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This week’s newsletter: April 17, 2019

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Choyudito Island is a great place to kayak and snorkel, by David Contreras Gonzales

Algodones beach at sunset, by David Contreras Gonzalez

Check out this Tarantula hawk spotted in the Ranchitos. It hunts down and kills tarantulas for food. And it is said to have one of the most painful stings of any insect, by Rick Hadley

Putting our best foot forward in anticipation of thousands of visitors to San Carlos and Guaymas during Semana Santa this week. Thank you Enrique Gamez, our Comisario, and Marisela Zatarain, Director of Public Services Guaymas, for working together to secure this donation of 30 garbage cans and distributing them around town and on the beaches. Let’s all do our part to keep San Carlos clean.

Drone view of the Mirador and up the coast

A shot of the Milky Way captured at dawn in San Carlos, by Rada SC

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.
  • In an effort to provide a safe and broken-glass free Semana Santa (Easter weekend), from Thursday, April 18 through to Sunday, April 21, alcoholic beverages in glass containers will NOT be sold in any stores (including grocery stores). This includes beer and wine, so stock up early if you plan to drink at home.
  • On Saturday, the SBPA held another successful free spay/neuter clinic in San Carlos — operating on a total of 93 cats and dogs. Thanks to a great team of volunteers! The next free clinic will be on Saturday, May 4, again in San Carlos.
  • Blackie’s Restaurant is offering 10% off if you pay in cash.
  • There is a GE Profile warming drawer, used LG laptop, juicer, wool rug, couch, 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

The mostly sunny skies will continue all week. Thursday will reach a high of 33 C (91 F), then temperatures will drop each day until Sunday’s high of 26 C (80 F), then they’ll begin to climb again on Monday. Nighttime temps will be from 13 – 17 C (56 – 62 F).

Thursday late afternoon will be windy with winds from the WNW reaching 31 km/h (20 mph).

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

Now Open: 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, and grilled onions. 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!

This will be the place to go during Semana Santa. For more information, see the restaurant listing below or click here.

Semana Santa Resident’s Driving Pass available now

Although many of us won’t saunter out during Semana Santa by car, in case you do, as a resident, you may want to pick up the Resident Pass from the Comisaria in San Carlos. It will allow you to get through the barriers once the police officer sees it in your car. The barriers usually go up on Thursday, April 18 at around noon, and are put up again on Friday and Saturday at the same time.

To get your pass, visit the Comisaria (up the hill, across from Marinaterra Hotel) on Monday to Friday between 8:00am to 2:00pm. You must bring with you a copy of a utility bill that shows your address to prove you are a resident. They’ll ask you the make, model, year and plate number of your vehicle.

They will also ask for a voluntary donation of 40 pesos per car permit. Each household can get a maximum of 3 permits.

The Fariseos in San Carlos

Easter in Mexico is steeped with tradition. One unusual ritual in San Carlos, Mexico is the arrival of the Fariseos (in English, Pharisees), starting on Ash Wednesday. In the Christian religion, the Pharisees were the ones who brought Jesus to the cross to be crucified. The Fariseos we see today are indigenous men who make a sacrifice during Lent by traveling throughout the region for 40 days, in order to ask for forgiveness from God or to receive a favor from Him.

There are two groups of Fariseos: 1) the Yaqui that come from the small towns along the Yaqui River in Sinaloa, and 2) the Mayo that come from the towns along the Mayo River in Sonora. Based on their costumes, the ones in San Carlos pictured are the Mayo Fariseos.

They are dressed in masks made of goatskin. Their shirts are made of carrizo (a type of bamboo reed). Mayo Fariseos are covered with blankets and often in white robes. They have leg bracelets made of dried butterfly cocoons and filled with small stones that make noise while walking and dancing around San Carlos. They wear Huaraches sandals and carry wooden sticks, rattles and drums. Sometimes their hands are painted red to represent the blood of Christ.

So, with this costume, they go from place to place, and city to city, dancing for money in order to buy food for themselves during their 40 day travels, and to use to celebrate Resurrection Sunday in their hometown. On that Sunday, they also burn the mask.

