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Drone Video of Home Port Progress
Drone Video of Home Port Progress
Amazing Video of Flying Fish
Amazing Video of Flying Fish


Another month has flown by and here's July already. The weather hasn't been bad yet but we are definitely entering the hot season for Puerto Penasco and I have felt a bit more humidity creeping in. Most visitors really don't mind though because there is just so much to do here involving water. Whether the pools or the ocean, there is always a way to cool off a short distance from wherever you are. Everything is air conditioned as well so restaurants, bars, condos, even the movie theater will be comfortable if you need to cool off.

Our 5th Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity is TOMORROW! If you are already in town, or if you need to make a trip down, please try to attend our event. We have new surprises again this year and it is sure to be lots of fun for everyone. And, don't forget, all proceeds will go to local charity. More in the story below.

Once again, I can not report on any movement on the Home Port but we are assured that it is coming close to starting up again. I can't wait to see the equipment moving in the distance again, and to report each month on the progress. It was discussed at the recent Sonora-Arizona Conference held in Phoenix last month. The General Assistant Coordinator of Operations Cofetur, Hector Mazon Platt, said they are in talks with representatives of Holland America, Princess and Disney Cruise lines who will visit Sonora in October to discuss the possible routes. Hopefully, it will happen sooner than later.

Our little paradise has been super busy and the resorts have been sold-out or nearly sold-out for rentals every weekend. I know that this coming weekend is pretty much sold out too (everyone must all be coming to our Las Vegas event). Tourism has been going up by double digits every year for the past several years and it really shows. New businesses are springing up, existing businesses are busier, people are building, painting, renovating, and the city is looking great. Lots of new streets have and are being paved, new LED street lights illuminate many of the streets, and there is an overall "progressive" feeling throughout town. We are on the way so come along for the ride.

Today marks my 6-year anniversary with the Sonoran Resorts. My, how time flies when you're having fun. I can honestly say that working for the Sonoran Resorts company is, and has been, a truly wonderful experience for me. This company really does care for their clients, their employees, and the community, and in my opinion, there is no one better in Puerto Penasco to trust and to work with. I look forward to many more years with the Sonoran Resorts.

Enjoy your month, come to Rocky Point if you can, and if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Let me put my experience and expertise to work for you, and remember, as always, I've been here full time for 8 years and I am more than happy to help you with whatever you need, whether Sonoran Resorts related or not.
Just give me a call or send me an email any time and I will do my very best to help you. If I can't help you myself, I'm sure that I can point you in the right direction and help find you someone who can. 
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LAST CALL for Sonoran Resorts 5th Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity on Saturday, July 2nd!


Tomorrow, July 2nd, is the big day! If you're not already in town enjoying the sun, the ocean breezes, and all the Rocky Point has to offer, it's not to late to head on down!  


Our 5th Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity has come together very nicely again this year and we're ready for a super fun night. We have made a few more changes this year and, of course, all proceeds always go toward local charities.   


This year our event will continue to  be held at the Sonoran Sky Resort but we have moved the venue to the oceanfront restaurant/sports bar right on the beach. The location has a full wall of windows facing the beach and ocean so you will be able to gaze out at the beautiful background while enjoying your favorite Las Vegas style games.


Another change this year will be the addition of a complimentary photo booth so that you and your friends can get instant photos of  yourselves enjoying yourselves with Las Vegas style props and a memorial tagline showing the date and event. The Sonoran Resorts company will cover the costs of the location, dinner, photo booth, and more without taking away from the donation.    


You can enjoy a Mexican Buffet dinner from 7:00pm until 8:30pm, followed by horsd'oeuvres which will be served for the remainder of the night. There will be a full cash bar provided by La Cantina Sports Bar and, for the first time ever, 100% of the profits from beverage sales will be added to our charity donation. Please keep this in mind and buy another round or two of drinks for yourselves or for your whole table, knowing that it will add to the amount of the final charity donation (but don't drive if you've had too much). We hope that this welcome addition will bring our total donation amount to a record level this year.   


This year the Sonoran Resorts will coordinate the donation through Adopt-A-Classroom to help a kindergarten and an elementary school in a very impoverished area on the outskirts of town. These schools have been mostly supported by the families whose children attend them and, unfortunately, most of the families can barely afford to feed themselves, let alone pay for the needs of the schools. Expenses like school uniforms, books, notebooks, building maintenance, and even electricity must be paid by parents of the children attending. These schools also need better equipment and furnishings in order to provide an acceptable education for our future generation. We decided that this is a very deserving and worthy cause for our donation this year. I will post a story and photos in a later newsletter after we have made the donations and upgrades to the schools.  


Tickets are available at the Sonoran Sky sales office or just get them at the door when you arrive at the event. Feel free to park inside the resort as long as their is room. Normally, parking on the street outside the entrance is necessary for those who show up a bit later but we will have a valet shuttling people from the street directly to the front doors of the resort. 


I hope to see you all there. Please help us make a record donation this year.   

Tourist Assistance Unit Small Victories Add Up to Big Benefits for Puerto Penasco Tourists 

If you or someone that you know (God forbid) ever have an accident on the beach, or if you lose track of your child, you will definitely be thankful that the Puerto Penasco Tourist Assistance Unit (TAU) exists and that the professional Agents are on the job. They literally do save lives as first responders and they have returned a good number of lost children to their parents. These services are invaluable to many visitors to our City, but that is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the plethora of helpful services and activities that they actually perform for visitors and locals in our tourist areas.

Basically, if you're in a tourist area (or technically anywhere that our Agents are present) and you need something, they are here to help. Need directions? Talk to a TAU Agent. Flat tire and can't figure out how to change it? TAU Agent. Stuck in the sand? Yep, you guessed it - TAU. How about some local history and interesting stories about Rocky Point, a good restaurant recommendation, or help communicating with someone in Spanish? Uh-Huh, TAU, TAU, TAU. Of course, they are also available for more urgent matters, such as offering help in reporting a crime or determining which government office is appropriate for what you may need. The TAU really is the jack of all trades Unit but please remember to always dial 911 or 066 in the case of an emergency. 

As you can see, they do not have a punch list of items that they can and can not help you with. If you need the assistance and they are able to provide it, consider it done. These guys are the tourist area super-heroes whose mission and actual job description is to assist tourists in any way possible. 

To make things even better, the Mayor, in his ultimate wisdom, created the Puerto Penasco Tourist Assistance Unit Advisory Committee (that's a mouthful) to allow us to work as liaison between the public and the TAU as well as to offer advice, feedback, and suggestions to the Unit regarding how to better serve the community and the tourism sector. We have worked very well together and I truly feel that the Unit and our committee are making a very positive impact on this city.

