The Sea of Cortez: cruising in style
Puerto Peñasco foresees 200 sailings a year as it plans massive port facility
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.22.2008
Cruising the Sea of Cortez will be another draw to Puerto Peñasco, where construction on a massive port to accommodate cruise ships is set to begin next year.
When the port project is finished within about five years, as many at 200 cruises a year could be offered from the Puerto Peñasco cruise ship terminal, Salido said.
Initially, the state of Sonora is spending about $15 million to jump-start the project, said Jesus Fontes, planning director for the state tourism agency.
Improvements also are being made to the Lukeville Port of Entry, the re-entry point into the United States from the main road to Puerto Peñasco.
Construction of a private hospital, catering to U.S. baby boomers, is also under consideration.
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