Puerto Peñasco anticipates the arrival of more than 35,000 tourists over the U.S. 4th of July Independence weekend.
According to the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), hotel occupancy rates point to levels of 85% to 90% for the upcoming weekend.
Lizette Ibarra, Administrator in the OCV office, remarked along with a number of people from the U.S. who will celebrate the long holiday weekend in Puerto Peñasco, they also anticipate many Mexican tourists who have picked this beach spot to begin their summer vacations.
She indicated, following this weekend, they expect the city to surpass more than 1 million visitors from both Mexico and abroad that have made their way to Puerto Peñasco so far this year. This is a positive indicator for the city as a tourist destination.
For the holiday weekend, some beach side hotels are planning firework shows to celebrate the U.S. Independence holiday along with their visitors.