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San Carlos & Guaymas Sonora Mexico Newsletter with special events, weekly calendar, local news and weather, photos, videos, fishing report, dive report, Cinemex (movie) listings and more.

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This week’s newsletter: August 8, 2018

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Another stunning sunset with a view of Choyudito (Cactus) island in San Carlos, by Rada SC

One-two-three, jump! It’s a great time of year to head out for a dive with El Mar Diving Centerby Marco Xplora Sonora

Greg and Elizabeth Hovey just picked 100 kilos of delicious organic dragon fruit at their farm, and it will be available at the Farmer’s Market at 9:00am on Saturday morning at Marina San Carlos.

Check out this 1928 Mercedes-Benz Replica car owned by a San Carlos resident known by everyone as “Shipwreck”.

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

News & Marketplace

  • If you love all the weekly photos, join us on Facebook for daily photos, event updates and more.
  • The August 2018 issue of SonoraEs is now available – it is a monthly magazine that promotes economic development and tourism in the state of Sonora.
  • The cities of Guaymas and San Carlos and specifically our amazing sunsets were highlighted last week on a popular national Mexican channel, TV Azteca. Click here for the segment (in Spanish).
  • A new grocery store, Santovalle San Carlos, has opened. It’s open from 7:00am – 10:00pm, and located on the corner of Manlio Fabio Beltrones and Paseo de las Almejas — near Tortuga’s restaurant.
  • Colibrí Restaurant & Bar now has a Pasta special on Thursdays, and 2 x 1 Pizza on Sundays. See their restaurant ad below for details.
  • There is a Kenmore dishwasher, Hobie cat, mobile air conditioner, dining room set, step ladder, household items, sporting goods, tools, vehicles, boats, houses for sale and rent, and more, listed in the Classifieds. There are also people looking for items, so if you have any to sell, list them now — it’s free.

San Carlos Weather Forecast

This week, the daytime temperature will be 31 – 33 C (88 – 91 F) and nighttime temperatures will be 27 – 28 C (80 – 82 F).

We’ll have partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies all week. There’s a chance of thunderstorms daily, starting Friday and a chance of rain all week. The humidity will be mid 60% to high 70% during the days.

Hurricane John is south of the Southern tip of Baja California. It is moving northwest and should pass the southwest of Baja on Wednesday and Thursday. Some strengthening is still possible and John could become a major hurricane tonight or early Wednesday.

Keep an eye on the weather at our San Carlos Weather page with satellite images and live weather feeds.

Ocean Camp Travel Adventures Presents:

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY: Southern Mexico Archaeology/Oaxaca Tour, November 30, 2018.

Southern Mexico is a world away from San Carlos. This tour has become one of our favorites and will become one of yours too. We visit one of the southernmost states in Mexico, exploring major archaeological sites as well as the history, culture, and the people of this region.

The archaeological sites of Monte Alban and Mitla will be featured. We will start our tour in Mexico City with a private introduction to these sites by docents from the internationally renowned National Anthropology Museum. Then we fly to the city of Oaxaca, named for the 2nd year one of the 15 Top Cities in the World, and spend the next four days exploring not only Monte Alban, but the local arts and crafts famous in this area: alebrijes, the colorful wooden animal figurines; the black pottery of Coyotepec, unique to this town; Teotitlán and its weaving; walking tours of Oaxaca City and fabulous sampling of regional foods you will never forget.

And although this trip is not about shopping, you will have a hard time passing up incredible values on fabrics, clothing, leather goods, pottery, and carved figures. All the while, we will be sampling the local flavors of food and beverages in a very different culture.

This tour is 7 days long, fully escorted by bilingual hosts, assisted by knowledgeable locals. Included is private transportation San Carlos/Airport/San Carlos, round trip air, airport transfers, six nights lodging (double occupancy), day tours, private coaches, a welcoming dinner and breakfasts every day. Not included are gratuities and alcoholic beverages and most meals.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION SOON!
Price starts at $32,900 PESOS (or its USD equivalent per Banamex exchange rate) per-person, double occupancy.
Single Supplement (one person in a room) add $3,880 pesos.
Liquor, gratuities, and most meals not included at this price.

Make your reservations now by sending an email to: oceancamp@me.com and put the tour name in the Subject line. Give us the full name of the passenger(s) making reservations. Once you make your reservation by email, you will be given instructions on how to secure your reservation with a deposit.

