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  August 2019
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Puerto Peñasco 2019 Family Trip
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Welcome to August 1, where the word of the day is "humidity". With a few recent sprinkles and short rain showers along with hazy summer skies and typical hot August weather, you could easily and correctly guess that being outside is a bit uncomfortable - unless you're in the water, of course. 

August in Rocky Point is always hot and humid. so is September for that matter, but the town has been full every weekend anyway and both sales and rentals have been doing very well. In truth, the weather here now isn't that much different than it is in Phoenix or Tucson and the ocean views and breezes make it all worthwhile. Plus, with water and A/C all around you, there's really no reason not to come enjoy the summer here. Obviously, a lot of people agree with me.

Another thing that August brings are business closings and business owner vacations. There has traditionally been a large percentage of local businesses that close for part, or all of August in order to take a vacation and maybe head off to somewhere cool for a bit. As the number of Summer visitors has increased over the years, the number of businesses that close has decreased, but don't be surprised if your favorite restaurant or bar is closed when you come to visit this month. Not to worry though, by next month, they will be back to business as usual. 

We have officially put another Las Vegas Night for Charity in the books. This was the 8th such event and the amount collected for donation this year surpassed all previous years. We had the event in Cielito Lindo Restaurant this year with many passing back and forth to La Cantina Sports Bar, right next door. The views were nice and the evening was actually comfortable enough that we placed a dealer and a blackjack table outside and it stayed very busy all night. More below and more about the donations next month. 

I did take a week off last month to visit family in Minnesota and to celebrate my Mother's 88th birthday. It was nice to get away for a bit, visit family, and the cooler weather and greenery was much appreciated, but as usual, every time that I leave I appreciate coming home. As in Puerto Penasco home.What a great place to live. (There are also far too many bugs in that MN)

Enjoy your month, come to Rocky Point if you can, and if you need anything don't hesitate to ask. Let me put my experience and expertise to work for you, and re member, as always, I've been here full-time for 11 years and I am more than happy to help you with whatever you need, whether Sonoran Resorts related or not.
 
Just give me a call or send me an email any time and I will do my very best to help you. If I can't help you myself, I'm sure that I can point you in the right direction and help find you someone who can. 
    
 Please check out some of our condos for sale along the right column.
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Besides our website, you can also see our listings at the following:
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Point 2 Agent Multinational MLS
Tucson Association of Realtors MLS
Phoenix Association of Realtors MLS
Prescott Association of Realtors MLS
Northern Arizona Association of Realtors MLS
Pick up a handout at any of our Sonoran Resorts
Barrett Jackson Show - Scottsdale and Las Vegas
Various Real Estate and Trade shows in AZ, NV, and CA

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Jim Ringquist

Broker/Director of Sales and Marketing
Sonoran Resorts   Spa - Sea - Sun - Sky
602-476-7511

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Tourist Assistance Unit Advisory Committee
602-774-1777
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Sonoran Resorts Las Vegas Night 2019 Raises Record Amount for Charitable Donations

 

This year marked the 8th annual Las Vegas Night for Charity organized and sponsored by the Sonoran Resorts and it did not disappoint. In fact, this year saw the highest amount of funds collected to date - every penny of which will be donated to local, very worthy, charitable causes.  So, after our company added just a little bit to make a round number, our total donation from this year's event will be... Drum roll please... $7000 Dollars! Nice!

We are in the process of working out the details for the donations, and it can take a little time because the money donated will be spent directly on tangible items or actual scholarships, instead of handing over actual funds. We do this primarily so that we can maximize the value of the donations and so that we are completely certain that the funds donated will go to the specific charitable causes that are chosen. With any luck, we will have a full report and some more photos for next month's newsletter. 

For now, on behalf of the Sonoran Resorts and myself, I would like to give very hearty thanks to all who participated in the event to make it such a success. We absolutely could not do it without all those who volunteered, donated prizes, attended the event, and of course, the Sonoran Resorts corporate office and Cielito Lindo Restaurant for providing the venue, equipment, and meal. And, we never want to forget to give special thanks to our tireless volunteer emcee, Randy VanHulle!  We'll look forward to another great event in July 2020. 

And, since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few photos from the event: 









Rocky Point Cruise Ready To Launch This Winter Despite Unfinished Port
 
 
    
Cruise ships will be launching from Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico  for the first time this winter. But a long-awaited cruise port in the beach town won't be finished by the time they set sail.

Construction began in 2013 on a cruise port in Rocky Point, b ut it's been stalled for years, and the port will still be incomplete when Rocky Point's first cruise embarks this December into the Sea of Cortez.

"The port, it isn't going to be finished by December, but it doesn't matter," said Héctor Platt Mazón, assistant coordinator for the Sonoran tourism commission. "It actually is less complicated than you can imagine."

Platt said cruise ships often frequent towns without a port. For now, smaller boats called tenders will shuttle cruise-goers at a time to and from the 550-passenger Astoria cruise ship.

Sonora is still invested in building the port in Rocky Point, he added. The issue is funding. And he hopes the arrival of cruises is a step toward securing federal support to complete the port.

"We're optimistic with us pushing the umbrella for a few seasons, they can get state, local and federal officials to make the investment," said John Dennis, vice president of Cruise & Maritime Voyages North and South America offices, which is operating Rocky Point's first cruise.

He said it's not ideal not to have a home port for the cruise line in Rocky Point, but it's doable using the tenders to transport passengers and provisions to the ship.

Getting passengers to and from Arizona will also be key to the new cruise, called Treasures of the Sea of Cortez, he said.

Cruise and Maritime Voyages expects most passengers to come from Arizona and other western states, Dennis said. And many of them will likely fly into Phoenix or Tucson airports, so the company is arranging ground transportation from Phoenix and Tucson to Rocky Point.

"So our guests will not only cruise with us, but we're going to ask them to leave the driving to us," he said.
The cruise line is also organizing pre- and post-trip packages both south of the border in Rocky Point, as well as in both Phoenix and Tucson. It's a chance, Dennis said, for cruise-goers to enjoy what Arizona has to offer.

This is the cruise's first season, with six launch dates in December 2019 and January 2020. It's an 11 day cruise with stops in Guaymas, Topolobampo and Mazatlán, followed by Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Bahia Loreto and Santa Rosalía.
Inside Rocky Point's First Cruise Ship
 
 

 

 

 

 

40,000 Juvenile Endangered Totoaba Released in the Sea of Cortez


  
The aquaculture company called Earth Ocean Farms has taken a step in the right direction with a recent act in which have released 110,000 of the endangered species Totoava fish over a 5 year period. "I can guarantee that there will be no extinction," says its director Pablo Konietzko.
 
