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: October 16, 2019

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Shady Lady returning to San Carlos Marina on the free Welcome Back Snowbird Sunset Cruise offered by Jon and Jen (Fishing San Carlos), by Laura Lane

October moon over San Carlos, by Leonel Garza Sánchez

Anchoring at Martini Cove, a paradise of crystalline and shallow waters, by Rada SC

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Smiles Burn Camp this past weekend in San Carlos. You made the day really special for survivors of the 2009 ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, by Shelli Neufeld Hoszouski

Osprey on a cactus, by Stuart Royston

Dark cloudy skies open up just a little during sunset over Window Rock, by Abraham Castro Bazúa

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

News & Marketplace

  • Join us on Facebook for photos, event updates and more (more than 10,500 people already do).
  • The October 2019 issue of SonoraEs is now available – it is a monthly magazine that promotes economic development and tourism in the state of Sonora.
  • Move over rainbow bagels and poke bowls, the trendy new thing in Los Angeles right now is … Sonoran food! A new wave of restaurants are preaching the gospel of carne asada and flour tortillas. Read more.
  • Due to passing of Blackie’s wife, Blackie’s Restaurant will be closed on Friday, October 18 until 7:15pm. Then it will be open until 11:00pm. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Soggy Peso will be closed Friday, October 18 for a private event.
  • Everyone is invited to Castaway Kids’ first meeting of the season on Monday, October 21 at 10:00am, at the Castaway Kids Education Center. Learn what Castaway Kids does in our community and how you can help.
  • Duplicate Bridge starts again on Monday, October 21. Join the fun on Mondays at 10:30am at Tortuga’s Restaurant and on Wednesdays at 11:00am at El Mar Restaurant. You’ll need a partner. For more information, contact Dolores at 622-227-0343 or
  • The First Birding Outing of the Season will be on Thursday, October 24, meeting at 7:30am at Esterito Cafe. Everyone is welcome.
  • There is sports equipment, 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

After getting rain from Sunday through Tuesday, we’ll have sunny skies all week with the daytime temperatures around 28 – 31 C (82 – 88 F) and nighttime temps will be 21 – 23 C (70 – 73 F). According to local weather stations, we received less than half an inch of rain over 2 days — just enough to make everything lush and green. Daytime humidity will be above 60% on Wednesday, then fall to mid 50% Thursday and Friday and drop into 40% on the weekend.

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

From the Office of the Comisario

A huge “Thank You” to Hermogas (also owners of Windstar Gas L.P. station), who is lending a fire truck to our San Carlos Comisario, Enrike Gamez.

The plan is to have this fire truck located and available in San Carlos to act as a first responder to local fires. This is excellent news for our town, as the reduced time it will take for the fire truck to get to an emergency may save a life or a home.

We are looking for volunteers to help with this project — administratively, or to volunteer at a fire in times of need. Equipment and training will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering or in learning more, please contact Enrike directly at 622-130-7338.

On Saturday, Hermogas organized a city-wide clean in San Carlos. Volunteers from Hermogas, as well as from Clean Up San Carlos and other residents, lent a hand. Thank you Hermogas for your generous contributions to our city.

A reminder that Hermogas supplies propane gas for your propane tanks, so let’s say Thank You by calling them next time you need a home delivery at 622-224-9090.

Windstar Gas L.P. (next to the Ley supermarket) also sells propane gas for your car and BBQ tanks.

This Week’s Special Events

Business Expo, October 16

On Wednesday, October 16 at Club Duo (on the beach, across from the new Sawari Hotel), local businesses and investors are invited to participate in Expo Business. It starts at 10:00am and continues until 7:00pm.

Investors may be interested in franchise opportunities that will be presented. And, you can offer your products to regional commercial chains, such as Casa Ley, Super del Norte, Marinaterra Hotel, and others.

Free and open to the public.

Mark Mulligan Welcome Back Party, October 16

On Wednesday, October 16, Mark Mulligan would like to welcome you back to San Carlos from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at La Palapa Griega.

Mark will be joined by special guest, Susan King, on steel pans.

Feast on La Palapa Griega’s famous All-you-can-eat BBQ baby back ribs and chicken served with Greek salad and a baked potato for only 220 pesos. The regular menu will also be available.

There’s no better way to kick off Wednesdays at La Palapa….welcome back San Carlos!

Cine Club Guaymas, October 16

This Wednesday, October 16, Cine Club Guaymas will be showing the film “Matando Cabos” at 7:00pm in Guaymas (on Calle 10, in front of ISSSTE).

Everyone is invited. Entrance is free.

Movies are shown in their original language with subtitles.

Daisy’s Floral Design Grand Re-Opening Party, October 17

On Thursday, October 17. Daisy’s Floral Design will celebrate a Grand Re-Opening Party.

It will take place at the Hair of the Dog restaurant, starting at 5:00pm.

There’ll be live music, food and drink specials, and a Free raffle for flower arrangements.

Don’t miss it.

SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale, October 19

SBPA Altered Tails Book Shoppe will have a (gently) used bag of books sale on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

At the SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale, there are thousands of books available for your reading pleasure. Help reduce our inventory. There are cheap books by the bag.

While you’re there, pick up a copy of the SBPA’s 2020 calendars. The cost is 300 pesos or $15 USD, and all proceeds support the SBPA’s spay / neuter mission.