Other tours for 2018 and 2019Copper Canyon Fall Edition, departing Nov 8, 2018; San Miguel, Guanajuato and Guadalajara, departing Feb 2, 2019; Three Cities in Central Mexico and Monarch Butterflies, departing Feb 24, 2019; Mexico City and Chiapas, departing Mar 9, 2019; Whale Watching in Baja, departing Mar 23, 2019.

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From the Office of the Comisaria

A Safe & Secure San Carlos: In an effort to increase security in San Carlos and to thwart attempts at home and car thefts at a time when many part-timers are north of the border, the town is creating a “Neighborhood Watch” type of program.

In this program, 14 “sectors/groups” have been identified in San Carlos — some based on their HOA developments and others based on their geographic location (i.e. San Carlos Country Club, Vista Marina, Ranchitos, etc).

The medium by which communication will take place is WhatsApp Messenger, which is an online messaging system (ask your grandkids if you don’t know about it). It is a free app that you can download to your phone. The idea is that if you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood, send a WhatsApp message, and the police will come and check it out.

If you would like to be part of this Neighborhood Watch program, please email Kathy Rogers at karodge@earthlink.net.
She will provide you with details on how to join and the types of things to report.

Let’s work together for a safe and secure San Carlos.

Future Special Events

Marinaterra Dorado Derby, August 31 – September 1

The 6th Annual Marinaterra Dorado Derby will take place from August 31 – September 1.

Register on Friday, August 31 in the Terra Salon at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa from 3:00pm – 8:00pm. If you pre-register before August 15, the fee is 1,800 pesos per person. After August 15, the registration fee is 2,250 pesos. All participants will receive a sports jersey and cap. All profits will be donated to local charities.

All participating boats must be located at the exit or entrance to San Carlos bay, to start the tournament. The tournament will begin at 7:00am on Saturday, September 1, with weighing from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

At 7:30pm, the Awards Ceremony and dinner will take place at Marinaterra.

The prizes are:
1st place – 30,000 pesos + outboard motor + trophy;
2nd place – 30,000 pesos + trophy;
3rd place – 20,000 pesos + trophy;
4th place – 10,000 pesos + trophy;
5th place – trophy.

For more information, email ventas@marinaterra.com or phone 622-225-2020 ext.2.

Register for Sombrero Showdown

149 players have signed up for the Sombrero Showdown & Amigos Cup Pickleball Tournament, that will take place February 7 – 11, 2019.

The following brackets are full and players registering in these brackets now will be wait-listed (unless they are partnering with an existing player already registered in that bracket):
Over 60, Men’s Doubles: 3.5 level
Over 60, Mixed Doubles: 3.0 and 3.5 levels
Over 60, Women’s Doubles: 3.0 and 3.5 levels

If you are currently registered but do not have a partner, please look at the list of Players Needing Partners and ask someone to play with you. If you need help finding a partner or have questions about the registration, please contact the Tournament Director, Theresa (T) Melius, at theresamelius23@gmail.com.

The tournament fee this year for all ages is $45 USD. If you haven’t yet paid, kindly pay today so that your registration is complete.

Click here for more information, to register, or to find Players Needing Partners (scroll to the bottom of the page).

What’s Playing at Cinemex Guaymas

Cinemex changes the movies that are showing during the week, so check their site on the day you are going for the most up-to-date listings.

For a full listing and show times, visit Cinemex. Movies usually change on Thursdays.

  • Movies playing in English: The Darkest Minds, Mission Impossible – Fallout.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Ya Veremos, Mentes Ponderosa, 12 Horas para Sobrevivir, Hotel Transylvania 3: Monstruos de Vacaciones, Misión Imposible – Repercusión, Ahí Viene Cascarrabias, Más Sabe el Diablo por Viejo.
Most “Hollywood” movies for adults are in English with Spanish subtitles, but check before you go. Map to Cinemex Guaymas.

Click here for Tips on how to navigate the cinemex website.

Mondays and Tuesdays movies cost 52 pesos (44 pesos if you are over age 60). Also, every Tuesday is 2×1 day for all movies at all show times by showing your Cinemex card. This means two people get in for the price of one. Wednesday’s movies cost 36 pesos for everyone. Thursday through Sunday movies cost 52 pesos (44 pesos if you are over age 60).

Be sure to use your Cinemex card when buying refreshments; you earn points on these purchases also. Then ask at either the ticket or refreshment counter how many points you have accumulated and use these to offset your total cost when you want.

There is also a Cinefan card available. This card costs 50 pesos and gets you into 20 movies any day of the week for just 30 pesos. There are also special discounts on refreshments associated with this card.

Happy Hours and Food Specials

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar has reopened at Marinaterra Hotel with a new menu and an extensive choice of wines and cocktails.