The company recently released 40,000 juvenile Totoabas in the Bay of Concepcion, southeast of the municipality of Mulegé, which in five years have managed to repopulate the Gulf of California with 110 thousand fish of that endangered species after reproducing them in captivity in a laboratory located in La Paz.
 
The transfer before release represents a challenge, since they will have to travel 490 kilometers from the La Paz laboratory to Santipac Beach, in Mulegé, with a temperature above 40 degrees Celcius. Being accustomed to the cooler temperatures, the heat of their new location could kill them, so they must be very careful, says Gerardo García.
 
After six hours travel time, they arrive at the Bay of Concepcion, located in the Eastern-Central part of the peninsula, where some of the most beautiful beaches are hidden with calm waters of turquoise and crystalline blue tones.
 
Two containers arrive at the seashore. One hose drains the water contained, while another supplies sea water to acclimatize the animals. After a couple of hours, they are ready to be released by a group of 40 children from a group home in the region, who make two long lines to go, hand in hand holding small trays with the fish to be released in hopes that will survive to reach adult size of up to two meters long and 100 kilos in weight.
 
Around 40 thousand three-month-old fish, between 3.5 and 4 grams in weight, are now ready to know their natural habitat. They are spawned from wild-caught fish and because in the laboratory they are nourished with live food, their probability of survival is greater.
 
"I can guarantee that the totoaba is never going to become extinct, because we are already able to reproduce it in captivity, which is not the case with the little vaquita; that gives us great satisfaction, it is a contribution of aquaculture to the preservation of species, "said Konietzko.
 
In 2012, Earth Ocean Farms started its Totoaba reproduction project by successfully reproducing juvenile fish in captivity at the University of Baja California. In 2014 they obtained authorizations from the General Directorate of Wildlife of the Semarnat to extract 60 fish from their natural environment, which formed their group of breeders, and in 2015 they obtained the first offspring, managing to release 15,000 fish that same year, explained Gerardo García González, coordinator of the reproduction program.
 
In the natural environment, the Totoaba shares its breeding habitat in the Upper Gulf of California with the Marine Vaquita, an endemic species and in the final stages of imminent extinction, as it dies trapped in the nets used by poachers who illegally capture the Totoaba because by their swim bladders can sell for up to $10,000 dollars per kilo, according to Mexican authorities. In the International market, the Totoaba bladder is known as "cocaine from the sea" because of the illegal trade and high price.
 
"We have nothing to do with illegal or extractive fishing; we do not get anything from the sea as far as Totoaba, the whole cycle is closed. The fishing of that species and, consequently, the problem that this brings to the Vaquita Marina, does not include us, since we are not in the Upper Gulf and our fishing gear is aquaculture, we are not using gillnets. Our cultivation is in cages ", the businessman made clear.
 
Earth Ocean Farms is a company dedicated to the aquaculture of marine fish, which saw in the Totoaba the potential to market only its meat; "Its flavor is impressive, delicious and also the yields are very high, compared to other species". They currently produce 250 tons of Totoaba a year. The company distributes the fish to the best restaurants in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Cancun and Los Cabos, with a kilo of the meat selling for around $280 pesos.
 
"Right now we can only market our product, the Totoaba, in the national market; In order to export it, other authorizations are required that do not depend on Mexico, but on International organizations such as CITES, which regulates trade of species in danger of extinction. We are in that process, which is delayed, but at the moment we are able to export, surely the legal market will cause the black market price to fall, "said the businessman.

Municipal Government Continues with Penasco Cleanup Program




Efforts to maintain a clean and dignified city for all families and visitors continue in Puerto Peñasco, with the implementation of the Peñasco Limpio program, which addresses citizen requests for the cleanup and improvement of roads and public areas throughout the City, reported Isaac Pacheco Rendón, City Representative.
 
With the support of crews of workers from the Public Services Department, during the week of July 23-27, areas of Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, Benito Juárez, Samuel Ocaña, and Kino boulevards were cleaned and swept during both day and night.
 
Other areas which have been addressed were: No Reelección, Melchor Ocampo, Juan Aldama, Nicolas Bravo Extension, Constitution Avenue, Guillermo Prieto, and Ave. Sinaloa.
 
The watering and grading of streets has also been stepped up and recently performed in the Streets of Calle Río Bravo, López Portillo Blvd, and Las Conchas Boulevard to 55th Street, Right of Way from Benito Juárez Boulevard to Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Blvd. Along with the grading, these streets and others were cleaned and had trash removed.
 
Among other efforts at City beautification headed by Mayor Kiko Munro, are the pruning and cleaning of parks and family recreation areas, as well as the Malecon, Beaches, and other public areas.
 
Finally, the Director of Public Services invited all citizens to keep the areas in front of their houses clean and free of garbage, and to raise awareness about the importance of everyone doing their part to help keep this City beautiful.

Mayor Kiko Munro Unveils  Specialty Street Repair Machine


 
Mayor Kiko Munro put into operation the asphalt patching truck that has been immediately integrated into the permanent works of repairing the road infrastructure and filling cracks and potholes which will be carried out by the municipal government through the Public Works and Public Services directorates .
 
This truck, which is unique and the only one of its kind in the State of Sonora, has a capacity to pour six cubic meters of asphalt for on the spot patching and road repairs, which ideal for this type of work and this type of climate in the desert region, producing a surface of high quality and durability, detailed the president of Puerto Peñasco.
 
The Rocky Point Mayor also shared that, together with the work of the specialty truck, the Public Works Department is working to pour 59 tons of polymer-based asphalt with the City street maintenance brigades, and through the Public Services Department they have poured from January to the date more than 600 cubic meters of cold asphalt.
 
"With this effort of integral patching, we are making our roads more friendly and passable," said Kiko Munro "This unit was essential to upgrade the repair and maintenance programs of our streets and avenues that urgently need a solution for their age and amount of traffic, coupled with the full-street repaving and paving projects we are managing. "
 
For his part, José Luis Montijo Torres, director of Public Works, explained that the work process of the new truck is to apply a seal from 1/4 to 3/8, pouring asphalt at an emulsion temperature between 60 to 80 degrees Celsius, with cleaning of the affected area, application of special materials, installation of aggregate mixed with emulsion, and application of topping and clean aggregate at the end on the top, external layer.
 
Finally, he said, that a two person crew operating this unit is capable of patching and repairing up to six cubic meters of asphalt per day. This same output would otherwise require two crews of six workers each and the end result of the work done by the new machine will be far superior and should last longer.
Puerto Peñasco's Desert and Sea to Once More Serve as Setting for Film



Puerto Peñasco was chosen from among several options for the new film project "Infelices para Siempre" ("Unhappily Ever After") given its scenery, sunsets, and natural light, which is perfect for filming.
 