The Book Shoppe is located on the malecon of Marina San Carlos.

Please support your local spay/neuter organization. Every peso supports the SBPA spay / neuter mission.

The SBPA continues to make a difference in our community by providing Spay and Neuter Certificates and holding free spay and neuter Clinics.

La Reina del Sur, October 21

A play, based on the popular series “Queen of the South” is coming to Guaymas. On Monday, October 21, “La Reina del Sur” theatrical production will be performed in the Guaymas Auditorium. There will be two shows, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Actress Ivonne Montero will play the role of Teresa Mendoza.

Tickets are available at the Auditorium box office and at the store La Encantada in front of Ley Mall in Guaymas.

Future Special Events

Rico’s Dolphin Tale Book Signing, October 24

On Thursday, October 24, there will be a Margarita Party (20 pesos) and book signing event, starting at 5:00pm at the Hacienda Mar de Cortez restaurant (Condos Pilar). “Rico’s Dolphin Tale” by author Margie Replogle and artist Fran Brayton is a children’s book taking place at the Pilar (San Francisco) beach.

The restaurant will also be serving a Fish special for 155 pesos (fish prepared in white wine sauce, fresh garlic, dried chili strips, and fresh mushrooms, all served in a nest of crispy potatoes and steamed vegetables) or Shrimp special for 245 pesos (fresh shrimp prepared to taste and served with steamed rice and fresh vegetables.) Both entrees include either a poblano cream soup or fresh salad.

Tucson Sailing Club’s Annual Fall Regatta, October 25 – 27

Sail the Sea of Cortez in the 49th Annual Tucson Sailing Club Fall Regatta from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27.

The Fall Regatta is an open water race around the islands in the large bay outside the anchorage and Marina at San Carlos.

Whether your boat is made for speed or padded for comfort, and whether you’re new to racing or an ocean racing veteran, you will have a great time racing with the Club. All are invited to participate.

2019 Regatta registration is now open:

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, October 28

Omar is back for his 12th season of The Silent Comedy Show where he plays lively piano music to silent movies. The popular show will be weekly on Mondays from October 28 to April 29 at 7:00pm at Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.

Entrance is 100 pesos ($5 USD) and children are half-price.

Yoga for Healthy Aging with Jaimie Perkunas, November 8 – 10: reserve now

Enjoy this 10-hour review of yoga movement. Jaimie has her PhD in Physical Therapy, as well as being a certified Yoga instructor. She offers her knowledge to help you restore and maintain your vitality and well-being through Yoga practices. We will review basic yoga movements of forward folds, backbends, balance, and twists. If you’re new to yoga, or your doctor suggests it to you for the health benefits, this workshop is a must. Have medical conditions, injuries, doubts, and uncertainties of how and what to practice? This is the Yoga 101 review for you. You will learn what the poses are, how they actually benefit you, and how to move properly into and out of poses. Questions will be addressed, as well as any specific condition you are living with.

Beginners, you will safely explore appropriate movements to nurture your body, with an expert guide. For the regular practitioner, this review will inform and refine your evolving practice. Jaimie is an expert in her field. Come and benefit from her knowledge. Private sessions are limited and are on a first come – first serve basis. Register now for the Early Bird rate ($150 USD). This is the first full-length workshop Jaimie has offered in San Carlos. Register early to secure your place in this essential workshop! Click on the flyer for more details & schedule. Call 622-226-0119 to register.

For more information on La Casa de Paja, including October schedule and map, click here.

Other News Around Town

Sombrero Showdown Registration Now Open – Only a few spots left

For all pickleball players level 3.0 and above, you are invited to participate in the Sombrero Showdown & Amigos Cup International pickleball tournament, which will take place from February 6 – 10, 2020 at Mirador Courts.

The past two years have been extremely fun and successful, and we are looking forward to another tournament full of great competition and lots of surprises.

The online registration opened on Thursday, October 10 and the registration is almost full. If you want to play, register now. Similar to last year, you need to complete your registration on Click on the Welcome link to review all the details including dates of play and fee. If you don’t have a partner yet, don’t worry. Register for the tournament and then keep looking for others online who need partners in your skill and age bracket.

If you want to play in the Amigos Cup on Monday, February 10, you must also tick off that section when you register and be committed to play on that day because you will be part of a team of players.

We are very lucky to have Pro Scott Moore join us once again and he’ll offer both a 1-day camp and mini-clinic options just before the tournament.

SBPA free spay/neuter Clinic, October 19

The SBPA will be holding a free spay/neuter clinics on Saturday, October 19 starting at 8:00am.

The clinic will be held at the SBPA Ranchitos Road clinic site (on the paved Ranchitos road: Avenue H).

SBPA will provide free spay/neutering and rabies vaccinations for the cats and dogs from families that cannot afford the surgical procedure, and for abandoned and feral animals.

Animals should be at least 3 months old and they should have no food or water for 8 hours prior to the surgery.

Your continued support and generous donations allow the SBPA, your local not-for-profit spay/neuter organization, to continue to serve the San Carlos area.

CRRIFS. Tracking the Ridleys: The World’s Smallest Sea Turtles

Turtle nesting season in San Carlos is reaching its peak in the next two weeks and hatching in the next two months. Local wildlife veterinarian Elsa Coria Galindo, director of CRRIFS and coordinator for Grupo Tortuguero Guaymas, cautions to be particularly attentive for signs of turtle activity.