Actually, in order to become "official" and to better serve in a legal capacity, our committee will soon be be registered as an official Civil Association recognized by the City, State, and Federal Governments. We will continue working as liaison for the TAU but we will also expand our services to work directly with the City of Puerto Penasco Municipal Government, the Local Director of Tourism, and we will help with the overall promotion and assistance of tourism in Rocky Point. As part of the change, we will very likely shorten our name to "Puerto Penasco Tourism Committee AC". Forming the legal entity in Mexico will give us a more prominent and official status, and will also allow us to accept tax-deductible donations in order to help and promote the TAU and all aspects of local tourism.

Already, each month, we get requests from tourists, and potential tourists with questions in a wide variety of subjects. Recently, one of our committee members posted an experience on Facebook regarding the TAU and this seemed like a good time and place to share it. 

Also, you may want to make a note of the contact information for the TAU and for our committee located at the end of this story. Finally, please say "Hello" and "Thank You" to our Agents when you see them out and about doing their job by helping people.
"June 25 at 3:50pm · Puerto Peñasco 
Seeing how I'm not too technically savvy when it comes to printers and  stuff, I asked if I could offer him another option... I told him that I was on the Puerto Penasco Tourist Assistance Unit Advisory Committee and that it would probably be a better idea if he went to their office and asked for their assistance, rather than trying to track down and recover his phone by himself... I gave him one of my business cards and directions to the Auxiliar Turistico Office which is located in the Northwest corner of the Convention Center just a short distance from the Sonoran Sea...

So about an hour later I see this gentleman return to the front desk and I overheard him saying "This Guy Carlos was awesome, he got my phone back"... He said that when he arrived at the Auxiliar Turístico Office and told them his story, Carlos the Auxiliar Turistico agent immediately hopped on his quad and said follow me and off they went... The rest is history, just another story with a Happy Ending... Thanks Auxiliar Turistico...
Just a word or two of precaution, do not leave your valuables unattended while you're at the beach or anywhere as a matter of fact... You're just inviting a thief and it could happen anywhere..."

TAU Offices:
Convention Center, NW Corner
Malecon, near entrance to The Point Restaurant
Phone: 001-52-638-382-8413
Emergency: 066 or 911

TAU Advisory Committee:
Phone: 602-774-1777
Email: touristassistancerockypoint@gmail.com
Facebook: Puerto Penasco Tourist Assistance Unit Advisory Committee
Mayor Thanks Community for Solidarity Toward Local Family Following Fire

 Press Release


Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. June 22, 2016.  The solidarity and good will of the Peñasco community towards others was illustrated during a gathering of members from diverse sectors of the city, called by the Mayor, which resulted in the commitment to build 3 homes for families impacted by the fire that enveloped their residence this past Monday and in which three young children perished.


The Mayor announced one of the homes will be built by businessman Miguel Guevara Askar, another by Ministerio Amor under the supervision of Pastor Eladio Calderón, and a third provided by the Las Palomas tourist resort.


He emphasized City Trustee, Elizabeth Jiménez Borboa, will be responsible for providing all possibilities that land be donated for the construction of the homes.


The intent of the meeting, held at the Municipal Civil Protection facilities and which included representatives from the Architectural and Engineering Associations, Chamber of Commerce, religious associations, Puerto Peñasco Communicators Association, Rotary Club, and local business leaders, among others, was to coordinate efforts in order to provide support to the families that were left with nothing after the fire.


Grandparents of the young children who lost their lives to the fire were also present, and thanked the Mayor for having called this meeting as a form of expressing solidarity with the families during this unfortunate time.


The Mayor expressed, "This is one of the worst tragedies we have lived through recently in our community, which is why my wife Linda Pivac and I have decided to put out a general call to the community of Puerto Peñasco, so we can demonstrate our solidarity with these individuals and provide all institutional support needed, as well as personal and psychological support to the affected families."


Among the forms of support offered during the meeting was the commitment of different parts of civil society to join in efforts to provide assistance through fundraising and receipt of in-kind donations.


Those from the Architectural and Engineering Associations committed to assist with designing and building the homes, and the local Association of Doctors joined by offering free care to those injured by the fire. The local Rotary Club expressed their unconditional support while religious associations will contribute construction material and labor, and those from the Puerto Peñasco Association of Communicators along with the radio station "La Reina del Mar" will continue to make the community aware of ways to provide help.


In addition, the local chapter of the Mexican Professional Realtors Association (AMPI) made the commitment to provide the air conditioning equipment that may be necessary for the homes.  Similarly, Naval Commander Rogelio Marbán Díaz expressed the solidarity of the Navy and availability of those under his leadership to help the affected families.


Monetary donations may be made to:

Bank Account:

Banamex 3914546

CLABE: 002779701139145464

Suc. 7011,

Name: María Concepción Cruz Rivera 


Collection Site:

DIF Municipal, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Stage 3 diapers, linens, household goods, Clothing: Men's size 38 or 40, Women's size L, girl's clothing age 12, boy's clothing age 11, NAN 1 milk, 2 refrigerators, 2 dining room sets, 2 stoves, 3 full-size beds, 2 individual beds, 3 sofas, 6 pedestal fans, and kitchen utensils. 

The Sonoran Desert Conference Center Celebrates One Year in Ajo

    Rocky Point Times

"If you have not been to Ajo recently, you have not been to Ajo. The town is undergoing much more than a face-lift and the Sonoran Desert Conference Center is a huge part of the revival." ~ Tim, Clarkdale, AZ


Last spring, we announced in these pages the opening of a new inn and conference center in Ajo. Its location - just north of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and under two hours from Rocky Point - make it a wonderful destination and an ideal stopping point for travelers to Mexico. Now a year old, this new business is thriving and growing every day.


The Sonoran Desert Conference Center is located on the historic Curley School campus in Ajo's historic center. This former 1940s elementary school was brought back to life by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) and reborn as a venue for conferences, retreats, family events, and individual getaways. With 21 private guest rooms and two dorm rooms, the Center can accommodate groups from one to 50 guests. Travelers from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between are raving. "The rooms and grounds are immaculate, the staff is extremely friendly, helpful and the surrounding desert is absolutely beautiful," says recent guest Jane, of New York City.

The Center has a full commercial kitchen, which serves as its catering facility, is available to rent, and hosts monthly cooking workshops. Groups can choose from a list of local caterers for meals or opt to eat in town at local spots like Oasis Café (try the Pima Club Sandwich), Marcela's (get the chilaquiles at breakfast), or 100 Estrella (craft beers and perfectly juicy burgers). All are a short walk or drive from the Conference Center.


The Conference Center staff, led by Co-Directors Stuart and Emily Siegel, have designed a menu of educational, cultural, and culinary options for guests, all centered around the unique environment of the Sonoran Desert and Ajo's tri-cultural (Anglo, Mexican, and Tohono O'odham) community. These include guided hikes, art classes, cooking demos, archaeological excursions, and walking tours of Ajo's historic sites, gardens, and public art.


