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April 21, 2019


Promoting Puerto Peñasco at Arizona ASTA’s “Fiesta in the Desert”

Press Release – Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (Phoenix, AZ).- The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau of Puerto Peñasco (OCV) once again furthered efforts to promote this wonderful tourist destination , as well as the state of Sonora, by participating in the Annual Fiesta in the Desert gathering of the Arizona chapter of […]

Sonora Tourism support remains firm for Home Port

By José Antonio Pérez Support of the Sonoran government for the Puerto Peñasco Cruise Ship Home Port project remains firm, stated Armando Ceceña Salido, General Coordinator of Sonora Tourism Promotion (COFETUR).  Therefore, he assured, they will continue to seek necessary resources for the project’s completion both from the current federal administration as well as the […]

When does turtle watch begin?

By José Antonio Pérez So far in 2018, there have not been any reports of turtle nesting in areas surrounding Puerto Peñasco. However, ZOFEMAT (Federal Maritime and Land Zone) officials believe, just as last year, this may occur again come August. ZOFEMAT Director Luis César García González detailed the historic 2017 turtle nesting season registered […]

Cannonball jellyfish yields surpass 40 thousand tons

By José Antonio Pérez There are high spirits and optimism this fishing season after “cannonball” jelly fish yields surpass expectations. The Regional Federation of Fishermen Cooperatives announced there has been a 33% increase in fishing production when compared to the 30,000 tons of cannonball jelly fish from last year. Carlos Tirado, representative for the Fishermen […]

Stingray watch and shuffle

By José Antonio Pérez With hotter temperatures afoot, local Red Cross EMT Coordinator Miguel Angel Ibarra Lomeli reported a notable increase in sting ray incidents, and has issued an alert for beach goers to take precautions in helping to prevent stings. Ibarra Lomelí detailed there were 140 reports of sting ray incidents in May and […]

Osprey rescued after strong June winds

By José Antonio Pérez An osprey was rescued at a house in Laguna Shores on Sunday, June 24th, thanks to emergency call that. Strong winds apparently knocked the bird into a home at Laguna Shores, whose owners promptly called 911 which in turn notified Animal Control. Animal Control director Erick Francisco Gastélum Pacheco detailed following […]

Puerto Peñasco had steady tourism over July 4th

 By José Antonio Pérez At least 8 thousand tourists visited Puerto Peñasco to celebrate US July 4th Independence Day, confirming there was no negative effect due to the July 1st electoral process in Mexico. Héctor Vazquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), reported average hotel & resort capacity over […]

Travel to Puerto Peñasco remains safe

Press Release: Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau Puerto Peñasco expects an ongoing increase in tourism this summer as visitors come to enjoy our beaches and city given our peaceful surroundings and respect provided to gusts.  To increase tourist safety during their travels, the “Safety Corridor” program remains in effect between Sonoyta and Puerto Peñasco, […]

Elections 2018

On July 1st, elections were held in Mexico and millions of Mexicans went out to vote and act as Election Officials and clerks.  In addition to the Presidential race, this year included elections for both state level and federal Representatives and Senators, as well as mayoral races here locally and across Sonora. MORENA (Movimiento Regeneración […]

Election time “dry law” not expected to impact tourism numbers

By José Antonio Pérez Elections in Mexico are this Sunday, July 1st, and along with it, a 48 hour “dry law” (i.e. no alcohol sales) is set to be in effect (June 30th – July 1st). With US 4th of July holidays also around the bend, Hector Vazquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco […]

¿Dónde se podrá votar en Puerto Peñasco este 1° de julio?

Instalarán 70 casillas y una especial para la próxima jornada electoral 2018 donde podrían votar más de 45 mil habitantes de Puerto Peñasco. Por Azucena Mazón y José Antonio Pérez Este domingo, 1° de julio, los habitantes de Puerto Peñasco podrán votar por alguno de los seis candidatos a la presidencia municipal, así como por […]

Notes about July 1st elections in Mexico

*UPDATED JUNE 28, 2018* Mexico is currently engulfed in electoral campaigns, which officially began on March 30th   and run through June 27th, all in leading up to election day, Sunday, July 1st.  In addition to the importance of the elections in general, it is worthwhile to note “Ley Seca” (dry law, i.e. no alcohol sales) […]

OCV Peñasco participates in Sonora Arizona Commission and Sonora Fest

TUCSON, AZ, US Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) emphasizes Safety Corridor between Sonoyta and Puerto Peñasco and confidence this generates for visitors and investors The Puerto Peñasco Conventions and Visitors Bureau (OCV) attended the Sonora-Arizona, Arizona-Mexico Commission, held June 14th & 15th in Tucson, AZ, where they also hosted one of the initial […]

Puerto Peñasco athletes bring home weightlifting / track & field medals

Rocky Point athletes bring home 11 medals from 2018 National Olympics and Youth Championship Puerto Peñasco, Sonora; June 7th, 2018 After a great performance by Puerto Peñasco’s athletes at the 2018 National Olympics and Youth National Championship, eight athletes brought back eleven medals in track & field and weightlifting. Municipal Athletic Director, Mario Lopez Palomo, […]

4 tourists rescued after yacht goes adrift

By José Antonio Pérez Four Mexican tourists were rescued safe and sound Saturday, June 2nd, after the private yacht they had boarded started to drift out to sea following a mechanical fault. The Mexican Navy reported the rescue took place behind “Whale Hill” took place on Saturday, June 2nd. Naval Military personnel tended to and […]

Peñasco Rotary Club teams up with Alas de Amor dentists again for free clinic

By José Antonio Pérez More than 100 low income people from across Puerto Peñasco attended a 2 day dental campaign held the first weekend of June, coordinated by the “Alas de Amor” dentist organization from the United States and the Rotary Club of Puerto Peñasco Mar de Cortez. Alas de Amor organizer Roy Bryant expressed […]