“The turtles coming ashore now are mostly Olive Ridley,” Elsa notes, and they have been laying at Playas Miramar, San Francisco, Piedras Pintas, Algodones and La Manga since June this year.

Measuring between 55 – 80 cm. (2 – 2.5 feet) in length and weighing up to 50 kilos (110 lbs.), the ridleys are one of the sea turtles known to nest en masse in arribadas (“arrivals”), where as many as 90,000 females may come ashore simultaneously in an evolutionary adaptation known as “predator swamping.”

“But some turtles prefer to nest alone, which is what we see in our area,” Elsa observes.

The whole nesting process can take up to an hour, with a female lumbering ashore late at night looking for a spot with well-drained sand, ideally above the high tide line; however, she’ll nest where she can.

Using her rear flippers, she’ll dig a bulb-shaped chamber at least 45 cm. (18 in.) deep, deposit her eggs, cover and conceal the nest and return to the sea. If frightened by noise, lights or movement, she may crawl away without laying, looking for another opportunity to come ashore when the conditions are more opportune.

Nesting is the only time during the female ridley’s long lifespan (50 – 80+ years) that she’ll come ashore; ridley males will spend their entire lives at sea, which is where mating takes place.

Females can mate with multiple partners and store the sperm until they’re ready to fertilize the eggs. They then lay 1 – 3 clutches of between 80 – 120 eggs each over 30 days. If you see turtles or turtle tracks, please call 662-161-0843 or 622-152-9934 to report the location to Elsa and her team. Read more about CRRIFS and learn how you can help.

by Tamara Banar

Pack a Bag for Castaway Kids

It’s that time of year again when those of us who are “snowbirds” are heading south once again to our little seaside community of San Carlos.

We have started sewing classes in our new Community Education Center, as well as conversational English classes. If you have a square yard or more of Sunbrella fabric, Mylar or Canvas, that would be great to help our sewing program.

Our Thrift Shop directly sponsors a number of students and is also a buffer when one of our students loses a sponsor. The Thrift Store is also very beneficial for our low income families who purchase their basic clothing needs and household items at very reasonable prices with their hard-earned pesos. This really is a win-win because we get basic items to these folks at a low cost and the funds we make from your donated items helps fund our student’s education, as well as other help for those less fortunate than ourselves. If you ever wanted to feel good about donating something you have not been using, or has “shrunk and does not fit you anymore” this is your opportunity. As you’re packing your car to come back to San Carlos, and putting things away at your summer homes please think of packing an extra bag and dropping it off at the Castaway Kids Thrift Store.

We also support a new after-school music program in the Ranchitos, so if you have a musical instrument you no longer use, we can find a good home for it!

Popular items that are really a help to the people in our area are men’s shoes or boots or running shoes, sheets and towels, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery. Small working appliances just fly out the door.

Right now the Castaway Kids Thrift Store is only open on Saturdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm. As our volunteers return for the winter we will be open longer hours and we will post them on our website and in the What’s Up calendar below. Come and join us in volunteering a few hours at the Thrift Shop. If you have a skill you’d be willing to share, contact Kristian in the office upstairs, we’re always looking for ideas for new vocational classes that can help people get better paying jobs.

We are always looking for any interested “sailors” who winter here to get involved in helping us out with boats that are donated so we can turn them into someone’s new dream and generate some funds to help our programs.

Castaway Kids will have their first general membership meeting on Monday, October 21. All are welcome, so if you’re in town, come to our Education Center above the Thrift Shop at 10:00am and see what Castaway Kids is up to for the 2019/2020 season.

We always have a number of students looking for sponsors to help their dreams come true and change the lives of these families. It’s very rewarding to help these students who are so motivated to improve their lives. You can see a list of students looking for sponsors on our website:

Fishing & Birding Reports

Fishing Report

We are into our Fall pelagic season. One final tropical storm came through on Monday giving us a good soak on the water. A few weak winter winds have come through, but nothing to drastically change the water temperature. It is cooling and starting to color though. Our days could be numbered.

Some boats have been getting yellowtail and Sierra. I haven’t heard of any bonita, but I am sure that they will be in the reports soon. There are some quality inshore fish around. We even saw a sailfish in 8′ of water within casting distance from the shore. It was about 11 pounds. A friend caught one about 6 pounds in close. I have only heard of one other caught lately, but it was reportedly 100 pounds. There are tons of skipjack in close, but you will need small spoons to catch them. Some Dorado are within the first few miles, and we caught marlin starting at 4 miles out. You don’t need to go far to catch fish.

The HammerDown Tournament was last weekend with a good turnout. Relax took first place with five releases. Another had four releases. Only one Dorado made weight, by four ounces, at 12.4 pounds. I know that some boats caught up to 40 a day though, releasing most all of them. They have been all over at times. They also greatly prefer bait over lures.

The Horseshoe was a productive spot for the tournament, but we released a handful of marlin from the Reef into four miles. I haven’t heard of any big ones, but the bait is there and this is the time for them. There were a number of football sized tuna caught recently too. The marlin have started tailing, but I have yet to see a jumper. It might be slow for a day or two after this last full moon, but then we should see some great action.

by Bryan Replogle, Team Margarita Sportfishing,

HammerDown Fishing Tournament Results

18 boats took part in this weekend’s HammerDown Fishing Tournament.

