As you know by now the Whale Watching season is in full swing. Plan a trip to Rocky Point to see these beautiful creatures. They don’t hang around for ever, so come down soon. Make sure you have a reservation as the hotels and condos are filling up rapidly. Here is a run down on just some of the upcoming events we have planned for you, beside our beautiful weather.
Here are the four events taking place in Puerto Peñasco February 26-28. As I tried to get onto Calle 12 today, it was completely blocked off with the 18 wheelers carrying the carnival games for the Fiesta Cultura and Carnival. This event happens every spring with Guille being the Eternal Princess of the 3 days of parades that start on Benito Juarez and No Reelección near the Baseball stadium. It will start at 3 p.m. There will be bands and floats of all types and sizes. The parade will come south and turn right by the Anchor at the entrance to the Malecon and turn right on Luis Encinas and end at Calle 13, but all the other excitement will be on Calle 12 and Calle 13 in the evenings. Try to get on Benito Juarez early to get a good seat. I would suggest bringing your own chairs as the parade is very long. Yes it also appears that as in the past you could have a beer on the street, just be considerate and as in camping if you pack it in, pack it out. This is always the highlight of the year.
Next comes the Off Road race sponsored by SADR and is known a the “Tequila 150“. The race begins by the Bomberos on Avenue Freemont and continues East towards the Mayan Palace past the Estuary Morua and then zig zags north through the desert and then back south and finally culminates at the main PIT behind the REEF on Sandy Beach. You are bound to see some huge rails and trucks of all types and sizes.
If sand being kicked in your face and loud noise is not your cup of tea either, than on the 27th go to at Latitude 31 where the 50’s Sock Hop is being held starting at 4 p.m. There will be prizes for best 50’s attire and great raffle prizes plus “SPECIAL” food and drink prices. Proceeds go to benefit the Association Civil Ley 186 which is assistance for the local disabled community. With all the RV’ers in town, this should be a good time as we know they all remember sock hops.
Last but not least on Feb 27 at FISH Restaurant is their 1 year Anniversary going from 3- 10:00. FISH is located in the former Lighthouse and features outstanding food and service.
As I speak of the RV Community, Puerto Peñasco has been host to 3 large caravans once again including the Escapee’s and others. As we traveled to Sun City on Thursday we passed another group of about 30 RV’s heading south for the warm weather, great shrimp and just time to hang out on the beach. It is great to see these folks coming back in large groups as they realize that Puerto Peñasco is a very SAFE place to be. Even the dry camping RV area has been full all the time. This gives our economy a real boost and allows us to showcase our city and it’s people. Vendors line the beach selling their silver and other good items, women are doing massages or braiding your hair. Horseback riding is available or the retires can just hang at the RV Parks of either Playa Bonita, Playa Del Oro or the REEF and perhaps play cards or other games and meet new friends. On our visit to Sun City we stayed at the Sun City Elks Lodge where we got the chance to invite other RV’ers down and actually have 2 groups coming down.
March is just around the corner, so we are preparing for “Spring Break” followed by Easter or “Semana Santa… Easter Holy Week“. Here again make your hotel or condo reservations now if you have not already done so.
You can also check out our Full Year Calendar for more events.
In closing, may I once again remind you:
Life is a Journey.. not a Destination, and the Journey begins in Puerto Penasco”