The romantic comedy, produced by Jorge Aragon, and starring Adrian Uribe and Consuelo Duval; with supporting actors Livia Brito, Ari Telch, Angelica Aragón, and Luis Arrieta, among other Mexican actors, is also contemplating filming in San Carlos and Hermosillo.
 
Filming, which began on July 14th in Mexico City, now brings cast & crew to Puerto Peñasco where they will be staying and filming at locations to include the Pinacate, El Golfo coastal highway, as well as area hotels & condos through mid-August.
   
Lizette Ibarra, director of the Puerto Peñasco Convention & Visitors Center (OCV), highlighted the importance of attracting national and international productions, noting the projection and promotion Puerto Peñasco is given is always exponential, especially with films such as "Infelices Para Siempre," She furthered the film will not only be shown in movie theaters but will also be featured on streaming platforms.
 
Ibarra remarked, "Puerto Peñasco appearing on the silver screen makes all of us very proud; even before movie's premiere our city is already being promoted. Just imagine, the starring actors who have millions of followers on their social media profiles sharing that they are here! Those who don't know Puerto Peñasco will now be able to locate us on the map."
 
This film's production will be moving close to 120 people, actors, technical crew, art teams, extras, and collaborators that will be working in our city.
 
"Infelices para Siempre", which brings together Adrian Uribe and Consuelo Duval for the first time in a movie, is about a married couple's relationship and how, after twenty years of being together, they can't stand each other anymore so their family sends them to where they had their honeymoon. The story will develop with plenty of comedy, confusion, and a lot of magic thanks to the setting on the Sea of Cortez.
 
The filming of this movie comes precisely at a time when the state government is promoting Sonora as an inviting state, with infrastructure and natural beauty for movie productions, television series, and documentaries. In addition, Sonora's excellent relationship with neighboring Arizona seeks to strengthen joint film opportunities.
 
"Infelices Para Siempre" is not the only production to choose Puerto Peñasco as a location. The movie "Sonora" by Alejandro Springall, which will premiere this August, showcases the Sonoran desert dunes, which were also part of the backdrop for the Fox television series "Run Coyote Run", as well as for the series "Yankee", currently on Netflix.

Potpourri - Short Shorts of All Sorts!
 
 
 
  
Sometimes so much is going on in our little slice of paradise by the sea that we can't address the many short subjects with proper attention. To handle the hodgepodge of dangling subject matter, we invented the Potpourri Page. Here are a few "short shorts" to keep you up to date.


  
   
Rocky Point Welcomes New Cinepolis Theater at Grand Opening

The inauguration of the Cinépolis shopping center was attended by Mayor Kiko Munro and the local deputy Lázaro Espinoza, who, together with the owner of the company, Mr. Miguel Guevara Askar, held a ribbon cutting cermony in celebration of the grand opening of Cinepolis, a new movie theater which is now open for business in town.

Amid the excitement of the audience that crowded the place, eager for good cinema, the mayor thanked the businessman for his confidence and investment in Puerto Peñasco, while the deputy congratulated Ingenero Guevara for continuing to believe in Peñasco.

For his part, Ing. Guevara thanked both officials and invited the entourage to enjoy a movie in one of the 5 theaters that the venue currently utilizes.
  
 
        
  
   
Penasco Rockies Win Series

In an exciting 5th game, the Rockies of Puerto Peñasco retained the Championship of the Northern League of Sonora Amateur against the Pitiquito Braves.

In a series of 7 games with 4 wins, the Puerto Peñasco Rockies were crowned at home, in the legendary Francisco León García stadium in front of their fans with final score, Peñasco 3, Pitiquito 2. Acknowledgment was given to the winning pitcher, Luis Carlos Méndez as well.  The most valuable player trophy went to José María Pasos.

Congratulations to the Rockies players, fans, and to the board of directors, Dr. José Antonio Javalera, Fernando Fernando, Óscar Mendoza, Eleazar Bajeca and Germán Montijo.


     
 
    
   
Rotary Club Provides Clean Drinking Water to Schools

Public school kids in Rocky Point, from elementary on up, will receive clean drinking water, courtesy of the hard work of the local Rotary Club. Ribbon cutting was done recently for a project that took 3 years to complete.

The ceremony brought together the Local Rotary Club, it's sister club from Red Rock Utah, the local water utility (OOMAPAS), as well as Mayor Ernesto 'Kiko" Munro.

Located on Luis Encinas, the facility was donated by the City in a 20 year lease arrangement. The local fire department provided a retrofitted fire truck to make the deliveries. All in all, the water will benefit upwards of 25,000 students every year. An ongoing education program will present the importance of clean water to the community.

Speaking for the local Rotary Club were Enrique Rodriquez, Eduardo Vallejo, Shandra Keesecker, and Oscar Palacio.

The Rocky Point Rotary Club has been notable for accomplishing big things with it's small but dedicated membership. They have also done a lot of out reach to neighboring clubs in the US.  The Club, with president Oscar Palacio, recently taking the reins from Shandra Keeshecker along with a new board of directors for this year, moves ahead into a new project being implemented internationally through the Rotary Club. The focus is on testing for and eliminating Hepatitis. Story by RockyPoint.com. 





   
Rocky Point Has Been Used in Film for Many Years

With all the press about the new movie being filmed in Puerto Penasco, one would think that this was the first time that our area had been used in a major production but, in fact, our area has been used for many films and "novelas" for many years. Just a quick search reveals over 20 such productions. In the oldest reference that could be found quickly, the streets of Puerto Peñasco and the Pinacate Reserve were the setting for the telenovela film "El abuelo y yo" starring Ludwika Paleta, Gael García Bernal and Jorge Martínez de Hoyos in 1991? The telenovela was seen by millions of Mexican viewers. 

 
 
    
 
 
Flights from Phoenix-Puerto Peñasco to Start in October

Swift Air announces aerial connectivity to Puerto Peñasco, with a twice weekly Phoenix - Puerto Peñasco flight route set to begin October 5th .
 
Bruce Stratford, Swift President, explained flights will be on a typical commercial Boeing 737 with capacity for over 150 passengers, linking the Aeropuerto Internacional Mar de Cortés in Puerto Peñasco and Mesa Gateway Airport. The flights, geared toward corporate clients and tourism, will be operated much as a charter though similar to regular flights that offer flexibility to passengers. The flights will cut down travel time between Phoenix and Puerto Peñasco from over 3 hours by land to about 45 minutes by air.


  
       
 
   
Bottle Cap Collections Continue Through October

The "Caps for Cancer" program continues and the Sonoran Resorts have receptacles in our sales offices, just off of each Sonoran Resorts lobby. These plastic bottle caps are traded for cancer treatments for kids. The program will run through the end of October so please continue to save your bottle caps and drop them off at your convenience. The plastic bottles are, of course, recyclable as well but this program only accepts the caps.
     