Four large conference rooms are available to guests for meetings and workshops, as well as a clay studio, wood shop, and indoor/outdoor event venues at the adjacent Curley School Artisan Apartments. The Center has hosted an impressive roster of events this year, including an Arizona Highways photography workshop, the Tri-National Desert Symposium, the Southwest Folklife Alliance's Ethnographic Fieldschool, and multiple weddings and family reunions. "My daughter recently had her wedding here and I don't think we could have found a more perfect place for a destination wedding," says Maria of Loveland, CO. "The facility is beautiful and the rooms are comparable to a five star hotel. The town of Ajo is magical and we felt so very welcomed. I can't wait to go back!"


Over the past year the Conference Center has also earned a number of "regulars," like Melba Gaillard of Phoenix, who was having a poolside conversation at a Rocky Point hotel when she learned about the new developments in Ajo. "Ajo!" she laughed, having never thought of Ajo as a vacation destination. But she was intrigued, and planned a stay at the Conference Center. Since that initial visit in November, Melba has been to Ajo five times. She's become a V.I.P. in the clay studio, and a familiar face at Ajo's Saturday Farmers Market.


"Ajo, has become one of my zen places. I love to stay over and detach. Ajo's location yields many wonderful opportunities: hiking, clay studio, bonfires..."


Visitors aren't the only ones enjoying the Center; Ajoites are thrilled to see the transformation of their former school. "I was so excited and was looking forward see what has become of our old school...I couldn't believe what I saw: our room was comfortable, cozy and clean, and room decor and bedding was beautiful!" says Debbie, of Camp Verde, AZ. And there's another reason for locals to take pride in this addition to Ajo: much of the renovations were done by residents participating in ISDA's Journeyman Apprenticeship program. The Center served as a job-training site, where apprentices worked side-by-side with local handymen to learn building repair and maintenance skills.


The Conference Center serves as a great stopping point for southbound travelers to Rocky Point: stay overnight, avoid the evening traffic at the border, and head to the beach in the morning! To learn more or book a stay, visit www.sonorancc.com or call (520) 775-2565. Guest room rates range from $85-105/night, with group discounts and special event pricing.

Paving of Peñasco Roads Continues




Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro inaugurated new pavement covering 27,153 sq. meters along Ave. San Luis from Blvd. Benito Juárez to Blvd. Samuel Ocaña. The road work, at an investment cost of $32,163,149 pesos, also included 7,000 meters of sidewalk along with 3,500 meters of curbs. Furthermore, 165 residential discharge lines for sewage and potable water were installed as part of the overall project.


At the inaugural ceremony, Mayor Kiko Munro detailed this quality project for the community of Peñasco had not initially included street lamps, though this was achieved through efficient application of funds. He stressed the importance of seeking resources to further such steps in order to improve the city's urban infrastructure and the quality of life for its residents.


"During the first 8 months of our administration, we have paved or repaved more than 200,000 sq. meters of streets and avenues across the city," he indicated, "through use of asphalt and hydraulic pavement."


Similarly, he remarked, once federal budgetary funds come through, work will begin on refurbishing and completing Blvd. Fremont, Ave. Sinaloa, and Ave. Sobarzo, among others on which the administration intends to focus so they may be in optimum condition before the end of the year. 

Potpourri - Short Shorts of All Sorts!
Sometimes so much is going on in our little slice of paradise by the sea that we can't address the many short subjects with proper attention. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page. Here are a few "short shorts" to keep you up to date.
Work to Extend Hydraulic Network in Supplying Water to Eastern Part of City

Press Release: Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. June 27, 2016. Jorge Pivac Carrillo, Administrative Director of the local Water Office (OOMAPAS), announced a testing period has begun on work to extend the city's water network in order to provide better service to neighborhoods located in the eastern part of Puerto Peñasco.
"The network extension project consists of pipes, measuring 8" in diameter, along Calle 67 from the intersection with Calle Río Culiacán to Blvd. José López Portillo, and then toward Calles 66 and 68," he detailed.  
The OOMAPAS Administrative Director emphasized all families residing in the areas of San Rafael and Nuevo Peñasco will benefit from this project, which fulfills one of Mayor Kiko Munro's commitments.
"Water to supply these neighborhoods," he furthered, "will be extracted from two wells located in the Kennedy Ejido. These wells will practically be to solely supply this area, and therefore not affect supplies to other parts of the city.
Nearly 600,000 pesos have been invested in the project, which were provided by funds from OOMAPAS itself. This is in addition to 20 million pesos to be invested shortly, thanks to efforts of Mayor Kiko Munro with the Federal Government.
A second stage, concluded Jorge Pivac Carrillo, will include work to extend and connect pipes in order to supply water to families residing along Avenida Río Bravo, between Calles 68 to 61.


Highway Patching Underway Prior to Big Weekend    
Some potholes have begun appearing on the highway connecting Lukeville/Sonoyta and Puerto Penasco so the City has dispatched crews to do some patching in anticipation of the heavy traffic for the upcoming Holiday weekend. Here is a message from Mayor Kiko Munro: "To ensure everyone's holiday vacation begins with safe travels to Puerto Peñasco, tomorrow (June 29th), we will be launching a city initiative to help address pot hole concerns along parts of the highway between Sonoyta and Puerto Peñasco. Though this is a Federal Highway, it is of our utmost concern to make sure both our visitors and residents who travel this route frequently can travel safely until federal funds are made available to fully repair these sections. Please drive carefully and remain alert to those working on the road."

Chef Luca to Close Pan e Vino Restaurant
This very popular dining spot will be closing as of July 4th. Chef Luca posted a message on his Pan e Vino Facebook account announcing the desicion and thanking everyone for the well wishes and enthusiasm. He also announced that his Sky Bar, upstairs from his equally popular FISH restaurant will be closing as well. Some speculate that he will combine both restaurants at the location on Whale Hill but no announcement has been made as of this writing. We all hope that he lets us know soon as the restaurant will be sorely missed by his many loyal patrons.


Hot Air Balloon Festival Coming to Rocky Point January 2017
Not much information available yet but it has been announced by Ruta del Globo Sonora that they will be hosting a hot air balloon festival in Puerto Penasco in January, 2017. That's a long ways away but time flies so it's not too early to mark your calendars. Sounds like a perfect time to come for a visit. 
Skate Park Progress at 80% 
The Director of Urban Development, Fausto Soto Lizarraga, recalled that the park will have the necessary skills to perform characteristics, which will be an added attraction of the city.

"Mayor Kiko Munro has been an enthusiastic promoter of this project," he said, "because it will not only healthy recreation of peñasquenses, but will attract tourism and boost his vision of putting Peñasco fashion".

