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June 16, 2019

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Puerto Peñasco topped expectations for Semana Santa 2019

By José Antonio Pérez Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), reported with close to 125 thousand visitors and economic revenue of over 100 million pesos, Semana Santa (Holy Week) has solidified itself as the main generator of tourism and economy for Puerto Peñasco. While during the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strong 2018 Spring Break and Easter numbers in Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) announced Puerto Peñasco continues to show strong tourism numbers during the periods stretching from Spring Break through Semana Santa.  The annual trek to the beach for Spring Break, which could be felt mostly in mid-March, pointed to approximately 140,000 visitors to the area […]

Datos importantes para Semana Santa en Puerto Peñasco

Datos que debes conocer si planeas pasar tus vacaciones de Semana Santa en Puerto Peñasco. Se esperan a más de 100 mil turistas de ciudades cercanas de Sonora, Baja California y otros estados en toda la semana. La ocupación para el fin de semana es cercana al 100 % en todos los hoteles y condominios […]

Holy! Week! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this week by Playa Bonita Resort Holy Week. Semana Santa. It’s a time to celebrate traditions, such as Friday’s Stations of the Cross reenactment in the Old Port, not to mention the tradición of bandas across the malecón, fiestas on the playa, and welcoming every amigo, primo, and family member into homes across the […]

Tips and notes for Semana Santa 2018

More than 100,000 tourists expected in Puerto Peñasco from cities across Sonora, Baja California, and neighboring states Easter weekend occupancy rates at nearly 100% at all city hotels and condo complexes The malecón (Old Port) will be closed off to traffic from the “Anchor” statue from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Thursday – Sunday Calle […]

Semana Santa success and misfortune

By José Antonio Perez and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero The arrival of over 100,000 visitors to Puerto Peñasco during the weeks of Semana Santa and Semana de Pascua (known as Holy Week and Easter Week), reconfirms the present trend of at least a 5% increase to lodging occupancy in the city so far for 2017, noted Convention […]

HOLY Week! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this week by Rocky Point 360 Business Directory. Are you in it? Semana Santa. Holy Week.  Yes, it’s one of the busiest times of the year around town with some folk opting to take in more tranquil sun off the popular beaches, and others heading right into the thick of things on the malecón […]

Oysters back on the plate! RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

End to ban on bivalve mollusks By José Antonio Perez April 7, 2017.  The ban on sale or consumption of bivalve mollusks, which had been in place since the end of January, has finally been lifted by the State Commission Health Risk Protection (COESPRISSON). The ban had impacted consumption of bivalve mollusks (oysters, clams, mussels, […]

More than 130,000 tourists expected in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa

With most reservations booked at beach front hotels, Rocky Point anticipates more than 130,000 tourists over the upcoming Semana Santa vacation period.  With just days to go before Rocky Point’s busiest vacation period, beach front hotels and many condo resorts are nearly fully booked according to Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention […]

Semana Santa bursting at the seams!

The beaches of Puerto Peñasco were bursting at the seams during Semana Santa, with the arrival of an estimated 80,000 tourists yet without any tragic deaths to report. Over the recent Semana Santa weekend in Rocky Point, area hotels and condos were completely full and reported more than a 65% occupancy level mid-week. These quick […]

Semana Santa abarrotada en Puerto Peñasco

Una semana santa abarrotada se vivió en Playas de Puerto Peñasco cuando se presume el ingreso de al menos 80 mil turistas  nacionales  con un saldo blanco.  Hoteles y condominios  con llenos totales en el fin de semana santa, y un promedio de más 65% entre semana, fue lo que se registró en esta temporada […]

Gobernadora Pavlovich Arellano refrenda compromiso con Puerto Peñasco

En su gira por Puerto Peñasco la  gobernadora del estado Claudia Pavlovich refrendó su compromiso para detonar proyectos que consoliden a este puerto como un destino turístico a nivel internacional. En su primera visita a este polo turístico la gobernadora anunció que en el mes de junio arrancará un vuelo comercial que conectará a Puerto […]