Peñasco Recreation is a local business operated by Russ and Naomi Black.
They began visiting here about 34 years ago and then operated a small RV Caravan business
for about 8 years introducing many people to northern Mexico during the 1990’s.
Now, as full-time residents since 2007,
they both continue to promote the area as a fantastic tourist destination
and an enjoyable place to call home.
Their business card is simply titled ‘Fun Things To Do’
with a short list of websites where details can be found.
Here are a few of their ongoing projects and a preview of what will be new for 2018!
Mermaid’s Market is a local arts and craft outdoor market. It is going into its 5th year; starting up on Saturday, October 21st and will continue through the winter season each first and third Saturday of the month (through the first week of April). The artists are called ‘mermaids’ and there are a half a dozen or so who create the core group for the market. These are joined by other guest vendors and artists, so the market continues to be ever-changing. The market has a beer/drink garden called the Mermaid’s Lounge and many locals have discovered it to be a favorite spot to grab a drink and shop, people-watch, listen to some music and meet up with friends.
Find all the dates and more at: www.mermaidsmarket.com
RussBus Van Tours are all conducted by Russ. The local city tour will introduce you to Rocky Point from the viewpoint of a local who has been introducing visitors to the Sea of Cortez for over 25 years. Penasco Recreation Tours are rated “Excellent” on Trip Advisor.
A first-time visitor said, “We had never been to this area before. It was the best money we spent…
He provided local stories, jokes, recommendations, and of course the amazing sight-seeing…
We took the tour a day and half after we arrived. Best thing we could have done.
After the Russ' tour we knew the layout of the town, how to get to certain places…
and knew where to go to enjoy an incredible sunset dinner.”
Even regular visitors enjoy the trip, as Mario stated on Trip Advisor, “Russ was awesome.
He was very knowledgeable about the area and he seems to love what he does. I have been to Puerto Penasco many times and he showed us so much that we have been missing out on!”
The RussBus Tours also include some RoadTrips!
These are custom designed for small groups. You may have a group of 6 friends who
would all like to travel to a "bucket list" spot. Perhaps, a visit to Alamos,
Guaymas and San Carlos, or Baja's Wine country, Whale watching in Baja Sur,
the Copper Canyon or other destinations. A custom trip will be created especially for your group.
In fact, you may want to join the February 2018 Whale trip.
See the details at: Wine, Whales, Water and Wanderings
Off the Beach Workshop & Studio is a tiny workshop with a Boutique setting located in an out-of-the-way neighborhood. This is Naomi’s studio with a display of unique gifts, jewelry, clothing and what she calls ‘eclectica’. You can also create your own seashell-themed craft project at the Ocean Treasure Workshop! This little Studio is open on Fridays only from 10 am to 5 pm. Other visits can easily be scheduled by a phone call or email.
Find contact information at: www.mexiconaomi.blogspot.com
New for 2018 …Russ and Naomi have been working over the summer on an addition to Off the Beach Studio. Soon they will announce the grand opening of the Sea Shell Museum. This small museum space will include interactive and informative displays for all ages.
Stay tuned to learn more: www.seashellmuseum.com