Here are the results:

1st Place: Relax, 5 billfish
2nd Place, No Limit, 4 billfish
3rd Place, RRR, 3 billfish

Martillo caught the largest Dorado weighing 12.4 pounds.

A very special Happy 90th Birthday to Betty Lou Hammer was also celebrated during the Awards dinner!

The San Carlos HammerDown Fishing Tournament awarded local realtor, Diane Barroll, with the 1st Annual “Spirit of the Tournament” Award. Diane has been involved in every aspect of the tournament for 19 years. Congratulations and thank you Diane!






Boats heading out on Day 1, photo by Susan Canale

Birding Report

Hola once again Birding Enthusiasts,

We will begin our 2019 Autumn season on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30am at the Esterito Cafe at the bottom of the road leading west around Bahia San Carlos.

To whet your appetite is this lovely image of an Osprey with its prey taken recently by Rada SC. Ospreys are raptors and plunge dive to catch live fish with their feet. They are common in San Carlos because we have abundant shallow waters. They are easy to identify with their dark chocolate brown back and white belly.

If you find yourself enchanted or intrigued by the many birds flying around us in San Carlos, I encourage you to join us on an outing. You do not have to be an expert to join our group. If you do not know anything except that you want to know more, our group will help you learn. If you are an experienced birder and just want to know other birders, then join us and share your experience. Please bring your binoculars, water, sun and insect protection, and a chair. This is not a hiking group. I prefer to sit quietly at a favorite bird location and let them get used to us and go about their normal routine.  I call it Zen birding. Outings usually last until around 11:30am or so and we then head to lunch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

by Mary Tannehill, photo by Rada SC

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: Gemini Man (Proyecto Géminis); Joker (Guasón). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Maléfica: Dueña del Mal) starts on Friday.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Proyecto Géminis; Guasón; La Boda de la Abuela; La Posesión de Mercy Black; Un Amigo Abominable; Ignacio De Loyola; Tod@s Caen; Dora y la Ciudad Perdida; 108 Costuras; Nada Que Perder 2. Maléfica: Dueña del Mal comienza el viernes.
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.

The movie prices are much lower than that of the US and Canada. Seniors (Mayor) 60 years and over get a discounted price. 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. At this time, there is a discounted price for movies from Monday through to Thursday.

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!

Embarcadero is now serving Paella on Sundays, starting at 2pm for 210 pesos per person. The paella will be cooked outside on the terrace by Embarcadero’s chef for your viewing pleasure. (Take-away service is also available.)

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

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.

We have great discounts on food.

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.

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.

Our friendly staff is waiting to serve you.

Tuesday food special: Gyro Tuesdays with 60 pesos gyro, 30 pesos tequila and 50 pesos margaritas … add a Greek salad for 40 pesos. From 5pm – 8pm.

La Palapa Griega is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11am – 9pm, and Sunday from 10am – 8pm.

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

Wednesdays. Mark Mulligan, 5pm – 8pm.
Thursdays. Sensa Nova, 5pm – 8pm.
Fridays. Twins, 5pm – 8pm.
Saturdays. Mark Mulligan and Guests, 5pm – 8pm.
Sundays. Country Boys , 5pm – 8pm.

For questions or reservations, call 622-226-1888. Click for more information and a map.

El Mar Restaurant

Enjoy air conditioned beach-front dining at El Mar Restaurant on La
Posada Beach.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 7am – 9pm, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Closed on Mondays.

Lounge by and play in our beachside pool – $50 pesos per person. Pool is open from 8am to 8pm.

Breakfast: Omelets, Egg McMuffins, Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict, Chicken Fried Steak and more.
Lunch: Burgers, Cheese steaks, Create Your Own Salads, Chiles Rellenos, Enchiladas, Mexican Combos, Fish & Chips, Tortilla Soup, Sandwiches and more.
Dinner: Fish, Chicken, Steak, Filet Mignon, Shrimp. We Cook Your Fish.

Daily Specials include:
Tuesday: Chiles Rellenos ala Isabel
Wednesday: Pork Ribeye with Apple Sauce
Thursday: Fettuccini Alfredo with Shrimp
Friday: Fish & Chips
Saturday: Coconut Shrimp
Sunday: Breakfast Buffet from 8am – 12pm, $120 pesos. Drinks not included. Enjoy Isabel cooking omelets or eggs any way you like, bacon, beans, fried potatoes, chilaquiles, hotcakes, French toast, fruit and chicken chipotle or birria on alternating Sundays.

Beer Selection: Tecate, Tecate Light, Amstel, Bohemia, Coors Light, Heineken, Indio, Miller, XX Lager, XX Ambar.

For Information or Reservations, call 622-226-1008.

For Information on our Meeting Room, Event Center or Wedding Planning, call 622-226-1003.

For additional information and a map click here. Follow us on Facebook.

Captains Club

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 every day starting at 5:00pm. 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.

Entertainment this week: watch all our sports broadcasts throughout the week.

Hours: Open Everyday except Tuesdays from 3pm – 11pm. Follow us on Facebook. Website: Call 622-226-2123.

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 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.

Entertainment: Saturday: Live Music, 7pm – 10pm.