Enjoy indoor seating, at the bar and on the patio overlooking Marina San Carlos — with the World’s Best View.

A breakfast buffet is served from 6:00am to 1:00pm. From Monday to Friday, there’s a special price of 140 pesos for women. The cost on weekends is 210 pesos and weekdays 180 pesos.

There is also an à la carte menu.

2×1 Martinis and 2×1 draft beer every day!

For more information and a map, click here.
Phone: (622) 225-2020 EXT 04
Address: Hotel Marinaterra on the Malecon at Marina San Carlos. marinaterra.com

The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Bar & Grill

The San Carlos Country Club and Golf Course has something for everyone!

The Palapa Bar by the pool is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm every day.

Visit us and get to know our summer rates. We have great discounts on food.

Every Sunday we have live music with Sangre Latina from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the Palapa.

You don’t have to be a member to buy a day pass for the pool or to eat at La Palapa restaurant. Come in and ask about the great food and drink promotions.

The Caddy Shack is closed May to October.

For more information and a map, click here.
Phone: (622) 226-1020 & (622) 226-1102
Address: in the San Carlos Country Club, between Loma Bonita and Solimar.

La Palapa Griega

Enjoy delicious Greek food, seafood, cold drinks and live music on Posada Beach. You can sit in the open-air, palapa covered restaurant, or on lounge chairs on the beach.

La Palapa Griega is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Our friendly staff is waiting to serve you.

La Palapa Griega accepts credit cards (Visa and Mastercard).

Entertainment:
Friday: Sensa Nova, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday: Desavu, 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday: The Twins, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11am – 9pm, and Sunday from 10am – 8pm.

For questions or reservations, call 226-1888. Click for more information and a map.

El Mar Restaurant

Enjoy air conditioned beach-front dining at El Mar Restaurant. Open every day but Monday from 7am – 10pm, and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Follow us on Facebook.

There are Daily Food Specials. 
Feast on our Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 8am – 12pm. For only 120 pesos, enjoy eggs (any way you like), ham, bacon, beans, fried potatoes, chilaquiles, hotcakes, fruit, and menudo & pozole for an additional 10 pesos. A full menu is also available.

Pool open: from 8am to 9pm, lounge by and play in our pool — the cost is 50 pesos entrance fee.

Entertainment: Saturday: Grupo La Bohemia, 5pm – 8pm.

For questions or reservations, call 622-125-4837. For more information and a map, click here.

Jax Snax

Serving you breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Jax Snax has the biggest and best variety of food on the menu for the whole family! Daily breakfast specials. Best burgers in town. Teriyaki chicken or beef rice bowls. Pizzas. Mexican dishes. Salads. Plenty of Vegetarian options. Milkshakes.

Check out our delicious home-made apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies and other delectable baked goods. Order yours today! 

Licensed restaurant, serving beer and wine. No corking fees if you bring your own wine. We’ll cook your fish for you, plus two sides for only 75 pesos. Homemade pies and flan for dessert. Free internet.

Established in 1976, we were the first restaurant in town. Delicious food that has stood the test of time. Come in and find out why. Check our Facebook page for our Daily Specials. Click herefor more information and a map.

Our promise to folks today is the same as it was in 1976, serve up irresistible food and good vibes in a gathering place for the whole neighborhood.

Hours of business: Open Monday – Sunday, from 7am – 10:30pm. Take-out orders or group parties & events, please call 226-0270.

Captains Club

Captains Club is closed for the summer months.

Captains Club is the best “harbor hangout” in town. Our restaurant/bar, located just south of the Marinaterra Hotel, is open to everyone. We serve the coldest beer in town and the freshest food available. Try our BBQ grilled burgers, beer battered fish and shrimp tacos, and our famous Cahuamanta soup in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Savor one of our delicious pizzas made in our wood fired pizza oven on Thursdays through Mondays. Guaranteed you’ll love it or we’ll buy you a beer!

Remember — You catch it and we cook it! We’ll cook your fish anyway you like it, with 2 sides. Click here for more information and a map.

Happy Hour everyday from 3pm – 7pm. 20 pesos draft beer, Pacifico, Pacifico Light, Corona. 45 pesos Margarita.

Daily Food Specials include BBQ Pork Ribs, Chile Rellanos, Nachos con Carne, and Cajun Chicken Sandwich. Don’t miss out on Pozole Thursdays…come and get it until it runs out. And don’t forget Clam Chowder Fridays.

