Summer tourism wraps up, fulfilling expectations

Summer tourism wraps up, fulfilling expectations


         After meeting expectations and welcoming 35 500 visitors to the area, the summer tourism season for Puerto Peñasco recently came to an end.

This period helped breathe life into the local economy, remarked Rafael Gonzalez, Director of the city’s convention and visitors Bureau.


         Gonzalez Valenzuela stated that although the number of visitors decreased in the last two weeks due to the return to classes, there was an increase of between 8 to 10% in the number of tourists who chose to spend their vacations in Peñasco.


         He explained that with the registered influx, they reached an average occupation rate at hotels from Sunday to Thursday of 48% while the percentage of rooms reserved on Fridays and Saturdays was typically between 70 to 75 %.


The OCV Director stressed the high temperatures do not have any effect on summer tourism for Puerto Peñasco, which can be felt in the flow of visitors coming principally from the markets of Chihuahua and Baja California.


He reiterated there was a notable improvement over last year, despite the economic crisis, with the summer season wrapping up after having received 35 500 visitors, a great majority of them from other states within Mexico.


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