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 […]

Craters and sand dunes at the Pinacate! Perfect for all seasons!

The winter season and its lower temperatures are no impediment for visitors to take in the magic and wonder at the Pinacate Reserve. The Reserve, which encompasses craters dotted across the desert landscape, offers one of the most biodiverse spots in the world and is located just about 30 miles north of Puerto Peñasco. This […]

Crece turismo de verano en Puerto Peñasco

Un crecimiento del 5% de turismo norteamericano han registrado las playas de Puerto Peñasco durante el mes de julio cuando se podría cerrar con unos 280 mil visitantes. De acuerdo  a  datos proporcionados por la Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes el mes de julio se ha comportado con una ocupación hotelera del 70 al 75% […]

Puerto Peñasco’s tourism growth continues in summer

The beaches of Puerto Peñasco have seen a 5% growth in tourism from the U.S. during the month of July, which could close out with nearly 280,000 visitors. According to info provided by the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), July has had 70 to 75% occupancy rates at beachfront hotels, with many weekends reporting […]

Donations from Spring Triathlon

Contributor: Convention and Visitors Bureau of Puerto Peñasco One of the mostly highly anticipated activities in Puerto Peñasco is the annual Spring Rocky Point Triathlon. Each year, the RockyPointTri also does a good job of collecting donations for local organizations. Just recently, donations from the Spring triathlon were presented to the local Office on Integral […]

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 […]

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, […]

Puerto Peñasco @ Fiesta in the Desert IX

In mid-July, Puerto Peñasco had a definite presence at Fiesta in the Desert IX in Arizona, organized by the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).  The event, aimed at highlighting options to various travel partners, included a tradeshow, seminars, and special presentations. Russ Black, of Peñasco Recreation, and his wife Naomi had […]

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5th Deep Sea Fishing Tournament Day 2

Following the first day of the 5th Annual Deep Sea Fishing tournament, and 12 hours of fishing, the competition continued on Sunday, July 8th, once again from the early hours of the morning with departure from the port at 6 a.m. and preparations going on well before dawn. Emotions were high throughout the day as […]

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5th Deep Sea Fishing Tournament Day 1

Day 1:  On Saturday, July 7th, at 6 a.m., participants set out on the first of two days at the 5th Annual Deep Sea Fishing Tournament organized by the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). This year there are more than $10,000 USD in prizes to be given away within the 3 categories: Grouper, […]

5th Deep Sea Fishing Tournament 7/7 – 7/8

Puerto Peñasco’s 5th Annual Deep Sea Fishing tournament, organized and sponsored by the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), is set for the weekend of July 7th and 8th.  With more than $10,000 USD in prizes, this year should reel in some true deep-sea fishing aficionados. Pre-registration can be done directly at the OCV site: […]

Tequila Fest June 16th ~ Un festival para toda la familia!

Mariachi melodies, along with tequila tasting, are soon to spill over the hills and crevices of Puerto Peñasco…and out across the sea by the harbor. Martin Martinez, President of the local Restaurant Association (CANIRAC), along with Laura Palacio from Sonora Turismo, Javier Muñoz of Puerto Peñasco’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), along with Fausto Soto, Municipal Secretary, […]

Memorable Memorial Day weekend report

The recent Memorial Day weekend in Puerto Peñasco was certainly one to remember!  In fact, according to Hector Vazquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), local accommodation providers reported an average 84% occupancy rate for the entire weekend with 100% on Saturday, May 26th!  This, Vazquez added, represents about 31,000 visitors solely at […]

The Reef at Sandy Beach

News from the OCV! Puerto Peñasco is bouncing back!

News from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). 4/24/12.   The Arizona Republic has recently printed a number of pieces reexamining Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) as a safe spot for tourism, despite travel warnings that have been issued to other parts of Mexico. These warnings, along with other factors including the requirement […]