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Rocky Point Rally’s 20th Anniversary

Puerto Peñasco celebrated 20 years of the Rocky Point Rally this year. The event, which first began as a celebration among friends, is now a tradition that brings together thousands of motorcyclists from the United States and Mexico, and beyond. Twenty years of the Rocky Point Rally may seem simple, …

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Thanksgiving in Rocky Point

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, one of the most important dates on the U.S. calendar, and one that year after year people to choose to celebrate with family or friends in Rocky Point. This holiday, which falls on the fourth Thursday each November, is traditionally celebrated with a feast featuring a …

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Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau present at Tourism Fair in Mérida

The Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV) took part in the “Rebirth of Tourism Rebirth” Tourism Fair held Nov 16th  – 19th, in Merida, Yucatan. As Puerto Peñasco is an emerging destination with much to offer, the world needs to learn about the beauties of this paradise located in …

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Border Reopening expected to entice Snow Birds

With reopening of the United States’ border for Mexico and Canada, an increase in the influx of winter tourists traveling to warm beaches such as Puerto Peñasco is expected. This provision, which goes into effect on Monday, November 8th, goes hand in hand with winter tourism and “Snow Birds”, known …

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20th Anniversary of Rocky Point Rally coming Nov 11th – 14th

Rocky Point’s traditional biker event, which brings together thousands of motorcyclists from across the U.S., Mexico, and beyond, is just about here! The greatest motorcycle fiesta just south of the border has positioned itself as one of the best biker destinations in northwestern Mexico. This year, marking the 20th Anniversary …

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Puerto Peñasco among first municipalities to begin Covid vaccination for youth 12 – 17 years old

One hundred sixty-eight Puerto Peñasco youth between 12-17 received a first Covid vaccination shot during the most recent cross-border campaign held at the Lukeville-Sonoyta border entry.  The Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) once again helped with pre-registration as well as transportation for the vaccination effort, opened up to …

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Preparations and Logistics for Mega Los Ángeles Azules Concert

Preparations are in place for the mega concert featuring Los Ángeles Azules, to be held Oct. 15th on the Malecon Fundadores, as part of the Fifteenth Anniversary celebration of “The Links” golf course at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort. From Iztapalapa to Puerto Peñasco! The highly anticipated group, which …

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Fall in Rocky Point!

The best weather of the year has reached the shores of Rocky Point, along with several events to help make your trip the best it can be!  Some of this year’s events will be in person, taking into account health protocols, while others will take place on virtual platforms, and …

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First release of baby sea turtles this season in Rocky Point

The release of seventy-three baby sea turtles making their way to the sea was an amazing spectacle to behold recently along Sandy Beach. Following an incubation period, the baby Olive Ridley sea turtles were placed carefully on the sand in front of the Sonoran Spa complex, in the precise spot …

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Agua de Coco. A decade of making people dance

If we’re going to talk about a representative band from Puerto Peñasco that plays good Son Cubano, we have to talk about Agua de Coco. This October, the group marks its 10-year anniversary of making people dance to the Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms they turn into their own style. The …

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10 ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS FOR AN INCREDIBLE TIME OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN ROCKY POINT

There’s only a few days left until Labor Day weekend, and Puerto Peñasco has the best places and the best weather to enjoy your days off. Each year, this important date for the United States is a great time to visit Puerto Peñasco’s beaches, where cooler weather is already beginning …

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Olive Ridley turtles return to Rocky Point

The season has come for return of Olive Ridley turtles to Rocky Point’s beaches, where they come to lay their eggs along with hope for the species’ reproduction. In recent years, Olive Ridley turtles have appeared along our coasts primarily in August and September to spawn before returning to sea. …

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Puerto Peñasco achieves longest stretch of Level II clean beach certification in Mexico

Puerto Peñasco has obtained Level II clean beach certification for a stretch along “Islas del Mar”, becoming the longest certified coastline for recreational use in the country at more than 2,300 linear meters. This recognition, granted by the Mexican Institute for Standardization and Certification, came after an extensive audit and …

