2012 Peñasco Business Expo 5/26

Building relationships through business is the motto of the 2012 Peñasco Business Expo, set to take place Saturday, May 26th at Shrimp Plaza. A busy Memorial Day weekend offers a wonderful opportunity for visitors and residents alike, from the Mexican and foreign community, to learn more about the wide array of businesses Puerto Peñasco has to […]

Optica Turati accepting donated frames for health clinic

Optica Turati is pleased to announce they have been invited by Family of God Church in Rocky Point to participate in their free medical campaigns. The scheduled date for the next campaign will be Saturday May 26th and it will take place directly at the church building, Blvd Costero N 2000A Fracc Las Palomas. (In […]

The Reef at Sandy Beach

News from the OCV! Puerto Peñasco is bouncing back!

News from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). 4/24/12.   The Arizona Republic has recently printed a number of pieces reexamining Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) as a safe spot for tourism, despite travel warnings that have been issued to other parts of Mexico. These warnings, along with other factors including the requirement […]

CEDO celebrates Earth Day with Family Day!

At the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO), Earth Day celebrations began early with their 1st Family Day event held on Saturday, April 21st. Various activities, including kayaking and nature talks for the whole family, were held in working to raise ecological awareness and knowledge about our surroundings. Remember, Puerto Peñasco […]

Turning over a new Leaf in 2012! CEDO car raffle

April 20th!!! Last day to purchase raffle tickets (100% of purchase price benefits CEDO!) Our friends from the Intercultural Center for the Study of Desert and Oceans (CEDO) recently announced a Car Raffle opportunity of a 2012 Nissan Leaf SL, sponsored by Jim Click Automotive Team from Tucson, AZ. From now until April 20, 2012, […]

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 […]