Hours: Closed for summer. Follow us on Facebook. Website: clubcapitanes.com. Call 226-2123.

Delfines Bar and Grill

Delfines Bar and Grill has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned!

San Carlos’s finest international dining experience with a full service bar and bilingual staff.

Lunch: 12 fresh, flavorful and unique sandwiches with a variety of soups and salads.

Dinner: International fair of 18 specialty entrées each served with soup or salad, starch and seasonal veggies. Kung Pao Chicken, Proscuitto/Asiago Chicken Pasta, Ginger Citrus Shrimp, Fire Thai Filet, Fresh Catch of the Day and many more. Please click map and menu below, or see menu at delfinesbarandgrill.com.mx. All menu items are available for take-out.

Delfines features San Carlos’s only Teppan table, a great show and perfect for special occasions, available for parties of 6 or more by reservations 622-226-0499. Come in for our new Two for Tuesday special!

Entertainment this week: Saturday: Los Fulanos, 8pm – 11pm.

Hours:  Open from 11am – 11pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday. Closed on Wednesday. For reservations, questions, or inquiries about catered events, please contact Delfines’ owner Patrick, 622-226-0499. Click for map and menus.

Sunset Bar & Grill

Just a short 7 minute drive from town, on the old Club Med beach, you’ll discover this one-of-a-kind handcrafted restaurant.

Sunset Bar & Grill offers a healthy, concise late lunch & dinner menu, and top shelf unique mixed cocktails, fine tequilas, bacanora & mezcal.

Choose from an eclectic array of appetizers & sides to accompany your grilled main. Our grill Chef masters the perfect doneness you request on the top cut black Arrachera beef, the fresh catch of the day or the gourmet sirloin burger.

The brick mesquite oven deepens the flavors of the handmade flatbreads and pot pies. The weekly gourmet specials are designed to please your senses.

Sit on a rope swing while sipping a signature Mojito or pick any repurposed wooden spool table to watch the sun dip into the ocean … you will be drawn to the numerous décor details that create an unsurpassed ambiance.

If you are looking to spend an amazing evening on the beach with thoughtfully prepared food & cocktails, served in a tantalizing ambiance – don’t leave town without experiencing the Sunset Bar & Grill – the sexiest restaurant on the beach!

Sunset’s Weekly Special (Friday – Monday). Grilled rib eye sandwich on Dutch oven baked bread with mustard dressing, grilled onion and purple cabbage, fresh spinach, regional cream cheese spread and avocado, served with a side of mesquite baked eggplant wedges. Cost: 435 pesos / $26 USD.

Entertainment. Friday: Norma & Gil, 6:30pm – 9pm. Saturday: Son Desierto plays World Music, 6pm – 9pm. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Band, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (reservations recommended).

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 4:00pm – 12:00am; Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click herefor the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations, call 622-109-0003.

Soggy Peso Bar

Originally the only small shack on a desolate beach, the Soggy Peso Bar remains the quintessential traveler’s dream of a Mexican beach bar.

Improved over the past 12 years, this daytime & evening beach bar maintains its rustic vibe; even the locals say they feel like they’re on vacation when they’re at the Soggy.

From the freshest Mexican style seafood to the best margarita, the live music to world music, the spectacular sunsets to the friendly staff, laying in the hammocks to marveling at the kiteboarders, your experience at the Soggy Peso will feel complete.

For the non-seafood lover, the small menu boasts great paninis & salads, guacamole & bean bowls. For the seafood lover, the signature crab tostada, shrimp quesadilla or Mexican seafood cocktail are a must. The original owner and long standing staff members strive for consistency in providing a quality experience.

For visitors & locals alike, take the time to experience Soggy’s good vibe, and savor a cold beverage & delectable light fare with two feet in the sand at the best little beach bar in town!

Hours: Open every day from 11am – sunset. Open later during Full Moon special events. Click here for the menu and a map.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Omar, 4:30pm – 7pm. Thursday: The Dudes, 4pm – 7pm. Friday: Assterisko, 4pm – 6:30pm. Saturday: Luna, 4:30pm – 7pm. Sunday: Son Desierto, 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille

It’s Hammer-Time! Check out the best sports bar in town. Located at the San Carlos Marina, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille is your best choice for great meals, cold drinks and great atmosphere. Come watch the sun set behind Tetakawi and the boats come and go from the marina.

Enjoy the ambience of our air-conditioned, re-designed pub and fabulous outdoor patio and Margarita Bar! Our unique menu of pub style food includes appetizers, lunches and dinners with favorites such as Dry Rub Ribs, the Dockside Chop Salad or the HammerHead Burger, all made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients.

