Wind gusts knock out power toward Miramar.

As a result of wind gusts and rain last night, around 90 posts from the high tension line that services East Beach (Playa Dorada, Miramar, Mayan Palace) collapsed, leaving the area without service at the moment. Staff from CFE and Telmex are evaluating the situation and making temporary arrengements to bypass the grid to be […]

Peñasco reopening extends to gyms and movie theaters

Puerto Peñasco’s economic revival strategy entered Phase 6 on August 15th, with the reopening of additional businesses as approved by the Municipal Health & Safety Advisory Board, announced mayor Kiko Munro. In an Aug. 18th press release announcing Phase 6, the mayor noted while time has shown responsible decisions made in the community have kept […]

Peñasco mourns loss of brothers after drownings in Cholla

Sunday afternoon brought tragedy to the area of Cholla Bay after a couple from Guadalajara, Jalisco fell into the water from a jet-ski, followed by residents jumping in to try and rescue them.  Two of the would-be rescuers succumbed to the waters of the Sea of Cortez, while one person from the jet-ski was taken […]

Puerto Peñasco surpasses 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in nearly 4 months

An additional two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Puerto Peñasco this past weekend puts the city’s total number of cases at 107 since April 21st, according to State Secretary of Health Enrique Clausen Iberri.  State Health data indicate there have been fifteen deaths from Covid-19 in the municipality of Puerto Peñasco during the pandemic, while […]

Local George Papanicolaou Group reactivates cancer prevention center

After five months of inactivity, the local George Papanicolaou Group announced it would be resuming services as of Monday, August 17th.  The center, which is located a block north of the General Hospital will offer care Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays under strict health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Individuals seeking service must make […]

Peñasco strengthens equipment to monitor beaches

As part of strategies to reopen Puerto Peñasco’s beaches, this past week two jet skis were added to the city’s vehicle pool to strengthen beach monitoring efforts in caring for the health of visitors and residents alike. Joined by members from the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT), Tourist Auxiliary Unit, Civil Protection and Fire Department, […]

August, Golf & Rocky Point!

Take advantage of ongoing summer special rates and play some golf! The Links at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort $45 x 18 holes, check for food and beverages specials at the 19th Hole Bar. First tee 6:00 amTee times: 638 108 1074 / The Club at Islas del Mar, $36 x 18 holes […]

Harbor Master promotes boat protocols

With Sonora still listed as orange, or rather at “high alert”, on the national epidemiological risk map, the Puerto Peñasco Harbor Master urges local tourism boats to follow protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. An official letter recently sent to tour operators details current tourist boat capacity limits are 70% for sports fishing and […]

Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort receives 2020 Travelers Choice Award

Based on favorable comments from travelers over the past year who have enjoyed their stay at the resort, Trip Advisor granted Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort a 2020 Travelers’ Choice accommodations award. Héctor Vázquez el Mercado, General Manager of Las Palomas, remarked the distinction, which was also granted to several local restaurants, was based […]

Puerto Peñasco joins over 250,000 cities with Peace Pole

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Right before Puerto Peñasco went into stay at home mode in mid-March, the city officially joined over 250,000 cities across 194 countries as part of the Peace Pole project.  The city’s first peace pole is located on the corner of Shrimp Plaza at the intersection of Blvd. Juarez […]

30% increase in tourism following opening of Puerto Peñasco beaches

By José Antonio Pérez With an approximate 30% increase in tourism to Puerto Peñasco following beach reopening on August 1st, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) estimates the first weekend in August welcomed around 8,000 people to town. Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, OCV President, detailed prior to the beach reopening, they had seen an […]

Mexico simplifies phone calls to 10 digits

As of August 3rd, dialing phone numbers in Mexico has just gotten a little easier as when dialing from a land/cell line you will only be required to dial 10 digits.  For example:  638 – XXX – XXXX   This means calls to cell-phones will no longer require 044 or 045 prior to the area code. […]

Making Puerto Peñasco’s beaches more inclusive

By José Antonio Pérez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero In mid-March, right before Puerto Peñasco closed its beaches due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the local Rotary Club CR Mar de Peñasco, A.C. rolled out a new chair meant to help make the city’s beaches become more inclusive.  Unfortunately, as quickly as it was rolled out, it was […]