Keeping the holiday spirit – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

Can you hear that?  It’s just some of the traditions that would normally be ringing out across the city this time of year: Peregrinaciones (processions/pilgrimages for Virgen de Guadalupe). Posadas (Holiday parties). Piñatas. Ponche.  Still, there’s plenty of holiday spirit around as we count down the rest of 2020, so let’s get to it. Whether […]

Holiday Giving Guide 2020

Each year, several holiday drives across Puerto Peñasco aim to bring additional cheer and warmth to the community.  There’s plenty of opportunities to take part in making the 2020 holiday season special. Be sure to dive in where you can to help spread the holiday spirit! AIM – Blanket Drive / Pots & Pans drive […]

Mexico outlines distribution phases for coronavirus vaccine

On December 8th, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, along with officials from the Ministry of Health, provided details on phases for Mexico’s coronavirus vaccination plan. During the weekly “Health Pulse” conference, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer Varela explained phases of the National Vaccination program against coronavirus place first priority on front-line healthcare workers who directly […]

Puerto Peñasco highlighted as Sonoran Pride!

Press Release: Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau The production team of “Orgullo Sonorense” (Sonoran Pride), which airs on Telemax every Saturday at noon and Thursdays at 7 p.m., recently paid a visit to Rocky Point. Through interviews and on-site visits during their stay, the production team documented various trades and individuals that enhance the […]

Repaving of Blvd. Sonora

Municipal Public Works has begun work to repave Blvd. Sonora stretching from Blvd. Kino to Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez.  Public Works Director José Luis Montijo detailed the work, encompassing 27,716 square meters of 5 cm thick asphalt, will last through February 2021.

Diciembrrrree! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

December. 2020. We are just as much in awe as you are in that: 1, it’s already December and 2, how long this year has been! We’re almost rounding the corner on 2020 to head into 2021 with high hopes, clean hands, and navidad masks. Whether you find yourself in Rocky Point, or catching up […]

Palabras de Esperanza holiday gift drive

With the goal of bringing Christmas smiles to at least 200 children in the area of Col. San Rafael, the Palabras de Esperanza (Words of Hope) Community Center has launched a toy & candy drive now through Dec. 19th. Loly Martinez, Community Center director, detailed their scaled back goal this year is to distribute 200 […]

Reporting street light outages

José Luis Montijo, Director of Public Works, invites the community to report outages of LED street lights to ENCO Efficient and Matter S.A. de C.V, Toll-free at 01-800-461-0088 (español). Repairs within 4 days. The LED street lights, 3200 of which replaced older sodium vapor lamps, are part of the Peñasco Iluminado project and are those […]

Sonora implements statewide “Anticipa” Covid Map

The Sonora Health Board signed an agreement with municipalities across the state last week in an effort to combine efforts in the fight against Covid-19. The agreement, titled “Por un Semáforo Verde” (Towards a Green Alert), provides for a statewide Covid-19 map, broken down by municipality, in order to specify individual health risk levels as: […]

Extended travel limit hasn’t impacted southbound traffic

November UPDATE on only essential travel across Mexico / US / Canada land entries Technically, the US/Mexico/Canada agreement to limit non-essential travel has again been extended – now to Dec. 21st per the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs. HOWEVER, this measure has not been enforced by officials at the Sonoyta land crossing since it began […]

Giving Thanks 2020. Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

The holiday season is upon us, as irregular as it may be.  Large gatherings have been swapped for intimate dinners with a handful of family and friends; traditional seasonal “posadas” (holiday parties) are traded out for Secret Santa exchanges and spirited toasts over Zoom. Still, there’s ways to help out around the community for this […]

November Sunshine! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

In the comings and goings of Rocky Point, along with the on-again off-again nature we’ve become (somewhat) accustomed to during Covid, we were sad to hear Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers cancelled this weekend’s upcoming shows in town.  Organizers remarked, “Despite hardships for many, the band feels public safety is a priority for our audience […]

Suspension of Rocky Point Rally saw 50% drop in tourism

The second weekend of November, which is usually when Puerto Peñasco is flooded with motorcycles, saw a 50% decrease in tourism due to suspension of the 2020 Rocky Point Rally. Hector Vazquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), informed the decision to cancel the rally could be felt in […]

Thanksgiving in Rocky Point 2020

UPDATED  Nov. 18, 2020. Grateful. That’s how we feel as Thanksgiving nears. Grateful for those with whom we can share the holiday this atypical year. Grateful for those who venture out to spend time together…apart…in Rocky Point. Gracias. For those looking to give thanks in Rocky Point, yet without the chore of cooking or washing […]