Check out our daily food and drink special while you watch your favorite games on one of our 7 large TVs. Serving Pizza every day! Time for a new t-shirt or hat?… check out our merchandise on sale.

Are you a beer lover? HammerHead’s is the only bar in all of Sonora state supplying micro beer from Baja Brewing Co. made and bottled out of San Jose Del Cabo. Choose from award winning Cabotella (Lager), Baja Blonde (Pale Ale), and Baja Black (Obscura) and Baja Stout (Stout). Delicious and refreshing…try one today.

Happy Hour everyday from 2pm-5pm. $15 peso Draft Beer, $35 peso regular Margaritas and $40 peso flavored Margaritas.

Entertainment this week: Thursday: Luna Band, 8pm – 12am. Friday: Malibu, 8pm – 12am. Saturday: Luna Band, 8pm – midnight. Sunday, Monday and Thursdays are NFL football days at the Bar.

Hours: Open daily from 10am – midnight, sometimes later. The breakfast menu is available from 10am – 1pm everyday. We have FREE WI-FI and we do “Take-Out”. Call us at 622-226-0152 and follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, menus, and a map.

Froggy’s Bar

Any bar can be cool, but AWESOME takes practice. And in San Carlos, that AWESOME bar is Froggy’s Bar! Fashioned after the ever popular Carlos’n Charlie’s and Senor Frog’s franchises, Froggy’s is The Bar Where the Locals go to Party!

A San Carlos favorite since 1999, our bar has a laid-back, casual setting, where guests are free to have as much fun as possible as they are entertained by their surroundings – dancing to a live band, singing karaoke, playing some pool, watching all the Games & Sports on our 7 big screen TVs, and more. Our servers work hard to ensure you leave with an unforgettable memory of the restaurant.

Every Hour is Happy Hour! From 12 noon – 7pm, enjoy ice cold draft beer for 20 pesos, and 20 pesos for bottles of Pacifico, Pacifico Light, and Corona. EVERYDAY! We have pizza everyday and Tuesday 2 for 1 Pizza night + 30 peso margarita!

Entertainment this week: Thursday: Karaoke, 9pm – 2:30am. Friday: Live Music, 9pm – 2am. Saturday: Grupo Malibu, 10pm – 2:30am. Sunday: Karaoke, 8pm – midnight.

Hours: Monday: 12 noon – 11pm; Tuesday: 12 noon – 1am; Wednesday: 12 noon – 9pm; Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 2:30am; Sunday: 11am – midnight. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the menu, a map, and more information. For reservations or take-out, call 622-226-0898.

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Your fine dining experience in San Carlos. Tortuga’s is starting the new season with a fresh food Bistro menu. All of the menu items come from local fresh sources. All of our famous meats (Prime Rib, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon), Special Catch of the day, Spicy Tuna, Field Salad and a few new dishes are hand picked to ensure your’re getting the best.

The Bristo is open 3:00pm to 11:00pm Monday to Wednesday and 1:00pm to 12:00am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sorry, closed on Thursday’s.

Every Friday try our Prime Rib  (includes one glass of wine for 540 pesos). Call early to reserve (622-226-2051) as the Prime Rib always sells out — it’s delicious!

The Saturday special is our famous Beef Wellington (425 pesos).

Tortuga’s Bar is open and we welcome you from 8:30am to 11:00pm, closed on Thursday. Come in, have fun, laugh a lot, and try the Best Hamburger in San Carlos, and a few new dishes like crab cake and marinated Eggplant. Open in the morning serving fresh coffee, a special French Toast Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites. Enjoy Philippe’s famous sports bar menu for your casual lunch, breakfast and dinner favorites.

Entertainment: Friday, Omar Arriaga Piano, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Monday: Gembe Jazz trio. 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Tuesday: Alfredo & guests (acoustics), 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (20 pesos) + Tequila (30 pesos)
Wednesday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Chile relleno (90 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Saturday: Paella (120 pesos)  + Mojito (45 pesos)
Sunday: special breakfast buffet (120 pesos includes coffee), 9:00am – 1:00pm. NEW: special St Louis Pork Rib full rack (350 pesos)

Check out the website for more information.

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

We welcome you to the Colibrí Restaurant & Bar, a garden oasis like no other in San Carlos. Located in the north-west corner of Plaza Las Palmas (where the CEA water company is located) in the center of town, Colibrí (which means “hummingbird” in English) is your best choice for an intimate, romantic dinner or for a fun outing with a bunch of friends.

