Peñasco OCV presents road signs to Sonoyta

Convention and Visitors Bureau presents new road signs to neighboring Sonoyta The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors (OCV) Bureau recently presented 16 new road signs to the neighboring city of Sonoyta.  These road signs are for principal avenues throughout the city, and aim to assist with clarifying speed limits and ensuring respect for traffic laws, […]

Super Human marathoner traversing Mexico

Super Human marathoner took breather in Rocky Point along 6000 KM run across Mexico Marathonist Daniel Almanza of the Super Human Project made his way to Puerto Peñasco as he sped through the Sonoran desert on his journey across Mexico, from Los Cabos to Quintana in 100 days. After embarking on this trek, the athlete […]

Santa Claus Club – Cornhole & Raffle

Santa Claus Club Raffle April, 2022 Special Notice: The Santa Claus Club is holding a Cornhole Tournament April 22 at Baja Hotel, April 23 at Banditos and April 24 at Pink Cadillac. We will have the raffle in conjunction with the tournament. Drawing will be Saturday April 23 during the tournament. Ticket prices are $2.00 […]

“Fish Bowl” Seafood Fest  returns Feb. 12th!

What’s there to do in Rocky Point over Super Bowl weekend?  Ends up, there’s plenty, plus the highly anticipated return of the local Rotary Club’s Fish Bowl Seafood Fest fundraiser.  After last year’s hiatus, and an on-again off-again possibility for 2022…Rotary organizers are excited to once again kick-off the tasty food and art excursion through […]

No formal Carnaval 2022 in Puerto Peñasco

Last year, Puerto Peñasco’s “Viva Peñasco, Fiesta y Cultura” Carnaval festivities were done virtually to minimize the spread of Covid-19.  Once again, now in 2022, Puerto Peñasco will not be holding large-scale formal Carnaval activities due to community health concerns. Still, remarked Beatriz Salido Macías of the Municipal Culture & Art Institute, necessary actions will […]

Sonoran Resorts to develop The Sonoran Star

Sonoran Resorts recently confirmed plans to begin construction on The Sonoran Star, fifth in its family of seaside resorts. The new star of the show will be located along Playa Hermosa (between Gaviotas and Playa Bonita). In a press release, the company detailed that, since 2001, Sonoran Resorts has shown time and again its attention […]

Educarte Open House Feb 12th!

New Name! New Home! Same great programs to support education throughout Puerto Peñasco!  AIM Peñasco is now EDUCARTE ! Come check it out. Please stop by on Saturday, February 12 from 10AM – 2PM to tour the new facility and learn more about all of the wonderful work the Educarte team is doing to support […]

Governor eyes revival of Home Port project

Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño announced revival of the Puerto Peñasco Home Port project, meant to welcome cruise ships, is among measures and security projects in the state to be determined, with support of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. After meeting with Navy Secretary José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Governor Durazo indicated having discussed reviving […]

Extended Holiday Border Hours at Lukeville/Sonoyta crossing

Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau The U.S. Office of Customs and Border Protection at the Lukeville border crossing site has announced extended hours over U.S. federal holidays. Currently, border hours at the Lukeville/Sonoyta crossing are from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.  These hours will remain in effect, though extended over holiday weekends to 10 […]