The unique thing about this ritual is that they never speak when they are traveling about. They wear a rosary and place the small wooden cross in their mouths, to remind them of the cultural and religious significance of their journey. So the next time you see the Fariseos coming around, why not give them a donation and wish them well.

by Sue Fehrle

This Week’s Special Events

Festival Familiar de Semana Santa, April 16 & 17

On Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, the San Carlos Community Church invites you to enjoy 2 days of family fun. There will be different activities for everyone, young and old. There’ll be free hot dogs, and even a mechanical bull.

Our schedule of events is as follows:
9:00am – 10:00am: Sports/Arts, face painting, crafts and games (outside)
10:00am – 11:00am: Magic act, Music and Presentation (inside)
11:00am – noon: Hotdogs, Mechanical Bull, Balloons, Sports/Arts – outside

We are located in the Ranchitos, just past the San Carlos Gym heading towards Loma del Mar. All are welcome…come and join the fun!

Burger Night at the Yacht Club, April 17

The popular Yacht Club movie and a burger night is tonight, Wednesday, April 17.

The movie this week is “Replicas”.

The cost is 200 pesos for guests and 150 pesos for Yacht Club members for a scrumptious burger and all the trimmings. The movie and popcorn are free with the purchase of a burger.

Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts around 7:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Come on over to the Yacht Club and have a great meal and a movie!

Semana Santa (Easter Week): April 14 – 21

The week leading up to Easter sees an influx of thousands of people into Sonora’s beach-side towns. This is a popular time for family vacations. And what better place to spend it than on a sandy palm-lined beach.

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, goes from Palm Sunday (April 14, 2019) to Easter (Sunday, April 21, 2019). It is Mexico’s second most important holiday season, after Christmas.

School children have a two week holiday, and many companies close-up shop during that time so that their employees can spend time with their families.

For some, it is time to spend in church, but many Mexicans will also take advantage of the holiday to go on vacation. And, for their vacation, half of Mexico flocks to the beaches looking to play in the surf, camp on the beach, spend time with family and friends and to dance, drink and have a fiesta.

Semana Santa San Carlos: By day the beaches are overflowing with tourists and locals alike, flying kites, swimming and soaking up the beautiful weather — while enjoying fun in the sun and a couple of cervezas. If you need to drive anywhere, this is the time to do it, because by late afternoon, the roads are bumper to bumper with trucks, cars, ATVs and motor bikes cruising up and down the strip. The vehicles are overflowing with people. Whole families ride on ATVs. And, speakers and plastic Tecate chairs in the back of pick-up trucks convert them into parties on wheels.

From one end of the town to the other, celebrants, young and old, families and friends fill the streets. Thirsty revelers guzzle Pacifico and Tecate. The already raucous atmosphere is pumped up even higher with roving musicians who add to the cacophony coming from hundreds of vehicles’ sound systems turned up to the max. People dance in large groups anywhere and everywhere that the feeling moves them.

Vendors line the street selling everything from souvenirs and sunglasses to local crafts. The mouth-watering smell of BBQ wafts through the air. All the local food specialties are available, from ceviche to carne asada.

Yes, Semana Santa is noisy and crowded and the traffic can be horrible, but it’s a fantastic Mexican celebration that should be experienced at least once. You will not regret or soon forget sharing in the excitement of a whole town celebrating together.

Semana Santa Restaurant Hours & Specials: Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21

Open, with differences:

  • Country Club: the pool and restaurant will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm. There will be a wading pool for 65 pesos. Get a liter of Michelada or Pina Colada for 80 pesos.
  • El Mar Restaurant: closed at 2:00pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Regular hours and buffet on Sunday.
  • Turquesa Restaurant: will be open as usual and will have the same menu for breakfast but at noon they will have seafood and at night, Carne Asada Tacos.
  • Maria’s Restaurant: open 8:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday through Sunday, so no music on Thursday.
  • Delfines Bar and Grill: open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3:00pm onwards. Friday and Saturday will have snacks and drinks only — go and check out the roof-top bar for the best people-watching spot in town!
  • Hair of the Dog: Thursday through Sunday, outdoor seating area open only. Food and drinks available. No entertainment on Friday or Saturday.
  • Grill Express San Carlos: open til midnight during Semana Santa.
  • Embarcadero at Marinaterra will be open from 6:00am to 2:00pm with a breakfast buffet from 6:00am to 1:00pm for 210 pesos per person, a lunch buffet (from April 18 to 21 and April 25 to 28) from 2:00pm to 6:00pm for 210 pesos per person and dinner a la carte (every day).
  • Tequila’s Restaurant: Friday, April 19: Escala Band (Classic Rock) live from 9:00pm till 1:00am. Cubeta Tecate Light 299 pesos, draft beer 25 pesos, cheeseburger & fries 89 pesos. Saturday, April 20: La Familia Band live from 9:00pm till 1:00am. National Drinks 59 pesos (Whiskey, Gin, Rum. Vodka, Tequila, Brandy), big guacamole 85 pesos.

