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May 19, 2019


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 […]

4th of July @ the beach! ¡Bienvenidos!

Approximately 45,000 tourists are expected to spend the 4th of July weekend in Puerto Peñasco with hotels reporting 80% to 100% in early reservations. Entire families and groups of friends from Arizona, California, Nevada, and other states across the Southwestern part of the U.S. have chosen Puerto Peñasco as the spot to celebrate the 4th […]

Summer forecast: Strong tourism numbers

Summer got off to a strong start in Puerto Peñasco as more than 30,000 tourists poured into town for the second weekend in June with the overlapping of two major events: the Utah Rotary District Conference, and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers’ Circus Mexicus. According to information provided by the local Convention and Visitors Bureau […]

Families and friends flock to Rocky Point for Memorial Day

Nearly 45,000 visitors, primarily from the U.S., are expected to visit Puerto Peñasco’s beaches over Memorial Day Weekend with area hotels and rental options registering reservations at more than 90%. According to information from the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), some hotels are already 100% booked while others have over 60% in reservations for […]

Strong start to May in Puerto Peñasco

More than 30K tourists from Mexico and abroad were reported to have visited Puerto Peñasco beaches over the recent holiday weekend. Mexican tourists took advantage of the holiday weekend, stretching from Labor Day (May 1st) and extending for some all the way through 5 de mayo, to rest along the beaches of Puerto Peñasco. Weekend […]

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 […]

Positive outlook for Spring Break 2015

Spring Break 2015, which kicks off in Puerto Peñasco this Friday March 6th and goes through March 22nd, is being met with positive expectations. The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) foresees full occupancy for beachfront hotels and condos during the second weekend of Spring Break (March 13th – 15th). In addition, expectations for […]

Binoculars set up in Malecon as welcome attraction

“Prismatic Panoramic” equipment set up in the malecón by the Cooperative Estrella Jasay de Puerto Peñasco offers another attraction for families and tourists who visit the area, indicates Víctor Pórtela, project promoter. These “binoculars” have a field range vision of up to seven kilometers, meaning people can view construction going on at the Homeport, as […]

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 […]

Mexican Secretary of Tourism’s lightning stop in Puerto Peñasco

During her lightning visit to the area on Wednesday, July 9th, Mexican Secretary of Tourism Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas made the commitment to include the Puerto Peñasco homeport among topics at the National Cruise Policy Board. She also committed to promote the construction of sustainable infrastructure in the area of the Pinacate and Grand Desert […]

More than 35,000 visitors expected over U.S. holiday weekend

More than 35,000 visitors from the U.S. are expected in Puerto Peñasco this weekend, over the U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend. According to reports from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), beach front hotels are already registering 100% in reservations for the coming weekend, with other hotel complexes reporting more than 60% reservation […]

Federal Secretary of Tourism to visit Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta recently announced Mexican Secretary of Tourism Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas is to visit Puerto Peñasco on July 9th, accompanied by Sonoran Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías. As the twenty-third ordinary session of City Council wrapped up on June 30th, the Mayor reported Federal Representative Manlio Fabio Beltrones Rivera is also […]

U.S. citizens interested in living in Sonora

U.S. citizens’ interest to reside in Sonora was one of the topics addressed by Sherry Henry, Arizona Tourism Director, and her Sonoran counterpart Javier Tapia Camou of the State Tourism Commission (COFETUR) during the recent Arizona-Sonora Commission gathering held in Scottsdale last week. Tapia Camou added that Sonora expects an important influx of North Americans […]

Puerto Peñasco’s Homeport: Work moves forward

Wendy Winzer, administrator of Consorcio Constructor de Obras Marinas, which is heading up Puerto Peñasco’s mega homeport, assures the project remains firm and though there have been setbacks work will go on and it will be delivered on time. Winzer, representative for the company that won the construction bid for the breakwater, further remarked work […]

Puerto Peñasco maintains high hotel occupancy going into summer

Puerto Peñasco is maintaining an 80% occupancy rate at area hotels with some beach front accommodations reaching up to 100%. Tourism, including younger people and entire families principally from the U.S. at area condo/hotels, has led to occupancy rates from 15% at spots on the outskirts to 100% at beach front complexes. So reports Héctor […]

Various issues led to stall on Puerto Peñasco’s homeport

The mega project of the Puerto Peñasco homeport, which is expected to boost new tourism markets to the region in being the only cruise ship homeport in the Sea of Cortez – and the first in Mexico – via the investment of 600 million pesos, is going through a critical moment following a lack of […]