Every year in Mexico, the busiest time for vacation travel tends to be during Easter Week, known here as Semana Santa. This time, the weekend beginning on April 1st was the high point for visitors to Rocky Point.
As you might expect, Covid-19 restrictions shut down the flow of visitors for the same weekend in 2020. How did 2021 stack up?
The average occupancy rate this time was 75%. Close to 30 thousand visitors came to town, generating revenue of over 1.5 million dollars. This according to Hector Vázquez, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau
This year, Semana Santa vacationers were greeted by set of health protocols put in place to minimize the spread of Covid-19. They included a night time curfew, limited seating in restaurants, and masks worn in public. Coming into the Holiday, State officials suggested that a full on filter might be implemented at the entrance to town. This did not happen, but the lack of coordination getting the message out caused a notable number of cancellations. Vázquez confirmed that strong last minute reservation made up for this.
During and after Semana Santa weekend, more than 38 tons of trash were removed from city beaches. City workers and clean beach volunteers did a great job of getting things back to normal. By Wednesday, trash was no longer evident on the city beaches.