With many separate dining areas, the choice is yours. Enjoy your favorite meal in our indoor, air-conditioned restaurant; eat outside in the enclosed garden area; or have a view of the ocean on our outdoor patio upstairs — with seating for over 80 people, we’re ready for your group, large or small. We have a well-stocked bar, including beer and wine.

Our menu is full of unique dishes that is sure to satisfy the most discerning palate. The restaurant features Tapas (small plates), International entrées, made in-house ice cream, and Italian gelato. You must also try our delicious mesquite wood-fired pizzas. And, we serve a full breakfast.

Come in and check out our delectable culinary delights! We hope Colibrí will become a favorite of yours. Please make your reservation now by calling 622-115-3466.

Summer Specials: Pasta Thursdays — choose from Bucatini Alfredo, Rotini a la Veracruzana or Bucatini Carbonara; Pizza Sundays — 2 x 1 Pizza (one topping) for 175 pesos (dine-in only). Or try any of our delicious August specials!

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:30am – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday. Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information and a map.

La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra

Check out our new summer menu!

Join us for fine dining with a Special Touch! Our upscale palapa restaurant, conveniently located on the main street across from San Francisco beach, has a varied and eclectic menu that is sure to please you. Meat, chicken, seafood, pasta, or vegetarian food — we have it all. What’s your pleasure? Dine in style with one of our gourmet meals; sip on a refreshingly cool cocktail; listen to live music; enjoy a delicious meal and a beer while watching NFL, MLB, boxing and other sports on one of our big screen TVs…or just take it all in from the comfort of your seat under our huge oceanview Palapa.

Some of our more popular items on the menu includes: La Conquista Salad, Seared Tuna, Seafood Molcajete, Seasonal fish dishes, Lasagna, Rib-eye Steak, Arrachera, and to finish off with dessert — Tiramusi or Creme Brulee.

Happy Hour every day from 5pm – 7pm. Ask the server for the Daily Specials and our Birthday Promotions! NO corkage fees on Wednesdays.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday: 1pm – 11pm; Sunday: 1pm – 8pm. Closed on Monday. Check our Promotions and follow us on FacebookClick here for menu and map. We cater events. Free delivery. Call us at 622-132-2643.

Dusty’s Deli & Bar

Come into San Carlos Powersports right on the main boulevard (formerly The Edge restaurant) and see what’s new. We’re open for a late breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Whether you’re in the mood to sit in our air-conditioned shop, outside on the patio, or just want a quick take-out order, Dusty’s Deli & Bar is your go-to place for the freshest Deli-Style sandwiches, Tortilla Wraps, Jumbo hot dogs or Bratwurst Sausage. Included are chips and your choice of potato or pasta salad.

Or why not choose one of our healthy specialty salads such as the Chicken Caesar or the Cobb salad, or a delicious and healthy Smoothie. With 12 different smoothies to choose from, you’re sure to find a few that you’ll love…and you can even make your own too.

We’ve got lots of vegan and vegetarian options, including made-from-scratch hummus with pita wedges.

Got a full day of adventure planned on the ATV or on the boat? Just call ahead for our picnic pack to go!

New Hours: Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:30am – 10:30pm; Friday & Saturday from 10:30am – 2am; Sunday from 10:30am – 9pm. Closed on Monday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-2350. Click here for menus, more information, and a map. There’s plenty of free parking at the back of San Carlos PowerSports…just follow the signs.

La Bartina 64

Looking for a casual dining experience in the heart of San Carlos with views of the beautiful Sea of Cortez! Then look no further than La Bartina 64 – located upstairs in the Seascape Plaza.

With three seating areas to choose from, you can have it all. Sit on our outdoor patio while sipping a refreshingly cool cocktail; enjoy a modern, clean and comfortable dining experience indoors; or head out to the rooftop patio with padded couches, chairs, a bar and music.

Our specialty is our gourmet food! We have a varied menu to please all palates: salads, ceviche, tostados and tacos, burgers, steaks, shrimp, sashimi and much, much more, including dessert. You’ll also enjoy our fully stocked bar with over 14 wines available, Modelo brand beers, and exotic cocktails.

At La Bartina 64, you can dance the night away with Assterisko or other live music, or take in all the sports action on one of our 8 big-screen TVs savoring our popular Juicy Lucy burger and a nice cold beer. With seating for over 140 people, there’s always room for you to enjoy yourself at La Bartina 64.

Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. 2 x 1 drinks and beers! On Wednesdays, we have Burger Specials: Buy 1 and get the 2nd at 1/2 price; or 3 x 2 burgers! Ask for details.

