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The health of residents and visitors alike is our main priority. To make sure you can enjoy your time in safe and healthy conditions, we are collaborating with the Secretary of Health and authorities on steps to ensure the best services!

“It will be mandatory to show an official ID, present a reservation document for hotel, condominium, rental home, or something similar. In addition, people will have to go through the mandatory safety and health protocols including thermal cameras, sanitizing tunnel, sanitizing of vehicle, and established measures.” This Rules apply June 15 – 30, 2020.

  • Mandatory health measures are in effect, including use of masks (in public areas and in all establishments open to the public), use of disinfectant gel, and maintaining a health distance between people.

  • There is a mandatory curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

  • Entry and use of beaches is not allowed, which includes Maritime Area and aquatic services.

  • Only use of the concession beach area in front of developments is permitted, which will be marked out by the owner or administrator.

  • Maximum two people in personal and recreational vehicles (Rhino, RZR, or something comparable).

  • One person limit on motorcycles, four-wheelers, and similar devices.

  • Pools open at resorts and hotels.

  • Suspension of nightclubs, movie theaters, and holding of massive social events.

  • Suspension of live music, bands, techno-bands, and similar groups.

  • Alcohol sales only until 6:00 p.m.

  • All establishments close at 10:00 p.m.

  • “La Miilla” and “El Ovalo” recreational areas are open.

  • Only one person per family may enter supermarkets and similar stores.

  • Always avoid crowds of people.
      1. Make sure to check the list of properties certified by the City they will be published on the official Puerto Peñasco City page:  https://puertopenasco.gob.mx/  as well as on the site of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau www.cometorockypoint.com So you can choose a certified property to make your reservation. (Only reservations from properties in this list will be allowed into the city).

         

      2. On the day of your arrival be aware you will be stopped at a sanitary check point at the city entry.

         

      3. At this check point you must be ready with confirmation letter that includes the names of everyone in the car as well with everyones ID´s.

         

      4. Staff from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) will request identification from all passengers and check to see this coincides with the reservation, names, and date of entry on the list sent daily to the control point by the centers that have been certified by the City. If the information is not on the list, access will be denied. Upon verifying that all information is in order, guests will pass to the next filter.

         

      5. Personnel from the Navy and National Guard will take down information of vehicles and, with a thermal camera, take temperatures of all passengers in the vehicle. If everyone has a body temperature less than 37.5ºC (normal body temperature), they will be allowed entry.

         

      6. If any of the passengers has a high temperature, a second test will be done with a digital thermometer. If the person has a temperature less than 37.5ºC (normal body temperature), they will all be given entry to the city.

         

      7. In case this second test indicates a high temperature, the individual will be welcome to do a rapid test for Covid-19, with results in 15 minutes. If the passenger does not accept, entry into the city will be denied to all passengers. If undergoing the test, entry will be allowed depending on the test result.

Objective:  Clearly define steps for Administrators and/or Owners and/or Rental Companies and/or Owners of properties that offer Lodging services in Puerto Peñasco, so they may reactive operations, in compliance with all established guidelines, related with the Agreement which ascribes Specific Technical Guidelines for Reopening of Economic Activities, published in the Official Journal of the Federation, Friday, May 29, 2020. 

The strategy establishes that reopening of activities must be done gradually, orderly, and cautiously. Furthermore, in preparation, all health protocols must be followed. Therefore, the Government of Mexico provides “Specific Technical Guidelines for Reopening of Economic Activities,” for the purpose of ensuring an orderly, gradual, and cautious reopening of economic activities.

Success in returning to the new normal is the responsibility of everyone. The protocols are documents that entail a good faith commitment, therefore the information you provide us, under oath, must correspond to the real conditions of your property that offers Lodging services.

REOPENING POLICIES

  1. The Federal Government provides the following on its site: www.nuevanormalidad.gob.mx  so you can obtain the health and safety protocols corresponding to each type of activity and size of the Property Offering Lodging Services. These can be found on the documents tab.
  2. Once the Property offering Lodging Services completes the self-evaluation registry regarding Health & Safety Protocol for businesses, which is located at www.nuevanormalidad.gob.mx , on the tab “Company Data” (Datos de la Empresa), and once your Property offering Lodging Services is approved by the Federal Government, the same system will issue an approval Code.
  3. With the Approval Code of the Federal Government, the Property offering Lodging Services will have to fill out the Letter of Commitment with the City Administration of Puerto Peñasco, which can be found at: at the Puerto Peñasco Office of Economic Development located at City Hall, first floor, at the address on the corner of Blvd. Benito Juarez and Blvd. Freemont.
  4. All Providers of Lodging Services are obligated to register their property to ensure compliance with health safety protocols.
  5. In an expository though not limited manner, a Provider of Lodging Services is understood to be one of the following:

    a) Hotels and Motels

    b) Condominium Regime (Homes and Condominiums)

    c) RV Park

    d) Daily Home Rentals

    e) And others that may apply where visitors may stay overnight

  6. The document is to be filled out by the Legal Representative or owner of the property or Rental Company, as applicable:

    a) For Hotels & Motels, this will be the Legal Representative.

    b) For Condominium Regimes, this will be the Administrator of the Condominium Regime and/or rental company.

    c) For RV Parks, this will be the Legal Representative.

    d) For Daily Home Rentals, this will be the Owner or Rental Company.