Mayor and Local Business Leaders Meet with Executives from Cruise Lines


 
Mayor Kiko Munro led a productive working meeting with representatives of the cruise companies Cruise Maritime & Voyages, and Vidanta Cruces. Businessmen, tourism service providers, and public servants who expressed interest in taking advantage of the opportunities that will be generated with the arrival of the Astoria cruise on December 7 were also in attendance.

Accompanied by John Dennis, representative of the cruise company Cruise Maritime & Voyages; José Alonso, representative of Vidanta Cruise; Héctor Platt Mazón, of the Tourism Promotion Commission (Cofetur) in Sonora; Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, president of the Office of Conventions and Visitors (OCV); The Mayor of Puerto Peñasco said he was pleased by the interest that his administration has generated in this beach destination, including the upcoming the departure of the Cruise Maritime & Voyages cruises, as well as the possible second route of the Vidanta Cruise Group company, as well as a new area connection between Tijuana and Puerto Peñasco.

"Puerto Peñasco has already awakened," said the Rocky Point Mayor. "We are teaming up to consolidate all these new opportunities which are being generated, and we must know how to take advantage of them as a team to continue making Peñasco the best destination in Northwestern Mexico and the Sea of Cortez".
 
In the meeting between businessmen, tourism service providers, and authorities of the three government orders, John Dennis, representative of the cruise company Cruise Maritime & Voyages thanked everyone for the interest shown by the private initiative and government orders to promote the cruise route which will directly and indirectly generate economic and tourist benefits in the region.

Finally, Héctor Platt Mazón, of the Tourism Promotion Commission (Cofetur) in Sonora, said that the State Government is working to generate more business opportunities and growth in tourism in Sonora, so the arrival of shipping companies will be essential to consolidate Puerto Peñasco as one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico.

The cruise ship Astoria, of the cruise company Cruise Maritime & Voyages, will begin operations in Puerto Peñasco on December 7, which will tour the Sea of Cortez with stops in Guaymas, Topolobampo, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalía, to get new mind to Puerto Peñasco.

What's It Like to be a Scout?

By: Deb Turner

 

Know it or not there are a few scout troops here in Rocky Point. The Puerto Pe­ñasco Scouts is a recognized civil association in Mexico. We currently have two troops: Troop 001 located on Cardenas and 34th at the community center, and Troop 002 is on 64th and Benito Juarez in San Rafael hosted by Living Stones Community Center.

Troop 002 is a bilingual troop meeting on Thursday evenings at 6:30 and meetings normally last about one and a half hours! Our Troop participates in a variety of events and activities. To date, we have had a baseball training camp with an Az. Team, cheerleading for the Peñasco Tiburones wheelchair basketball team, beach clean-up day with the rotary club, camping, beach stick horse derby, races, low tide searches, pizza party with the Satisfied Frog, box car derby races, astrology lessons, baking and selling cookies at the Mermaid's Market, participating at the Mermaid Markets with several activities/ projects, doing experiments and many more activities. We try to give our scouts a variety of experiences. We have quest speakers to tell our scouts about their businesses and lives.

Imagine being a kid in San Rafael, in Mexico and seeing and speaking to someone you know, skyping from Bali, Indonesia. What a Thrill! That opened the world to them. These impressions will last a lifetime.

Our scouts cannot afford to pay fees or dues. We work with donations and project supplies...we provide snacks at each meeting. Currently we are working on a miniature golf course that the scouts will design and build by repurposing supplies we find.

Whatever they can think of and gather for their course hole will be what they use. We will make this our summer project and have it completed and ready to sell tickets by Labor Day. Our scouts will be split into teams and those teams will supervise part of the course, sell chalupas, soda, water, etc.

Our ongoing project is gathering donations for our scouts Christmas backpacks- all items are donated; backpacks, fleece blankets, candy, school supplies, hygiene supplies, socks, gloves, jammies, ribbons, wrapping paper.

We have done this for two years so far and cannot tell you how excited these scouts are. For some this is their only Christmas gift and we know they are gifts they kids can use and will help them in several ways.

If you know of any local projects you think our kids could benefit in helping with, or want some extra hands doing some community work- we are always looking for new experiences to load our kids up and take them to. We earn our badges various ways, some of them are community service oriented.

If you or someone you know would like to become a scout leader, an assistant scout leader, volunteer, or maybe you have kids that are interested in joining our troop? If you have any or all of the above, please reach out to us:

Deb Turner
trnrrck@yahoo.com, (638) 386-8645 or (520) 906-3096 
What You Should Know About Consumer Rights in Mexico



If you have ever been mistreated by a business or service provider in Mexico, you may feel you do not have any recourse or options to resolve the issue. It seems the employees do not have the authority or the enthusiasm to deal with your complaint. If you feel you have been taken advantage of and do not get any satisfaction from the manager, you can contact PROFECO.
 
PROFECO (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor), is a government agency tasked with enforcing the law and investigating possible violations. They respond to complaints from residents and tourists, perform random inspections on Mexican businesses and have the authority to fine or close businesses who are in violation.
 
A Few Common Consumer Violations You May Encounter and Report to PROFECO
 
One of Mexico's most common allegations of fraud takes place in the gas station, shortchanging the customer, switching up the bills accusing the customer of shortchanging, not resetting the pump to zero, or credit card fraud, just to name a few.

Vendors and restaurants must display the price of the item. Prices must not be quoted verbally.

A restaurant or bar may not add a tip or service charge to the check or include it in the price.

Restaurants and bars cannot force you to purchase beverages or food in order to get a table, nor can they enforce minimum consumption.

Providers must honor promotions and posted prices; they may not change the price at the last minute.

Service providers cannot discriminate based on nationality, gender, sexual preference, race, or disability.

In Mexico the exhibited prices for goods and services must be the total price to be paid, the taxes, interest or insurance must be included in the advertised price.

Prices must be exhibited in pesos; additional currency types may be included, but if prices are listed exclusively in USD, this is a violation.

Timeshare violations, Mexican law allows five business days to cancel a timeshare/vacation ownership contract after you have signed it. If you change your mind about the purchase within five business days notify the developer by email and certified mail, if your cancellation is not resolved you will need to file with PROFECO.

This PROFECTO link includes 96 pages of consumer regulations (only available in Spanish).
 
http://www.profeco.gob.mx/juridico/pdf/LFPC%202016.pdf

In many situations, if you mention you plan on reporting the business to PROFECO you will obtain a resolution right then and there.

