Sonora’s Governor makes first visit to Rocky Point
Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano toured Rocky Point’s Malecon yesterday, accompanied by Mayor Ernesto ‘Kiko’ Munro, as well as Sonora’s chief of tourism, Jesus Antonio Berumen Preciado.
After visiting with vendors, they spoke about recent developments in Puerto Peñascos tourism industry.
The Governor remarked that Peñasco had seen an increase of twenty thousand visitors over the first quarter of 2015. State level support is being given to the town, to help broaden its reach as an international tourist destination. She also emphasised the efforts to guarantee security for tourists. These include the new Tourist Auxiliaries, coordination of the various State and local security forces, as well as beach rescue training.  
Remarks from the Mayor confirmed that an agreement has been for reached for the return of regularly scheduled commercial flights from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, beginning June 26th. Details are being hammered out for National airline Volaris to begin service from Tijuana and Hermosillo as well, beginning this Summer.
The mayor also mentioned that Puerto Peñasco, along with Alamos, are the only two cities in Sonora to receive ‘Green Light’ certification for meeting stringent safety standard.
“Thanks to these actions we will be promoting Puerto Penasco as a prime destination for tourism and investment,” he said. ‘We want to present a visitor friendly face, treating them with dignity, respect, …and in their own language.”