  7. Once this document is completed, you must take it to the Puerto Peñasco Office of Economic Development, located at City Hall, first floor, at the address on the corner of Blvd. Benito Juarez and Blvd. Freemont.
  8. Once the letter of commitment is approved by the Puerto Peñasco Office of Economic Development, it will be passed to the Office of Civil Protection in order to complete the Course on Steps to take at a Company to Prevent Contagion of Covid-19.
  9. All Properties offering Lodging, workplaces, as well as offices, common areas, elevators, hallways, hotel rooms, condominiums, daily home rentals, RV Park, etc. must be sanitized by one of the companies authorized by the Municipal Health Office, for more information contact 63838 85152
  10. Once all the above requirements are met, the Property offering Lodging will be certified by the City and authorized to offer Lodging services.
  11. Lodging services can only be offered if the property has been sanitized by one of the companies authorized by the Municipal Health Office. Therefore, each property, through its representative, owner, or rental company, must present proof and leave a copy of the certification services.
  12. The Sanitization Certification is valid for 15 days, therefore the property must be sanitized and present a new Certificate at least every 15 days.
  13. The legal representative of Hotels, Motels, or RV Parks / the Administrator of every Condominium Regime / The owner or renter of daily home rentals, will be responsible for sending in the valid Certificate of Sanitization in order to be on the list of certified properties that offer lodging services.
  14. The list of properties certified to offer Rental services will be sent to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Municipal Commissioner’s Office.
  15. Tour buses must only be at 50% capacity.
  16. Lodging centers that have federal maritime land must commit to having safety personnel monitoring that guests do not enter the sea.
  17. The lodging center must send the Convention and Visitors Bureau a daily copy with the name and date of visitors’ entry and departure.
  18. In case of failing to comply with the regulations established in this protocol, sanctions ranging from fines to business closures will be applied.

Process at the Control Point:

  1. Staff from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) will request:

     

    a) Identification of the driver and of each of the passengers, checking to see this coincides with the visitors’ notification, name, and date of entry on the list sent daily to the control point by lodging centers that have been certified by the City. If the information is not on the list, access will be denied.

    b) In addition, they will request information regarding the property where the visitor will be staying, that being a Hotel, Motel, RV Park, Development and Condominium Number, or Nomenclature if concerning a home.

  2. Personnel from the Navy and National Guard will take down information of vehicles and, with a thermal camera, take temperatures of all passengers in the vehicle. If everyone has a body temperature less than 37.5ºC (normal body temperature), they will be allowed entry.

    a) If any of the passengers has a high temperature, a second test will be done with a digital thermometer. If the person has a temperature less than 37.5ºC (normal body temperature), they will all be given entry to the city.

    b) In case this second test indicates a high temperature, the individual will be welcome to do a rapid test for Covid-19, with results in 15 minutes. If the passenger does not accept, entry into the city will be denied to all passengers. If undergoing the test, entry will be allowed depending on the test result.

Permanent Activities:

  1. Staff from the Municipal Health Office is responsible for update their Health Certification at least 4 days prior to expiration to prevent denial of entrance at the checkpoint and inform to the CVB Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco Convention Visitors Bureau)

     

  2. Representatives of Properties offering Lodging are obligated to inform their guests of regulations in the City such as:

    a) Restaurant/bars are operating at 40% capacity and all are following Covid-19 safety and health protocols

    b) Mandatory 10 p.m. curfew
    c) Bars and nightclubs are closed

    d) Sports fishing, boat cruises, and use of ATVs (razers, rhinos) is allowed. Use of jetskis, kayaks, sailboats, etc. is prohibited.

    e) More than two people per vehicle will be permitted when entering and leaving town, as well as when driving around the city. Masks are required.

    f) Use and enjoyment of federal beach concession area in front of each Property offering Lodging is allowed, this does not extend to swimming in the ocean.

    g) Visitors may use pools within the lodging center.

    h) Maintain a healthy distance of 1.5 meters at all times.

    i) Use of nose/mouth coverings (masks) is mandatory in public spaces.

    j) Inform guests most commercial establishments only allow one person from a group to enter.

    k) The malecón is closed.

    l) It is recommended, though not mandatory, to presently refrain from traveling with minors under 12, or adults over 65.

