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Rocky Point January Rundown!

..and just like that, it is January 2022. Last year did not hold back as it washed its way out to sea, taking much of Puerto Peñasco’s streets and electricity with it. For most, the power outage only lasted about 3 hours, though clean-up efforts still continue across the community. Numerous homes, offices, and organizations […]

December Rocky Point Rundown

December kicked off with the nightly pilgrimages in honor of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgen de Guadalupe. The evening processionals, departing from the Old Port each day at 5 p.m. (Dec 1st-11th), wind their way to the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church on Ave. Simon Morua, often accompanied by fireworks and music.  This all leads […]

Novvrooomber Rocky Point Rundown

¡Noviembre! We are in that small stretch between Halloween fiestas along with Day of the Dead commemorations, before we round the corner toward the Rocky Point Rally (this year Nov. 11 – 14).  Yet, this weekend continues to rock…rock ‘n roll to be exact. The Black Moods, who have played across local venues for nearly […]

May Rocky Point Rundown!

My, oh my, it’s May! The days are sunny, the sea breeze is inviting, and the water is getting warm. It has been an active Spring in Rocky Point, and we’re just gearing up as the Summer nears. The first weekend of May welcomed back hobie cats, more live music, plus golf and volleyball tournaments […]

April Adventure! Rocky Point Rundown

April showers bring what…? Better yet, April sunshine brings busy weekends and more activity to town…oh, did we mention music?  April’s South of the Border songwriter fest, additional solo shows by Roger Clyne, and a growing local music scene are raising the curtain on even more events as we ease toward summer. Currently, health protocols […]

Mermaids Market Finale looks to May

Throughout Semana Santa and well into April, Shrimp Plaza is filled with the colors, textures, and flavors of the Oaxacan Arts Market.  Aware of the yearly arts pilgrimage, the popular Mermaids Arts Market had planned to hold their 2020-2021 season finale in mid-April.  However, organizers announce the big “Mermaids” season finale is now looking at […]

Spring is in the air! Rocky Point Rundown!

¡Ya llegó la primavera! The weather is warming up, beaches are beckoning, and Puerto Peñasco is indeed open.  Though we are barely dabbing our toes into Spring, as we anxiously plan for Summer don’t forget tickets for this year’s Circus Mexicus of Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers go on sale today – March 20th! We’ve […]

Lucky! Rocky Point Rundown!

Perhaps it’s a nod to St. Patrick Day coming up, but the state of Sonora has achieved green status on Mexico’s health alert map!  We’ve come quite a way since exactly one year ago, when everything started shutting down during the early days of the pandemic. Yet, here we are! Beaches are open and, in […]

Spring Break plans & Rocky Point Rundown!

A local “whale whisperer” once responded when asked what comes after the fin whales, “that would be Spring Breakers”.  Whether or not they got the memo, the whales seem to be departing our shores once more and many whale-watching trips have turned to whale-seeking and dolphin frolicking jaunts. Now, we turn to Spring Breaker spotting […]

March. On! Rocky Point Rundown!

As we look to March, we recall this is generally when Rocky Point revs up its Spring Break season…leading to Semana Santa.  Last year, Rocky Point was in full Spring Break mood when the pandemic hit our playas and we all sat it out…for a while.  Tourism and the economy has been inching back since […]

3…2…1 Rocky Point NYE Weekend Rundown!

This is it! The final rundown for 2020! We made it…and 2021 is almost here! Whether your New Year’s traditions include champagne toasts, 12 grapes at midnight, black-eyed peas, or donning red underwear for good luck, it may be time to double-up your efforts as we leave 2020 behind us. With an 11 p.m. citywide […]

Eat, drink, & be Merry! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

´Twas the night before Christmas and in every casa, socially distant gatherings took place as all asked ¿qué pasa? With pa in his gloves and I in my mask, we looked back on 2020 – which really took us to task.  All the piñatas and lights helped brightened the mood, while tamales and buñuelos made […]

Deck the palms! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

On the week before Christmas, Rocky Point gave to us: early whale sightings, spectacular sunsets, meteor showers, several holiday gift drives, ornament decorating, wine nights, Christmas and New Year’s dinner reservations, and a Mermaid’s Market at Shrimp Plaza…all socially distanced and masked to the gills. We invite you to join in the holiday season by […]

Keeping the holiday spirit – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

Can you hear that?  It’s just some of the traditions that would normally be ringing out across the city this time of year: Peregrinaciones (processions/pilgrimages for Virgen de Guadalupe). Posadas (Holiday parties). Piñatas. Ponche.  Still, there’s plenty of holiday spirit around as we count down the rest of 2020, so let’s get to it. Whether […]

Diciembrrrree! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

December. 2020. We are just as much in awe as you are in that: 1, it’s already December and 2, how long this year has been! We’re almost rounding the corner on 2020 to head into 2021 with high hopes, clean hands, and navidad masks. Whether you find yourself in Rocky Point, or catching up […]

Thursday Sunsets & Wine Flights @ Margarita Mermaids

Margarita Mermaids in the Old Port is hoping to warm up Thursday nights with sunset & wine over the Sea of Cortez!  Starting Dec. 3rd, Margarita Mermaids introduces Thursday Wine Flights & Sunset  5pm-7pm  Evening includes tastings of new wines each week and, featuring only on Wine Nights, a Cheese & Olive Appetizer. Mermaid Wine […]