Scribbling Thoughts on Semana Santa 2021
Tens of thousands of people needed being in Puerto Peñasco for Semana Santa 2021. Being part of the action is what “floats…Read More
So, what did Puerto Peñasco, the host city think of the 2021 Semana Santa results? Let’s take a quick look at Rocky Point Mexico by the numbers (using social distancing of course). No mask required for reading.
Handling this kind of information is the property of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCV). It is now proudly reporting the city’s tourism targets set for the 2021 Semana Santa were hit. For the period of April 1-4, 2021, there was an average occupancy rate of 75%.
You could say the most recent Holy Week was wholly a success.
In these trying times hoping to get beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, you can’t ask for much more than meeting your expectations. In many tourism destinations, just getting close is a good thing. Just ask any owners and managers at Puerto Peñasco resorts, hotels, and other lodging sites. They’ll gladly take it!
Tracking by the OCV shows the bulk of tourists were driving from the usual points or origin. Visiting were residents of the Mexican states of Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja California. Meanwhile, many Americans were heading south of the border from Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
Héctor Vázquez del Mercado is currently serving as President of the OCV. His data shared in a press release was showing the 2021 Semana Santa visitors delivered economic revenue of nearly 30 million pesos. Or about $1.5 million dollars.
Mr. del Mercado shares credit for the citywide safety measures. The biggest reasons are the ongoing compliance of the long established Covid-19 health protocols regarding beaches, public places, and retail businesses citywide. He is urging all of us to avoid letting our guard down and to continue practicing social distancing, avoiding crowds, and wearing masks in vehicles and out in public. He warns this is the best solution for avoiding virus outbreaks, as well as beach and city closures.
And if you are looking for a bigger sign showing Rocky Point Mexico is doing what it takes to remain open, feast your eyes on this. The 2021 Spring Break tourism statistics estimate some 94,000 people poured into Puerto Peñasco during the dates of March 5 to the 21st. That’s a break we all needed…in more ways than one. Right?