Happy Hour Sunday from 3pm – 7pm: house wine $2 USD & beer $1 USD (Tecate light, XX lager and Indio).

Mama’s Homemade Italian Thursdays from 5pm – 10pm. All-you-can-eat pastas and homemade sauces are now only 200 pesos. Choice of entrées. Includes Italian salad and garlic roll.

Summer Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 11pm. Open Sunday from 11am – 9pm. 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!

Entertainment. Friday: The Bad Rumors, 7pm – 10pm. Saturday: Son Desierto plays World Music, 7pm – 11pm. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Band, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (reservations recommended).

Sunset’s Weekly Special (Friday – Monday). Catch of the day on the grill, served with a roasted pepper sauce, accompanied by asparagus and mushrooms buttered medley. Paired with a glass of our monthly wine recommendation: Argento, Pinot Grigio. Cost: $23 USD or 415 pesos.

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 4:00pm – 11:00pm; Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for 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!

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

Hours: Open every day from 11am – sunset. Open later during Full Moon special events. Click here for the menu and a map. Soggy Peso will be closed Friday, October 18 for a private event.

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: The Dudes, 3pm – 6pm; 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.

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

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

The Bistro is open 3:00pm to 11:00pm from Monday to Friday and 1:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Every Friday, try our Prime Rib special which includes one glass of wine (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. 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 sweet bread, Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites.

Tortuga’s now has fresh French baguettes every day (except Wednesday) after 11am. Reserve yours by calling 622-226-2051. Try the fresh pizza every day but Tuesday.

Entertainment: Friday: Omar Arriaga on Piano, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: Cadenza duo with Laura: 7pm – 10pm. Monday: Gembe Jazz trio. 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Tuesday. Alfredo and Jesus. 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (55 pesos)
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (20 pesos) + Tequila (30 pesos)
Wednesday: Curry chicken (95 pesos) + Screw driver (55 pesos)
Thursday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Chile relleno (105 pesos) + Margarita (55 pesos)
Saturday: fish tacos (90 pesos) + Mojito (55 pesos)
Sunday: special sweet bread breakfast buffet (60 pesos included coffee)

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 100 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, and mouth-watering desserts. You must also try our delicious mesquite wood-fired pizzas. We also serve a full breakfast. Come in and check out our delectable culinary delights! We hope Colibrí will become a favorite of yours.

Happy Hour every day from noon – 5pm: 25 pesos beer (Tecate Light, Coors Light, XX-Lager), 45 pesos Vodka drinks, 2×1 Margaritas and Martinis. 85 pesos 1-topping pizzas.

Entertainment: Tuesday: SensaNova, 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday: Grupo Luna, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Saturday: Cadenza, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:30am – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday. Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information and a map. Reservations at 622-115-3466.

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. Birthday promotions — come with a party of 4 or more and your meal is free! Celebrate your special day on Friday – buy one bottle and the 2nd one is free.

Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. 2 x 1 drinks and beers (except Tuesdays)! Sundays is Bottomless Mimosas from 2pm – 6pm, 250 pesos.

Food Specials:
Wednesday Double Burger Deal: two cheeseburgers for 110 pesos.
Slice Night Thursday: from 3pm – 9pm, enjoy 1 pepperoni pizza for 90 pesos, or 2 pepperoni pizzas for 160 pesos.
Slice Night Sunday: 2pm – 10pm.

Entertainment: Wednesday: Malibu Lite, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Thursday: Mario Sandoval, 6pm – 9pm. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: DJs all night long. Sunday: Assterisko playing rock and acoustics, 2pm – 7pm.

Hours: Open Monday & Wednesday, 2pm – 10pm; Thursday, 2pm – 11pm; Friday & Saturday, 2pm – 3am; Sunday, 2pm – 10pm. Closed on Tuesday. 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.

Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar

Blackie’s — Celebrating 20 years in San Carlos!

Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar has been a staple in San Carlos for 20 years, offering a delicious dining experience and excellent service for its national and international guests.

Our charming upscale restaurant serves favorite authentic Mexican dishes such as our popular Shrimp Guillermo and Meat, Chicken or Shrimp Fajitas. If you are in the mood for the best cut of Sonoran beef like our Rib Eye Steak, or Raspberry Chicken, or perhaps a Fish au meunière, come hungry because our international menu has a variety of food options that will please any palate. Start your meal with a Caesar Salad, prepared for you table-side by our welcoming and friendly staff, and end it with a refreshing complimentary after-dinner drink. Come in today and find out why we are rated one of the top San Carlos restaurants on TripAdvisor!

Weekly Food Specials: Ask your server for the Daily Specials from Friday to Sunday. Blackie’s Restaurant is offering 10% off if you pay in cash.

Happy Hour: Monday to Friday, 3pm – 6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2pm – 5pm. 2 x 1 Beer Specials on Tuesday and Thursday: Tecate Light, Dos Equis

Hours: Open Tuesday to Friday from 3pm – 10:30pm, Saturday & Sunday from 1pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday. Follow us on Facebook. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. For reservations, call 622-226-1525. Click here for the menu, more information, and a map. Due to passing of Blackie’s wife, Blackie’s Restaurant will be closed on Friday, October 18 until 7:15pm. Then it will be open until 11:00pm. Thanks for your understanding.

