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August 17, 2019


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 […]

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 […]

Inauguration of Peñasco Expo Center

In February of 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony for Puerto Peñasco’s new Convention Center took place along the old road to Cholla Bay in Sandy Beach. Just over two years later, following an investment of 136 million pesos from both Federal and State resources, Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés was joined  by both State and Municipal officials […]

Se inauguró Peñasco Expo Center

En febrero de 2012 se colocó la primera piedra en el proyecto del nuevo Centro de Convenciones en Puerto Peñasco. El pasado 8 de mayo, dos años después y posterior a una inversión de 136 millones de pesos provenientes de recursos tanto federales como estatales, acompañado por diferentes funcionarios estatales y municipales, el Gobernador Guillermo […]

Sonora takes part in Mexico’s 39th Tianguis Turístico

Various tourism officials from Sonora, along with Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), this week are taking part in Mexico’s 39th Tianguis Turístico at Lakam Center in Cancún, Quintana Roo (May 6 – 9, 2014). Earlier in the week, Sonora State Coordinator of Tourism Promotion, Javier Tapia […]

Puerto Peñasco anticipates packed Semana Santa

To date, beach hotels are reporting 95% in reservations for the busy Semana Santa period. This, along with last minute arrivals, sets expectations for the busy holiday period at nearly 75,000 visitors from across the country, plus another 20,000 or so who stay in homes of with local families. These numbers were expressed by Héctor […]

Puerto Peñasco part of Mexican Tourism Campaign

“We just got back from filming,” explains film director Amín Azali, pointing to his dusty sweatshirt. “We were out at the Loma all day [aka competition hill] and look how I ended up.” Azali, who is part of a crew from Pedro Torres’ El Mall Production Company out of Mexico City, was in Puerto Peñasco […]

Home Port Progress

Governor Padrés views advance of Puerto Peñasco Home Port At approximately noon on Jan. 29th, accompanied by Port and Merchant Marines Coordinator Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, and numerous state and municipal officials, Sonora Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías paid a visit to Puerto Peñasco to review progress on breakwater construction of what will become the city’s […]

2014 expected to surpass tourism numbers of 2013

By Azucena Mazón According to 2013 statistics from the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), which reflect an 8% increase over tourism numbers in 2012, local businesses believe 2014 could point to visitor numbers similar to that of 2008 or 2009. Oscar Palacio Soto, representative from the local Hotel sector, forecasts 2014 numbers similar […]

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 […]

Sonora is still in style: Increase in summer tourism

State Press Release According to information from the State Commission for the Promotion of Tourism (COFETUR), more than 1.6 million visited Sonora over the recent vacation period. Sonora continues to be fashionable, proof of which can be seen in the influx of 1.644 million tourists to the state during the 2013 summer vacation period, recently […]

25 Puerto Peñasco companies complete “Moderniza” program

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero From eco-adventure to resorts, fish packing plants to hairstylists, reservation agencies to immigration consultants, each of these has an important role to play within the larger backdrop of tourism in Puerto Peñasco.  With both foreign and national tourism serving as a strong economic pillar of Puerto Peñasco, local companies are constantly striving […]

Thousands celebrate 4th of July on the beach in Rocky Point

By Azucena Mazón More than 30,000 tourists visited the beaches of Puerto Peñasco over the 4th of July holiday weekend, marking the 237th anniversary of U.S. Independence. According to data from the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), the majority of hotels and resorts were at 90% occupancy from Thursday through Sunday. This represents an […]