Mexico Simplifies its Telephone Dialing Rules


  One more time, just so you don't forget...

On August 3rd, 2019 dialing Mexican telephone numbers will become simpler. 
 
Service prefixes are no longer required

The fundamental change to the telephone dialing rules happening on August 3rd 2019 is the removal of service code prefixes associated with calling domestic long distance numbers (01) and calling Mexican cell phones from Mexican land lines (044, 045). Also, the confusing need to add the number '1' when calling a Mexican cell phone from overseas is also being eliminated. The changes can be summed-up thus:
 
When calling from within Mexico, the dialing prefixes of 01, 044, and 045 are no longer required
When calling a Mexican cell phone from outside Mexico, the additional number '1' after Mexico's country code is no longer required

These changes greatly simplify the way that Mexican land lines and cell phones are dialed and bring Mexico's telephone dialing rules into line with protocols used in the US and Canada.
 
Calling from/to Mexican land lines
Here are the rules for dialing from and to Mexican land lines as of August 3, 2019
 
Calling a Mexican land line from a Mexican land line in the same area: Simply dial the local number (7 or 8 digits, depending on the town/city).
 
Calling a Mexican land line from a Mexican land line in a different area. Dial the area code and the number. Do not dial the 01 (long distance) prefix.
 
Calling a Mexican land line from a Mexican cell phone: Dial the area code and the number directly from your cellphone. Do not dial the 01 (long distance) prefix.
 
Calling a Mexican cell phone from a Mexican land line: Dial the cell phone's area code and number directly. Do not use 044 or 045 prefix.
 
Calling to/from Mexican cell phones
Here are the rules for dialing from and to Mexican cell phones as of August 3, 2019
 
Calling a Mexican cell phone from another Mexican cell phone while in Mexico: Dial the other cell phone's area code and number. Do not include 044 or 045 in the code.
 
Calling a Mexican cell phone from overseas: Dial Mexico's country code (+52) then the area code, and then the number. Do not include the '1' after the +52, as was required before August 3, 2019.
 
Calling any number in Mexico from a Mexican cell phone overseas (roaming): Dial Mexico's international code +52, then the area code, and then the number. Do not include the '1' after the +52.
 
Calling Mexican toll-free (800) and premium toll (900) numbers

From August 3rd, 2019, whether you are calling from a Mexican land line or from a Mexican cell phone, drop the 01. Thus 01-800-123-4567 becomes 800-123-4567.
 
Storing numbers in your Mexican cell phone

If you roam between Mexico, the US and Canada, we recommend that you store all of your contact numbers using the international dialing format: [country code] [area code] [number]. Thus your Mexican contacts will be recorded with the +52 prefix before the area code and number, your American and Canadian contacts with the +1 prefix before the area code and number. By doing this, your calls will connect without need for you to make adjustments regardless of whether you are in Mexico or roaming in the US or Canada.

The Red Demons of the Sea of Cortez


 
The fishermen of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico are said to call it Diablo Rojo, or Red Demon. They tell of fishermen who have fallen into the water and been dragged to horrible deaths, their bodies never recovered. The object of their fear and respect is one of the more formidable predators in the sea: the humboldt squid.  
 
This fearsome predator (Dosidicus gigas) typically reaches 7 feet in length and weighs 100 pounds, but 14 foot, 700 pound specimens have been recorded.
 
The humboldt's eight muscular arms and two tentacles are armed with up to 1,200 sucker discs, each one lined with 20 to 26 needle-sharp teeth. Few animals can escape the deadly embrace of up to 24,000 razor sharp teeth!  
 
The attack of a humboldt takes place in less than a second. The two powerful tentacles snake out in a flash, snagging the victim and pulling it into the teeth-lined arms.
 
Once it has engulfed its victim in is arms, the humboldt pulls its prey to a powerful chitinous beak located at the center of its arm Imagine the beak of a parrot, but many times larger, and with the cutting power of hydraulic scissors, which "can easily cause dramatic lacerations to human flesh," as Wikipedia dryly notes.
 
Like most squids, the humboldt is jet-propelled, making it extremely fast and maneuverable underwater. Using water ejected through its siphon and its two powerful diamond-shaped fins, the humboldt can reach speeds up to 15 mph or faster for short bursts. The humboldt can appear out of nowhere and disappear in the blink of an eye.
 
Humboldts are not solitary hunters. They usually move in shoals, which may have as many as 1200 squids. There is also some evidence that they hunt in a cooperative manner, and once a large prey is trapped, they will attack en masse. This could explain why a person in the water could be quickly overwhelmed.
   
One favorite account of a diver dealing with attacking humboldts is told by professional mixed-gas diver and underwater video photographer Scott Cassell, who went to the Sea of Cortez to film the red devils.
 
Knowing how ferocious the humboldts could be, Cassel developed special equipment and techniques to deal with a possible attack: anti-squid armor suits; armor plating for the vulnerable parts of mixed-gas rebreather; anti-squid cage; and back-to-back diving techniques. And to prevent divers being pulled down by a pack of squid, he always made sure divers were connected to the boat by steel cables at all times.
 
You'd think one would be safe, with all those precautions, right? Well, here's what happened on Cassell's first dive with the humboldts:
 
"One particular moment I will never forget occurred during the first dive of the scouting expedition. Not wanting to endanger my crew, I decided to perform the first dive alone, tethered to the support boat. The crew was to stay on deck to tend my cable and pull me up in the event of trouble. As I was about to go over the side of the boat, my Mexican guide touched my arm and stared into my eyes. Although he didn't say a word, his face said it all. He thought I was going to die. He believed the Humboldts were going to devour me, armor and all. Despite his lack of enthusiasm, I patted him on the shoulder, smiled, and continued into the water for the first time.
 
As soon as I hit the water I rolled onto my stomach and checked my rebreather's function. Next, I rolled upright and reached for my camera system, but as soon as my ears were above the water I could hear the crew yelling to me: "They are right underneath you, look out!" A surge of excitement and dread filled me as I looked down past my fins. There were more than 20 giant squid right below me - not even ten feet away! Ranging in length from five to six feet, they hovered nearby just looking at me, studying me. My splash entry was like ringing a dinner bell. Suddenly, about 10 squid began to move in for a closer look. As they neared, they flashed from white to pink to bright red then back to white, all within a split second. It was beautiful! They looked like animals from another planet, totally unearthly.
 
As I floated there transfixed, a large squid moved to within two feet and flashed again. Mesmerized by the strobe effect, I didn't see that another squid was rushing in from my left. Bam! It hit me with a tentacular strike that felt like being hit with a baseball bat square in the ribs. Shocked by the power of the strike and unable to breathe because of a cramp in my chest, I turned to see what had hit me and saw four more squid headed toward me. The first came in so fast that I could barely track it with the camera, and then Bam! It struck the camera, which in turn struck me in the face. I was starting to feel like I was in a barroom brawl.
 