Maria’s Restaurant Bar

¡Viva Mexico! If you want home-made, quintessential Mexican food, then come to Maria’s Restaurant Bar, where traditional Mexican cooking is our specialty. Maria’s invites you to enjoy a special breakfast, like our popular Omelette Tony filled with cheese and Chilaquiles and topped with red and green salsa. For lunch or dinner, why not try the delicious Mexican combination platter, the Chile Rellenos, or our Enchiladas with rice. Ask your server for the Daily Meal Special — you can try something new every time you visit!

Our licensed, air-conditioned restaurant is located on the top floor across the street from the Marinaterra hotel entrance. Follow the signs to park and walk up the stairs. Our outdoor patio boasts views of the marina and Tetakawi, and is a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.

With free WIFI and a big-screen TV, a welcoming atmosphere and affordable prices, Maria’s is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the best authentic Mexican food in San Carlos.

Entertainment: Wednesday & Thursday: Alfredo and Manuel, 6pm – 9pm. 2×1 margaritas.

Hours: Open daily from 6:30am – 11:00pm. We do Take-Out. Call us at 622-132-7899. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, the menu and a map.

Turquesa Restaurant

At the new Turquesa Restaurant, admire the beautiful Sea of Cortez and watch the sunset from our outdoor patio or air-conditioned restaurant.

Located across the street from Charly’s Rock and next to the Hacienda Tetakawi hotel, Turquesa Restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7:00am – 11:00pm. Enjoy a traditional southern Mexican breakfast, the popular Skillet de Pastel Azteca. This lasagna-style dish is made with chicken and corn tortillas with a red chile sauce.

For lunch or dinner, try our delicious Rib-eye tacos or our Tlacoyos de Cameron – a regional shrimp dish made with thick corn dough tortillas. With beef, fish, and shrimp on our menu and a fully-stocked bar, we have something for everyone. Come and try our new menu with burger sliders, hot dogs, soups and salads.

With your meal, why not try one of our special artisanal beers, RREY London or RREY Kolsch, crafted in the city of Monterrey and brewed to perfection as per the German tradition.

Entertainment: Acoustic Fridays with Mario Sand, 7pm – 10pm. Saturday: DJ By the Beach plays background melodies from 5:30pm – 11pm.

Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday – Sunday from 7am – 11pm. Closed on Tuesday. Follow us on Facebook. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out”. For reservations, call 622-103-0416. Click here for more information.

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme in San Carlos welcomes You!

Los Arbolitos de Cajeme has been serving its clients delicious meals for the past 25 years and is one of the most popular restaurants in the State of Sonora. Los Arbolitos prides itself on its excellence in cuisine and on its customer service. Come on in and give us a try. If you are a guest of San Carlos, staying at a hotel or rental unit, ask for your coupon to receive a 10% discount on food consumed in our restaurant.

Our San Carlos restaurant has the freshest seafood, the best Sonoran beef cuts, and the nicest and largest outdoor palapa-covered patio that has striking views of the Sea of Cortez. Watch the dolphins swim by or the sun set while you enjoy a fantastic meal any day of the week.

Your meal begins with our complimentary in-house tortilla chips and sauces. Start with one of our many appetizers, including soups and salads, tacos and tostadas. Follow that with our popular Shrimp dishes, like Boston or Ranchero Shrimp. Looking for a bit more heat? Our Shrimp a la Diabla won’t disappoint. We also offer 7 different options for fish fillets. Our seafood is always fresh and has a unique and characteristic northern Mexican flavor. Prefer to have some meat? Then try the mouth-watering Arrachera steak, cooked to perfection and served with rice and salad.

You must try our famous Molcajetes – – you choose either a hot or cold option, filled with a delectable assortment of seafood or with shrimp, steak and chicken.

We are licensed and carry an assortment of beers, wine, spirits, and cocktails.
Drink Special: 2 x 1 Margaritas– every day, all day! 3 X 2 national beers from 5pm to 7pm. Plus, NO CORKAGE FEE if you bring your own bottle of wine.

Hours: Open Every Day from 9am – 8:30pm. Follow us on Facebook or check out our website. We do “Take-out” and Delivery (small fee). Call 622-226-0076. Click here for more information and a menu.

Tequila’s Restaurant & Bar

You haven’t experienced San Carlos, Mexico until you’ve been to Tequila’s. Named after Mexico’s national drink, Tequila’s Restaurant & Bar is the quintessential Mexican experience. We also specialize in Seafood!

Our Sports Bar has been family-owned for almost 35 years. Tequila’s welcomes you to enjoy breakfast (we make the best chilaquiles rojos in town), lunch (try one of our delicious gourmet burgers), and dinner (we’re famous for our chili rellenos) at our spacious restaurant located at the side entrance to the Marina, just past Marinaterra hotel.

With Daily food specials, Daily Happy Hours, 2 Pool Tables, 4 big-screen TVs, DirecTV with all sports (NFL, MLB, NBA), free wifi, and lots of parking, Tequila’s is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the best Mexican and seafood in San Carlos. Bienvenidos!

Enjoy the patio bar where we sell “raspados”, smoothies, milkshakes, ice cream, and nachos. Dogs are welcome on our nice sunny covered terrace.

