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April 21, 2019


First cruise ship set to sail from Puerto Peñasco in December 2019

By José Antonio Pérez Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano announced launch of Cruise & Maritime Voyages by the end of the year will provide the first cruise ship departure from Puerto Peñasco to tour the Sea of Cortez, showing the world the best beach tourism destinations that Sonora has to offer. Currently, this is the […]

No gasoline shortage foreseen in Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Puerto Peñasco, Sonora    January 9, 2019 Getting gasoline in Puerto Peñasco will not be an inconvenience for tourists or residents given that local gas stations have made assurances regarding ongoing fuel supply, reported Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau. Similarly, Lilian Castillo […]

Puerto Peñasco among 11 Sonora municipalities in border region

By José Antonio Pérez As 2018 closed out, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) signed his second decree as President to lower taxes, raise salaries, and standardize gas prices with the U.S. along Mexico’s entire northern border region, measure which includes Puerto Peñasco and creates the world’s largest “free zone.” The Fiscal Stimuli Decree for the […]

300 million peso credit approved for Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Along with approval of the Puerto Peñasco Income Budget, the Sonora state Congress authorized a 300 million peso credit at a term of up to three hundred months.  Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro detailed these resources will be put towards restructuring municipal public debt, as well as four public investment projects, including […]

“Snow Birds” flock back to Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco is once again attracting those affectionately known as “snow birds”, or rather visitors who travel south to escape cold northern winters. This generates a positive boost on tourism in Puerto Peñasco during winter months, which are usually considered to be low season. Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the […]

Puerto Peñasco included within Northern Border Zone

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Dec. 29, 2018 Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro expressed appreciation to Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), local and federal legislators, as well as congressional leaders in helping to ensure the municipality of Puerto Peñasco was included within the Northern Border “Free Zone”, which is to go into effect on […]


The United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico, is pleased to announce its schedule of upcoming office hours. Mr. Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, has very graciously provided office space on the first floor of the Municipal Ayuntamiento where American citizens are welcome to connect with the Consulate General in Nogales via Skype […]

430 baby turtles released in Puerto Peñasco in 2018

By José Antonio Pérez – Photos: Tony Ballesteros This year, Puerto Peñasco had reports of nearly 700 sea turtle eggs collected from nests along area beaches, resulting in the release of 430 baby sea turtles for the season. Luis César García González, Coordinator of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (ZOFEMAT) detailed a 61% success rate […]

Casa del Migrante provides shelter for the journey

By José Antonio Pérez In November, Puerto Peñasco reinaugurated the “Casa del Migrante” (Migrant Home), meant to provide shelter and food as individuals pass through the city. The 150 person capacity facility, which was placed adjacent to the railroad station, is equipped with a full kitchen, 4 full rooms for mothers and their children, a […]

Plaza a la Madre to undergo renovation

By José Antonio Pérez Jose Luis Montijo Torres, Municipal Director for Public Works, reported following 10 years since Plaza la Madre underwent renovation efforts, it is set to get a new facelift at a cost of over 7 million pesos. Montijo Torres detailed funds from the Colorado River Bridge Trust will be put towards bringing […]

Call to follow protocols after season’s first whale sightings

By José Antonio Pérez Cold weather and cool sea temperatures have led to early sightings of humpback whales and whale sharks, though still quite a way from Puerto Peñasco, affirmed Harbor master Luis Castro Galán. The Harbor master went on to explain as temperatures drop, so does demand for beach services such as “banana” or […]

Increased participation during Fall cancer prevention campaign

By José Antonio Pérez This Fall’s free cancer prevention campaign, carried out by the Beatriz Beltrones Foundation, saw a noticeable advancement in cancer prevention awareness. Local Foundation liaison Oscar Palacio Soto detailed in the campaign’s first 5 days, the mobile unit performed 180 cervical cancer tests and 182 mammograms, noting many of the women choose […]

Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada to enter ring again Dec. 8th!

Puerto Peñasco’s boxing pride, Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada will go into the ring again on December 8th, headlining the night in a face off against Hermosillo boxer Victor “Spock” Mendez in the Stubhub Center in Carson, California, to be televised on HBO. One time WBO/WBA flyweight champion, “Gallo” Estrada has been training in Los […]

BiAnnual AZ-Mex / Sonora-Mex Commission meets in Hermosillo

The Bi-Annual Mexico-Arizona Commission and Comisión Sonora-Arizona Winter Summit will be held Nov. 29th – 30th in Sonora’s capital of Hermosillo. The local Convention and Visitors Bureau issued a note as to the importance of these meetings, and Peñasco’s role in the Commission: The importance of carrying out the Sonora-Arizona Commission By:  Puerto Peñasco Convention […]

US Virtual Consular Agency in Puerto Peñasco

VIRTUAL CONSULAR AGENCY OFFICE HOURS The United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico, is pleased to announce the establishment of a Virtual Consular Agency in Puerto Peñasco.  Mr. Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, has very graciously provided office space on the first floor of the Municipal Ayuntamiento where American citizens are welcome to […]

18th Annual Rocky Point Rally Exceeds Expectations

By José Antonio Pérez The 18th Annual Rocky Point Rally, held Nov. 8th – 11th, exceeded all expectations, hosting well over 8,500 motorcycles and welcoming at least 25,000 people from Mexico, United States, Canada, Germany, and other places from around the world – including the Philippines! Donations from annual registration fees from this year’s Rally […]