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November in Rocky Point is full of excitement!

November is no longer a down time for tourism in Rocky Point as it’s become a month full of events attractive to residents and visitors alike. As we entered the month, Day of the Dead celebrations adorned Rodeo Drive with altars and catrinas, while local hotels and schools also commemorated …

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Great Desert Race welcomed nearly 300 ultra-marathoners from 10 countries to Puerto Peñasco

The first edition of the Great Desert Race held in Puerto Peñasco Oct. 22nd – 23rd was a resounding success! The event welcomed 285 competitors from 10 different countries, running over dunes, marshes, and sacred lands before reaching the finish located at Playa San Jorge just east of the city. …

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Traditional Day of the Dead Celebrations in Puerto Peñasco

Throughout Mexico, Día de Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” is a day to remember those who have gone before us. Celebrated on November 2nd, traditions include creating altars decorated with offerings and flowers in honor of departed loved ones. Another tradition is the beautiful personification of catrinas. For this …

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Sports Tourism in Rocky Point

Puerto Peñasco saw a boost in sports tourism this past weekend in welcoming at least 4,000 visitors, both athletes and family members, who participated in the Peñasco Baseball Cup for Minors as well as the Paulina Uribe Gymnastics Cup. From October 14th to 16th, the children’s and youth baseball event …

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Puerto Peñasco ready to welcome Great Desert Race participants

With just days to go, final preparations are underway for the Oct 22nd-23rd Great Desert Race in Puerto Peñasco.   The race, which will journey over plateaus and through ecosystems and sacred lands of the Tohono O’odham that make up the heart of the Sonoran desert, will bring together experienced …

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“Huellas Digitales” expo in Puerto Peñasco features life and art of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros

The art and life of iconic Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros is on display at the Puerto Peñasco Municipal Art Gallery for three months, following an inaugural event on Oct. 8th.  The unprecedented “Huellas Digitales” (Fingerprints) art exhibit is open to the public so that students, residents, and tourists from …

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Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau shares destination’s beauty at Tijuana and MegaRegion Tourism Expo

Stemming from collaborative agreements with the Tijuana Tourism and Conventions Committee, on September 3rd representatives from Puerto Peñasco’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) took part in a Tourism Expo to share with markets in Baja California and southern California all the beauty and virtues our city has to offer to, …

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Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day in Rocky Point!

Mexico’s traditional September patriotic festivities are upon us! What better way to celebrate than a trip to Rocky Point for Mexico’s Independence Day, along with mariachi, Mexican treats, and in a truly fiesta environment! Numerous restaurants, resorts, and bars in this treasured tourist destination are preparing special Mexican Night offerings, …

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Promotion efforts of Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau remain strong

With trips to Tijuana and Mexico City, promotional efforts of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) are stronger than ever. August has been an eventful month for OCV Director Lizette Ibarra, OCV Marketing and Social Media administrator, Sara Lilia Cárdenas Franco, as well as OCV Promotion Manager, Camila …

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Rocky Point readies for world’s most extraordinary Grand Desert Race

Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) is set to host the Grand Desert Race, Oct. 22nd – 23rd, with participation of ultra-marathon runners from across Mexico and the U.S.  The unprecedented extreme race competition will take athletes through the dunes, dry marshes, and mountain range of the Greater Altar Desert. The …

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Rocky Point Sandboarder Emmanuel Ortega conquers dunes in Peru at National Championship

Emmanuel Ortega of Rocky Point Sandboard Crew represented Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, and Mexico in Peru at the national Sandboarding Championship recently held in Chimbote, Peru.  Ortega managed to position himself in third place in the Senior Big Air category, while also stepping away with the nickname “gallinazo” for flying the …

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Rocky Point beaches privileged with annual turtle nestings

This summer season has already registered the arrival of at least one Pacific Ridley turtle, which deposited 44 eggs in an area on Playa Bonita. The eggs were then appropriately secured and placed into artificial incubation to help assure the successful hatching of baby turtles. The protected species has made …

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