Open, with business as usual:

  • Sunset Bar & Grill
  • Soggy Peso
  • Los Arbolitos
  • Tequila’s Restaurant
  • Tortuga’s Restaurant
  • Captains Club

Closed:

  • La Palapa Griega: closed from Thursday – Sunday.
  • HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille: closed Wednesday – Monday. Open again on Tuesday the 23rd.
  • Colibrí Restaurant: closed Thursday – Monday. Open again on Tuesday the 23rd.
  • Blackie’s Restaurant: closed Thursday – Monday. Open again on Tuesday the 23rd.

Other Businesses / Organizations:

  • CIBanco bank: closed Thursday & Friday
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe: closed Wednesday through Sunday
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store: closed Thursday & Saturday
  • Athleticlub San Carlos: closed Thursday at 1:30pm, closed Friday & Saturday
  • Lupita’s Salon: closed Thursday through Sunday
  • Dental San Carlos: closed Thursday & Friday

Future Special Events

Agua y Mas Beach Vacation, April 25 – 28

From Thursday, April 25 afternoon to Sunday, April 28, the children of Agua y Mas orphanage will spend the weekend camping on San Francisco beach.

30 children (Maggie’s Kids) will be at the beach during the day and camping there overnight, and on Saturday they will be joined from 9:00am – 3:00pm by children coming from King’s Kids Orphanage.

You are invited to join in the festivities and the kids would love for you and your families to spend time with them. On Friday and Saturday from 10:00am – noon, the plan is for kids to go ATVing…so if you have an ATV and want to join in and give a ride, please come during that time.

If you have other water toys that you are willing to share with the kids — then please bring that along to use in the afternoons.

For those community members who have volunteered to lend items (i.e. folding tables, coolers, etc), please deliver them to San Francisco beach on Thursday, April 25 by 3:00pm. Pick-up will be on Sunday, April 28 at 4:00pm.

There are still a number of camping equipment needs, as well as food items needed to make this a successful vacation for the kids. Specific information has been posted on Maggie’s Kids Facebook page. You can also make a monetary donation by dropping cash off in an envelope at Seaside Realty and the organizer, Allison Poutiatine, will pick it up and purchase the needed food and camping supplies. Please write Allison’s name on the envelope. Seaside Realty will be open on Wednesday of this week and then all of next week.

Thank you to Allison for organizing this event and for the community for helping to make it a huge success!

SBPA Spay & Neuter Clinic, May 4

The SBPA will be holding a free spay/neuter clinics on Saturday, May 4 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.

Sea Turtle Workshop, May 4 & 5. Pre-registration required 

The 2nd Sea Turtle Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

It will be headed by CRRIFS in Guaymas and Grupo Tortuguero Las Californias in La Paz. These 2-day sessions will be held at the new Castaway Kids classroom and at the Beach.

The cost is 500 pesos per person and the class will be limited to 45 people.

For more information and to register, please contact Jan Rains at sailboatdulcinea@yahoo.com.

Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament: May 31 – June 2. Register Now

Come fish the magic waters of San Carlos. The 2019 Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament will take place from May 31 to June 2.It promises to be a fun time, as always, with lots of prizes including new daily angler awards.

The entry fee is $150 USD per angler (there’s no boat fees). The entry fee entitles each angler to a souvenir fishing t-shirt, tickets for the Awards Dinner and daily angler awards.

Anglers who pre-register before May 18 can have their boat name on the sleeves of the special fishing long sleeve t-shirt. Pre-register here.

Read the complete 2019 Tournament Rules here.

Other News Around Town

Rescate Annual General Meeting, April 24

The Rescate Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:00am at Club Deportivo. The doors will open for registration at 8:30am.

The meeting is open to all Gold Card Members and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

If you are unable to attend but would like to vote, proxy forms are available at the RE/MAX First Choice Realty office and must have an original signature. The required legal announcement of the meeting can be seen on the Rescate website here.

