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July 20, 2019


Puerto Peñasco shrimp yields similar to last year

By José Antonio Pérez Salvador Sánchez Garcia, head of the Federal Fishing Office in Puerto Peñasco reported the 2018-2019 shrimping season has produced 1,700 tons of shrimp, confirming an abundant presence of the product and yields similar to that of last season. Sánchez Garcia explained the local fleet is motivated with such high levels of […]

AIM opens 4th Homework Club

By José Antonio Pérez AIM Peñasco, AC (Comprehensive Assistance for Minors in Puerto Peñasco) recently celebrated the opening of their fourth Homework Club with a mini-Olympiad for 35 prospective students. With inauguration of this fourth homework club, AIM now provides support for nearly 250 students in helping to strengthen their academic foundation. These clubs are […]

Fire Department welcomes new board and vehicle donations

January 19th was an important day for the Puerto Peñasco Fire Department, as a new board of directors was sworn in and the department welcomed the donation of three fire trucks and an ambulance made possible through the efforts of the local Rotary Club, as well as the Las Conchas Homeowners Association. Thanks to the […]

New commercial plaza with movie theater to boost jobs & economy

By José Antonio Pérez Puerto Peñasco is reviving real estate investment, highlighted by work begun on the new Real Center Rocky Point commercial plaza on Blvd Juarez in the Col. Lopez Portillo (approximately across from Sam’s / Aurrera and next to Imagen Oral).  The 50 million peso construction project, covering an area of 8500 sq. […]

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 […]