For Reservations Call: 1-800-997-9431

Desde México: 01-800-681-6534


6th Cervantino Festival October 19-22

Cervantino 2017

Be prepared to be entertained and amazed as once again the city of Puerto Peñasco will hold it’s Cervantino  Festival.  This event has been going on in the south of Mexico in Guanajuato for years (XCV ), but in Rocky Point it is in it’s 6th  year.  It is a breath of fresh air to see the hard work of people like Mayor Kiko Munro and his wife Linda Pivac de Munro, Nina Mier and Victor Aleman, to name a few, who want to see the culture of Mexico promoted.  It is with events like these that residents and tourists can get a glimpse of the true Mexican culture.  Cervantino 6 will be held at the Plaza de Gobernadores, Plaza Colosio, Galeria de Art Municipal all on the Malecon.

The origin of the Cervantino Festival dates back to the mid 20th century when short plays were put on in the city center of Guanajuato by Miguel de Cervantes and they were called entremeses“.  Guanajuato is located in the State of Guanajuato and at one time was a very rich city because of the mining of silver.   In 1972  it received funding and since then has been known internationally for its art and music.  It was in 1953 that the 1st festival was held in Guanajuato and was called Entremeses de Miguel de Cervantes.  These short plays are still a part of the now called Cervantino Festival.  The event will be held in Guanajuato October 11-29.

Cervantino 2017

If you have never been to the city of Guanajuato, you should take the time to go, be it during the festival or any time of the year.  It is a city filled with culture and events.  The main part of the city sits on top of the streets that run under the city in what were once mining tunnels.  It is a very complex set of tunnels and best to use a taxi to get around.  It has so much to offer.

In Puerto Peñasco there is a very large population of people from the south of Mexico and they are intent in steeping Rocky Point  with some of the cultural history of Mexico.  The Cevantino Festival will be held in Puerto Peñasco October 19-22.  Most of the events will be held in the Plaza de Governors on the Malecon part of the Old Port.  It will consist of music, dancing and an art.  Here you can also sample some of the tastes of Mexico while enjoying the event and having the backdrop of the Sea of Cortez.  There will be no alcohol sold, but it appears that DIF might be selling wine and perhaps cheese and bread plates.  This is being done to help the bars and restaurants that are in the Malecon area.

Cervantino 2017

At the presentation made by Mayor Kiko Munro, clips of some of the entertainment were played.  You will be in for a real treat as the music is wonderful.  Part of the entertainment list will consist of  Winkler – Kellerer ( duo), Barry Good (Jazz music), Natya Ballet Center from India, Tania Libertad (singer), Angela Bermudez(multi talented sings and dances),La Matraka Teatro Obra Rojo Carmin(presenting a play called “Crimson Red) and Eugenia Leon will close the festival on the 22nd( a lady with the voice of a song bird), just to name a few.

Cervantino 2017

If you have children and would like to bring them, there will be a Kids Corner, where the theater will also be shown. What a better way to expose children to culture of another country.

There will also be several other things going during the event such as Elite-Evolution Group which will present a show of 1000 colors, University of Sonora URNOpera Fusion (which plays music with Latin Rhythms and a theater),  Rondalla of Alamos and Nogales( the rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with what is called a Plectrum or pick). This originated in Spain during Medieval times. Omar Millan (Folk group from India) and Mariachi Brothers Durán and Aaron Durán from Puerto Peñasco.

In addition to all of this, there will be more entertainment, concerts and dancing put on by local dance groups and schools.  There will also be an art display, presentation of a book by Moka Hammeken, a presentation of literature and movies and a performance by Guillle Salazar. This can all be seen at the  Galeria de Arte Municipal and the Plaza Colosio located on top of the stairs facing the main stage and the Sea Of Cortez.

The event is free to the public.  Feel free to bring a seat cushion or chair to sit on.  Sit back and take in all of the events.  This is one of the best cultural events of the year, so please come down.  The end of October has so many things going on, so if you don’t own a home or condo in Rocky Point, make you reservation early.

Don’t forget to share us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Feel free to contact me via email or phone at 623-298-4284.

If you any questions Contact Us at

Cultural Events Returning to Puerto Peñasco

Although we always have events going on, it seems that Puerto Peñasco is becoming a great spot for cultural events.  Recently it was announced that we will be having on April 23rd the Puerto Peñasco International Jazz Festival.  We have had a few great Jazz  festivals over the years and we are fortunate enough to have living in Puerto Peñasco, Armando Noriega one of the best jazz musicians and composer in Mexico and host to a couple of the concerts. Here is a list of upcoming events to mark your calendars for:

January 21:       Frida Kahlo “Viva la Vida” Theatre to be held at the Municipal Auditorium  across from City Hall. Theater Viva la Vida Frida Kahlo

January 23:      Banditos Bar on Sandy Beach, Black Bottom Lighters, Black Moods and Whiskey Quicker Jan 23 Live Music at Banditos

February 4-9:  Carnival with the Parade ending on the Malecon and also on Calle 12 and Calle 13  ***UPDATE: Date changed to 26, 27 & 28 of February****

Carnaval 2016 Poster

Carnival in Puerto Penasco
Photo by Beverly Arrowood

MExican Mardi Gras
Photo by Beverly Arrowood

February 8:     Boo Bar Poker Run 9:00 am 45 mile Poker Run through the desert Feb 8th 2016!

Poker Run Off Road Race “Event starts at 9am at the Boobar and ends at the Boo, somewhere between 3-4pm. All types of vehicles are welcome, quads, razors, sandrails, full size vehicles, etc. There are spots in the beach that may require 4×4 depending on your vehicle. Make sure you bring your own lunch, munchies and plenty to drink. We will have time to do this at our first stop, the gas station by the windmill. We had an awesome time last year and hope to do the same this year”

February 13:   Amor de Peñasco Charity Golf Tournament, La Palomas Golf Course.  Shotgun starts at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.  The cost is $150.00

Golf TOurnament in ROcky Point Mexico

February 13:   Rio Roma: Spanish Pop Music Concert and the Convention and Expo Center

Rio Roma in Rocky Point

February 14:    Valentine’s Day, specials to be posted for restaurants April 2:             Pirate Extravaganza “New Orlean’s Cajun Party” to be held a Shrimp Park open at 10 am.  Music, crafts, food and more

Mermaids Market Cajunt Party

Photo of Mexican Pirate
Photo by Beverly Arrowood

April 23:          Puerto Peñasco International Jazz Festival I hope you can plan one of your trips to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico and take in some of our events.  You will not be disappointed.  The Whales should be coming back this month and next so check out “Eco Tours” and “About Time” to go see these giants in all their splendor.  
Don’t forget to visit our Main “Events” Page were we have a calendar with all the 2016 events in Town Click Here
Also Like us on for weekly Events Updates & Flyers
Video of Whale Watching in Rocky Point:

Come down and visit and see why we love Puerto Penasco and Mexico.  Only a safe 1 hour south of the border through Lukeville, AZ