The Sonoran State Congress approved the addition of a 1.8% fee to be added to the cost of booking a nights stay in Puerto Peñasco.
The fee was initially proposed by the Peñasco City Council. Mayor Ernesto ‘Kiko’ Munro explained that this would help maintain city services. The fee is meant to address the impact that tourism has on these services.
“This way, visitors contribute to the maintenance and conservation of this tourist destination” Mayor Munro stated.
He also pointed out that the money would help to maintain the clean beach certification, the tourist police program, additions to public service personal, garbage collection, as well as maintenance of the water supply.