It’s a sure bet that Marius Petipa, considered by many as the most influential ballet master that ever lived, the original choreographer of The Nutcracker Ballet, never imagined that it would begin a Christmas tradition in a small beach side town in Mexico called Puerto Peñasco. In fact, after the unsuccessful first run of his ballet in 1892, in spite of the musical score by none other than Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky…
Depending on your source, there are 336 to 356 species of hummingbirds. They live exclusively in the Western Hemisphere from Alaska to the tip of South America. Of the more than 60 species officially accepted as hummingbirds of Mexico and Northern Central America, over half are endemic to Mexico.
Well, El Pescadito is only new to our pond. It’s actually a 14 year old franchise operation with 28 restaurants nationwide and a very successful franchise concept involving proprietary recipes, secret sauces and dressings, cleanliness, training and service.
Once again this year’s Tequila Festival, held on Saturday May 4th at what is becoming known and recognized as the Whale Hill Amphitheatre, accentuated pure Mexican folklore with an impressive mix of food, music, voice, dance, costumes and lights….
What a combination: Custom Cars and a Dog Show of super educational value since it dealt with a breed of dogs of which most are either not aware or have a mistaken impression.
Have you thought about what an incredible experience it would be to sit out on the balcony of your luxury suite in the renowned Sonoran Sky Resort looking out over the passionately peaceful Sea of Cortez and down at the soft sandy beach below you as you reflect back on the day, this day, today, the day you said to yourself, “You know, I can do this. I can write a great travel story about what we did the first time we discovered Rocky Point.” Then you clicked open a blank “Word” page and started tapping on your keyboard…
We have a lot of events in Puerto Peñasco, most are colorful and fun. But there are several that seem to project the true culture of this great and historic country and people more than others. This year’s Tequila Fest was one of those. Maybe it was the location, maybe it was the way they laid it out, maybe it was the décor, and most likely it was the traditional folkloric performances by the dancers, singers and musicians that continued through the night showering the attendees, including many ex-patriots with color and sounds of the “real” Mexico we all came here to experience.
Around noon on Saturday, May 5 along Sandy Beach a colorful array of sails guided 14 catamarans into position for the annual Spring Fun Sailfest put on by Multihull Fleet 42 of Phoenix, the only open-class multihull sailing club in the Southwestern region. They also have a Laser Fleet, and in actuality welcome any other small monohull sailboats as well.
This Saturday will mark the 7th gathering of local arts, crafts and food vendors exhibiting their wares and products to the public of Puerto Peñasco. Since the first event on Saturday December 17, 2011, Mike McLaughlin’s original idea has proven a timely one for which the community was ready.
With well over 40 cars and trucks plus nearly a dozen really cool bicycles, the 3rd Annual Car Show sponsored by the Puerto Peñasco Desert Dreams Car Club was a huge success.