convention and visitors bureau

July 4th exceeds expectations!

Puerto Peñasco received nearly 45,000 visitors to its beaches over the recent 4th of July weekend , providing a boost of approximately 44.5 million pesos to the area, reported Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. The OCV President indicated over the 4th of July weekend beach front hotels were at full […]

Puerto Peñasco foresees great tourism season

The President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, reports Puerto Peñasco is already experiencing and continues to anticipate tremendous tourism over the summer vacation period. As a preferred beach destination for people from Arizona, California, and NM stateside (among many others), as well as from Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja […]

Memorial Day vacations kick off Summer season in Rocky Point

Nearly 55,000 U.S. tourists visited the beaches of Puerto Peñasco during the week leading up to and including U.S. Memorial Day, with hotels reporting an average of 85% occupancy, according to local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado. This translates into an economic influx of more than 50 million pesos. The […]

Family Tourism bounces back over Spring Break in Rocky Point

By Azucena Mazón for Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau The Spring Break vacation period is not just a time for university students from the U.S. to make their way to the beaches of Puerto Peñasco, but also a space for thousands of families to visit the tourist destination and take advantage of the wonderful […]

Local Convention and Visitors Board invests in promotion

The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau intends to put nearly 12 million pesos into promotional campaigns during 2016. Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), explains the office’s promotional campaigns in 2016 will be aimed principally at Arizona, California, Baja California, and Sonora. This, he added, is to […]

2015 Puerto Peñasco tourism up 13%

With an influx of more than 2 million visitors in 2015, Puerto Peñasco grew 13 percentage points in the area of tourism. According to data from the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), 2015 closed out with a general occupation rate of 44%, representing estimates of 2,008,070 visitors to the area in the year. Liz […]

Tourism to Peñasco continues to grow in 2015

The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) indicates 2015 has seen a 15% increase in tourism to Puerto Peñasco, both nationally and from abroad. OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado remarked according to occupation levels reported by area hotel and condo rental providers, by the end of September Puerto Peñasco’s beaches had been visited […]

Mariana Seoane and Julio Camejo pick Puerto Peñasco to promote video

Singers Mariana Seoane and Julio Camejo visited Puerto Peñasco last week to present their music video “De Rodillas te Pido”, bringing together regional press from across northwestern Mexico and Arizona at an event sponsored in conjunction with the local Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Convention Center at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort was the […]

2015 tourism numbers well over 2014

Puerto Peñasco has already registered a 22% growth in tourism during the first part of 2015 over the entire number of visitors to the area last year. Though a number of important tourism months are still to come, principally the rest of July, August, and again in October and the first part of November, there […]

One of the best Spring Breaks in recent years!

The recent Spring Break in Puerto Peñasco is believed to have been one of the best in recent years, with more than 85,000 visitors from the U.S. in the area over the three weeks of the vacation period. City beaches, streets, hotels, and restaurants were notably packed over the popular U.S. Spring vacations, particularly over […]

Spectacular Memorial Day Weekend!

With the number of visitors topping 35,000, U.S. Memorial Day Weekend has firmly established itself as one of the best tourism weekends in Puerto Peñasco. Groups of friends and entire families took to the beaches and streets of Puerto Peñasco this past weekend, resulting in an overall occupancy rate of 87% at area hotels (from […]

High expectations for Memorial Day Weekend in Puerto Peñasco

According to statistics provided by the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), reservations at area hotels and condo providers are at 80% for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. There are even a number of beach front hotels (and rental agencies) reporting full reservations for Saturday, May 23rd. OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado indicates […]

Labor Day weekend numbers up in Rocky Point

Labor Day weekend numbers in Rocky Point up 20% over last year By Azucena Mazón The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) reports an 85% occupancy rate at area hotels from Friday, Aug. 30 – Sunday, Sept. 1, representing an economic influx of over 1.9 million dollars over the recent U.S. Labor Day holiday […]

Boost in Puerto Peñasco’s Spring Break 2013 numbers!

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Following a second full week of the traditional Spring Break period in Arizona, the number of visitors to Puerto Peñasco during the stretch from March 9th – 18th showed a growth of about 4 points over 2012. During a brief, relatively informal press conversation with representatives from the local media, Héctor Vázquez […]

Strengthening tourism ties with Sonoyta

OCV Press Release. Seeking measures that benefit care for both national and foreign tourists in passing through Sonoyta on their way to Puerto Peñasco, and to other points South, on Wednesday, Dec. 5th, leaders from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) met with Sonoyta Mayor Ing. Julio Cesar Ramírez. Puerto Peñasco OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, OCV Director Javier Muñoz Herrera, […]