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Agreement encourages health discounts over Spring Break and Semana Santa

Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Kiko Munro, together with the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), as well as hotel and restaurant representatives, signed a collaborative agreement this week aimed at encouraging businesses to provide at least a 5% discount over Spring Break and Semana Santa. The agreement, which is part of […]

Rocky Point Triathlon postponed to 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ROCKY POINT TRIATHLON @ LAS PALOMAS Hello Triathletes, to say it has been a complicated year would be an understatement. We believed by April 2021 we would be able to resume the Rocky Point Triathlon. However, due to the majority of participants opting to transfer to 2022 and the current uncertainties, we regrettably […]

Shrimp season wraps up mid March

The 2021 off-season for shrimp in the Gulf of California will start at midnight on March 15th, including marine waters and estuaries, reported the Committee on Pacific Ocean Shrimp Regulation and Management.  On March 20th, the shrimp off-season will extend along the rest of Mexico’s pacific coast to Guatemala. This time-frame is customary, as shrimp […]

RE/MAX Costa del Mar is betting on Puerto Peñasco’s future.

Showcasing a new look, local real estate agent and broker George Bravo has reinaugurated his Ave. Sinaloa office as a REMAX branch – REMAX/Costa del Mar to be exact – and is betting on Puerto Peñasco’s future. Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, district representative Lázaro Espinoza, and national president of the Mexican Association of Professional Realtors […]

A whale of a time! Rocky Point Rundown!

Now that we’ve got a few three-day weekends under our belt for 2021, we look ahead to tentative plans for the Spring, and beyond, in Rocky Point! We’re happy to say our weekly newsletter will go out on Sundays so there’s plenty of time to plan for the upcoming weekend, as well as dates ahead.  […]

Las Palomas awarded Safe Travels recognition

The World Travel & Tourism Council has granted #SafeTravels recognition to the Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort. This makes Las Palomas the first in Sonora to receive such distinction. Luis Núñez Noriega, State Tourism Commission Chair, stated this reaffirms the priority on health for visitors to Sonora. “One aspect of having achieved this distinction,” […]

Governor Pavlovich’s whirlwind February visit

In a whirlwind visit to Puerto Peñasco on February 8th, Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich took part in socially distant events on the Malecon in the Old Port, the Technical University of Puerto Peñasco (UTPP), and the city’s General Hospital. Pavlovich, who is also chair of the National Governors Conference (CONAGO), expressed her commitment to negotiate […]

Eyeing a later curfew in Rocky Point?

As Puerto Peñasco turns yellow, some eye possible extension of nightly “curfew” Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro underscored the importance of strengthening covid-19 health and safety protocols as the city’s high tourism season nears.  If these goals continue to be met, the City may pursue the possibility of extending the citywide nightly curfew from 11 […]

1st American Football clinic – Miracle of Many

Though the annual Major League January baseball clinic had to stay in the dug-out this year due to Covid concerns, the Youth Sports Foundation teamed up with American football player Juan Roque for a 1st American Football Clinic held in Rocky Point over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Much as the baseball clinic, former professional players and […]

Learning Center Jewelry fundraiser @ upcoming Mermaids Market

To help the Learning Center at the Community Center “La Esperanza Para Nueva Vida” in Col. San Rafael get to the end of their fundraising efforts, on Feb. 20th they will set up a “jewelry grab bag” event at the Masked Mermaid Market. This event is made possible due to private donors and the various […]

RCPM Circus Mexicus adds extra day!

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers We are so excited to get back to Mexico in June that we’re going to let Circus Mexicus go a little longer this year. RCPM is happy to announce that an extra day has been added to CM!! The Circus will now run June 10-14. Look for information on lineups […]

Valentine’s Day plans in Rocky Point 2021?

It’s easy to fall in love with Rocky Point’s seafood, sunsets, and sandy beaches.  There’s even more to love this Valentine’s Day, as area restaurants and resorts beckon guests to dine in – or take out – with the one you love.  Here are some ideas on various offerings around town: Start off the day […]

Beach cleaning efforts continue as Spring Break nears

Though Puerto Peñasco is in its “off peak” time, the local office of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT) is planning strategies to increase beach cleaning efforts over the traditional Spring Break period. However, the office’s work is ongoing and removal of trash from area beaches currently rakes in about 1 ton weekly, reports local […]

Collection spot for recyclables set up behind City Hall

The Municipal Ecology Office has set up a collection spot for recyclables just behind City Hall. This is part of the greater “It’s not plastic….it’s you” environmental awareness campaign. The collection site, with access via Ave. Coahuila between Blvd. Francisco Javier Carrillo (formerly Fremont) and Calle Ignacio Allende, can receive: plastic bottles (PET), plastic bottle […]

Health Office to step up enforcement of health protocols

Given the possibility of Puerto Peñasco returning to red on the statewide Covid-19 risk map, the Municipal Health Office is reinforcing measures to ensure compliance with health protocols. This comes after complaints regarding some businesses not respecting mandatory health regulations, detailed current Municipal Health Coordinator Erick Francisco Gastélum Pacheco. Gastélum, who stepped into the role […]

City launches pot hole patching program

As part of a plan to improve and maintain Puerto Peñasco’s roadways, the municipal administration has once again launched a pot hole patching program.  In coming days, a 12 person work crew will be pouring 12 cubic meters of cold and hot asphalt across the city, in conjunction with a pot hole filling truck. The […]

Young hawksbill sea turtle rescued in Puerto Peñasco

A young hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), rarely seen in this part of the Gulf of California, was rescued after beaching in the area of Playa Hermosa in Puerto Peñasco this week. The endangered hawksbill specimen, detailed biologist Humberto González Veliz of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), had been tossed up on shore following […]