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June 15, 2019


Memorial Day 2019 numbers spur optimism for summer season

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco saw an estimated 40 million peso boost in revenue over the recent US Memorial Day weekend, reaffirming optimism for a good summer season, affirmed local Convention and Visitors Bureau president Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. Reports indicated 90% occupancy levels at area hotels, and an influx of 35,000 tourists over […]

Puerto Peñasco approves limits on use of plastic

By José Antonio Pérez In addressing the serious ecological risk of plastics on different ecosystems, and particularly that of marine life, the Puerto Peñasco City Council has approved a gradual reduction in the use of plastics across the municipality. The goal, detailed mayor Kiko Munro, is that businesses across Puerto Peñasco stop using materials such […]

1st Brasa Fest 638 exceeds expectations

By José Antonio Pérez The first Brasa Fest 638  held on May 25th on the grounds of Peñasco del Sol hotel exceeded expectations, welcoming nearly 750 people who delighted their palettes with the variety of grilled dishes. The event, which was completely sold out, brought together culinary professionals from across the gamut including chefs and […]

Demolition of guard shack at entry to Las Conchas aims to guarantee free transit

By José Antonio Pérez The security gate located at the entrance to the Las Conchas subdivision, which had been closed down since February, was demolished on Monday, May 27th following administrative procedures begun in March of last year, detailed Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro. The mayor stated this action guarantees the right of free transit […]

Construction begins on Encántame Towers!

By José Antonio Pérez. An 82 million dollar investment is going into construction of the EncántameTowers complex in the area of Playa Encanto in Puerto Peñasco, which is toinclude three towers housing over 300 condominiums. At the launch of the project, Sonora Economy Secretary Jorge Vidal Ahumadaremarked twelve years had to passbefore Puerto Peñasco was […]

Beached grey whale in area of Playa Encanto to be left to the elements

By José Antonio Pérez A beached grey whale, measuring approximately 25 meters long and weighing about 25 tons, washed up on the coast of Playa Encanto to the east of Puerto Peñasco, representing the second time this has happened this year. Luis César García González, local director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), confirmed […]

Vehicle Beach Access to be restricted in La Cholla

By José Antonio Pérez In an effort to prevent massive car-flooding due to high tides, much as that seen over the recent Semana Santa holiday, restrictions are to go into effect to block vehicle access to the beach in the area of Cholla Bay, reported Luis César García González, local Director of the Federal Maritime […]


By Kathleen “la Tía Katy” Duncan As many of you know, we recently lost two very special vecinos who also happened to be brothers. Gary and Mark Spray both had huge hearts and loved the community of Puerto Penasco. They were both also dear friends of mine as well as dedicated and generous supporters of […]

Gallo Estrada crowned WBC Super flyweight Champion!

Minutes after Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada Romero of Puerto Peñasco had claimed victory in the WBC super flyweight title fight against Thai boxer Sor Rungvisai in Inglewood, California, he sent a video back to fans and family glued to screens in the once fishing village now thriving tourist destination in northwestern Sonora on the […]

Puerto Peñasco topped expectations for Semana Santa 2019

By José Antonio Pérez Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), reported with close to 125 thousand visitors and economic revenue of over 100 million pesos, Semana Santa (Holy Week) has solidified itself as the main generator of tourism and economy for Puerto Peñasco. While during the first […]

Arrows aim to ease road traffic in Old Port

  By José Antonio Pérez Police Commissioner Raúl Quintero Barrón reports a plan to reposition street directions in the Old Port went into effect just before last week’s Semana Santa vacation to assist traffic flow while working to reduce accidents.  He detailed the effort was done in coordination with area residents and businesses, and that […]

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, […]

Sandy Beach recertified as Clean Beach

By Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, together with Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Munro, were presented with recertification of Sandy Beach as a Level II Clean Beach. The acknowledgement, presented by José Luis Acosta Rodríguez, General Director of the Northwest Basin and Technical Secretary of the Clean Beach Committee, reaffirms […]

Officials launch 2019 Semana Santa Safety Operative

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.  April 9, 2019. More than 380 agents from the three levels of government, representing security departments along with volunteer service and emergency institutions, will participate in the 2019 Semana Santa Safety Operative from April 18th – 28th.  It is estimated over 135,000 visitors will make their way to Puerto Peñasco during this […]