After five attacks of equal ferocity, the magnificent monsters decided I was inedible and had no further use for me. With a few blasts from their massive jet funnels, they disappeared into the depths within seconds. Dazed and excited, I realized the entire ordeal lasted less than one minute. After dangling in the water for 30 minutes looking for any signs of their return, I surfaced and climbed into the boat. I later discovered bruises on me the size of oranges, as well as several scratches in my anti-squid armor suit. The system was working, but each attack left its mark - and this was just the first dive of dozens yet to come."
 
Whoa! I don't think I'd go night swimming or snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez any time soon! As fearsome as Humboldts are, they are not supernatural monsters. They are simply superbly equipped predators that deserve our respect and admiration, even as we respect sharks or killer whales. At Santa Rosalia on the Gulf of California, Mexican fisherman catch nearly 300 tons of humboldts every day, and millions of pounds are dried and sent overseas. Because the size of humboldt populations are not known, scientists are trying to study humboldt populations in order to avoid overfishing-a problem humanity faces all over the world.
 
What we do know is that no fish population is unlimited, and it'd be a shame if this magnificent predator went the way of so many other species in our oceans.
 
If you'd like to read more about Cassell's adventures with humboldts, go to his link here:
 
http://diver.net/seahunt/fend/f_scottc.htm
 
The National Geographic Channel has a very nice video of a humboldt squid here:
 
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/wild/3365/Videos/05147_00
 
To learn more about these remarkable creatures and their relatives:
 
The Cephalopod Page
 
"Most cephalopods, the group in which scientists classify octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses, can change color faster than a chameleon. They can also change texture and body shape, and, and if those camouflage techniques don't work, they can still 'disappear' in a cloud of ink, which they use as a smoke-screen or decoy. Cephalopods are also fascinating because they have three hearts that pump blue blood, they're jet powered, and they're found in all oceans of the world, from the tropics to the poles, the intertidal to the abyss."
Mexican Shrimp Ceviche



What is Ceveche? Is it actually possible that there are some who don't know?

[SUH-VEE-CHEY, -CHEE] An appetizer of small pieces of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice.

Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the Pacific coastal regions of Latin America. It's typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime. The dish is not cooked with heat but rather cured with acids in the citrus juice. Very fresh (or frozen) seafood must be used.
 
What Fish to Use for Ceviche?

Most fish works in Ceviche. Those fish that work really well include semi-firm white-fleshed fish like:
 
sea bass
striped bass
grouper
flounder
shrimp
scallops

Fish That Doesn't Work Well in Ceviche Include:

oily fish like mackerel & tuna
freshwater fish like trout or catfish

Is it Safe to Eat Ceviche?

Food science comes into play in the making of ceviche. The acidic lime juice quickly transforms the fish, rearranging its proteins, making it safe to eat. The key is to use only very fresh fish.
 
Stop by your local fishmonger and ask for the freshest fish they have, then use whatever semi-firm white fish they have that's the freshest.
 
TIP: When bringing the fish home, you must keep it on ice in the refrigerator if you won't be using it immediately. Make sure to buy the fish the day you plan to make ceviche or use frozen.
 
Use frozen fish that is thawed if fresh fish is not available.
 
Is Ceviche Cooked?

Cooking requires heat, so ceviche is not cooked.
 
But it's not exactly raw, either. Both heat and citric acid are agents of a chemical process called denaturation. Heat or citric acid changes the proteins in the fish, altering their chemical and physical properties.
 
When fish is placed in citrus juices, this process of denaturation turns the flesh firm and opaque.
 
After soaking in citrus juices for just a few minutes, fish develops a firm, opaque exterior but maintains a raw, sashimi like interior.
 
If you marinate the fish too long, it gets tough or overdone.
 
Tip: A flakier fillet, like flounder, snapper, or sole, or tender shellfish like scallops may only need to marinate for about 15 minutes. A hearty and dense fish like mahi-mahi could take closer to 50 minutes to marinate, or about an hour before being ready to eat.

It's important to note that citric acid won't kill bacteria the way that heat does. It's very important to use fresh, disease-free, fish.
 
If you want to be super safe, you can parboil the shrimp prior to curing the fish in citrus juice.
 
Tip: Use thawed frozen fish if you're not confident in the freshness of fish available.
 
If you have access to fresh fish, you can skip the parboiling step and simply marinate the fish in the lemon and lime juice.
 
HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP CEVICHE:

Parboil shimp in a pot of boiling water for 1 minute.  Parboiling is just a fancy word for partly cooking food.
 
bring a pot of water to a boil
turn the heat off
add the shrimp
cover with a lid
start timer for 1 minute

Note: Before adding shrimp to the boiling water, have an ice bath ready. An ice bath is simply a large bowl of ice and water.

Immediately drain the shrimp

Add the shrimp to your ice bath

An ice bath is used to stop the cooking process right away, so work quickly, but carefully.

Remember you are only parboiling (partially cooking) the shrimp. We want the acid from the citrus juice to do the rest.
 
Remove the tails from shrimp by holding the center of the shrimp and gently tugging on the tail portion.

Chop the shrimp into even bite-sized pieces.

Add shrimp to a flat-bottomed pan to allow every piece of the shrimp to get covered with the lemon and lime juice

Pour freshly-squeezed lemon and lime juice onto parboiled shrimp

Refrigerate for 30 minutes

While your shrimp is marinating, chop the vegetables

Add all of the vegetables to a medium-sized bowl: diced  tomatoes, diced avocado, diced red onions, and diced jalapeños 

Tip: To easily dice an avocado, slice it while in the shell, then use a spoon to scoop out the pieces

Add chopped cilantro, sugar, and salt to taste

Drain the shrimp using a colander

Add the shrimp to the vegetable mixture and stir, adjusting the seasonings if needed

Serve on tostadas or use dip with tortilla chips

Enjoy
Two Verbs are Better than One



Along with two verbs "to be," Spanish also has two different verbs for "to know," as well as two verbs "to have." This may appear to complicate things, although it also allows for some subtle uses of language which aren't immediately available when speaking English.
 
Of the two verbs to know, the irregular saber is generally applied to facts, and the almost regular conocer to people and places. There are areas, however, where the two overlap, and either verb could be used - languages, for example. El sabe español, means he knows Spanish, and él conoce el español means he knows, or is acquainted with, the Spanish language.
 
One way to determine whether conocer can be used is to test whether the phrase "is acquainted with," could be substituted for "know."
 