He said the investment by transnational company amounts to $ 130,000, while the municipal government granted the land and brings the work by hand.

"Right now we've advanced 80% in construction," he explained, "we are finishing up the necessary ramps to make the different fates running the practitioners of this sport."

Fausto Soto said that the center of the park a volcano icon that give identity to the skate park, alluding to El Pinacate, natural heritage site located in peñasquenses land is built.

The Municipal Director of Urban Development estimated that this Skate Park will be delivered no later than 3 weeks.

"This project is to benefit all young people in Puerto Penasco, besides being the only one of its kind in Mexico and one of the 6 that exist around the world, built by Levis, which opens the possibility of attracting athletes, as well as becoming potential host international events, "he said.

New Hotel Rooms: 200,000 in 10 years - Puerto Penasco on the List?

Wyndham Hotels, which already has 40 properties in Mexico, predicts that 200,000 new hotel rooms will be added to the country's existing inventory in the next decade.

The company's president for Latin America and the Caribbean said he would like to see Wyndham get 10% of those rooms with new hotels in tourist destinations, Mexico City and industrial regions.

Paulo Pena said a market study took an inventory of existing hotels and calculated the potential future demand, looking at factors such as economic conditions, tourism prospects and new projects that have been announced.

The result was a prediction that there would be opportunity for 207,000 new rooms by 2025.

Puerto Penasco Tiburones Baseball - Only a Few Games Left this Season

If you have not been to a Tiburones game in Rocky Point, you are missing out on one of the most fun and affordable activities that the "typical" tourist just doesn't hear about. The Season is almost over but there is still time to catch local games on July 8, 9, or 10. If you just can't make it (or if it's getting to hot), make a mental note to catch a couple games next season. 

The games start around 7:30pm and tickets are $40 pesos (about $2 US) for regular seats and 60 pesos (about $3 US) for seats behind home plate. Ice cold beer is served at "normal" prices too. You just can't beat that, and our home team is good too. 

Sonora-AZ Commission Announces Positive Steps for Peñasco
   Press Release

Important announcements regarding Investment, Connectivity, and Employment for Puerto Peñasco announced at Sonora-Arizona Commission, Scottsdale, AZ

June 23, 2016. Important announcements regarding investment, employment, and connectivity for Puerto Peñasco were part of the results that came out of the 2016 Summit of the Sonora-Arizona Commission recently held in Scottsdale.

Mayor Kiko Munro, along with Economic Development Coordinator Jorge Valdés Félix, attended the event which was led by Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano and her counterpart, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.


"We are pleased with results of the Summit, as there continues to be good news for Puerto Peñasco," noted Munro, "there is more investment, tourism, and connectivity on the horizon, which obviously translates into a better economy and jobs."


Among important announcements from the Summit, Mayor Munro highlighted that of Daniel Chávez Morán, founder of Grupo Vidanta (Mayan Palace), who expressed construction of a mega-recreational covered park, slated to be inaugurated in 2019. Chávez Morán hopes to soon visit Puerto Peñasco, where he will meet with Mayor Kiko Munro to discuss this and other investment plans.


General Coordinator of the Sonora Tourism Commission (COFETUR), Jesús Antonio Berúmen, remarked along with the TAR flights set to begin in July, which will connect Peñasco with Hermosillo, Tijuana, and Cd. Juárez, they are also working to shore up a new route to Phoenix, which would begin in December.


Debbie Johnson, Executive Director of the Arizona Tourism Office, stated they plan to promote both states as a region, with specific emphasis on the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve.


Héctor Platt Mazón, Deputy Coordinator of Operations for COFETUR, detailed conversations are underway with representatives from the Holland America, Disney Cruise, and Princess cruise lines, who will visit Sonora in October to explore possible routes.


Armando Goncalvez of the U.S. Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reiterated his commitment to broaden the entry port at Lukeville by adding two additional lanes, one of these being a SENTRI lane.


Similarly, Sonora Deputy Secretary of Urban Development and Infrastructure, Hector Ruiz, announced investments will be made to improve 4 border crossings in the state, among these Sonoyta. This has been one of the frequently emphasized requests of Mayor Kiko Munro at both the state and federal levels.

Creation of Local Committee on Flight Routes



The Local Committee on Flight Routes was recently formed to guarantee Puerto Peñasco's air connectivity with other cities in Mexico and abroad, while seeking the possibility of new destinations.


Jorge Valdéz Félix, City Economic Development Coordinator, present on behalf of the local administration, explained the committee seeks to further Puerto Peñasco's development in all aspects.  He added ensuring air connectivity opens the window to new investment and a larger number of visitors to this beach destination.


Valdéz Félix stated the recently formed committee would seek participation from all involved with tourism and business promotion so that all voices may propose ideas in order to broaden the spectrum of connectivity.


"The next meeting will be scheduled within the next three months, in which all developers will be invited, so they may be heard, as they are who know and have contact with investors," he concluded.


General Coordinator of Operations of the State Tourism Commission, Héctor Platt Mazón, on behalf of State Tourism Director Jesús Antonio Berúmen Preciado, stated the Local Flight Route Committee is to provide continuity to the State Committee, which was installed in February.


"The State Committee agreed local committees needed to be installed in each tourist destination in Sonora, with the intent that state and municipal offices, along with Convention and Visitors Bureaus, and in this case the airport, coordinate in order to remain informed of our projects and be able to form a united front to assist each other in guaranteeing routes with connectivity to Puerto Peñasco," emphasized Platt Mazón.

"We must take into account it is important to bring in flights, but even more importantly to keep them. Peñasco has had flights though, due to one reason or another, these flights ceased. Our goal now is that the flights arrive and stay, and from there see what other flights we can bring in," he added.


Platt Mazón expressed his pleasure at the notable increase in tourism to Puerto Peñsco, which means a rebound in trust to vacation here, even more so with decisions the municipal adminsitration has made in promoting the destination, not only with foreigners but also with a vision of attracting national tourism.


The Local Committee on Flight Routes, which was formally installed at the Mar de Cortez International Airport, consists of: Héctor Platt Mazón as President; Airport Administrator Alonso Domínguez as Technical Secretary; with Héctor Vázquez del Mercado of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jorge Valdéz Félix, City Economic Development Coordinator, and Martín Martínez, City Tourism Director, as members. 

Get your Feet Wet! CEDO Summer Camp July 2nd-6th



   Ready for CEDO's Wet Feet Ocean Camp! All that's missing is you! 

