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April 21, 2019


Over 120,000 visitors expected in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa 2019

 By Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau A huge influx of tourism, improved services, fun, and perfect weather are what thousands of families and friends from Sonora, Baja California, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and our neighboring state of Arizona can expect in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa 2019. This seaside destination offers more than 6500 rooms at […]

Whale carcass washes up on Las Conchas shore

By José Antonio Pérez Luis César García González, Coordinator for the Federal Maritime & Land zone (ZOFEMAT), reported local authorities were notified recently of an approximately 15 meter long whale carcass that had washed up onto the shores of Las Conchas near the section of Las Olas 2. The whale had obviously been deceased for […]

45,000 peso donation kicks off Red Cross’ Annual Drive

 Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. April 12, 2019. Mayor KIko Munro presented Local Red Cross Coordinator Miguel Ángel Ibarra Lomelí with a 45,000 peso donation, marking the launch of the 2019 Red Cross fundraising drive, this year under the emblem “The Red Cross is Calling You.” Joined in the Mayor’s office by Red Cross Administrator Faustino Reyes, […]

Coordination on health supplies to benefit Puerto Peñasco community

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. April 8, 2019 Mayor Kiko Munro met with Dr. John David Arnold, CEO of PMHDC and member of Southwest Medical AID, in seeking ways to support the various social and health programs of the municipal administration. The mayor expressed gratitude for the interest of the non-profit organization, which works to provide durable […]

A worthy memorial for two cherished lives

By José Antonio Pérez A touching memorial was held for Anna Wilson and Amanda Nicole Korbas on Thursday, March 28th, who regretfully passed away in Puerto Peñasco during their spring break vacation last year following a car accident.  The memorial included the unveiling of a plaque as well as traffic signage, contributed by the girls’ […]

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visits border region

By José Antonio Pérez Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) visited the border town of San Luis Rio Colorado on Tuesday, March 26th, to unveil programs for the Northern Border, as well as to express assurances to address fishing concerns in the Upper Gulf of California. Though vowing to fulfill commitments of the federal […]

Asegura AMLO que atenderá problema de Pesca en el Alto Golfo

Reitera que no subirá la electricidad y otros energéticos Por José Antonio Pérez El problema de pesca en el Alto Golfo de California sí será atendido, afirmó el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, pero pidió tiempo para atender y cumplir con todos los compromisos asumidos por su gobierno, dado que son muy grandes y graves […]

2019 Spring Break tourism exceeds expectations in Rocky Point!

By José Antonio Pérez Approximately 110,000 tourists in all visited Puerto Peñasco over the two main weeks of Spring Break 2019, generating economic revenue of over 117 million pesos (6.5 million USD) and exceeding expectations of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado emphasized most visitors filled the town […]

15 million pesos contemplated for beach improvements

By José Antonio Pérez Luis César García González, Operational Coordinator for ZOFEMAT (Federal Maritime Land Zone), reported Puerto Peñasco presented the ZOFEMAT Technical Committee with a 15 million peso investment proposal to go toward beach improvement projects. The funds, he detailed, represent resources yet to be used from income collected from the Federal Zone. The […]

Rotary Club grant aims to provide drinking water to public schools

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero With March 22nd heralded as World Water Day, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to share progress on this much-anticipated water plant. In addition, for Rotary International, March is known as Water and Sanitation Month. A water purifying plant, meant to supply free drinking water to public schools […]

Forbes Magazine places Puerto Peñasco among Top 10 Spring Break Destinations Of 2019

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco has appeared in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 10 Spring Break Destinations Of 2019” list, further positioning our seaside port among international tourist destinations.  With this news, Sonora Tourism Promotion Coordinator Armando Ceceña Salido noted this means efforts made by State and Municipal administrations, as well as the Convention and Visitors […]

29,000 tourists visited Puerto Peñasco during first weekend of Spring Break

By José Antonio Pérez The Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) reported occupancy rates across town reached 77% during the first weekend of Spring Break, with many hotels at full capacity.  This translates to approximately 29 thousand tourists, detailed Lizette Ibarra, OCV Director. Ibarra also noted overall expectations were met, though the weather was […]

World Kidney Day walk to raise kidney care awareness

By José Antonio Pérez World Kidney Day (March 14th)in Puerto Peñasco was celebrated with an awareness walk, which started at Plaza la Madre with close to one hundred participants, along Benito Juarez Blvd. with a police escort as they made their way to the local Dialysis Unit. Men, women, and children participated in the event, […]

Puerto Peñasco – Arizona Liaison Office aims to strengthen relationships

By José Antonio Pérez Just as the Sonora-Arizona Commission reaches its 60 year anniversary this year, legislators from Arizona and Puerto Peñasco have opened a liaison office in Puerto Peñasco with the goal of strengthening relationships and coordinating to better promote development, investment, and jobs. The ribbon cutting ceremony, which took place March 8th at […]