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April 21, 2019

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Semana Santa! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Semana Santa in Puerto Peñasco!  Easter weekend.  Possibly the busiest time of the year – Thursday through Sunday – so be ready for bandas, tráfico, fiestas, and más bandas in all their colorful glory! For a taste of tradition, Friday is the “Stations of the Cross” departing from the malecón at 9 a.m. (plan to […]

Over 120,000 visitors expected in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa 2019

 By Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau A huge influx of tourism, improved services, fun, and perfect weather are what thousands of families and friends from Sonora, Baja California, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and our neighboring state of Arizona can expect in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa 2019. This seaside destination offers more than 6500 rooms at […]

Stingray alert early in season

By José Antonio Pérez As temperatures rise, so does the presence of stingrays. This is why it is important to alert beach goers about taking measures to prevent being stung. Miguel Ángel Ibarra Lomelí, Coordinator of the local Red Cross, reported 16 stingray incidents have already been registered so far this year, which is early […]

Sandy Beach recertified as Clean Beach

By Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, together with Puerto Peñasco mayor Ernesto Munro, were presented with recertification of Sandy Beach as a Level II Clean Beach. The acknowledgement, presented by José Luis Acosta Rodríguez, General Director of the Northwest Basin and Technical Secretary of the Clean Beach Committee, reaffirms […]

Officials launch 2019 Semana Santa Safety Operative

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.  April 9, 2019. More than 380 agents from the three levels of government, representing security departments along with volunteer service and emergency institutions, will participate in the 2019 Semana Santa Safety Operative from April 18th – 28th.  It is estimated over 135,000 visitors will make their way to Puerto Peñasco during this […]

Las Palomas relaunches Phase 3 during Governor’s visit

By José Antonio Pérez 1.1  billion pesos will be invested in the third phase of the Las Palomas resort complex, relaunch of which took place on Tuesday, April 9th during Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich’s visit to Puerto Peñasco. Together with Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, Governor Pavlovich waved the “green flag” for reactivation of work on […]

Peñasco’s sustainable clean beach recertification

By José Antonio Pérez On Tuesday, with Sonoran Governor Claudia Pavlovich on hand as witness,  Puerto Peñasco received official recognition for recertification of its sustainable clean beach  for a second year in a row. During the State Playas Limpias Committee Meeting, José Luis Acosta Rodríguez from the Northwestern Basin of the National Water Commission presented […]

May Cornhole raffle to benefit the Santa Claus Club

By  John Fowler Raffle tickets are on sale for the May 11th drawing. Tickets are $2.00 each, 6 for $10.00, 13 for $20.00 and 40 for $50.00. Drawing will be all day at JJ’s Cantina at the Cornhole tournament. We have over 80 prizes and are still adding to that number. As usual, 100% of […]

Pura Vida – Treasure Hunt

This past week, I had the honor of attending – and helping translate – a memorial service for two adventurous spirits whose lives were sadly cut too short last year following a car accident. No, I never met them. I didn’t know them. Yet, oddly their legacy lives on in Puerto Peñasco, and I can’t […]

A worthy memorial for two cherished lives

By José Antonio Pérez A touching memorial was held for Anna Wilson and Amanda Nicole Korbas on Thursday, March 28th, who regretfully passed away in Puerto Peñasco during their spring break vacation last year following a car accident.  The memorial included the unveiling of a plaque as well as traffic signage, contributed by the girls’ […]

Announcing Mark & Gary Spray Homework Club!

Contributor Kathleen Duncan,  AIM Peñasco,  Steps of Love As many of you know, we recently lost two very special vecinos who also happened to be brothers. Gary and Mark Spray both had huge hearts and loved the community of Puerto Peñasco. They were both also dear friends of mine as well as dedicated and generous […]

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visits border region

By José Antonio Pérez Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) visited the border town of San Luis Rio Colorado on Tuesday, March 26th, to unveil programs for the Northern Border, as well as to express assurances to address fishing concerns in the Upper Gulf of California. Though vowing to fulfill commitments of the federal […]

2019 Spring Break tourism exceeds expectations in Rocky Point!

By José Antonio Pérez Approximately 110,000 tourists in all visited Puerto Peñasco over the two main weeks of Spring Break 2019, generating economic revenue of over 117 million pesos (6.5 million USD) and exceeding expectations of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). OCV President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado emphasized most visitors filled the town […]

15 million pesos contemplated for beach improvements

By José Antonio Pérez Luis César García González, Operational Coordinator for ZOFEMAT (Federal Maritime Land Zone), reported Puerto Peñasco presented the ZOFEMAT Technical Committee with a 15 million peso investment proposal to go toward beach improvement projects. The funds, he detailed, represent resources yet to be used from income collected from the Federal Zone. The […]

Upcoming VIRTUAL US CONSULAR OFFICE HOURS

The United States Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico, is very happy to announce its schedule of upcoming office hours.  This is a free service, designed to increase communication between American citizens in Puerto Peñasco and the American Citizen Services staff in Nogales.  If you have questions or concerns that you’d like to discuss with a […]