Daily Food Specials:
Monday: Mexican Combo, 130 pesos
Tuesday: Chimichangas (beef or chicken), 115 pesos
Wednesday: Fish Filet (garlic or your choice), 135 pesos
Thursday: Chiles Rellenos (cheese), 115 pesos
Friday: Seafood Soup, 120 pesos
Saturday: Shrimp Spaghetti 140
Sunday: Brunch with 55 pesos Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or Bloody Caesars.

Entertainment this week: Friday: 8 Ball Pool Tournament, 6pm and Karaoke Night, 9pm–1am. Saturday: Live music, Grupo La Familia, 9pm–1am.

Hours: Open Every Day! Sunday – Thursday from 7am–11pm; Friday & Saturday from 7am–2am. FREE-WIFI. We do Take-Out. Call us at 622-226-0545.

Hair of the Dog

Welcome to Hair of the Dog! Our restaurant and 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 3 big screen TVs, and more. Our servers work hard to ensure you have a great experience at Hair of the Dog.

We are conveniently located right along the main street in San Carlos, with lots of parking at the back of the restaurant.

Join us indoors in our air-conditioned restaurant, or enjoy your food and drinks on our outdoor patio. We’ve got plenty of room for your party!

Our extensive menu has something for everybody. Hungry? We’ve got buffalo wings, 11 different burgers, BBQ ribs, fish and shrimp dishes, pasta, salads and vegetarian meals. Try our delicious sandwiches too, including the popular Club Sandwich. We also have lots of snacks, including onion rings, chili cheese fries, quesadillas and tacos.

Food & Drink Specials: Taco & Tequila Tuesdays!

Weekly Entertainment:
Thursday, 7pm – 10pm: Shuffle Band
Friday, 9pm – 1am: Assterisko
Saturday, 9pm – 1am: Live Music and Open Mic
Sunday, 7pm – 10pm: Los Bad Rumors

Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11am – 10pm; Friday, 11am – 1am; Saturday, 11am – 1am; Sunday, 11am – 10pm. Closed on Wednesday. FREE-WIFI. We do Take-Out. Call us at 622-150-8719. Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information, a menu and a map.

Grill Express San Carlos

Now Open! The best Carne Asada in town!

If you’re in the mood for some delicious Carne Asada or grilled Chicken, then head over to the newly opened Grill Express San Carlos. Using the best cuts from the beef capital of Mexico, Grill Express San Carlos’ specialty is grilled meat as well as delicious grilled chicken.

Choose from individual packages, or packages to feed 2 or more hungry people. Your order includes everything you need for a traditional Mexican taco – salsa tatemada, beans, fresh tortillas and a drink. You can add other sides as well, such as pico de gallo, guacamole, grilled onions, peppers and more.

Order in or “to go”. This is a great option for Take Out food in San Carlos. We’ll have your order ready within 5 minutes!

Located on Beltrones main street between the Hair of the Dog restaurant and the car wash, you can enjoy the indoor, air-conditioned seating, or you can relax on the outdoor patio. This is the 4th Grill Express restaurant – they are family owned, with 2 popular restaurants in Guaymas and 1 in Empalme.

Wednesday Food Special: Receive a FREE order of guacamole with your order if you mention you saw this ad on What’s Up San Carlos!

Hours: Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am–5:30pm; Friday & Saturday from 9am–10pm. Closed on Tuesday. FREE-WIFI. We do Take-Out. Call us at 622-132-1000. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, menu, and a map.

Shots Restaurant and Bar

Shots Restaurant and Bar is located on the beautiful Marina San Carlos. Come and join us to have a delicious meal and beverage in a fun, casual yet elegant setting; listen to live music, watch your favorite sports team or dance the night away.

With indoor and outdoor seating for over 70 people to accommodate a special birthday, wedding, event or a romantic dinner for two, we have something for everyone! Enjoy our varied international menu made with fresh ingredients from local vendors created by chef Judy Harris, a variety of amazing shots, cocktails, martinis, and fabulous views of the beautiful marina and Tetakawi.

Check out our daily food, drink and entertainment specials and LIKE us on Facebook ShotsSanCarlos.

A sample of our specials: Filet Mignon, Lobster, Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak, Meatloaf, Fresh Baked Pies, Fresh Oysters and More!

Join in the fun with live music featuring Yunwuen and The Shots Band Friday and Saturday from 6pm – 9pm. Shots VDJ, starting at 10pm.

Hours: Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11am – 2:30am. Saturday, 10am – 2:30am. Closed on Monday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-1300. Click here for menus, 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
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

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)

Jack Wilde Kayak Adventures

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.

Click here or call Jack for more information.
Phone number 044-622-138-1805 (cell) 622-226-1293 (home)

Nacapule Horse Rides

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
Facebook: Rancho Nacapule
Hours: Open 7 days week for morning, afternoon, and evening / sunset rides.

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, October 16

Special Events

  • Business Expo. 10:00am – 7:00pm, Club Duo. NEW
  • Mark Mulligan “Welcome Back San Carlos” Party. 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW


  • Alfredo and Manuel. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Maria’s Restaurant Bar.
  • Malibu Lite. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, La Bartina 64.
  • Cine Club Guaymas. 7:00pm, on Calle 10, in front of ISSSTE in Guaymas.

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.
  • Bikram Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • Women For Sobriety support group. 10:00am at San Carlos Marina, Room 9 “The Gathering Place” Community Center behind Baracuda Bob’s. Any questions contact Paula Owen at NEW
  • 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.