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Manny’s Beach Club in the Mirador receives official Blue Flag certification for 2021-2022

For second consecutive year, Puerto Peñasco beach receives international “Blue Flag” certification granted by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Mexico. Manny’s Beach Club in the Mirador was the site for the raising of the “Blue Flag” again this year, accrediting the site as the only coastline in Sonora distinguished …

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Rocky Point reinstates various Health Restrictions as of Aug. 9th

Restriction measures on capacity and hours at restaurants, bars and family events will resume in Puerto Peñasco as of August 9. As a measure to contain COVID-19 cases during this phase of the virus spread, the Municipal Public Safety and Health Board held an extraordinary session and agreed to apply …

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Rocky Point remains open to visitors and with health measures in place

Puerto Peñasco remains open to visitors, along with its beaches, to make sure you enjoy this summer vacation season! Nevertheless, these are not times to let our guard down and we must care for each other. The warm beaches of this paradisiacal destination, as well as its resorts and businesses, …

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Puerto Peñasco to celebrate 94th Anniversary on July 9th

The spot that gave rise to a fishing community in the middle of the desert, and which is now one of the most important tourist destinations in northwestern Mexico, will celebrate its 94th anniversary on July 9th. Nestled between the Sonoran desert and a corner of the Sea of ​​Cortés, …

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Enhancing tourism services through training courses

In an effort to certify and professionalize tourism services, a call has been launched for interested individuals to take part in a housekeeper training course led by the Sonora State Labor Training Institute (ICATSON). The 15-hour training is set to commence July 5th, thanks to a collaborative agreement between ICATSON, …

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Anniversary of the economic reactivation!

A little over a year ago, the doors to this corner of the Sea of Cortez were reopened to visitors. This came three months after the city had shut down in an effort to limit and prevent the spread of Covid-19. The reopening was a breath of fresh air for …

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Rocky Point!

Fireworks, beach, plus friends and family. What better way to celebrate 4th of July in Rocky Point?  U.S. Independence Day is one of the most important holidays for our neighbors to the north, and one that many take advantage of to travel and celebrate in Rocky Point. While 4th of …

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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers: A Legendary Band That Has Made History In Puerto Peñasco

To speak of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers is to speak of many concerts full of love and benefit for Puerto Peñasco. In addition to attracting thousands of followers from the United States and beyond, the band has always sought a way to support those in need in the city …

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2021 Memorial Day Weekend in Rocky Point

As a destination that continues to be safe, Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) is ready to welcome American visitors over the upcoming Memorial Day 2021. This important date for our neighbors to the north, commemorating those who have died during military service, falls on the final Monday each May. It …

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Puerto Peñasco is a safe vacation spot to enjoy this summer

The warm summer season has arrived, and with it a longing for beach walks, the feel of sand between your toes, an escape from routine, and to enjoy the beautiful sunsets along with everything else this little corner of the Sea of Cortez has to offer. To welcome visitors at …

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Cuauhtémoc Training Vessel to anchor in Puerto Peñasco in May with 240 Naval cadets aboard

The coasts of Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) will be decked out in gallantry with arrival of the Mexican Navy’s Cuauhtemoc Training Vessel in mid-May. The ship, which has traveled thousands of nautical miles, is tentatively scheduled to anchor in Puerto Peñasco for a period of two days, May 21st and …

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Net Geo and Disney+ document marvels of Pinacate and Caborca

Brazilian documentarian Cristian Dimitrius and his team toured areas of Caborca and the Pinacate Reserve for over a week recently, capturing wondrous images of this desert’s tremendous ecosystem. Filming, done both in Caborca as well as the Pinacate, will be part of a documentary on the World’s Desert Ecosystems to …

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Puerto Peñasco going for second clean beach certification for what would be longest certified recreational coastline in Mexico

Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) is working on obtaining a second clean beach certification, which would position it as having the longest stretch of certified recreational coastline in Mexico! A beach span of 2,229 meters along the coast at Islas del Mar is currently under audit on its way to …

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Rocky Point welcomed over 27,000 tourists over Semana Santa

Beach tourism to Rocky Point bounced back this Semana Santa, with an average 75% occupancy rate, welcoming guests from other parts of Sonora, Baja California, Chihuahua, Arizona, Texas, and California. The city’s “Safe Point” for hotels, resorts, and restaurants, which has been in place since last year, helped ensure establishments …

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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 …

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Sandy Beach certified for 4th consecutive year as Clean and Sustainable Beach

This is the longest coastline in Mexico to maintain Clean Beach distinction The Mexican Standards and Certification Institute has once again granted Level II certification to Sandy Beach in Rocky Point. The certified clean beach extends 1700 meters, stretching from Hotel Playa Bonita to Phase III of Las Palomas Resort, …

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Women in Tourism

In recognizing women’s perspectives in developing strategies, agreements, and decision making for tourism promotion, the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) is made up primarily of women. The operational team of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau is fittingly composed of Director Lizeth Ibarra, Marketing and Social Media …

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Rocky Point welcomes first RV caravan of 2021!

Dozens of tourists traveling from Nevada, California, Arizona, and other spots across the United States, recently made their way by land in RVs to enjoy the attractions and climate of Puerto Peñasco. Approximately 21 RVs arrived in town on March 2nd, 2021, just prior to Spring. These visitors, who set …

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Rocky Point is more than ready to welcome 2021 Spring travelers!

A large offering of hotels that meet international health and safety protocols are eager to welcome 2021 Spring Break and Easter vacationers The certainty that visitors to Rocky Point will be met with necessary health and safety measures, along with appropriate social distancing, has distinguished this spot as a Safe …

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Pairing Dinners return to Rocky Point!

Rocky Point has had a spotlight shining on it with an upsurge in the realm of food and beverage. This has included important culinary events, the opening of new restaurants, mixology, and the already very popular pairing dinners. After a suspension of many culinary activities in Rocky Point in 2020 …

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Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort awarded International Safe Travel Distinction

Puerto Peñasco finds itself on the global stage in matters of health and safety protocols in caring for tourism. To underscore this, Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort has become the first internationally recognized “Safe Travel” property in Sonora. This recognition, which has only been awarded to 160 companies worldwide, …

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Puerto Peñasco remains a Safe Point to vacation!

Just as tourism spots across the state, country, and the world, the global coronavirus pandemic took its toll on Puerto Peñasco in 2020 with beach closures, restricted hours and limits on travel at the border, and limited visits to popular sites. Nevertheless, the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau, in …

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Christmas is almost here! How will you celebrate?

Though this year has presented complicated moments for everyone in learning new ways of life, keeping our distance, and caring for ourselves and each other more than ever, we can’t let such an important traditional date slip us by. Christmas is still a time for gathering with loved ones, and …

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Whale watching season on the horizon

Whale watching season is nearing as these giants of the ocean approach the Pacific coast, making their way to warmer waters in the Sea of Cortez. Early in the year is when we can observe the natural spectacle put on by these enormous cetaceans as they skirt the coasts of …

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Puerto Peñasco highlighted as Sonoran Pride!

The production team of “Orgullo Sonorense” (Sonoran Pride), which airs on Telemex every Saturday at noon and Thursdays at 7 p.m., recently paid a visit to Rocky Point. Through interviews and on-site visits during their stay, the production team documented various trades and individuals that enhance the identity and roots …

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Turtle nesting in Puerto Peñasco

Dozens of olive ridley sea turtles arrive along Puerto Peñasco’s warm beaches yearly to nest and lay their eggs before returning to sea. The olive ridley turtles perform somewhat of a ritual, as the story describes that turtles return to where they were born to lay their eggs. Whether or …

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This year’s Thanksgiving is more about family than ever

Thanksgiving is one of the most important U.S. traditions, and one that continues to be adopted in Mexico. It is customary for friends and family to come together to give thanks over dinner for all they have received throughout the year. Though we’re living through a complicated time for gatherings, …

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Ready to make a wish?