Summer has got a grand adventure in store for you! Join CEDO for the annual Wet Feet Ocean Camp: Connected with the Sea, July 2nd - 6th.  For five days and four nights, campers will explore the intertidal area of the Northern Gulf of California, while staying at the CEDO field station in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.  For more information on costs and space, call (638)382-0113 or (638) 382 0115 or email info@cedointercultural.org  (All meals included)


In 2015, the Wet Feet Ocean Camp was a great success with the participation of 16 campers over five days of learning and adventure! It was unique in that 8 campers from the U.S. joined 9 local campers, making the camp a true intercultural exchange along with the exploration of ecology in the Northern Gulf.


Campers this year will explore marine biology of the Upper Gulf of California through field trips and educational activities. Alongside our staff, who are experts in marine biology and desert ecology, campers will discover sea stars and octopi in the intertidal zones, do the shrimp dance at the estuary, and uncover the secrets of the diverse marine organisms that live in this rich biological area.


Campers should bring:

  • Three to four changes of clothes
  • A white T-shirt (for printing on t-shirts)
  • Water booties or sandals
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimsuit and snorkel gear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Personal shower/higiene items
  • Binoculars (if you have these)

CEDO offers:

  • Sleeping mats
  • CEDO Camper T-shirt
  • Workbook
  • Field notebook
  • Pencils and other supplies
  • First aid provisions
  • Transportation during camp
Mayor Presents Beach Buoy Project for Tourist Corridor

With the goal of safeguarding the integrity of residents and visitors alike, Mayor Kiko Munro presented a Tourist Corridor Beach Buoy project to business leaders, authorities, and developers.

The Mayor explained the Municipal Civil Protection Unit's proposal is part of the comprehensive Clean Beach Certification project, currently promoted by the local administration.


"We want to join efforts in providing better care for visitors as well as in meeting certification requirements, not just along the beaches but throughout the tourist corridor," emphasized the mayor.


"In order to achieve this goal, we need to coordinate efforts between our administration and private hotel/resort initatives," he detailed, "so that visitors can take away an even better impression of this destination as they look forward to their return and in recommending us."


The mayor's goal is not that just 800 meters of coastline from Playa Hermosa to Sandy Beach be certified, bur rather to establish a foundation so that more beaches in this tourist destination may receive certification.


Franciso Javier Carrillo Ruíz, Director of Civil Protection and the Fire Department, remarked his department already possesses 1200 meters of rope for buoys, 120 meters of orange plastic mesh for markings, 80 beach bouys, 6 boat buoys, 8 orange barrels, 1 inflatable Zodiac raft with engine, 1 jet ski, 2 all-terrain vehicles, and 4 life guards who have received training from the Secretary of the Navy, along with life-vests and floats.


He added the regulations for buoys indicates placing each buoy 20 meters from the beach every 100 meters, and that hotel/resort complexes are responsible for making sure this safety measure is in place as they deem fit and according to occupancy levels.


Leonardo Peralta Téllez, Administrador of Sonoran Sun, remarked upon his experience as they put buoys in place six years ago. He believed this to have been a worthwhile investment as visitors feel safe within the swimming area, and they have received a number of positive comments and congratulations.


The proposal is to place buoys along the tourist corridor in front of Esmeralda, Sonoran Sun, Bella Sirena, Las Palmas, Sonoran Sun, Sonoran Spa, Princesa Peñasco, Las Palomas, Puerta Privada, Sonoran Sky, Playa Bonita, Bajada de los Guardado, Playa Hermosa, and Peñasco del Sol, as well as by Playa de Oro in the Mirador.


Within the proposal, Hotels and Resorts would need to address Merchant Marine and Harbor Master procedures in order to place buoys in the allotted areas, as well as take part in meetings regarding the placement of flags along the beach and installation of lifeguard stands.


Following the proposal presentation, the Mayor also took a moment to deliver a 2009 4-wheeler and 2001 Ecoline ambulance that had been donated to the Municipal Civil Protection Unit and Fire Department.

Mexican Cell Phones: Unlimited Calling Plans for North America


When new laws came into effect on January 2015 to shake-up Mexico's telecommunication market, fixed-line all charges dropped sharply from residential telephones. The reforms caused Mexican landline telephone charges to go from being among the most expensive in the world, to among the cheapest.


Since then, the Mexican cellular telephone market has been undergoing some major reforms too, and you can now elect to buy a plan that, for a modest monthly fee, gives unlimited calling and SMS messages to all phones across Mexico, the United States, and Canada-and you can also use the mobile data included in your plan across all three countries without any data roaming costs. These "unlimited" deals are also available on pay-as-you-go monthly plans: there is no need to sign a long term contract.


If you have a smart phone that isn't tethered to a network through a contract-whether you purchased it in Mexico or brought it from abroad-you can use the number portability procedure to hop from one network to another on pay-as-you-go deals, depending on who's offering the best plan this season. Constant hopping is unlikely to be beneficial, but occasional hops may be useful to take advantage of deals that match your present needs or usage habits.


By way of example: AT&T, Telcel, Movistar and Virgin Mobile currently offer a month-to-month plans (no contract) for MXN$200 pesos (US$11) that includes unlimited call minutes and SMS messages across North America (Mexico, the US and Canada), and at least 500 MB of data.  Anadditional 1 GB of data is included for use of Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Visit the websites of the mobile operators to learn about these new unlimited plans which offer good value for money.


Plans last for 30 days and can be renewed or not, as you wish: automatic renewal can be set-up, or you can renew manually. If you don't renew the plan, your tariff reverts to a peso-per-minute (or per-MB) rate.  If your data quota runs out before the 30 days, you can pay-per-MB until the plan's renewal date, or re-initiate your plan for an additional 30 days starting on the (earlier) date of the renewal.


When the new lower residential phone line tariffs came into force at beginning of 2015, many people didn't believe it was true until they started getting their first phone bills that year and saw that calls to Mexican cell phone and long distance calls across the country and the world were being charged at zero rates-all included in the monthly plan, which also includes fixed-line high-speed internet.


Now with the Mexican cellular market following suit, Mexico is one of the least expensive countries in the world to own and use a mobile phone: staying in touch with friends, family, and business contacts on the move in Mexico and when roaming with a Mexican cell phone in the United States and Canada has never been easier and cheaper than it is today.

Construction Starts on BMW Assembly Plant


Nearly two years after announcing a new assembly plant, BMW Group began construction this week of a new factory in San Luis, Sonora.

The German auto maker will build the next-generation 3-series sedan at the new factory, with annual production predicted to total 150,000 cars.


The model is one of the top-selling luxury cars in the U.S. and represents 30% of BMW's revenues. The company sold 444,000 3-series models last year.


The US $1-billion plant will begin operating in 2019, employing 1,500 people directly, said company executive Oliver Zipse at a press conference.


He recalled that BMW began looking for a location to expand its North American operations in 2011, deciding on San Luis Potosí over Aguascalientes and Hidalgo for the "logistical triangle" it forms with Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.


