Join Orkesta Mendoza featuring Quetzal Guerrero, plus special guests Salvador Duran, Mariachi Nuevo Azteca de Tucson, Los Èsplifs (DJ set), Brian Lopez, Golden Boots, and Puerto Peñasco’s own Agua De Coco for two special evenings of live music. The concerts will take place Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1 on the picturesque CEDO Field Station grounds on the Gulf of California (4 miles from the Old Port, Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point). There will also be a yoga meditation session, natural history talk, festival breakfast, guided nature walk, and snorkeling with sea lions. *100% of proceeds donated to CEDO*
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YOGA MEDITATION with QVLN | 8:30am | Meet at CEDO then walk to the beachfront (90 mins) – $40 USD
Join QVLN (Quetzal Guerrero) as he leads this special Yoga meditation session on the steps of the Gulf of California. The unique combination of movement and music is designed to bring mindfulness into the present moment. Participants can expect a well-rounded class that will focus your breath, encourage an internal energy shift, and soothe your senses with vibrational frequency healing.
QVLN – International performing artist, singer, multi instrumentalist and composer, QVLN (pronounced Q-Violin) is at the forefront of music genre evolution and exploration. With an intense understanding of North, Central and South American rhythms, his creative directive is to navigate all forms of musical expression focusing on community outreach, social justice and arts education.
Includes coffee, juice, fresh fruit, granola and fresh pastries after your session in the Cedo courtyard at 10:00am.
SEA OF CORTÉS NATURAL HISTORY TALK & BREAKFAST | 9:00am | CEDO (60 mins) – $14 USD
Learn about the Upper Gulf of California’s natural processes associated with the formation of its oceans, landscapes, flora and fauna and human interactions through our iconic Natural History Talks.
Includes coffee, juice, fresh fruit, granola and fresh pastries after your the talk in the Cedo courtyard at 10:00am.
VOLUNTEER BEACH CLEAN UP | 7:30am – 10:00am | CEDO Meet at the field station at 7:30 and we will carpool a few minutes to Morúa estuary where CEDO will provide cleanup supplies and a heaping handful of thanks to get your day started. After the clean up, we will head back to CEDO for a FREE breakfast and live music by Golden Boots – you deserve it.
There are areas of this site where you may need to wade into the water so wear sturdy, close-toed shoes you don’t mind getting wet, or boots or water shoes if you have them. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, a hat, and bring your own water.
BRUNCH with GOLDEN BOOTS (Instrumental Boots) | 9:30am – 12:00pm | CEDO – $10 USD Enjoy live music from Tucson’s Golden Boots while enjoying brunch on the relaxed CEDO courtyard and balcony, overlooking the gulf and Las Conchas beach.
Includes coffee, juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, empanadas and fresh pastries + cash beer and wine bar.
SAN JORGE ISLAND: Snorkel with sea lions at bird island | 7:00am (8 hours) | Meet at CEDO – $150 USD
Travel through the Upper Gulf of California on a boat to Isla San Jorge, or Bird Island; a natural protected area under Mexican Federal Government and home to a gargantuan sea lion colony where you’ll get the chance to snorkel or scuba dive to better appreciate its rich biodiversity.
PINACATE HIKING ADVENTURE | 7:00am (6-7 hours) | Meet at CEDO – $80 USD Let the breathtaking Great Desert of Altar’s sea of sand transport you to an ecosystem like no other in the entire northern hemisphere: the sand dunes of El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. Discover the majestic panoramic views where you will be able to fully visualize the Pinacate volcanic shield, the Sierra Blanca and Sea of Cortes.
CEDO: The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans. Their mission is to foster vibrant communities and resilient ecosystems in the Northern Gulf of California and other ecoregions by integrating people, knowledge and solutions.
Read more about Cedo and their mission HERE