Saturday, April 23, 2011

Beach Buzz: Holy Week & the New Malecon

Here we are at Semana Santa (Holy Week) 2011 already. Hard to believe! I'm not in Penasco this time around, but I've got some second-hand Beach Buzz and some great photos to share with you (courtesy of Rocky Point on Facebook)

The city said they'd have the new and improved Malecon ready by Holy Week and by golly they did! It looks a whole lot different than it used to, more pedestrian friendly, all the overhead cables/wires gone, hydraulic concrete on the streets and sidewalks, curbs(!), palm trees-- well, you'll see.

Some folks are feeling nostalgic for the old funky Malecon already, others love the new look and improved conditions. Judge for yourself on Point.

More good news for Puerto Penasco:

The town is pretty full for this year's festivities, with lots of traffic coming down from Arizona and parts of Mexico, plus plane-loads of Mexicans coming in to celebrate. Things have really been hopping: Wall to wall partying on Calle 13, the Malecon packed every evening (but you'll have to park elsewhere and walk in!), bands were playing on Sandy beach throughout the night and right up till dawn, and lines of traffic heading out to La Cholla. The Mirador? Not so much (something needs to be done there!).

To make it even better, the weather has been perfect, the sea flat and calm. I hear the Expendios and taco stands are doing great business; the bars and restaurants less so. I also hear the new Wal-Mart subsidiary Bodega Aurrera, located on Benito Juarez across the street from Santa Fe Market as you come into town, has been very busy.

Anyhow, the town is looking like it used to on weekends, full of happy people having a great time.

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!

And that's the Buzz on the Beach for today.

Peace out...

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