Entertainment: Sunday: Assterisko playing rock and acoustics, 2pm – 7pm.

Hours: Open Everyday! Monday – Thursday from 11am – 11pm; Friday and Saturday from 11am – 3am; Sunday from 11am – 12am. Follow us on Facebook. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-0968. Click here for the menu, more information, and a map.

Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions

El Mar Diving Center

We are San Carlos’ Premier Scuba Diving Center, providing Adventure since 1988. We offer certification courses (Open Water; Advanced; Diver Specialties such as navigation, underwater digi-photo, night, deep, and wreck diving) representing SSI and PADI Training. Already certified? Then come to El Mar to rent or fill your tanks or service your equipment. We also offer a snorkeling course.

For a memorable day on the water, join us for one of our diving, snorkeling, kayaking or fishing trips. We also rent kayaks, snorkeling and scuba gear. Click here for more details.

Phone: 622-226-0404 (San Carlos Office); 1-877-365-0251 (Toll Free from U.S. & CAD)
Address: 263 Creston, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Website: elmar.com/mexico.php
Email: elmarmex@prodigy.net.mx
Facebook: El Mar Diving Center San Carlos Mexico

Team Margarita Sport Fishing

San Carlos offers outstanding sport fishing year-round and our Team Margarita charter boats can adapt to whatever fishing style you prefer. We practice “catch and release” on all billfish, but other varieties can be excellent food for the table. Light tackle or fly-fishing enthusiast? We can set you up!

Check out our weekly Fishing Report on whatsupsancarlos.com.

We can also host sunset cruises, eco-cruises (whale watching, dolphins, birds, etc), and snorkeling trips. We specialize in sailing trips, kayak excursions, and windsurfing. Boat, kayak, and equipment rentals available. Click here for more details.

Phone: 044-622-855-5926 or 622-227-0219 (San Carlos Office); 1-520-232-2103 (U.S. & CAD)
Website: www.scaaMexico.com
Email: repsilon@aol.com

Jack Wilde Kayak Adventures

Jack is leading kayaking tours in Belize until mid April.

Family and friends coming to visit? Do you want them to experience the beauty and wonder of San Carlos, to really understand why you love it here so much? Why don’t we take them kayaking?

Out on the water we can truly enjoy the gorgeous scenery, the interesting wildlife, and the feel of the Sea of Cortez beneath us. Combine it with a swim or snorkel and a little beach time; what better way to show off this incredible location?

A three-hour tour, including kayak, costs only $40 USD per person.

Trips are in stable and dry double kayaks and include basic instruction, all required equipment, a light snack and a biologist as your guide. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

You can also take Kayak Paddling lessons. Thinking of buying a kayak? Want to get the basic skills to make your paddling adventures as safe and fun as they should be? Jack Wilde has been teaching and guiding sea kayaking for eighteen years and is offering a simple safe paddling course. Spend a couple of hours paddling with Jack. He will help you improve your paddling strokes, and teach you some techniques to launch and land safely, minimize fatigue and help you get in and out of tight spots. Jack will provide the kayaks and equipment. You bring your own drinking water and a willingness to learn new skills. Call Jack for dates and fees.

Click here or call Jack for more information.
Phone number 044-622-138-1805 (cell) 622-226-1293 (home)
Email: JackWildeAdventures@gmail.com

Rancho Nacapule

You can enjoy our Sonoran desert with our amazing trail rides. We offer 1, 2 and 3 hour trail rides and sunset rides for all levels and abilities. Or try our unique and fun picnic or BBQ rides. Ride costs start at only $25 USD.

Call today to book your ride (we require 24 hours notice). Ask for specials, events and package deals. English and Spanish are spoken. Call Natalie at 622-101-2208.

Phone: 622-101-2208; in US call 623-444-5007
Email: natenglish77@aol.com
Hours: Open 7 days week for morning, afternoon, and evening / sunset rides.
Facebook: Rancho Nacapule

Residents and Visitors Attention Office

Would you like to learn Spanish for free? Or take a 4-hour English guided Bus Tour around Guaymas and San Carlos? Do you have a concern or question that you need answered about the town? Then come and visit us at the Residents and Visitors Attention Office in San Carlos. Sponsored by the Government of Guaymas to help tourists and foreign residents with any needs they have, you’ll get the support and answers that you need by our helpful bilingual staff.

The office is open on Mondays to Fridays from 9am – 3pm.

