The largest, longest running (16 consecutive years)—and, arguably, the most fun—Día de la Santa Cruz celebration here in Puerto Peñasco is the one held on the next street north behind the Fifth Avenue shops, also known as the Cholla Mall shops, and other endearing names, called Barrio or Colonia Obrera. Their festivity attracts 300 to 500 attendees each of the two nights from all over the city because it’s so popular…
…the headline story of today’s blog is about one of the most convivial, quaint and colorful festivals in May. On May 3rd, two days after Labor Day, is “Día de la Santa Cruz” a special day with a history dating back to colonial times that has evolved over the centuries into a neighborhood celebration of the laborer, in fact, mainly the brick mason…
Whatever you call them, the shops on Revolución between the tracks and the Convention Center now under construction are surviving the time until the center is completed and the rest of the road is paved to the Sandy Beach resorts
At best, today’s article can only be classified as “Off Topic” since few of the facts below have anything to do with Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico, tourism, tequila, or the Sonoran Resorts, but, none the less, we hope you will find interesting, fun, fascinating or all three. Enjoy!
Well, rest easy all you Pilgrims of Paradise Found, for that extension road is now a reality and awaits you with a smooth ride all the way from the Laguna del Mar exit off Highway 8 to the parking lot of your favorite resort!
In a recent private meeting between Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales for the Sonoran Resorts Sales Group, this writer, and Gus Brown, Puerto Peñasco’s iconic, almost mysterious behind-the-scenes devoted doer, best known for jump starting the condominium building boom along Sandy Beach, but in recent years for his dedication to the undying dream of making Puerto Peñasco a Home Port for major cruise ships. Gus gave us a two and a half hour historical review of his Sandy Beach Master Plan, taking us from its conception through to the date of this writing.
Mayor Zepeda Munro made another historical first by securing $160 million pesos to build a modern convention center which is already under construction using the first phase of $60 million in funding.
New Convention Center to constructed in Rocky Point
Major projects such as the Convention Center which will be located in the place of the old airport, connecting roads and the arrival of cruise ships are part of a push to increase the flow of visitors to this city and for them to enjoy the attractions that Rocky Point offers.