Clean Up San Carlos! Weekly Saturday Clean – on hold til after Semana Santa

Please note that CUSC will be taking a break from cleaning until after Semana Santa. The next clean up will be on Saturday, April 27.

Please join our Clean Up San Carlos! Facebook group for announcements, schedule changes and progress reports.

Thank you, Anne Lewis, cleanupsancarlos@gmail.com

San Carlos Recycling

Bring your plastic bottles to UTG, Universidad Tecnológica de Guaymas for recycling. UTG is the green and white school on the hill on the way back into San Carlos from the Guaymas highway.

You can drop it off during the following days & times (Carrie’s office hours), at Building 1:
Tuesday: 7:00am – 8:00am and 10:00am – 11:00am
Wednesday: 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Thursday: 7:00am – 8:00am and 10:00am – 11:00am
Friday: 7:00am – 8:00am

Please make sure you are ONLY bringing plastic bottles —otherwise it cannot be recycled. Let’s work together to keep plastics out of our landfills, desert and ocean!

Fishing & Birding Reports

Fishing Report

There was some good fishing this last week. The Island is the consistent producer for big yellowtail in the Spring. A few 30 pound fish have been caught lately. The day we went, we missed a better morning bite and then no love. Another boat landed over the school and caught eleven. A catch of just a few big ones though, can make for a good day.

The fishing in close was a bit slower. There was a lot of bait around at times, and the sardine boats were working it hard. A few bonita were caught and small yellowtail. We picked up one larger yellowtail right at San Antonio Point and an 11 pound cabrilla at the Seamounts. The larger calicos are starting up for those bottom fishing.

Schools of skipjack were at the Island. I would think that a few Sierra will show up this week. There is a ton of seaweed floating around out there as it breaks off in the southern swells and high tides. The water offshore is clear and warmer. There was a rumor of a marlin seen. The water is slowly warming up with improved weather, so I think that we will start seeing pelagics within two weeks. Yellowtail will be biting good around the full moon this week, so go wet a line.

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing, repsilon@aol.com

Birding Report

Hola Birding Enthusiasts,

Al and I are still out of town but Nancy Norton had one other person join her and the two had a fantastic day of birding. They started, as always, at the Esterito Cafe and a Reddish Egret was very entertaining with his fishing dance and besides the Great and Snowy egrets there were various other herons and then a Great Kiskadee – always a special bird to see here. Since the tide was low they drove over to Estero del Soldado and found the Roseate Spoonbill, Terns, American Avocets, Plovers, a Belted Kingfisher, Whimbrels, Willets and White Ibis. An elusive Sora walked right in front of them and three White Pelicans with their massive wing span flew right overhead. They topped the day off with a visit to the Country Club pond and the assorted ducks resting there while migrating north.

Although this week is Semana Santa, Thursday mornings are not usually too crowded with visitors. Nancy will be there at Esterito Cafe at 8:00am for anyone that is interested in going birding. Please do not feel you have to be an expert to join the 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 water, sun and insect protection, and a chair. And your binoculars, of course. Outings usually last until around 11:30am but Nancy will probably keep it short due to Semana Santa.

There is no bird of the week but here is a photo of a Groove-billed Ani taken some time ago by Fred Gaunt. These are always in small flocks and arrive at various times of the year for a brief visit and then disappear until the next time — similar to our Semana Santa visitors!

by Mary Tannehill; photo by Fred Gaunt

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: After; Shazam.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Hellboy; No Manches Frida 2; Parque Mágico; Shazam; Cementerio Maldito; La Maldición De La Llorona; After: Aquí Empieza Todo; Dumbo.
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 53 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 37 pesos for everyone. Thursday through Sunday movies cost 53 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.

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.

The Caddy Shack is open every day from  8:00am  to 8:00pm.

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.

Entertainment:
Wednesday: Mark Mulligan. 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday: Sensa Nova. 5pm – 8pm
Friday: The Twins. 5pm – 8pm
Sunday: Sector 7. 2pm – 6pm

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).

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 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: Wednesday: Sensa Nova, 6pm – 9pm. Friday: Mar Caribe, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturday: Candela, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. And watch all our sports broadcasts throughout the week.

Hours: Open Everyday except Tuesdays from 3pm – 11pm. 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.

Entertainment: Friday: Sensa Nova, 6pm – 9pm. Saturday: Los Country Boys, 7pm – 10pm.