Spanish Classes: Fridays from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join the free basic Spanish classes (October to April). There are also private Spanish classes with Carolina Mondays and Wednesdays 11am to 12pm.
Flyboard: Want to try this extreme sport? Come and ask for the special price we have for you.

CONTACT INFO:
Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9am – 3pm.
Email: turismo@guaymas.gob.mx
Phone: 622-222-7428 (San Carlos office)
Address: Plaza Arrecifes, Suite 10 (in the same plaza as Seaside Realty and Remax, behind the Pemex gas station), Blvd Manlio Fabio Beltrones, San Carlos, Sonora Mexico.

LIKE us on FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/visitsancarlosguaymas

For details or to book your Flyboard rental, Spanish classes, or Bus Tour, simply come in, call us, or email us. Click here for more information.

BadAss Banditos Tours & San Carlos PowerSports

San Carlos PowerSports — Where the Road Ends….The FUN begins.

We are your one stop for Everything Off Road! Sales, Service, Parts & Accessories. Mechanic on duty. Consignments welcome! Check out this video to see what’s in store at San Carlos PowerSports. You’ll be amazed at our selection of items in the showroom right now. We’ve also partnered with the top dealers in the industry to make sure we can get anything you need ordered and delivered promptly.

Come in and check us out. We’re located on the main boulevard in San Carlos (formerly The Edge restaurant). We’ve got lots of parking at the back of the store — just follow the signs.

BadAss Banditos Tours and Activities will help you with your San Carlos adventure touring needs, including Quad/RZR side-by-side desert & dunes or Nacapule Canyon tours, and much, much more!

Call us at 622-226-2350 for more information about our services, tours and rentals. You can also have a quick bite at Dusty’s Deli & Drinks right here in the showroom.

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Closed Mondays. Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information and a map.

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesdays

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja (map).
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, beach by La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call 622-161-8357, or visit the website.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.

Thursdays

Entertainment

  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate). Basic Yoga with Omar, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • AA meeting. 1:00pm, San Carlos Medical Plaza. Website

Fridays

Entertainment

  • Assterisko. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Norma & Gil. 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Live Music. 9:00pm – 2:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Mountain biking group. Meet at 8:00am, OXXO near Casa de Talavera.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • Community Library at Tecalai. 9:00am – 11:00am. Works on a “leave one, take one” basis. Or, if you don’t have a book to leave, you can make a small donation.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Saturdays

Entertainment

  • Desavu. 2:30pm – 6:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Luna Band. 4:30pm – 7:00pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant.
  • Son Desierto plays World Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Los Fulanos. 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo Malibu. 10:00pm – 2:30am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Athleticlub San Carlos is open from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Pickleball court available to members and non-members.
  • Clean Up San Carlos! See “Other News Around Town” above for details on time and location.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Shots Farmers Market. 9:00am – 1:00pm.
  • AA meeting. 10:00am, beach by La Palapa beach. Website.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Sundays

Entertainment

  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Bartini 64.
  • The Twins. 2:30pm – 5:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sangre Latina. 3:00pm – 6:00pm in the Palapa Bar at the Country Club.
  • Son Desierto. 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sonora Jazz Band. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Karaoke. 8:00pm – midnight, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Church Service at San Carlos Community Church, 9:00am. Simultaneous Translation of the worship service into Spanish allows for both English and Spanish speaking listeners to understand the service. Great music, practical life application of the Scriptures and a bilingual Children’s Church all make for a meaningful time at SC Community Church.
  • Holy Mass celebration. El Palmar, 9:00am.
  • Agape Christian Fellowship Sunday morning worship services. Visit our website, www.agapesancarlos.com, for church service time and more information. Behind Delfines Bar & Grill.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Mass (in Spanish). 11:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call 622-161-8357, or visit the website

Mondays

Entertainment

  • Gembe Jazz Trio. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; Belly Dance, pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Mountain biking group. Meet at 9:00am, OXXO near Casa de Talavera.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • Spanish Classes with Elizabeth or Carolina, 10:00am – 1:20pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Free tour of San Carlos; call for reservation. 3:00pm, Seaside Realty.

Tuesdays

Entertainment

  • Omar: the Beach Show. 4:30pm – 7:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Alfredo & Guests. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate). Basic Yoga with Omar, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • Rotary Club. 9:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited. For more information please contact rotarysancarlos@gmail.com.

Save the Dates

Click for the full 2018 Calendar of Events

  • August 18. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • August 31 – September 1. Marinaterra Dorado Derby Fishing Tournament.
  • August 31. Guaymas Anniversary. On August 31, 1769 José de Gálvez founded the town of Guaymas and assigned the first plots.