The 300-hectare site is big enough for expansion of the plant to produce an additional model, said Zipse.


The land was turned over to the company by the state government this week after it installed electricity, water, natural gas, a railway spur and temporary offices. One report said the incentives granted BMW totaled US $236 million and include state and federal tax exemptions for 10 years.

The factory will have its own body, paint and assembly shops but engines and transmissions will be made in Germany.


Zipse said the plant's production system will be a leader in productivity and sustainability. Most of its electricity will be generated by a solar-powered system on the site, and its water consumption per vehicle produced will be the lowest in the world.

The paint shop will use reconditioned and recycled water, making it the first of BMW's 31 plants to produce no wastewater.


Low labor costs and access to other markets are Mexico's chief attractions for auto makers. One advantage for BMW will be to save the 10% duty on vehicles it exports to Europe from its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by manufacturing in Mexico.

Financial Products See Rise in Participation


Can a Foreigner Work or Do Business in Mexico?



Generally speaking, the first condition to doing business as a foreigner in Mexico is to obtain or make sure you will be able to obtain the proper approval and visa from immigration. Unlike the US or Canada, where after getting a visa to work you can do any business activity you choose, in Mexico, every specific economic activity will need approval.


The easiest activities for approval are artistic in nature, namely, artists who are making and seeking permission to sell their art. Beyond permission to make and sell your own art, permission gets a little more difficult depending on what you want to do. The general idea is that Mexico does not want to give approval to foreigners to do work that could easily be done by its own citizens. Additionally, if your field requires a license, such as in medicine, or architecture, you will be required to submit all of your certifications and you may be required to be approved first by the appropriate licensing agency in the state.


Working for an existing company may be much easier than getting approval to work on your own. In this case the potential company where you will be employed will write a letter on your behalf and "sponsor" you. The sponsorship gives you permission to work only for the company.


Although many people living in Mexico work a US job via the internet, have only a retirement visa, and no other approval, information regarding this type of situation is conflicting. However, I have never heard of anyone being questioned regarding their work from another country and have only seen immigration issues arise for those charging for a product or service within Mexico.


Other than for a visa to make and sell your art, for which there are several individuals in town available to help you do this, you may want to find an attorney. In my experience, every attorney will take your case, but only a few really specialize in immigration issues and keep up on the constant changes in qualifications required.


If your business idea is something your attorney says may not easily get approval, there is always the option of starting a Mexican corporation. Because the Mexican corporation doesn't need to specify what type of work will be done, approval to do specific work, the owner then only needs immigration approval to be a director or officer and will be free to do most any activity.


Mexican corporations are very similar to those in the US and have an approximate tax rate of 28% on the net. Additionally, there are several forms, including one similar to a US S-corp where taxes pass through to the shareholders. In addition to your immigration status you and or your Mexican corporation will also need to set up an account with the proper tax authorities.

Home Made Mexican Paletas (Popsicles) 


Summer is here and it's always nice to cool down with a frozen treat.  The ubiquitous La Michoacana ice cream shops catch your eye on every main street in every Mexican town. Not only does each shop offer hand scooped ice cream, refreshing juice and water combo called fruitas frescas, by far the favorite product is the treat-on-a-stick: paletas.


What's a paleta, you ask? A super-natural, much healthier version of our American style popsicles, paletas are all-natural frozen treats made from chopped up fresh fruit and water.  


The treat comes two ways: frozen fruit and water which has a crisp, hard freeze; and a cream and fruit version that has frozen fruit mixed with cream to form a thicker, creamier, less hard treat. At a typical shop in Mexico, paletas come in a large variety of flavors such as tamarindo, hibiscus flower, or mango con chile besides the many tropical fruit varieties.


The appeal of this icy treat is that it is easy to transport (throw a dozen on ice with the adult's beer and head to a day at the beach,) more filling and less sugary than a raspados (shaved ice doused in fruit syrup),  and a perfect beach and hot weather snack.


The city of Tocumbo in the state of Michoacán is where paletas originated in the 1940s, and it's where the La Michoacana chain was founded.



Ingredients (Banana Paleta) 

1 cup milk
3/4 cup smoothly mashed ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar


1. Pour paletas mixture (choices follow) equally into 6 juice bar molds (see notes). Attach covers. Insert sticks, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of each exposed. Freeze paletas upright until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 2 weeks.


2. Hold each mold up to the rim under warm running water just until paletas are released from sides of molds, 5 to 15 seconds. Remove covers and pull out paletas.


Banana paletas. In a 2-cup glass measure, combine 1 cup milk, 3/4 cup smoothly mashed ripe banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved (mixture is no longer grainy to taste).


Per paleta: 85 cal., 16% (14 cal.) from fat; 1.6 g protein; 1.5 g fat (0.9 g sat.); 17 g carbo (0.5 g fiber); 20 mg sodium; 5.7 mg chol.


Blackberry paletas. In a blender, whirl 2 1/2 cups rinsed, drained blackberries until smooth. Push through a strainer into a 2-cup glass measure; discard residue. Add 1 cup milk and 6 tablespoons sugar to berry purée; stir until sugar is dissolved.


Per paleta: 104 cal., 13% (14 cal.) from fat; 1.8 g protein; 1.6 g fat (0.8 g sat.); 22 g carbo (0 g fiber); 20 mg sodium; 5.7 mg chol.


Cucumber-chili paletas. In a blender, combine 3 cups 1-inch chunks peeled, seeded cucumber (1 1/2 lb.); 2/3 cup sugar; 1/3 cup lemon juice; and 1 rinsed, stemmed jalapeño chili (1 to 1 1/2 oz.; remove seeds and veins for less heat). Whirl until smooth.


Push mixture through a fine strainer set over a 2-cup glass measure; discard residue.

Per paleta: 100 cal., 0.9% (0.9 cal.) from fat; 0.5 g protein; 0.1 g fat (0 g sat.); 26 g carbo (0.4 g fiber); 7.5 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.


Mango paletas. In a blender, combine 2 1/2 cups 1-inch chunks mangoes (from 1 1/2 lb. fruit), 1/4 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons lime juice; whirl until smooth.


Per paleta: 85 cal., 2.1% (1.8 cal.) from fat; 0.4 g protein; 0.2 g fat (0.1 g sat.); 22 g carbo (0.8 g fiber); 2.9 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.


Piña colada paletas. In a blender, combine 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup 1-inch chunks fresh or canned pineapple, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract; whirl until smooth.


Per paleta: 76 cal., 17% (13 cal.) from fat; 1.4 g protein; 1.4 g fat (0.8 g sat.); 15 g carbo (0.2 g fiber); 20 mg sodium; 5.7 mg chol.


Sour orange paletas. In a 2-cup glass measure, combine 1 1/3 cups orange juice, 1/3 cup lime juice, and 1/4 cup sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved.