In addition to Rocky Point’s amazing sunsets, meteor showers are another incredible spectacle you can enjoy and, if you’re lucky, capture in a photograph. Did you know there are still meteor showers to take in before year’s end? These are among the best, including the Leonids meteor shower in November. …

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CEDO to the rescue!

The season has come when sea turtles make their way to Puerto Peñasco’s shores to lay eggs before returning to sea. This provides a beautiful spectacle of nature for all who have the opportunity to witness it, as described by CEDO Executive Director Nélida Barajas who took part in a …

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Puerto Peñasco caring for tourism and residents alike

Puerto Peñasco is a safe destination for tourism. Most importantly is that residents and visitors continue adhering to current health protocols. For decades Puerto Peñasco has been a choice vacation spot for tourists from across Mexico and abroad. Currently, the city continues to adjust to health protocols due to the …

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Day of the Dead Celebrations 2020

Altar and Catrina contests will indeed be part of traditional Day of the Dead celebrations in Puerto Peñasco this year, though with a limited public and broadcast live over social media. With the goal of preserving Mexican traditions while also complying with health protocols, Day of the Dead altars will be …

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Desert Jazz Festival coming up!

We’ve got great news for jazz lovers! Puerto Peñasco will be host to the 1st Desert Jazz Festival, to take place November 13th, featuring performances by four jazz groups. Read on for more details! El Tapeo Wine Bar will be the setting for jazz performances by the Caro Quinteto and …

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Investment projects in Puerto Peñasco reach new heights

Puerto Peñasco will be home to the tallest condominium towers in Sonora and northwestern Mexico, offering the most spectacular ocean and city views. The Encántame Towers complex, consisting of the Velero, Verano, and Viento buildings, will provide 300 metropolis style luxury condominiums in front of the Sea of Cortez.  At …

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Puerto Peñasco continues to be a safe vacation spot!

Puerto Peñasco continues to be a safe tourist destination. Given the utmost importance of ensuring a calm atmosphere, both within the city as well as on the highway to town, the Lukeville-Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco Safety Corridor remains in effect. This includes ongoing federal and state monitoring, clear signage, roadside assistance, surveillance …

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Postponed Rocky Point Rally still foresees roar of motorcycles

Even though official events of the Rocky Point Rally™ have been postponed to next year as a way to prevent large concentrations of people in the era of Covid-19, bikers and visitors are welcome to enjoy Puerto Peñasco’s roadways, live music, and beaches this Fall. Positioned as one of the …

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“Sonora” awarded two Ariels for film shot in heart of the Sonoran Desert

The film “Sonora” won two Ariels at Mexico’s most important film awards event held on Sunday, September 27th. Shot principally in the desert surrounding the Pinacate, “Sonora” brought the impressive landscape to the world on the big screen, taking home an Ariel for Best Adapted Screenplay as well as Best …

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Immediate concise response prevents serious harm to Puerto Peñasco’s wharf

Though the recent sinking of a shrimp boat in the area of Puerto Peñasco’s docks could raise concerns, impact from fuel spillage has been minimal and work has progressed to contain the spread of hydrocarbons. Upon report of the sinking of the “Guillermo Munro” shrimp boat in the early hours …

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Information you should know about Puerto Peñasco’s Beach Opening as of Aug. 1st

As had been anticipated, and in accordance with Puerto Peñasco’s economic reactivation, city beaches were reopened to the public on August 1st. Everyone can now enjoy our area beaches, though under a series of protocols meant to help contain the spread of Covid-19. The day highly anticipated by residents and …

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Puerto Peñasco welcomes back tourists!

