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 continued to operate under international health and hygiene protocols. These measures remain in place and were strengthened over Easter Break, which brought in 29 million pesos of economic revenue to the area.
Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau, detailed the positive influx of visitors as well as compliance with Covid-19 health protocols at a majority of establishments across the city.
Nevertheless, he urged tourism and other businesses to commit to adhering to ongoing health measures, while following protocols to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks, to avoid any city or beach closures.
Similarly, he called on those with plans to visit Rocky Point to not let their guard down, and to practice responsible tourism, while following basic steps such as the use of masks, social distancing, and avoiding crowds.
Vázquez del Mercado emphasized four weeks after “Spring Break” they have not seen data concerning any considerable increase in Covid cases in the city, even though more than 20,000 people visited the area at that time.
In this sense, and with the goal of remaining a safe destination to visit, both the tourism sector and visitors are called on to practice caution in caring for their health this Summer.
With this in mind, everyone is invited to enjoy all the low health risk outdoor land, sea, and air activities that Rocky Point has in store!