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Mayor presents benefits of Puerto Peñasco for potential Hotel and Casino

Press Release

July 29, 2017. Tucson, Arizona.  Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro met with Tribal Council members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to detail benefits Puerto Peñasco represents for potential investment and development of a hotel and casino. Together with Municipal Tourism Director, Luis Altamirano, the mayor spoke with Pascua Yaqui Chairman Robert Valencia, as well as Kimberly Van Amburg, General Manager of tribal enterprises. During the meeting at Casino del Sol, the mayor remarked “We are strengthening Puerto Peñasco as a tourist destination. This new proposal adds to promotional efforts we have carried out since the beginning of this administration, and has the sole goal of attracting investment along with more tourism from across the globe.”


Reaffirming commitments to maintain clean beach certification

By José Antonio Pérez

July 27, 2017.  This past week, beach service providers along with municipal authorities reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen coastal clean-up efforts in order to sustain Puerto Peñasco’s Clean Beach Certification. The goal, detailed municipal ZOFEMAT (Federal Maritime Land Zone) Coordinator César García González, is to work permanently in preparation for the second upcoming audit by the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification.  Municipal officials and representatives from vendor unions alike emphasized it took Puerto Peñasco and Sonora thirteen years to achieve the state’s first Clean Beach Certification. Therefore, there’s a commitment on the part of all involved to do what is necessary to keep this valuable accreditation.  It’s worth remembering on March 2nd, Puerto Peñasco became the first spot in Sonora to obtain Clean Beach certification, for a stretch of just over 1500 lineal meters stretching between Playa Bonita and Sandy Beach.


Promoting Peñasco on the Road heads to Phoenix

By José Antonio Pérez

July 25, 2017.  In coordination with the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), representatives from area hotels recently visited several travel agencies in Phoenix, Arizona in continuing to promote the port.  OCV Tourism Promoter Tania Félix detailed the Puerto Peñasco contingent was accompanied by Caborca OCV President Juan Pedro Vanegas who proposed incorporating the natural beauty of Puerto Peñasco with cultural and historic trips to Caborca as both belong to the Missions Route.  Following visits with several travel agents, the tourism promoters then took part in “Fiesta in the Desert 2017”, which is an event organized by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), with an attendance of over 250 travel agents based out of Arizona.


Initial fines from malecón alcohol ban

By José Antonio Pérez

July 25, 2017.   Municipal Safety Commissioner Marcos Alejandro Preciado Valenzuela reported at least 10 people have been fined for not adhering to ban on alcohol in public areas in the malecón, noting none of these cases have been serious.  In general, added Commissioner Preciado, both tourists and residents alike have abided with the policy, as well as others implemented in this iconic part of the city. He furthered the main goal of such measures is that of reviving the family-friendly essence of the malecón, while enforcing terms of the city’s federal concession for the area itself.



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