After tremendous steps we’ve taken to reopen our city so you can once again come and relax here, we continue implementing new measures so people can take part in more activities while caring for your health and that of our residents. We are grateful for the opportunity to revive the …

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Puerto Peñasco hosted first 2020 FAM TRIP with travel agencies from southern Mexico

On March 4th and 5th, our own little corner in the Sea of Cortez welcomed a group of prestigious Mexican travel agencies, showcasing all the qualities Puerto Peñasco has to offer visitors. These offerings include our natural wonders, hotel infrastructure, beach activities, eco-tourism, adventures, culinary delights, and tours, among other …

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Puerto Peñasco is ready to receive 2020 Spring Break vacation crowds

Perfect weather, warm beaches, vast hotel infrastructure, and excellent services await thousands of American tourists who have chosen Puerto Peñasco as their destination for this year’s Spring Break! We are expecting visitors to number between 110,000 to 120,000 over the Spring vacation season, particularly to include young adults and families …

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You deserve the best service!

As we want to ensure the highest quality in tour operator services in Puerto Peñasco, local tourism service providers will now have to take a training course to certify themselves as Nautical Tourism Hosts. You’ve probably already heard about the “Sonora con Actitur” program promoted by the Sonora Tourism Promotion …

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Astoria cruise ship put Puerto Peñasco and Sea of Cortez on the map

The Astoria cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages represented a watershed moment for tourism in Sonora and across the region, putting Puerto Peñasco and the Sea of Cortez on the international map. The “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise on the MV Astoria, a dream transformed into reality, …

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Valentine’s Day

February 14th is right around the corner, that special day to spend with your partner or friends. Still don’t know what to do? Here are some ideas. If you are visiting Puerto Peñasco, or even live here, you should know there are endless activities and places to visit. It is …

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Fish Bowl Seafood Fest highlights local dishes and the Arts

The 3rd Annual “Fish Bowl” Seafood Fest on Saturday, February 1st, offers a culinary festival along with art and fun in leading up to the Super Bowl. Shrimp Plaza will be the setting for several restaurants from across Puerto Peñasco offering delectable seafood dishes throughout the day. Art stands, live …

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The majestic whales have arrived in the Sea of Cortez

Just imagine having the pleasure and privilege of seeing a whale breach in all its greatness, surrounded by clouds of water, or even being surprised by several playful dancing whales at once! Among the natural marvels the Sea of Cortez offers, whale watching is one of the “biggest”, highlighting nothing …

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Blue fluorescent reflections on Puerto Peñasco beaches, a natural spectacle caused by a bioluminescent effect. Do you know what it’s all about?

Those of us who have the privilege of living in, or simply visiting, Puerto Peñasco were treated to a wonderful spectacle at the beach as waves seemed to take on a blue fluorescent effect due to the presence of bioluminescent microorganisms or plankton, which react with the motion of the …

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More than 2.2 million foreign and national tourists visited the beaches of Puerto Peñasco during 2019

2019 was a positive tourism year for Puerto Peñasco, having welcomed over 2,221,298 visitors according to lodging estimates. This represents revenue of more than 107 million dollars in the tourism sector, for services and hospitality across the city. Lizette Ibarra, Director of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), …

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Astoria Cruise: Everything you need to know about the start of its journey through the Sea of Cortez.

Launch of Astoria from Puerto Peñasco for 11-day “Treasures of the Sea of Cortez” cruise makes history Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich led a flag waving ceremony marking the launch of the majestic vessel, which sailed from Puerto Peñasco on Jan. 9th with 500 cruise goers and nearly 300 crew on …

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Ready to welcome Astoria cruise ship before journey through Sea of Cortez beginning Jan 9th, 2020

The majestic vessel cruises along the Pacific coast on its way to Puerto Peñasco before embarking for first time on voyage through Sea of Cortez. With just days to go before launch of the historic cruise to sail from Puerto Peñasco, with port calls in four Mexican states lining the …

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Puerto Peñasco: Film site in Vogue

