CEDO celebrates World Ocean’s Day

There’s nothing like hitting the beach on a Saturday morning before 7 a.m. as the tide inches out.  On June 12th, that’s exactly what organizers from the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) called for to help mark World Ocean’s Day celebrated a few days before. As the first of three […]

2021 ELECTION and Synopsis

POLITICAL SPHERE L.C.C. Maye Verduzco Chaires for JoinUs without Borders, reprinted from June 2021 issue with permission In Sonora, the candidate of the “Juntos Haremos Historia” (“Together We’ll Make History”) coalition, Alfonso Durazo Montaño, prevailed in the gubernatorial election with an overwhelming advantage of over 50% of the votes. In Puerto Peñasco, the candidate of […]

Memorial Day boost readies Rocky Point for summer

The recent Memorial Day weekend brought an estimated 37 million peso economic boost to Puerto Peñasco (or rather, about 2 million USD), reported Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). The Puerto Peñasco OCV recorded an average 90% occupancy rate at area lodging, with an influx of about 30,000 […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 Raffle Prizes!

The sojourn to Rocky Point for Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers’ 2021 Circus Mexicus is about to begin. After a 2020 Circus hiatus due to …well, y’know, we’re ready to tip the bottle and bite the lime, pour out some shots of Canción (err, Mexican Moonshine),and raise another round with Roger, PH, Jim, and Nick.  […]

Honoring Puerto Peñasco’s Men of the Sea

On June 1st, traditional “Día de la Marina” in Mexico, Puerto Peñasco revived traditions by paying homage to 21 local “men of the sea.”  Honors were presented posthumously for 9 of the men, and 12 to individuals who continue to be part of this vibrant city anchored in fishing and tourism. Historian Joaquín Hernandez thanked […]

City approves ban on plastic bags

When out shopping in Puerto Peñasco, be prepared to have reusable bags readily available as “No Bag Please” (#SinBolsaPorFavor) goes into effect soon. With sights set on raising environmental awareness while caring for our surroundings, the Puerto Peñasco City Council recently approved a ban on the use of plastic bags at commercial business across the […]

Circus Mexicus 2021 nearly here!

Tequila has been ordered, fireworks arrive next week, guitars are packed and beer will be iced down in just about two weeks.  We’re ready!  Are you?? • Discounted advance tickets are on sale now at but will end WEDNESDAY JUNE 9TH. Event tickets will be available online and at the door beginning THURSDAY […]

2021 ELECTIONS in Mexico

POLITICAL SPHERE L.C.C. Maye Verduzco Chaires for JoinUs without Borders, reprinted with permission In the midst of an unprecedented political scenario with campaigns immersed in the pandemic of the century, it is important to learn about the parties, their origins, and the effect of their participation in the 2021 electoral process, deemed to be the […]

Mermaid’s Market (with Pirates!) this weekend!

by Naomi Black Can you believe we are nearing the end of the 9th season of the Mermaid’s Market? I thought I might briefly review the history of the market and tell you what the “mermaids” have planned in the very near future! Way back in the winter of 2011 and spring of 2012, we […]

Blue Flag beach recertification progress

Blue Flag recertification of 76-meter stretch of beach in front of Manny’s Beach Club in the Mirador would reaffirm distinction obtained last year. Marcia Ortega Morales, head of Municipal Ecology and Sustainable Development, reports Puerto Peñasco received favorable results from a recent controlled audit concerning Blue Flag recertification of the Manny’s Beach Club area in […]

Puerto Peñasco welcomes “The Ambassador and Knight of the Seas”

Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro welcomes historic arrival of the Buque Cuauhtémoc training vessel of the Mexican Navy. Young man from Puerto Peñasco among crew aboard legendary ship. “The Ambassador and Knight of the Seas” arrived along our coasts at approximately 1 p.m. on May 21st, escorted in by several local private and tour boats […]

Cuauhtémoc voyage commemorates Navy Bicentennial

The striking Cuauhtémoc Naval training ship is sailing around the country as part of the Mexican Navy’s Bicentennial celebration.  The Puerto Peñasco Naval Sector details the ship is expected in waters off our coasts on Friday, May 21st at approximately 2:00 p.m.  The ship is programmed to remain in the area only until early Saturday […]

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 just over two weeks 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 […]

OCV sees increase in funds collected for tourism promotion

Following a nearly 60% drop in collection of the 2% lodging tax last year to help promote tourism to the area, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV)  notes an increase both in tourism as well as promotional funds collected in 2021. OCV president Héctor Vázquez del Mercado detailed a notable increase in the first […]