When applying conocer to people, the preposition a is used. So, conoce Cervantes, means he knows the work of the author of Don Quixote, while conoce a Cervantes would mean he knows the writer. Saber is used for "to know how to," for example, ellos saben nadar (they know how to swim), ella sabe tocar el piano (she knows how to play the piano).
 
The two verbs "to have" are tener and haber, both irregular. Tener is used to show possession, tengo dos perros (I have two dogs), and haber as the auxiliary verb for forming compound tenses, hemos llegado por fin (we have arrived at last).
 
The expression hay, derived from haber, is used to say "there is" or "there are." Hubo or había mean "there was/were."
 
The verb haber can also be used in some instances for "must," "should," or "ought to." For example, ha de ser difícil, (it must be difficult), or, has de conocer esta regla, (you ought to know this rule).
 
For indicating an imperative, such as tenemos que tomar el camión (we have to take the bus), tener is used when the subject is specific. Tengo que ir (I have to go), tienes que entender (you have to understand), but haber can be used when you want something done, don't want to do it yourself, wish someone else would do it, but would rather not appear to be pushy. This is all possible with the not so subtle hay que... Hay que recoger la mesa means the table has to be cleared. This is also useful for broad statements like hay que tener paciencia. The English equivalent "one has to be patient" is somehow stilted in comparison.





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Sonoran Spa E301
3 Bedroom End Unit
$398,000


IMPECCABLE UPGRADES AND UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS! 

NEW AGRESSIVE PRICE! 

Stop by to check out this fantastic listing at the Sonoran Spa Resort. This condo has been completely remodeled and upgraded from the ground up and it is absolutely beautiful. Listings like this don't come around often and, when they do, they always get a lot of attention. Come see this one before it's too late. You will be glad that you did. 
 
Fully furnished and turn-key ready to go. This condo has not been used as a rental but would make a terrific rental investment - or simply keep it all to yourselves. Either way, you really can't miss with this one and the price is right. Call or visit to receive more information and to tour this beautiful condo.


CALL TODAY: 602-476-7511
 
Sonoran Sky 1109
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Luxury Condo
$599,900

     
       TRUE LUXURY 3 BEDROOM - 3 BATH! 


Beautifully furnished luxury 3 bedroom beachfront condo at the Sonoran Sky Resort. Fully furnished and turnkey ready to go. Assumable developer financing available. Never used as a rental. This one is  getting alot of attention so act quickly and don't miss out on this fantastic bargain.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sun W801  
3BR End Unit   
$549,900

TERMS AVAILABLE!
 
This condo must be seen to be appriciated. Beachfront views are spectacular. Very nicely furnished, turnkey ready to go. This end unit condo has the wrap around terrace, giving much more room to enjoy and adding to the views.
Energy saving window tinting, upgraded window coverings, stainless appliances, and more. Too many upgrades to list. Lots of interest in this condo already so don't wait too long. Give us a call or stop by the on-site sales office today! 

Call Today: 602-476-7511



Sonoran Spa W806 + Garage  
2 Bedroom Top Floor  
$320,000

 
 
TOP FLOOR BEAUTY!   NEW AGRESSIVE PRICE!
 
INCLUDES 15'X30' GARAGE    -   TRUST ALREADY IN LLC
       
Penthouse level two bedroom beauty at the Spa for sale. Very nicely furnished and turnkey ready to go. This condo comes with a large garage and the trust is already in an Arizona LLC. Save money and quick close. Come and see this one before its gone. Call us today for an appointment!

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sky 609 
3 Bedroom 3 Bath Luxury 
$554,900


 
GREAT NEW PRICE!  
 
 This condo is beautifully furnished and total luxury combined with a great price makes this one a must-see condo. Ready to go for your family or for a great rental income. An aggressive price and motivated Sellers make this one a sure bet. Contact one of our Agents for more details. Come see this one today! 

 Call Today for Information or to Schedule a Tour

602-476-7511

Sonoran Sun W410  
1 Bedroom West Building   
$259,900
FINANCING AVAILABLE!   GREAT RENTALS!
  

Fantastic beachfront views are just the beginning for this fabulous condo. Unbelievable rental income and luxury, beautiful furnishings make it a sure win. This condo is ready to go and owners have even decided to offer seller financing. Keep it as a rental for income or just keep it for yourself and your family. Either way, you can't go wrong with this beauty. 


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Sonoran Spa N201 
1 BR Huge Patio 
$209,000


HUGE TERRACE!   TERMS AVAILABLE!
 
This is a very special one bedroom condo at the Sonoran Spa and won't last long. Love to entertain or just love having a huge patio for spending time enjoying the weather and the views? Then this is the condo for you. The condo is super nice and ready to go and the terrace is HUGE. You really must see it to appreciate it. This is the only one bedroom available at this time at the Sonoran Spa and it is priced to sell. If you are looking for a truly turn-key beauty, this is it.  Great price. Great views.  Ready to go. This condo is a home run. Come take a look!

Call Today: 602-476-7511


Sonoran Sky 410  
4 Bedroom 4 Bath Premium 
$850,000


FANTASTIC CONDO AT A GREAT PRICE!


Luxury four bedroom condo at the Sonoran Sky Resort featuring exquisite furnishings, wrap around terrace, and absolutely unbelievable views, all at a super great price. This  fantastic condo has it all - and it has never been used as a rental. This condo truly must be seen to be appreciated. Priced to sell too! Don't let this one pass you by. Call today.

Call Today: 602-476-7511


Sonoran Sea W805  
2BR West Building 
$294,900 


PENDING SALE

NEVER BEEN USED AS A RENTAL!
 
 
Not many available two bedrooms available at the Sea these days. This condo is super nice and has never been used as a rental. Very nicely decorated and turn-key ready to go. You can't go wrong with this one.
Don't wait. See this one today. 
 
Call Today: 602-476-7511

 

Sonoran Spa E501         

3 Bedroom End Unit     

$399,900      

 

 Link to Listing   

 
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
   

This condo has it all. Turn key ready with views all the way down the beach . Excellent condition and just waiting for a new owner to appreciate her. Perfect for a rental or as your own Rocky Point getaway.Best priced three bedroom at the Sonoran Spa.  Call for more details or, better yet, just come and see this beauty for in person!   

Come and see this one. You'll be glad you did!       

 

 Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sky 103 
2 Bedroom Ground Floor  
$469,000
 
 UNBELIEVABLE NEW PRICE!     GROUND FLOOR SKY LUXURY! 
 
This is an opportunity that just doesn't come around very often. A fantastic, ground-floor two bedroom at the Sonoran Sky Resort for $469,000. Really? What's the catch? No catch, just hurry on over to take a look. This condo rents as well as any that we have seen and it is a money making rental machine. Also, fully furnished luxury and priced to sell quickly. 
What are you waiting for?