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

Mexican Combo Thursdays from 11am – 4pm. Two crispy tacos, 1 enchilada, beans, rice and house salad. All for only 95 pesos. NEW

Hours: Open EVERY DAY from 11am – 11pm. 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: Gilberto, 6pm – 9pm. Saturday: Son Desierto plays World Music, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Trio, 6pm – 9pm (reservations recommended).

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 3:00pm – 10:00pm; 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!

Entertainment: Every 2nd Monday: Eric Holland, 4pm – 6:30pm, Tuesday: Omar, 4pm – 6:30pm. Thursday: The Dudes, 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Friday: Assterisko, 4pm – 6pm. 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.

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, 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 Toast Breakfast, 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.

Entertainment: Friday: Omar Arriaga on Piano, 6pm – 9pm. Saturday: Sangre Latina, 6pm – 9pm. Monday: Gembe Jazz trio. 6pm – 9pm. Tuesday: Alfredo & Jesus, 6pm – 9pm. Wednesday: Gil and Bad Rumors: 6pm – 9pm.

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (55 pesos)
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (20 pesos) + Tequila (30 pesos)
Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie (90 pesos) + Screw driver (55 pesos)
Thursday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Chile relleno (90 pesos) + Margarita (55 pesos)
Saturday: Paella (120 pesos) + Mojito (55 pesos)
Sunday: Special breakfast buffet (120 pesos includes coffee), 9:00am – 1:00pm. 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 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, 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.

Entertainment: Tuesday: Alto Sol, 6pm – 9pm. Wednesday: Alfredo and Manuel, 6pm – 9pm. Friday: Grupo Zero, 6pm – 8pm. Saturday: Love After Sunset, 6pm – 9pm. Sunday: Mario Sand, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

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

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: 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: Mexican food specials and 45 peso margaritas on Tuesdays through Thursdays. 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.

Entertainment: Thursday to Saturday 6:30pm – 11:00pm and Sunday 2:30pm – 7:00pm: Tavo Manriquez.

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.

Maria’s Restaurant Bar

¡Bienvenido! 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: Thursday: Alfredo and Manuel, 6pm – 9pm. Monday: Sangrelatina, 6pm – 9pm.

Hours: Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7am – 11pm, Thursday – Saturday from 7am – midnight. We do Take-Out. Call us at 622-132-7899. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information, the menu and a map. Delivery service coming soon!

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.

Weekday Specials. Monday: free coffee with your breakfast; Tuesday: second dish 50% off; Wednesday: 1pm – 6pm Happy Hour with 2×1 on all national drinks; Thursday: Maquilas dine out – 25% off your order; Friday: buy one dish and get 2×1 on all national drinks.

Hours: Open Every Day from 7am – 11pm. 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.
NEW Drink Specials: 2 x 1 Margaritas– every day, all day! 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.

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 food 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, 120 pesos
Tuesday: Chimichangas (beef or chicken), 105 pesos
Wednesday: Fish Filet (garlic or your choice), 110 pesos
Thursday: Chiles Rellenos (cheese), 95 pesos
Friday: Cesar’s Spagetti (chicken & salad), 125 pesos
Saturday & 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

Sam Rainwater will perform at Hair of the Dog on Mondays.

Trop Rock Music Association Nominee and Winner, Sam Rainwater, will be performing at the recently opened restaurant, Hair of the Dog, on Monday, March 4 and every Monday through April. Sam will be performing on the patio from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Come hear Sam play originals from his Nashville-produced albums including his newest CD, “Cheaper Than Ice”, plus many of your beach favorites. Enjoy Sam’s “MexiTropAholic” style.

All MUSIC Proceeds, Tips, CD Sales goes to Castaway Kids!

Hair of the Dog Weekly Entertainment:
Monday, 2pm – 5pm: Sam Rainwater
Monday, 7pm – 10pm: La Sula Blues Band
Tuesday, 4pm – 6pm: Agua Del Mar
Thursday, 2pm – 5pm: Shuffle Band
Friday, 2pm – 5pm: Los Bad Rumors; AND 8pm – 12 midnight: Assterisko
Saturday, 6pm – 9pm: Karaoke

Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm – 10pm; Friday, 1pm – 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.

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.

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 back and ready to take you kayaking.

