Skateboard Fest!

This past Saturday (4/14), was the 3rd consecutive year for the Atomic Crew Skate Event at the malecón in the Old Port. The event attracted lots of people, including some from outside the municipality and from other states. It was an event on wheels with tremendous audacity and talent, with those not skating there in […]

Thunder on the Beach 150!

From afar they sounded like mosquitoes, while up close the motors could be heard and you could sense the adrenaline and speed.  Thunder on the Beach 150 made its presence known this past weekend across a circuit between Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay, with ATVs, buggies, pick-ups, and motorbikes competing, sending sand everywhere and making […]

Barra Vieja to reopen: Now in Mirador!

Some say it’s an icon, others talk about the amazing mojitos served up at the cozy bar tucked away toward the end of Calle 13, or karaoke alongside pool tables and a dance floor…it was Barra Vieja… and now it’s back! Tonight, April 14th Barra Vieja reopens but in a new spot,now in the Mirador. […]

Weekend umpire clinic

With baseball season now well underway, the Sports Commission for the State of Sonora will be in Puerto Peñasco this Friday and Saturday, heading up an umpire clinic as part of athletic programs to support municipalities. Former professional umpire Victor “Cadillo” Saiz, accompanied by his son and current umpire of the Mexican Summer League and the […]

Semana Santa numbers highlight increased tourism to Puerto Peñasco

Press release: Puerto Peñasco OCV With the majority of local hotels and rental providers reporting 100% occupancy over the recent Easter weekend, Puerto Peñasco’s status as a top tourism spot continues to grow stronger. Hector Vasquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), announced this year there had been a 6% increase […]

Mi Playa offers new beach option

Just in time for Semana Santa, in broadening beach options to the general public here in Puerto Peñasco, the City of Puerto Peñasco has opened up access to the beach in a stretch between the Mirador and CetMar (near Las Conchas). The area has been provided to the City under lease by the University of Sonora, who had used […]

Greek delights in Rocky Point!

Contributor: Dona Hurley OOPAH!  A refreshing new food offering has come to Puerto Peñasco – El Greco’s Gyros Restaurant.   Kim and Louie Xourafas have opened a new spot that expands food options when seeking something delectable around town. The restaurant is nestled in the corner below the Sunset Cantina, next door to Long Realty and […]

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 […]