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Puerto Peñasco and its beaches to stay open as a Safe Point during Holy Week

The health of visitors, as well as that of its residents, continues to be Puerto Peñasco’s priority. This is why all health, hygiene, and security protocols in hotels, resorts, establishments, and beaches will remain in effect during the Holy Week holiday period.

Welcoming national and foreign tourists during this vacation period has always been a worthy task. This implies tremendous responsibility for the tourism and commercial sectors of the city, all of whom have reinforced sanitizing measures for entering hotels or resorts, as well as at all beach access points.

Puerto Peñasco has been leading the way in safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout 2020 and into 2021. This has translated into it becoming a safe destination. This Holy Week and Easter vacation period will not be the exception, especially with the hotel sector coordinating with municipal authorities to detail new ways to ensure even better care of our visitors and residents.

One of the strategies proposed is for hotels and restaurants to offer incentives for responsible tourism, or rather to individuals that can show a negative COVID-19 test (done within 72 hours of entering city), or proof of having received the Covid vaccine.

Hector Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau, explained that far from closing off beaches or the city during this vacation period, they are betting on responsible tourism that is venturing out as they are in good health. In addition, all will be welcomed with the city’s health and hygiene protocols in place.

“Health is the most important thing for us,” explained Vázquez del Mercado, “We will be making sure all protocols are in place, not only for employees but for everyone who comes to visit. We will also be encouraging those wanting to travel to do so if they are in good health, and preferably with test results.”

Here are some of the safety measures and protocols in place for Easter break (aka Semana Santa or Holy Week).

Hotels and Resorts will be applying the same international protocols they have been enforcing for the past year, such as: social distancing, use of facemasks in specific areas, set schedules for beach and pool areas to prevent large crowds, and extreme internal cleaning protocols.

Security and monitoring will be maintained in beach front areas of hotels and resorts to prevent massive crowds.

Sanitizing tunnel in place for access to public beaches, which includes application of hand gel and enforcement of mandatory facemasks

No musical groups will be allowed on any public area or in the Malecon.

City wide curfew will be in place from 12 am to 6 am, Monday through Thursday, and from 1 am to 6 am Friday to Sunday.