Per paleta: 60 cal., 1.5% (0.9 cal.) from fat; 0.4 g protein; 0.1 g fat (0 g sat.); 15 g carbo (0.1 g fiber); 2.8 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.


Strawberry paletas. In a blender, whirl 3 3/4 cups rinsed, hulled strawberries until smooth. Push through a fine strainer into a 2-cup glass measure; discard residue. Add 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to berry purée; stir until sugar is dissolved.


Per paleta: 72 cal., 5% (3.6 cal.) from fat; 0.6 g protein; 0.4 g fat (0 g sat.); 18 g carbo (2.5 g fiber); 1.6 mg sodium; 0 mg chol. 

This Title is Better than That Title

Personal titles are very popular in Mexico.


You make a phone call and ask to speak to someone, giving their first and last name. Having ascertained, by shrewdness or direct inquiry, that the caller isn't a person of any great importance, the secretary informs you curtly that el licenciado, or la licenciada (or el ingeniero, or el arquitecto)  is out, on another line, or in a meeting. The title will probably be stressed for your future information.


Ingeniero, or engineer, encompasses a range of technical professions, from civil engineering to electronics and computers. Arquitecto means architect; and even contador, or accountant, has made its way into the list of titles acceptable as improvements on the plain señor (or señorita or señora).


The title licenciado traditionally applied to lawyers, but its use extends to anyone who has a degree in any number of fields: the highly popular business administration, the dizzying economics, the trendy marketing, the modern communications, or the stopgap history of art.


As with so many other things, titles have undergone a process of inflation. As the middle class grew, more and more people could afford to stay at five-star hotels, generating a "need" for a new category that stays ahead of the pack, and "Grand Tourism" was born. Likewise, as more and more people had access to university education, plain licenciado became somewhat run-of-the-mill and the PhD came into fashion. Now it's often the "doctor" who's in a meeting, or on another line, after which he'll be out to lunch, and then traveling.


The next step up from a bachelor's degree is a masters - maestría - but nobody on that particular ladder uses the title maestro, and this is why: maestro, like its English counterpart master, has plenty of meanings. It means teacher, or schoolmaster, and also refers to someone particularly skillful at a given  pursuit, in the arts or sports, for example, but maestro is also applied to the skilled builder, the plumber, or the chief mechanic.


In this last sense, the maestro is chief among equals in the realm of oficios, or trades, but somewhat unappreciated in the world of the professions. If we weren't such snobs, we could perhaps appreciate the irony of the maestro-who can build houses that won't fall down in earthquakes-being much less in the eyes of polite society than the licenciado (or licenciada), who happens to know his Manet from his Monet.

Let me know if you would like links to any of the earlier ones. (There are over 5 years worth now)

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Just for the fun of it

Sonoran Spa W507

2 Bedroom West Building  

Link to Listing

Includes Private Garage   

This condo shows like a dream. Many upgrades and never been used as a rental. This one really stands out from the rest and it won't last long. This is one condo that you need to see in person to appreciate.
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Hurry. This one will sell very soon.

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Sonoran Spa E305
2 Bedroom 1/4 Share

 Link to Listing 

Here is a great opportunity to purchase either a 25% or a 50% ownership in a beautiful two bedroom condo at the Sonoran Spa Resort. We do not get very many fractional ownership condos and they usually sell fast so please take a look. 50% ownership priced at $109,900.
 Give us a call!

Come and take a look today. 

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Sonoran Sea W310 
1 Bedroom West Building

Seller will pay your HOA dues for 2016!

Luxury one bedroom condo at the Sonoran Sea at a great price. This is the only one bedroom listing in the popular West building and it won't last long. Beautifully upgraded and furnished very nicely. It has not been used as a rental and it is in great condition. Priced to sell too!   Sold fully furnished and ready to go. Don't let this one pass you by. Call today.

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WiFi Cafe and Convenience Store
Sonoran Sea Resort


Are you thinking about moving here to paradise but don't know how you would make a living? Well, this might just be your lucky day! How about owning a WiFi Cafe and Convenience store, right inside the lobby of the beautiful Sonoran Sea Resort? This turn-key business INCLUDES the Real Estate! Terms Available! This opportunity won't be around long so please give us a call today.

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Sonoran Sea W210
1 Bedroom West Building

 Link to Listing   

This is a brand new listing and it really must be seen to be appreciated. Great 2nd floor location makes this condo a great rental. Beachfront views and palm trees. Priced to sell quickly. Come see it today.

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Sonoran Sun W803
2 Bedroom West Building


This is a great price for a 2 bedroom at the Sonoran Sun and the condo has everything! Beautifully furnished and would make a great rental. Won't last long. Ocean Front luxury at a great price. Call for details or to schedule a tour. You need to act fast on this special deal.

Come see for yourself.

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Sonoran Sea E806
2 Bedroom

 Link to Listing    
Price Reduced for Quick Sale

Beautiful Non-Rental condo shows all the details that you would expect from an owner who does not allow rentals. This condo was just reduced and the price is right. Nicely furnished with direct oceanfront views that can't be beat. Fully furnished and turn key. Just bring your clothes and you're on a permanent vacation.

 Come check it out for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

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Sonoran Spa W806
2 Bed 2 Bath Top Floor

 Link to Listing 
Here is a condo that won't be around for long. This penthouse level 2 bedroom is fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy. The views are spectacular and you can see the lights of the Old Port at night from the comfort of your terrace. This one is ready to go so come check it out. This can be a private getaway for you and your family, or you can place it into the rental pool and realize a nice income while you're not using it. Contact one of our sales staff today to set up a time to view this great condo. Priced right to sell quickly so don't wait too long. Lots of great things are going on in Rocky Point and now is the time to get into this beauty before prices go up. 

 Call today.


Sonoran Spa N203
1 Bedroom North Building

Link to Listing 

Check out this beautiful, fully furnished, one bedroom condo at the Sonoran Spa Resort. Convenient 2nd floor location allows for easy access to beach, pools, Jacuzzis, store, restaurant, etc. Currently rented on a one  year lease but could be a great vacation rental as well. The price is right and you need to see this condo. 

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Sonoran Sea W107
2BR Ground floor

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Here is a popular ground floor condo priced to sell. These units don't come up for sale often. Beautifully furnished and great rental history are just the beginnings. Walk right out your door and to the pool and beach. Embrace the fabulous unobstructed beachfront views of the Sea of Cortez. This one is already getting alot of attention so act quickly and don't miss out on this fantastic bargain.

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Sonoran Sea E512     

1 BD End Unit     



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Fantastic terms opportunity on this beautiful end unit condo at the Sonoran Sea Resort. Very nice and ready to go. Just 10% down and this condo is yours. Contact us for more details. Photos coming soon...