Puerto Peñasco’s imposing sun, dunes, sea, sunsets, volcanic areas, and infrastructure are the main attractions that have made this port city the setting for grand-scale film projects. The film industry has turned its gaze toward Puerto Peñasco to take advantage of its natural beauty, proximity to the border, and ease …

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Course promotes safe whale watching practices

To ensure whale watching adventures are sustainable and adequate, on Nov. 21st and 22nd close to 40 tour operators and recreational fishermen from Puerto Peñasco and Puerto Lobos attended a training course offered by biologists from CONANP and from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). The course, which was …

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Revelry at Rocky Point Rally!

More than 25,000 visitors and 7500 motorcyclists enjoyed the 19th Annual Rocky Point Rally in Puerto Peñasco from Nov. 7th – 10th, reaffirming this as one of the most important Biker fiestas in northwestern Mexico. The roar of engines, adrenaline, and leather jackets could be heard and felt across the …

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The biggest motorcycle fiesta is here!

More than 22 thousand visitors and more than 8 thousand motorcyclists are expected to come for the 19th edition of the Rocky Point Rally, the largest biker “fiesta” in the Northwest of Mexico that will take place from November 7 to 10. This event brings together bikers from the United …

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More than 7 thousand attendees at the AA conference

More than 7 thousand people gathered for the 37th edition of the Regional Congress of Alcoholics Anonymous that took place in Puerto Peñasco from November 1 to 3. This convention was able to exceed expectations with 7,200 attendees from the delegations of Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California, Baja California Sur, and …

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Puerto Peñasco celebrates International Coastal Clean-up Day

More than 800 volunteers, including children, teens, and adults, removed over 1.5 tons of trash from Puerto Peñasco’s beaches during a citywide event to celebrate International Coastal Clean-up Day. On the morning of October 19th, hundreds of people toting buckets and trash bags took to the city’s coastline for the …

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CEDO celebrates 40 years of research

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) opened its doors in Puerto Peñasco in 1980 under the leadership of Director Peggy Turk-Boyer. Housed in its main offices next to a majestic whale skeleton, CEDO has distinguished itself for work on conservation programs and monitoring the biodiversity …

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Puerto Peñasco named authorized area for whale sightings

Whale sighting activities off the coast of Puerto Peñasco have been officially authorized by the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources under Mexican Official Law NOM-131-SEMARNAT-2010, which establishes regulations for whale watching excursions for the 2020 season from January 1st thru April 30th. This means whale watching tours that allow …

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UNAM Graduates and Students visit Puerto Peñasco as part of Exploration Series

A group of students and graduates from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, currently touring outlining areas of the country, will be including the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and its tremendous diversity in an ongoing scientific, cultural, and social documentary.  The project, format of which is similar …

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Puerto Peñasco continues to distinguish itself with important gastronomic events

Gastro 638, a collective consisting of local chefs, continues to surprise tourists and locals alike with pairing dinners and gastronomic festivals in the port. Their second large culinary event of the year, “Gastro Fest 638”, will be held October 5th at Playa Balche at Mayan Palace. The event, geared at …

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE EVENTS HAPPENING IN PUERTO PEÑASCO!

Puerto Peñasco is chock-full of fun through the last three months of the year, and you don’t want to miss out on everything planned to enjoy for what’s left of 2019. We’ve got cultural, athletic, culinary, and musical events, as well as the highly anticipated Rocky Point Rally.

