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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 13 will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. Thursday- Sunday
  • Glass bottles not allowed in malecon (Old Port) area
  • Check points to be set up in different parts of the city to strengthen safety
  • Flyers to be handed out near entry points to city, highlighting Emergency Numbers and where to report any attempts of bribery
  • Use helmets for all ATVs, motorbikes, and off-road vehicles
  • Federal Police to assist with patrols along Sonoyta-Peñasco highway
  • Emergency numbers: 911 or Municipal Police: 383 2626
  • To report any attempts of bribery, please call: 388 0423 (comptroller’s office
  • More than 480 safety elements participating in Semana Santa operative, which includes: Municipal Police, Federal Police, the Marines, cadets from State Public Safety, State Preventative Police, Red Cross, and Rescue crews
  • Police delegation 1 to be operative during holiday break, located on Ave. Luis Encinas