Over the recent Semana Santa (Holy Week) and subsequent Easter Week, Puerto Peñasco saw positive tourism numbers with the arrival of over 132,800 visitors from different parts of Mexico as well as the American southwest. This influx of people represents economic review of over 159,376,000 pesos, reaffirming this spot as the most important tourism destination in northwestern Mexico.
The constant two-week flow of visitors from Sonora, Baja California, Chihuahua, Arizona and California could be seen across city beaches, streets, resorts and hotels, as well as entertainment spots in town, which was on seemingly a permanent vacation.
According to surveys done by the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau with condominium operators, rental home services, and hotels, there was an average occupancy rate of over 92%, and 96% on weekends.
Groups of friends and family who had chosen Puerto Peñasco as their destination beach could be spotted from the early hours of the morning through Semana Santa and Easter Week.
This upturn in tourism marks the beginning of the high season, with visitors seeking out the warm beaches in this corner of the Sea of Cortez. Puerto Peñasco has also achieved 5 national and international acknowledgments in being home to certified clean and sustainable beaches.
Following a gradual revival of tourism as we entered 2022, Puerto Peñasco is strengthening itself as a top vacation spot given its varied hotel offerings, beautiful beaches, sunsets, dunes, gastronomy, and as an inclusive destination with sea and land activities, variety of site to visit for families of all ages both day and night.
2022 is a good tourism year given the number of visitors making their way along highways to this Sonoran port. This will continue to grow with the opening of new markets for those who can now fly from afar and connect through Tijuana on the new Tijuana-Puerto Peñasco flight. This will also surely further attract the California market.