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Committees to coordinate strategies for arrival of upcoming cruise in Sea of Cortez

At a recent meeting headed by Puerto Peñasco Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro, along with Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) President Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, representatives from the local administration, safety and health agencies, as well as members from the local business committee, work committees were formed that are meant to …

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Puerto Peñasco cuisine on the rise as best in Northern Sonora

The collective of Puerto Peñasco chefs known as Gastro 638 have been surprising tourists and locals alike with their now popular gastronomic wine-pairing dinners. To date, the chefs have presented culinary events in various restaurants at local resorts. On June 21st this past summer, a pairing dinner was held at …

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Sonora filmed at Pinacate Biosphere Reserve to be released across country on September 6th

The new film Sonora, directed by Alejandro Springall, brings to the screen the script based on the novel La Ruta de los Caídos of Puerto Peñasco author Guillermo Munro. With a release date of September 6th, more than 300 copies of the film will be shown in theaters across Mexico. …

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Puerto Peñasco certified as longest Level II sustainable beach in Mexico

The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification recently acknowledged Puerto Peñasco’s Sandy Beach as the longest Level II recreational sustainable beach in the country.  Members of Puerto Peñasco’s Clean Beach Committee attended the National Sustainable Beaches Gathering held August 22nd in Mexico City, where they were presented with this most …

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Infelices para Siempre wraps up filming in Puerto Peñasco

Filming for the Mexican romantic comedy “Infelices para Siempre” spent nearly a month in Puerto Peñasco, capturing some of the best images of what the desert and marvelous Sea of Cortez have to offer. The feature film, starring Consuelo Duval and Adrían Uribe, produced by Jorge Aragón and directed by …

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Peñasco welcomes travel promoters from Chihuahua

We started off the month of August with the pleasant visit of a group of 18 promoters representing different cities from across the state of Chihuahua. This initiative was organized by Sierra Tours in conjunction with the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote outreach to the cities of …

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Labor Day fiestas await in Puerto Peñasco!

The U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend meant to say goodbye to intense heat while welcoming cooler temperatures, brings with it the expectation of thousands of visitors looking for rest and recreation on Puerto Peñasco’s beaches. If you still haven’t made plans for the holiday weekend, starting the last weekend of …

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Months of coordinated efforts and protocol precede arrival of first cruise line through Sea of Cortez

With the highly anticipated arrival of the Astoria cruise ship on the horizon, a recent meeting addressed topics related to migration procedures for passengers, boarding, ship authorizations, transfers, and hotels, among other details in preparation for the influx of cruise-goers for the December 7th departure into the Sea of Cortez. …

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Puerto Peñasco’s desert and sea to once more serve as setting for film

Puerto Peñasco was chosen from among several options for the new film project “Infelices para Siempre” (“Unhappily Ever After”) given its scenery, sunsets, and natural light, which is perfect for filming. The romantic comedy, produced by Jorge Aragon, and starring Adrian Uribe and Consuelo Duval; with supporting actors Livia Brito, …

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Various California agencies take part in Fam-trip to Puerto Peñasco

Six travel agencies that visited Puerto Peñasco from June 28th – 30th took part in a weekend full of tours and activities! The agencies, traveling from different counties from across the state of California, were able to get to know and enjoy the attractions Puerto Peñasco has to offer visitors, …

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Thousands of Peacemakers celebrate 20 years of Circus Mexicus!

Close to 5 thousand people enjoyed a 4 day party of music and great atmosphere was enjoyed on the beaches and bars of Puerto Peñasco on the weekend of June 6-9, during the 20th edition of Circus Mexicus. Circus Mexicus creator and ambassador, Roger Clyne, was accompanied by dozens of …

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The very first Brasa Fest 638 was a success

The very first Brasa Fest 638 was a successful event tha gathered only the best in Puerto Peñasco and regional cuisine. With the Sea of Cortez for a backdrop, the best chefs in Puerto Peñasco showed off their grilling techniques with beef, seafood, seafood, pizzas, desert, and other surprises. Brasa …

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Gustavo Brown Tarín does intensive promotion for Puerto Peñasco across Asia

Gustavo Brown Tarín, CEO of Grupo SBR, is intensely promoting Puerto Peñasco as a first rate tourism destination and investment opportunity while visiting various countries across Asia. The business leader, along with members of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce located in Los Angeles, CA, and a Mexican Business Executives Delegation, …

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Semana Santa is main economic and tourism generator in Puerto Peñasco