You need to check this one out soon. Call or visit for more details.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Spa E210 
3 Bedroom East Building 
$429,000

 
MANY UPGRADES!  OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!  

  This condo truly has it all. Great beachfront views, beautifully furnished, upgrades throughout, turn-key ready to move in. This would make an excellent rental, with people requesting it again and again. Or, keep it as a non-rental and enjoy the beautiful condo all to yourselves. The choice is yours but you'll need to act quickly. It has already been very popular with our salespeople.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

 
Sonoran Spa W602
2 Bedroom West Building 
$279,000

NEW LISTING!    PRICED TO SELL! 

This condo is ready to go and has views that will be the envy of all your friends. Fully furnished, non-rental and turn-key ready to go. Great rental potential though, if you choose to make it into an income property. Priced to sell quickly as owners moved out of the area. 

This condo must be seen to be appreciated.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sky 1403
2 Bedroom Beachfront Luxury
$479,000


FANTASTIC PRICE!  TERMS AVAILABLE!  VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS!

If you're looking for a model-perfect, beach-front, turn-key, total luxury condo at the Sonoran Sky for a great price, look no further. This condo is absolutely amazing and you really need to come and take a look for yourself if you're considering investing in a wonderful vacation/investment property. Views go on forever and this would make an excellent rental as well. Don't wait.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sun E801
3 Bedroom with Wraparound Terrace
$599,000



UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS!  GREAT RENTAL HISTORY! 
FINANCING AVAILABLE!   

This is an unbelievable listing with a great price, many upgrades, and absolutely unbelievable views from the huge wraparound terrace. This fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bath end-unit condo boasts many upgrades, updated furniture and appliances, and a wraparound terrace with beach and ocean views forever. Excellent rental history. You need to see this one for yourself. Call for details or to schedule a tour. You need to act fast on this special deal.

Come see for yourself.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sun E705
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$355,900 

Great Condo!  Priced to Sell!
 

Check out this beautiful, fully furnished, two bedroom oceanfront condo at the Sonoran Sun Resort. Seventh floor location gives fantastic views down the beach and plenty of privacy. Easy access to beach, pools, Jacuzzis, store, restaurant, etc. Condo is in terrific condition. You may want to keep this beautiful condo all for  yourself, but it could be a great vacation rental as well. The price is right and you need to see this beauty. 

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sea E710  
1 Bedroom Top Floor  
$269,900 

TOP FLOOR BEAUTY!
 

Great top-floor beauty with possible financing available. Panoramic views down the beach in both directions. Fully furnished and ready to enjoy. This could be a great rental - perfect for your family.  Call our office for more details. This condo can be your dream come true. Come take a look for yourself.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sky 601 
4 Bedroom Luxury End Unit 
$789,900


LUXURY 4 BED 4 BATH!  TERMS AVAILABLE!  UNBELIEVABLE PRICE!

HUGE WRAP AROUND TERRACE

Best price at the Sonoran Sky on a luxury 4 bedroom, 4 bath, end unit condo. This is one of the nicest condos in town with the very best views all the way down the beach. Non-rental unit in excellent condition and fully furnished, turn-key ready to go. Make this one yours!

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sea E410
1 Bedroom, East Building
$229,000

 
NEW LISTING!   FANTASTIC CONDO - FANTASTIC PRICE! 
          
This is a great price on a fantastic condo at the Sea. The views from this condo are nothing short of spectacular. Completely furnished and turn-key ready to go. Nicely decorated and shows very well. Great rental income potential and priced to sell quickly. 
Come and see this one today before it's too late.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sun W212 
1 Bedroom West Building 
$219,500


   
AGRESSIVE NEW PRICE!   EXCELLENT RENTAL HISTORY!         
   
Beautiful condo and priced lower than any other one bedroom at the Sonoran Sun Resort. This condo has been totally remodeled and is in perfect condition. It provides excellent rental income and would be a fantastic investment - or just keep it all for your own personal use. Either way, you can't go wrong on this one. Call or stop by and talk with one of our Sales Representatives today! You'll be glad you did.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Spa W606
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 
$276,000

 
  NEW LISTING!     GREAT PRICE!    
  
This is condo is priced to sell and waiting for a new owner. Aggressive price and true beachfront views make this a sure winner for anyone who wants a condo for enjoyment and rental income if so desired. Beautifully furnished and turn-key ready to go. This condo has always been very well cared for by the owners. Bargains like this don't last long.

Call Today: 602-476-7511

Sonoran Sky 806
1 B R Luxury Condo
$339,000

 
FANTASTIC PRICE!

ULTIMATE IN CUSTOM LUXURY!

Absolute luxury at the prestigious Sonoran Sky Resort. the Nautical theme in this condo is as unique as it is beautiful and it is an absolute one of a kind original. This is the ONLY one bedroom condo for sale at the Sky and it will make a great rental, or keep it all for yourselves. Really is a must see to appreciate beauty.This condo is ready to go and it can be yours. Contact one of our Agents for more information.

Call Today: 602-476-7511
 

Sonoran Sea E112
1 Bedroom, Ground Floor 
$245,000

SALE PENDING

TOO MANY UPGRADES TO LIST!       PRICED TO SELL!   


Stunning!  Beautiful upgraded floor tiles greet you as you enter this fully customized 1 bedroom ground floor condo.  Many upgrades throughout including  stainless steel appliances, beautiful granite kitchen countertop,  and canterra tile in both the kitchen and bathroom.  The focal point of this condo is the stone faced wall in the living room.  This property is tastefully furnished showing true pride of ownership throughout.  One of a kind at the Sonoran Sea Resort.  Picture yourself at sunset over looking the pool and the Sea of Cortez from the nice sized patio. Be sure to come and see this one as soon as you can. It won't last long.

Call Today: 602-476-7511 


 
We are Rocky Point's one and only exclusive and dedicated team who have always, and will always, sell Sonoran Resorts and ONLY Sonoran Resorts!
 
If you are looking for a team of  real professionals who specialize in Puerto Penasco's best family of "True Beachfront" resorts, you've found us, and we are here to serve you.

Whether Buying or Selling, no one can serve you better when it comes to the Sonoran Resorts. We have been here since the beginning, and we will be here for you when you need us.

Our In-House closing team will make things happen quickly and professionally and we will save you money. Our attorneys are on salary and no additional attorney fees are charged to our clients. Loyalty to the Sonoran Resorts Sales Team is both appreciated and rewarded! 

We don't just sell the Sonoran Resorts, we ARE the Sonoran Resorts. We work directly with the Developers, the HOAs, and the Rental companies.

We really can help you in ways that no one else can.


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