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Rocky Point was top spot for thousands of Easter Break visitors

Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) proved once again to be a favorite tourism destination for thousands of families and friends over the Easter break holiday. Visitors enjoyed the beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets, splendid weather, cuisine, popular sights, and high demand in hotel offerings.

The influx of tourism could be seen as early as Thursday and through Easter Sunday, with Friday and Saturday being the peak points. Streets were packed throughout the break, with the busiest spots being the Malecón, Calle 13, oyster farms, La Loma “Competition Hill”, Playa Hermosa, Sandy Beach, Mi Playa, La Cholla, la Explanada just off Calle 13, and Playa Tesoro.

Puerto Peñasco welcomed entire families and groups of friends over the Easter break, principally traveling from Chihuahua, as well as Mexicali and Tijuana in Baja California, the state of Arizona, and from municipalities across Sonora. Visitors stayed at hotels, condos, beach rentals, and camping spots, in addition to the many who arrived to stay with family.

The vacation fiesta atmosphere could be felt across the city with the music of bandas spurring children and adults to dance. Visitors also took part in plenty of activities by sea, land, and air with parasailing, ATVs, boat trips, jet-skis, and banana rides. Plus, this year welcomed the unusual natural wonder of an elephant seal sighting along the beaches of Puerto Peñasco.

A fundamental part of this vacation period was the presence of safety and rescue crews from the three levels of government who maintained safety and monitoring operations along area beaches, within the city, and on highways.  In addition, the “Sonora Me Encanta” (I love Sonora) brigade of the Sonoran Secretary of Tourism was on hand throughout the break, providing important information and tourism kits to visitors. The careful work and attention of hotel and tourism operators was also key in ensuring safe spaces for visitors who chose Puerto Peñasco for rest and relaxation.

This vacation period marks the launch of the high season in Puerto Peñasco and reactivation of tourism across the city, which continues to position itself as the most important tourism destination in northwestern Mexico.