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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This is the time of the year

With the cooler temps on their way, it is a great time to make plans to explore the beautiful Sonoran desert just north of Puerto Peñasco.

It is fairly easy to navigate the Biosphere known as Pinacate but the very best way to see it is with a qualified guide.  Someone who knows the desert and loves the desert will point out things to you that you may have otherwise missed.

From Puerto Peñasco to the field station at Nayarit through the gates and following the loop.  The loop will take you to Elegante Crater, Cerro Colorado, and back to the field station.  Then a short drive down the road to Shuck Toak at Pincate visitors center for an interpretive discussion about this dynamic area. The whole trip is 135 miles and a fairly long day but it is so worth it.

 A family from Minnesota at Elegante Crater

Peñasco Recreation is a qualified and registered tour guide service to this wonderful areaIf you would like to schedule a group outing we would be pleased to assist you in making your day in the Sonoran desert the very best it can be.

On the edge of Elegante

The Pinacate visitors center is an engineering marvel.  It sits just a few miles off the main highway but it feels a world away!  It is a totally self sufficient "Green" building.  It uses solar and wind for its power, it has rain water cisterns and has a weather station.  The audio visual room plays a short documentary about the desert and previous peoples who lived here. 

Lets go do something!  Give us a call on our local number 638-113-4591 to schedule your group outing.  From the states simply dial (011521) before the local number.

Let me show off one of my favorite places in the world - to you!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The most wonderful time of the year in Peñasco!

Oh October you are finally here.

With the daytime temps still in the 90's and water temps in the mid 80's and humidity levels dropping off it is the best month (in my humble opinion) to swim and play on the beach.

One of the greatest things we have here in Puerto Peñasco is of course our beaches.  Like anywhere else sometimes things can get a bit untidy and care must be administered.  

Thankfully we have a great resource here in Puerto Peñasco known as CEDO (center of education of deserts and oceans) http://www.cedointercultural.org take a look at their website and you will get an idea of the great work they do.  This month CEDO is inviting all of us to help them with their "Beach clean days"   

The really cool thing about this Beach Clean Days is that all of the trash that is picked up is tabulated and sent on to the Ocean Conservancy to be included in their data base.  This beach clean up happens everywhere around the globe and added to the database to gather a better understanding of the human impact on our beaches.  

For us here in Peñasco the first Beach Clean Day of 2012 is Saturday, October 27, along the Las Conchas beaches.  

The second one is November 10, along the downtown Rocky Point beaches.  

This is the 10th year that CEDO has participated in this great event!

Wouldn't you love to join us for this worthwhile fun filled day of clean up? 

We love our beaches!  Welcome home to you and to the month of October!