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May 22, 2019


Caborca celebrates Annual 6th of April festivities

While across Mexico traditional Semana Santa celebrations are just beginning, in Caborca this past weekend also marked the launch of “Annual April 6th Festivities of Caborca,” under the title of “History, Culture, and Identity in Movement.” Just last week, representatives from Caborca were in town to invite Peñasco folk to the festivities, which they estimated […]

Swim. Bike. Run. Salud!! Las Palomas Triathlon

This past weekend in Rocky Point, superheroes adorning wetsuits, caps, and yes even some with masks and capes, once again demonstrated their athletic prowess at the Las Palomas Triathlon. In waves of colorful caps, beginning with the Olympic distance competitors, triathletes began venturing out into the Sea of Cortez around 10 a.m. on Saturday morning […]

Inauguration of Amores de Peñasco Children’s Home

The plan to have a children’s home within the city itself, run and operated by the DIF (Office for Integral Family Development) has come to fruition and, though children moved into the home in August last year, “Amores de Peñasco” was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, March 28th.  Sonora’s First Lady,  Iveth Dagnino de Padrés, joined Puerto Peñasco’s First […]

Walter’s Brats – Authentic German taste in Rocky Point

Now on Fridays and Saturdays there’s a new tasty option in town for the palette, authentic German Sausage at “Walter’s Brats”. German Chef Walter Malchow, originally from Frankfurt and a recent newcomer to the area after he moved to Puerto Peñasco from Chihuahua, sets up shop from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the corner […]

Spring Break…The right way

Contributor: Rosie Glover Think of a 17-yr old high school senior…a beautiful girl who’s never been to Mexico before…being offered the opportunity to come for Spring Break. Undoubtedly you’ll envision this person partying all night and spending most days preparing for the next night’s round of the same. Well, let me tell you about Acacia Andrews […]

Cruiser voyages

From the time it was initially built in New York, the once popular Fiesta Cruiser sailed over many oceans, and spent a number of years touring around the waters of the Sea of Cortez, before finding itself prey to intense winds and uncanny local weather over the past 6 months. After being built in New […]

Convention and Visitors Bureau presents Spring Break reports

The local Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (OCV), located accessibly within Plaza Fremont (look for the logo with a seal), brings us the following info regarding Spring Break numbers! The number of visitors to Puerto Peñasco during the 2012 Spring Break season points to significant and sustained recovery of tourism to the area. During the busiest […]

Pet vaccination campaign 3/17 – 3/23

Following a recent meeting with staff the Secretary of Health, Puerto Peñasco Mayor Alejandro Zepeda Munro announced they would be holding a Cat & Dog Rabies Vaccine clinic in town from March 17 – 23. The goal is to vaccinate approximately 6000 pets during the campaign and there will be various spots set up at […]

Wacky weather wallops Puerto Peñasco: Palooza postponed

Following months of anticipation, planning, and promotion, the Sta. Patricia’s Peñasco Palooza had one last hurdle to overcome on the evening of March 17th: the weather. Wild winds swept through Puerto Peñasco precisely as the first group, Mariachi Duran, took the stage. Sets by Alan Munro and Riband were both cut short due to the wind. While initially the […]

Volleyball clinic with Acacia Andrews

The Municipal Sports Institute of Puerto Peñasco (IMD) reports that promising volleyball player Acacia Andrews, recruited to play at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO,  will be leading a three-day volleyball clinic beginning Monday, 3/19, through Wednesday 3/21. The clinic, aimed at promoting the sport of volleyball among Puerto Peñasco’s youth, will be open […]

10 years. 12 days. Trekking for the Peñasco Children’s Foundation

In his tenth year of trekking from just outside Phoenix to Puerto Penasco, and across approximately 200 miles, Steve Schwab of SeaSide Reservations successfully completed his 2012 fundraising walk for the Peñasco Children’s Foundation on Monday, March 12.  We caught up with Steve about mid-morning around KM 75 on the Peñasco-Sonoyta highway as he was preparing for the “final sprint” […]

Las Conchas Home Tour & CEDO fundraiser news!

On Saturday, March 3rd over one hundred people made it out to the annual Las Conchas/CEDO Home Tour where five beautiful houses, as well as CEDO, opened their doors to the public as part of the Center’s annual fundraising activities.  Alycia Nelson, a Field Education Intern at the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts […]

Bird Island awaits! EcoFun joins local adventure options

Looking out into Puerto Peñasco’s harbor, the attractive EcoFun1 catamaran is a welcome addition to the boats docked just beyond the towering masts of the city’s shrimping fleet. Following the boat’s exciting voyage earlier this year across the seas from Puerto Vallarta, the boat’s captain, crew, and the entire local Rocky Point staff from EcoFun […]

Charity trek for Peñasco Children’s Foundation

Local businessman Steve Schwab of SeaSide Reservations, and the heart behind the Peñasco Children’s Foundation, is once again making the approx. 200 mile trek on foot from Phoenix to Puerto Peñasco as one of the foundation’s yearly charitable actions to help raise funds for PCF. Schwab has asked people to help sponsor him, as well as to […]

Consul clarification on travel to Rocky Point

In having been residents of Puerto Peñasco , Sonora (a.k.a Rocky Point) for nearly 11 years – and numerous years in central Mexico prior to that, we have been somewhat accustomed to periodic “Spring” travel alerts about wandering into Mexico…kind of like knowing the tides are coming in and nearly as predictable. As lifelong travelers we […]