Puerto Peñasco received approximately 61,000 visitors during the first week of the vacation period known as Semana Santa (Holy Week), representing economic revenue of over 65 million pesos. According to data collected by the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotel occupancy from Thursday to Sunday was 90% at area …

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A Safe Holy Week

We are very pleased to have you visiting our beautiful beaches during this 2019 Holy Week in Puerto Peñasco. Your safety is very important to us, and since we want you to fully enjoy your vacations here are our recommendations: Please drive carefully so to avoid any accidents, fines, or …

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Governor Claudia Pavlovich in Puerto Peñasco for launch of 2019 Semana Santa Safety Operative

Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arrellano stressed the importance of a vacation period without serious incidents in Puerto Peñasco, noting the anticipated arrival of over 120,000 visitors. She encouraged tourists and residents alike to be responsible and collaborate with public safety authorities to ensure Puerto Peñasco continues to be a safe place …

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Governor Claudia Pavlovich in Puerto Peñasco for launch of 2019 Semana Santa Safety Operative

Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arrellano stressed the importance of a vacation period without serious incidents in Puerto Peñasco, noting the anticipated arrival of over 120,000 visitors. She encouraged tourists and residents alike to be responsible and collaborate with public safety authorities to ensure Puerto Peñasco continues to be a safe place …

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Puerto Peñasco expecting over 120,000 visitors for Semana Santa 2019

A huge influx of tourism, improved services, fun, and perfect weather are what thousands of families and friends from Sonora, Baja California, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and our neighboring state of Arizona can expect in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa 2019. This seaside destination offers more than 6500 rooms at area hotels …

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Forbes Magazine places Puerto Peñasco among Top 10 Spring Break Destinations Of 2019

Puerto Peñasco has appeared in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 10 Spring Break Destinations Of 2019”list, further positioning our seaside port among international tourist destinations.  With this news, Sonora Tourism Promotion Coordinator Armando Ceceña Salido noted this means efforts made by State and Municipal administrations, as well as the Convention and Visitors Bureau …

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29,000 tourists visited Puerto Peñasco during first weekend of Spring Break

Occupancy rates across town reached 77% during the first weekend of Spring Break, with many hotels at full capacity.  This translates to approximately 29 thousand tourists, detailed Lizette Ibarra, OCV Director. Ibarra also noted overall expectations were met, though the weather was a little on the cold side during this …

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Convention and Visitors Bureau contributes to road safety

With the goal of contributing to better roadways while increasing overall safety and awareness, the president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV), Hector Vazquez del Mercado, recently presented a total of 40 traffic signs to the city, including Stop signs, Speed Limits, as well as DUI warnings, and mandatory use of helmets.

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First cruise out of Rocky Point sets sail in December

Puerto Peñasco (3TV/CBS 5) — After years of planning, the first cruise ship to depart from Puerto Peñasco, aka Rocky Point, is slated to set sail in December, even if the pier itself is not complete.

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Tickets on sale for cruise through Sea of Cortez

The very first cruise boat, to launch from Puerto Peñasco on December 7th, is the perfect opportunity to attract national and international tourists to Sonora, deemed Hector Platt Mazón, sub-coordinator of operations for the State Tourism Promotion Commission (COFETUR). Platt Mazon explained tickets for the 11-day cruises are now on …

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BBC London to share global documentary on exceptional flora of the Pinacate

The British production company BBC London recently gathered spectacular images of extraordinary flora from the middle of the desert at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve in the making of a documentary, which will be shared with the world. The production team spent over 10 days in February capturing the splendor of plants and flowers that paint the arid zones of the Desert of Altar

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The Sea of Cortez giants have arrived in Puerto Peñasco.

“Whale watching is a spectacular nature show sought out by visitors and residents in Sonora’s most important tourist destination.” During the months from January to March, these giant sea creatures migrate from the coasts of North-America with the purpose of reproducing and searching for food. It is at the beginning …

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