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Rocky Point Rundown – Save the Dates!

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve run down the calendar – and there is (and has been) plenty going on! Fall is upon us in Rocky Point, which means the humidity is long gone (yay!) and cooler days are ahead. This is what most people consider the best weather time in town – no […]

Santa Claus Cornhole Tournament!

Raffle October 30, 2021 Special Notice: We are holding our first Cornhole Tournament in two years. Date October 29 at Baja Hotel, October 30 at Banditos and October 31 at La Arena. We will have the raffle in conjunction with the tournament. Drawing will be Saturday October 30 during the tournament. Ticket prices are $2.00 […]

UTPP to install solar panels

The Technological University of Puerto Peñasco (UTPP) aims to become the first sustainable university in the region, with an investment of 4.4 million pesos into green energy. UTPP Dean Roberto Káram Gutiérrez detailed, following approval of funds from the General Administration of Technological Universities, work is already underway to install solar panels at the campus […]

International Coastal Clean-up campaign – Oct. 16th!

This Saturday, Oct. 16th, visitors and residents alike are invited to participate in the massive International Coastal Clean-up effort across area beaches from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. The City of Puerto Peñasco, along with the Municipal Office on Ecology and Sustainable Development, Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), local Clean […]

Red Cross aims to open base in Col. Nuevo Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco’s urban growth merits ongoing development of its institutions, stated local Red Cross EMT Coordinator Rubén Barajas Jaime, which is why the local Red Cross is looking to expand to a 2nd base so they can provide faster and more accessible service across the community. The plan would include developing a smaller Red Cross […]

Fall in Rocky Point!

Press Release: Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau The best weather of the year has reached the shores of Rocky Point, along with several events to help make your trip the best it can be!  Some of this year’s events will be in person, taking into account health protocols, while others will take place on […]

15th Anniversary of The Links to feature Los Ángeles Azules

Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of The Links Golf Course With Open Air Concert Featuring Los Ángeles Azules Puerto Peñasco, Mexico – Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its nationally top rated golf course, The Links, in Puerto Peñasco, with a signature event. A […]

First release of baby sea turtles this year

Sandy Beach has become a natural sanctuary for sea turtle nesting, and the subsequent release of baby sea turtles into the Sea of Cortez.  Following a nearly 2-month incubation period, on Oct. 2nd, the first release for 2021 saw 73 baby turtles make their way to the sea in front of Sonoran Spa along Sandy […]

Sin Bolsa por favor – No bag please

Plastic bag ban in Puerto Peñasco Puerto Peñasco Ecology and Sustainable Development Director Marcia Ortega Morales highlighted current policies to reduce the use of plastic bags in Puerto Peñasco. Three months following modification to the Municipal Ordinance meant to ban and/or limit use of plastic bags at businesses across the city, no fines have been […]

4-lane highway and Home Port among Governor’s plans for area

Sonora Governor confirms plan for new Puerto Peñasco-Sonoyta highway As part of actions to support tourism infrastructure in the state, Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño announced plans for construction of a four-lane highway between Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco during his administration. Governor Durazo stressed the new highway would include participation of the private sector, noting it would […]

Rotary club announces “World’s Greatest Meal” Oct 21

The local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) is pleased to announce its annual “World’s Greatest Meal” fundraiser to benefit international programs to combat polio, as well as for the club’s ongoing work across the community.  This year’s event will be outdoors on the patio at Puesta del Sol restaurant – with music, delicious […]

Sinkhole along Blvd. Josefa Ortiz nearly repaired

Repairs are progressing on the sinkhole that occurred at Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez and Calle León de la Barra about two weeks ago. OOMAPAS (Water Department) director Héctor Acosta Félix remarked despite some difficulties that have arisen, they anticipate completion of the work within about 15 days. Acosta Félix indicated there has been 30% […]

Schuk Toak Museum: A safe space for visitors in the Sonoran Desert

The Schuk Toak Visitors Center and Museum, located on the southwest side of the Pinacate and Greater Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve, continues to be a safe spot for tourists from across globe. Set upon the most extensive lava flow in the area, the self-sustaining building functions fully with 240 roof-top solar panels. Covid protocols […]

World School Sport Silver medal for Alana Paola

Can you imagine competing on the international stage at just 14? That’s exactly what Puerto Peñasco track and field wonder Alana Paola Armenta Valdez did, taking second place in discus and shot-put at the U-15 competitions of the World School Sport Games held September 13th in Belgrade, Serbia.  ¡Felicidades!

60 local ships part of start to 2021-22 Shrimp Season

At least 60 ships from Puerto Peñasco’s deep sea fleet are currently at sea in search of “pink gold” – shrimp! There are reserved expectations for the 2021-2022 shrimp season due to adverse production costs, remarked Mateo López León, President of the Upper Gulf of California Shipowners Federation. López León detailed after having departed the […]