CLOSE Tourism officials in Rocky Point are asking Arizona visitors to delay trips to the beach to after the COVID-10 pandemic eases. Arizona RepublicTUCSON, Ariz. — At this time of the year, the beaches of Puerto Peñasco are usually brimming with families and vendors selling trinkets and snacks to visitors. Hotels fill to capacity, and spending at its many bars and restaurants spikes as the U.S.-Mexico border region celebrates Semana Santa, or Holy Week.It’s the busiest time of the year for the beach city, also known as Rocky Point and located on the Sea of Cortez, about an hour’s drive south of the Arizona-Mexico border. Tourism officials expected 120,000 visitors from Mexico and the U.S. to descend on Puerto Peñasco — twice the number of its permanent population — during the weeklong holiday that starts Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday.U.S. coronavirus map: Tracking the outbreak, state by state.Instead, the city’s long, sandy beaches are deserted, hotels sit mostly empty, and bars and restaurants are shut indefinitely.”I closed … about March 20,” Jose Torres said. “But right now, it’s our busiest season. There’s no stopping since March 1 and usually goes on until about June. March and April are our strongest months.”For 14 years, Torres has owned Boo Bar on the


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