Thursday, October 17

Special Event

  • Daisy’s Floral Design Grand Re-Opening Party. 5:00pm, Hair of the Dog. NEW


  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Alfredo and Manuel. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Maria’s Restaurant Bar.
  • Mario Sand. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Bartina 64.
  • Shuffle Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.

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, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Friday, October 18


  • Assterisko. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso. Closed tonight
  • The Twins. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • 8 Ball Pool Tournament. 6:00pm, Tequila’s Restaurant.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • The Bad Rumors. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Acoustic Fridays with Mario Sand. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Turquesa Restaurant.
  • Grupo Luna. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Assterisko. 9:00pm – 1:00am, Hair of the Dog.
  • Karaoke Night. 9:00pm – 1:00am, Tequila’s Restaurant.

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, 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 Auxiliary Meeting. 9:00am, San Carlos Yacht Club. Everyone Welcome. NEW
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Free Spanish lessons for Beginners. 11:00am, Community Center in Ranchitos.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Saturday, October 19

Special Event

  • SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe. NEW


  • The Dudes. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Luna Band. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant.
  • Mark Mulligan and Guests. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • DJ By the Beach plays background melodies. 5:30pm – 11:00pm, Turquesa Restaurant.
  • Son Desierto plays World Music. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Cadenza duo with Laura. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Live Music. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Cadenza. 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Live Music and Open Mic. 9:00pm – 1:00am, Hair of the Dog.
  • Grupo La Familia. 9:00pm – 1:00am, Tequila’s Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Athleticlub San Carlos is open from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Pickleball court available to members and non-members.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • 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.
  • Masses in English. 4pm, San Carlos Borromeo Church.

Sunday, October 20


  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Bartini 64.
  • Son Desierto. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Country Boys. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Sonora Jazz Band. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Los Bad Rumors. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Hair of the Dog.

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, 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

Monday, October 21

Special Event

  • La Reina del Sur theatrical production. 7:00pm & 9:30pm, Guaymas Auditorium. NEW


  • 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.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am, La Casa De Paja.
  • Castaway Kids meeting. 10:00am, Castaway Kids Education Center. Everybody welcome. NEW
  • Duplicate Bridge. 10:30am, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar. Contact Dolores 622-227-0343 or NEW

Tuesday, October 22


  • Show Playeros (Omar Arriaga & Jonathan Ayón). 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Alfredo and Jesus. 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, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.

Wednesday, October 23


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Alfredo and Manuel. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Maria’s Restaurant Bar.
  • Malibu Lite. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, La Bartina 64.
  • Cine Club Guaymas. 7:00pm, on Calle 10, in front of ISSSTE in Guaymas.

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.
  • Bikram Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • Women For Sobriety support group. 10:00am at San Carlos Marina, Room 9 “The Gathering Place” Community Center behind Baracuda Bob’s. Any questions contact Paula Owen at
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar restaurant. Contact Dolores at 622-227-0343 or NEW
  • 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.

Save the Dates

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  • October 24. First Birding Outing of the Season. 7:30am, Esterito Cafe.
  • October 24. Rico’s Dolphin Tale Book Signing & Margarita Party. 5:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • October 25 – 27. Festival de la Calaca. Plaza de la Pistola, Guaymas.
  • October 25 – 27. Tucson Sailing Club’s Annual Fall Regatta.
  • October 27. Halloween Monster Smash Pickleball tournament. 8:30am, Mirador Courts.
  • October 31. Men’s golf league starts and continues every Thursday until March 28, 2020. 9:00am, San Carlos Country Club. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at
  • October 31. Halloween Parties around town.
  • November 1. Rescate Auxiliary Meeting. 9:00am, San Carlos Yacht Club. Everyone Welcome.
  • November 3. Seguro y Sano kick off party. 3:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • November 5. Women’s golf starts. The Ladies 18 Holers tee off at 9:00am every Tuesday. Non-members are welcome.
  • November 5. Colibrí Restaurant & Bar 3 year Anniversary Party.
  • November 8 – 10. Yoga Workshop. La Casa de Paja.
  • November 8. San Carlos Photography Enthusiasts’ first meeting of the season. 8:30am, Tequila’s Restaurant. All photo buffs welcome. For more info, contact Rick Hadley via WhatsApp 622-176-1461 or email
  • November 13. SBPA Event Planning and Volunteer Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club.
  • November 14. Rescate Welcome Back Margarita Party. 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Marinaterra Beach Club.
  • November 15 – 18. Buen Fin.
  • November 15. Rescate Auxiliary Meeting. 9:00am, San Carlos Yacht Club. Everyone Welcome.
  • November 16. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • November 16. Rewind 60s, 70s, 80s with live music by The Dudes. 6:00pm, Guaymas Auditorium.
  • November 16. “Four and a Half Mexicans” (Mark Mulligan and the amazing Forasteros Country Band). 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • November 17. Medio Maratón San Carlos. 6:30am.
  • November 18. Día de la Revolución (Revolution Day) observed third Monday in November, originally November 20. This official Mexican holiday commemorates the Mexican Revolution of 1910. School parade down the blvd.
  • November 23. Mark Mulligan and Thom Shepherd duo show. 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • November 30. L’Etape San Carlos Bike Race (by Tour de France).

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