Come and see this one before it's gone!       


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Sonoran Sky 701
4BR Premium End Unit

Link to Listing 

This condo must be seen to be believed. Panoramic views down the beach in both directions. The owners are anxious to sell and are offering a great price. This is the lowest priced 4 bedroom at the Sky. This can be a great rental - perfect for your family, friends, or a group purchase. Call our office for more details. This one could be your dream come true.

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Sonoran Sea W601
3 BR Premium End Unit

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Great Price on Custom End Unit!

Complete custom condo with nothing but the absolute top end finishes, appliances, and furnishings. The list is just too long to print here but please go to the link and check out everything that is offered with this beauty. You certainly will be glad that you did. Come see it soon because it won't last for long!

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Sonoran Sun E703   
2 BR East Building  

Just 25% gets you in the door! Great price on this beautiful  2 bedroom at the Sun. Views all the way down the beach and to the new Home Port. In the future, you can watch the cruise ships coming and going from your own private beachfront paradise.  This condo is priced to sell and it is very nicely furnished and ready to go. Brand new stainless appliances. Come see it today.


Sonoran Spa E802
2 BR Top Floor


This unit is very nicely furnished and has some of the best views in town. Completely upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Did I mention the views? This is a super nice turn-key condo and you can't go wrong with the great price. Come and see it soon.

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Sonoran Spa W609
2BR Premium Patio

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Beautiful two bedroom condo with huge extended patio for entertaining. Owner will carry with 40% down. Great Views!

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Sonoran Sea E708
3BR East Building

 Link to Listing 
Private Garage Included 

This beautiful Ocean Front condo has unbelievable views and a truly fantastic price. Owner priced it to sell and it won't last long. Nicely furnished and turn-key ready to go. Put it in the rental pool for income or just keep it for yourself and your family. Either way, you can't go wrong with this beauty. Includes your own private garage for your vehicles and toys.  You really need to come and see this one before it's gone.
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Sonoran Sea E802
2BR East Building

 Link to Listing 
This is a great price on a fantastic condo at the Sea. The views from this condo are nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy the Sunsets and the future cruise ships from the comfort of your private oceanfront terrace. Nicely furnished and ready to go. Come and see this one today before it's too late.

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Sonoran Sun W212
1 Bedroom West Building

 Link to Listing   
Brand new listing and priced lower than any other one bedroom at the Sonoran Sun Resort. This condo has been totally remodeled and is in perfect condition. It provides excellent rental income and would be a fantastic investment - or just keep it all for your own personal use. Either way, you can't go wrong on this one. Call or stop by and talk with one of our Sales Representatives today! You'll be glad you did.

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Sonoran Sky 1502
3BR Penthouse

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The best of the best. Super luxurious 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse at the Sonoran Sky Resort. Priced to sell on the private penthouse floor. This is one of those condos that you just need to see to believe. You really can't put a price on the views from this condo.
Photos coming soon...

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Sonoran Spa E504
2BR East Building

  Non-Rental Condo!   

This condo is very nicely furnished, turnkey ready to go and has some of the best views on Sandy Beach. One day soon, you'll watch the ships roll in from your very own private terrace. This condo is a non-rental and it shows. Nicely furnished and just waiting for you. Give us a call or stop by the on-site sales office today! 

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Sonoran Sun E101  
3BR Ground Floor

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This is one of the few condos that really must be seen to be appreciated. It is a ground floor, end unit with more privacy than you would expect in a resort. Right on the beach and near everything, yet far enough from the pool and pool bar to give make it quiet and peaceful. These condos rarely come up for sale so please come and check it out right away. Beautifully furnished and turn-key ready to go. This condo has never been used as a rental and was always meticulously cared for by the owners.

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Sonoran Sea E1001
2 BR Top Floor



Newly remodeled top floor condo with stunning views all the way down the beach in both directions. This is one of the best views on Sandy Beach. Priced right to sell quickly, this condo could be yours. Fully furnished and ready for you to move in or add it to the rental pool. Condos like this one don't come on the market very often so you need to hurry before it's gone.

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Sonoran Sea W904
2 BR West Building

 Link to Listing  

This is a model perfect condo with absolutely stunning beachfront views at the Sonoran Sea Resort. This condo is in perfect condition and has the best of everything. If you are looking for a truly luxurious, turn-key beauty, this is it.  Great price. Great views. Ready to go. You can't lose on this one. Take a look!

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Sonoran Sky 709
3 Bedroom Premium Condo

Luxury 3 Bedroom at the exclusive Sonoran Sky Resort. This is an immaculate condo and a great rental income property.  The views from the terrace are nothing short of breathtaking. Take advantage of this fantastic price and make this condo yours. Great price - great condo.

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  Sonoran Spa N502
1 Bedroom North Building


  Super nice1 bedroom at the Sonoran Spa and the best priced condo in all of the Sonoran Resorts. Great potential as a rental or you can keep it all for yourself. Prices are going up and this condo won't be around for long. Come and take a look. You won't be disappointed.

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Sonoran Sun E509
3 Bedroom Premium

This 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Premium condo must be seen to be appreciated. Great price and ready to move in and enjoy This one is a Must See beauty with ocean front views beyond belief. Just 20% down and your in.

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Sonoran Sun E204
2 Bedroom East Building

 Link To Listing 

Beautifully furnished oceanfront condo. This condo has never been a rental and it is in perfect condition. Priced to sell - this one won't last long.
You need to see this one to appreciate it. 

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Sonoran Sky 1010
4 BR Premium End Unit

This is one of those condos that absolutely has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. Premium end unit with wraparound terrace and views forever. You can see all the way from Old Port to the new Home Port from the comfort of your luxurious 4 bedroom condo. Impeccably furnished and ready to go. Be sure to come and see this one as soon as you can. It won't last long.

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Sonoran Spa W310  

3BR West End Unit


This spacious 3 bedroom end unit condo at the Sonoran Spa is a great buy. Lots of room and fantastic beachfront views. Very nicely furnished and ready to move right in. Rental income is an option or keep it all for yourself.  Be the proud owner of this beachfront beauty. Call or stop by one of our sales offices today for more details.

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We are Rocky Point's one and only exclusive and dedicated team who have always, and will always, sell Sonoran Resorts and ONLY Sonoran Resorts!
If you are looking for a team of  real professionals who specialize in Puerto Penasco's best family of "True Beachfront" resorts, you've found us, and we are here to serve you.

Whether Buying or Selling, no one can serve you better when it comes to the Sonoran Resorts. We have been here since the beginning, and we will be here for you when you need us.

We don't just sell the Sonoran Resorts, we ARE the Sonoran Resorts. We work directly with the Developers, the HOAs, and the Rental companies.

We really can help you in ways that no one else can.






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