  3. To guarantee transparency, The list of properties certified by the City will be published on the official Puerto Peñasco City page,  https://puertopenasco.gob.mx/  as well as on the site of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau www.cometorockypoint.com ,  which will be consistently updated to indicate solely the following information:

     

    a) Name of Hotel / Motel / RV Park

    b) Condominium Development with condominium number and/or home

    c) And others that may apply where visitors may stay overnight

RESORTS / HOTELS

HOA

Property Management

Self Renting Owner

  • CASA LUCY
  • DEPARTAMENTOS VERCHIEL
  • casablanca d104
  • VILLA VALIENTE “LA fantastica”
  • Casa Lola
  • Villa Portugal
  • Wendy Winzer
  • Departamentos de León
  • Hospedaje Mulege
  • Mi Casita
  • Casa Palma Real
  • Luis Alonso Garcia Espinosa
  • Condominios Palacio del Mar 104, 105 y 205
  • Howard bruce Tolchinsky
  • Casa del Milagro de la Jolla
  • Reyna 1 Rentals by Carol Johnson
  • La Palapa Condos and Casitas
  • Ignacio A. Leyva
  • Los 3 amigous 1 y 2
  • Casa Castillo
  • Laurence Norman Beaumont
  • Departamentos Villegas
  • Casa en el Puerto
  • Marco Tulio Nuñez
  • Departamentos María
  • Rodney Alan Smith
  • Eleazar Velazquez Alvarez, Casa esmeralda y Casa buena vida
  • Hacienda la nube
  • Servicios del mar

RV Parks

Can I visit or stay with family?
Presently, no. During Phase III our visitors can only stay at authorized locations, which you can find on this site.

I own a property; can I visit Puerto Peñasco?
Yes, provided you make a reservation through your HOA or rental company that has complied with all health protocols.

Can adults over 65 or children under 12 visit?
It is recommended to not travel with older adults or younger children at this time, however this decision is based on each family’s criteria.

What activities are allowed on the beach?
During Phase III, sports fishing is allowed as well as access to the beach concession area in front of hotels and resorts. Entry into the sea is not yet permitted. Pools are also open and use of ATVs and RZRs is permitted.

Are ATV and RZR rentals operating?
Yes. Currently ATVs are limited to one person, and maximum two people on Rhinos or RZRs.

Can I take my own ATV?
Yes. However, ATV use is limited to one person during Phase III.

Can I bring down my RV?
Yes, provided you have a reservation and the RV Park appears on the authorization list of certified sites.

Are all hotels open?
No. Only hotels that have complied with all requirements to ensure the health and integrity of their guests are open. This list can be found on our site: www.cometorockypoint.com

Can we use the pools?
Yes, provided the hotel or resort has met all regulations and operation protocols.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of days for stays?
2 Night Minimum stay, though we recommend reviewing the hotel’s reservation policy.

What happens if the reservation is under the name of one person, but the others are in a separate car or arriving another day?
You must notify the hotel so they can pass along this information to the check point.

How are they going to control whether the reservation document is legitimate?
There will be a reservation list at the check point concerning those entering the port. These lists will be delivered daily by the hotels and resorts that have been certified as Safe Points.

Can I go into the ocean if I’m renting a house?
No. Per federal decree, entry to public and private beaches is prohibited.

I pay an annual fee at an RV Park and my RV is currently parked there, can I use it?
Yes. You must make sure the RV Park is on the list of Safe Points. Contact your RV Park and ask them for a reservation letter for the number of days you plan to stay in the port.

Is it true that vehicles with only fewer than 4 people can go through the sanitary filter?
Vehicles are permitted to enter at their individual capacity.

Do I have to use masks on the beach and at the pools?
Yes. Use of masks is mandatory in all common areas

Are bars open?
No. Currently, bars are closed except for restaurant/bars that have met all health protocols.

Can I rent a room and have visitors?
No. Our priority is to care for the health of our visitors and residents, therefore during this phase family visits are prohibited.

Is it true there’s a curfew?
Yes. With the goal of caring for the health and safety of all visitors and residents, there is a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Have border hours been reduced?
Yes. We suggest you consult the official CBP page for times. https://bwt.cbp.gov/

I want to travel with a tour agency, is that allowed?
Yes, however you must make sure the hotel or resort reserved by the agency is among one of the authorized Safe Points.

When can we use the beaches fully?
As the use of beaches is a Federal issue, there is not an exact date as to when these will be completely reopened. Nevertheless, if the hotel or resort where you are staying has a beach concession area in front of it, you can enjoy that.

Are stores and restaurants open?
All convenience stores and food markets that meet health regulations are open, as well as authorized and certified restaurants.

I own a property that I rent on my own, how can I get my certification?
You must meet 5 requirements, which can be requested from us at info@cometorockypoint.com

Is sports fishing or boat cruises allowed?
Yes, provided the boat has met all regulations and health protocols.

Do minors also have to be listed on the reservation?
Yes. All guests must appear on the reservation list in order to enter the city, and present an ID.

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