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23K tourists visited Rocky Point over 1st weekend of Spring Break

The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) reported a 70% average occupancy rate at local lodging options over the first weekend of Spring Break 2021. Despite restricted capacity due to Covid-19, approximately 23,000 visitors made their way to the city over the first weekend of Spring Break in March. OCV President Héctor Vázquez del […]

First Covid vaccines for older adults in Puerto Peñasco

The Covid-19 vaccination process for older adults in Puerto Peñasco began just as Spring started.  The four-day vaccination campaign, open to adults 60+, was to be held March 19th-22nd, and included application of just over 4000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Mrs. Francisca Pina, 87, originally from Puerto Peñasco, became the first non-medical personnel/front line […]

General Hospital “Diaper Thon” still receiving donations

The community of Puerto Peñasco has responded well to the 2021 Pañatón (Diaper Thon), donating a total of 1433 diapers so far for low-income individuals that receive care at the city’s General Hospital. Hospital Director Dr. Pablo Martínez Valeriano detailed the statewide diaper drive, launched on March 16th, remains open as the need for both […]

Local Red Cross hopeful for annual fundraising campaign

Local Red Cross EMT Coordinator, Rubén Barajas Jaime, reports talks are underway to hold their 2021 fundraising campaign.  He noted the annual collection campaign, suspended last year due to Covid-19 concerns, is one of the institution’s main sources of revenue to ensure they can continue to provide an annual average of 10,000 forms of service. […]

Sandy Beach certified for 4th consecutive year as Clean and Sustainable Beach

Longest stretch of certified Clean Beach coastline in Mexico to maintain distinction The Mexican Standards and Certification Institute has once again granted Level II certification to Sandy Beach in Rocky Point. The certified clean beach extends 1700 meters, stretching from Hotel Playa Bonita to Phase III of Las Palomas Resort, encompassing Playa Bonita RV Park, […]

Circus Mexicus tickets go on sale March 20th!

(Tempe, AZ) With unprecedented excitement, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are bringing their musical circus back to Puerto Penasco for five days of long overdue fun June 10-14, 2021.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 20th beginning at 10:00am Mountain/AZ at www.circusmexicus.net .  Any local safety measures in place mid-June will be incorporated into […]

Lucky! Rocky Point Rundown!

Perhaps it’s a nod to St. Patrick Day coming up, but the state of Sonora has achieved green status on Mexico’s health alert map!  We’ve come quite a way since exactly one year ago, when everything started shutting down during the early days of the pandemic. Yet, here we are! Beaches are open and, in […]

City “Tire-a-thon” to recycle used tires

Marcia Ortega Morales, head of Municipal Ecology & Sustainable Development, reports from now through March 26th, the city of Puerto Peñasco will be holding a “Llantatón” (Tire-a-Thon) in an effort to recycle used tires while raising environmental awareness. Ortega Morales detailed a specialized tire recycling plant will be arriving in Puerto Peñasco in the next […]

Women’s March in Puerto Peñasco

On Wednesday, March 10th , dozens of Puerto Peñasco women marched and raised their voices to commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8). Women of all ages marched behind a vehicle with the song “Canción sin Miedo” streaming from its speakers (Song without Fear). This musical piece has become a hymn at marches and feminist movements […]

Peaceful March for Clean Air

In a move to bring further awareness to the need to address ongoing frustration with fires at the city’s landfill, several community members are organizing a Peaceful March for Clean Air to take place Tuesday, March 17th, starting at noon in front of City Hall. Participants are asked to bring a sign, remain peaceful, wear […]

30.9 million peso investment for Rocky Point beach access spots

Continued progress on renovating beach access points, as well as the Malecón in Puerto Peñaco’s Old Port, will be made  through an investment of 30.9 million pesos in 5 projects, set to begin following Semana Santa (Easter break). Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro detailed investment in the five improvement projects, which have already been approved […]

Local Red Cross readiness for Spring holidays

The local Red Cross is prepared for the influx of people to Puerto Peñasco over Spring Break and Semana Santa. Red Cross EMT Coordinator Rubén Barajas Jaime noted they’ve adapted their strategy this spring to the Covid-19 pandemic as, in addition to responding to accidents, they must remain alert to the virus. Last year, recalled […]

Rocky Point Convention and Visitors Bureau lauds role of women

In recognizing women’s perspectives in developing strategies, agreements, and decision making for tourism promotion, the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) is made up primarily of women. The operational team of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau is fittingly composed of Director Lizeth Ibarra, Marketing and Social Media Manager Sara Lilia Cárdenas Franco, […]

Spring Break plans & Rocky Point Rundown!

A local “whale whisperer” once responded when asked what comes after the fin whales, “that would be Spring Breakers”.  Whether or not they got the memo, the whales seem to be departing our shores once more and many whale-watching trips have turned to whale-seeking and dolphin frolicking jaunts. Now, we turn to Spring Breaker spotting […]

El Gallo to face Chocolatito March 13th

In what could be described as the climax to an epic movie, on March 13th Puerto Peñasco’s own Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada will finally face off once more against Roman “Chocolatito” González of Nicaragua. In the long anticipated bout, the two will vie for the combined World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, and The Ring […]

US Embassy Mexico Covid Update

US Embassy in Mexico City:    Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 4, 2021)  The number of COVID-19 cases in Mexico continues to decrease after reaching a peak in the first week of January 2021.  As of February 28, Mexico City, Mexico State, Guanajuato, Queretaro, and Puebla report the highest number of active cases.  States reporting the highest hospital occupancy rates are Mexico City and Puebla (above 50 percent).  Mexican health authorities reiterated calls for people to follow prevention measures including leaving home only for […]