By José Antonio Pérez
Tourists from abroad, frequently known as “snow birds” or rather those fleeing colder temps further North, are making their way back to Puerto Peñasco. This is extremely important as winter is generally considered to be a “low season” for tourism in town, expressed Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV).
The OCV President noted the times when “snow birds” could mostly be found at local RV parks is a thing of the past as more and more winter visitors are seeking out additional attractions and forms of comfort. The number of RV spaces in Puerto Peñasco, he added, have reduced significantly over the years, going from over 2000 spaces to approximately 800. This implicitly means less winter traffic at the RV parks, he admitted, though there’s a new generation of snow birds without RVs, who are retiring younger and looking at other types of attractions Peñasco may offer.