More than 36,000 tourists are expected in Puerto Peñasco on the occasion of "Memorial Day"
Published by Marco Manríquez on May 24, 2023
Excitement is building in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, as the city gears up to welcome an estimated 36,000 American tourists during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Visitors, primarily from Arizona and California, are eagerly anticipating the sunny beaches, pleasant climate, and, above all, the delectable local cuisine.
The Rocaportense Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) has projected that hotel occupancy rates, based on advance reservations, will exceed 90% as tourists flock to the beaches and various entertainment centers. This surge in visitors promises significant economic and communal benefits for the local community.
Érika Nohemí Curiel González de Casago, President of the OCV, highlighted the allure of Puerto Peñasco for tourists from Arizona and California. They will have the opportunity to indulge in the region’s sunny beaches, favorable weather, and, of course, the mouthwatering gastronomy that delights the palates of its visitors.
Memorial Day weekend ranks among the busiest periods for tourism in Puerto Peñasco, trailing only Easter, Spring Break, and the Rocky Point Rally, according to González de Casago.
As Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 29 in the United States, visitors and families from across the border are expected to start arriving on Friday. Many of them will take advantage of the extended hours at the Lukeville, Arizona-Sonoyta, Sonora port of entry.
González de Casago emphasized that Puerto Peñasco is fully prepared to receive all its visitors, with ample accommodation options available in housing complexes, condominiums, hotels, and rental houses or temporary apartments. These establishments have already started seeing a surge in reservations, indicating the high level of anticipation for the holiday weekend.
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