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)
Email: JackWildeAdventures@gmail.com

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
Email: natenglish77@aol.com
Hours: Open 7 days week for morning, afternoon, and evening / sunset rides.
Facebook: Rancho Nacapule

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, April 17

Special Event

  • Festival Familiar de Semana Santa. 9:00am – noon, San Carlos Community Church. NEW

Entertainment

  • Mark Mulligan. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • Gil and Bad Rumor. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Alfredo and Manuel. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • CineClub Guaymas free movie. 7:00pm, CONALEP. Cancelled this week

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.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, beach by La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Bridge. 11:00am at El Mar. Contact Dolores 227-0343 or doloresr00@gmail.com.
  • 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, April 18

Entertainment

  • Shuffle Band. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • The Dudes. 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Mario Sand. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Bartina 64. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Alfredo and Manuel. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Maria’s Restaurant Bar. Closed at 4:00pm for Semana Santa
  • Tavo Manriquez. 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille. Closed for Semana Santa

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. Open until 1:30pm.
  • Birding field trip with Mary. Everyone is welcome. 8:00am, Esterito Cafe in the Bahia.
  • Cherie Althauser’s yoga classes. 8:30am – 9:45am. 91 Loma Bonita Villa Hermosa.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) & 10:30am, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • Ceramics. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Club Deportivo,
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed for Semana Santa
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed for Semana Santa
  • AA meeting. 1:00pm, San Carlos Medical Plaza. Website
  • Ping pong. 3:00pm, Club Deportivo.

Friday, April 19 – Good Friday & start of Passover

Passover begins on Friday evening, April 19 (with Seder feast) and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 27

Special Event

  • Good Friday Community Service. 9:00am, San Carlos Community Church. NEW

Entertainment

  • Assterisko. 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • The Twins. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Grupo Zero. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Gilberto. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill. Cancelled this week only
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Mar Caribe. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Captains Club.
  • Tavo Manriquez. 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Acoustic Fridays with Mario Sand. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Turquesa Restaurant.
  • 8 Ball Pool Tournament. 6:00pm, Tequila’s Restaurant.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Assterisko. 8:00pm – 12:00am, Hair of the Dog. Closed for Semana Santa
  • 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. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • San Carlos Senior Softball. 9:00am, Ranchitos field. All are welcome. Contact Murray at 227-0282 for info.
  • Community Library at Tecalai. 9:00am – noon. 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 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Closed for Semana Santa

Saturday, April 20

Entertainment

  • The Dudes. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Luna Band. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant. Closed at 2:00pm for Semana Santa
  • DJ By the Beach plays background melodies. 5:30pm – 11:00pm, Turquesa Restaurant.
  • Love After Sunset. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Son Desierto plays World Music. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Sangre Latina. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Karaoke. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Hair of the Dog. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Candela. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Captains Club.
  • Tavo Manriquez. 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Los Country Boys. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill. Cancelled. Will have a DJ from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille. Closed for Semana Santa
  • 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. Closed today
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
  • The Rescate Marketplace. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Rescate parking lot.
  • Shots Farmers Market. 9:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Ceramics. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Club Deportivo,
  • 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. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Masses in English. 4pm, San Carlos Borromeo Church.

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday

Entertainment

  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Bartini 64.
  • Sector 7. 2:00pm – 6:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Tavo Manriquez. 2:30pm – 7:00pm, Blackie’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Son Desierto. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Mario Sand. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar. Closed for Semana Santa
  • Sonora Jazz Trio. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.

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.
  • San Carlos Recycling. 10:00am – 2:00pm. See “Other News Around Town” above for details and location.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Closed for Semana Santa
  • 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, April 22

Entertainment

  • Sam Rainwater. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Gembe Jazz Trio. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sangrelatina. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Maria’s Restaurant Bar.
  • La Sula Blues Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Hair of the Dog.

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 (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • La Liga de Arte. 9:00am, the Tecalai Clubhouse. All levels and all mediums are welcome. For more information, e-mail Terri at ttwible@gmail.com.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • Free bridge lessons: Beginners: 8:30am – 10:15am & Intermediate/Advanced: 9:30am -10:00am at Tortuga’s restaurant. For more information, contact Gary at haldane.home@outlook.com.
  • Co-Dependents Anonymous. 10:00am, San Carlos Community Church.
  • Bridge. 10:30am at Tortuga’s. Contact Dolores 227-0343 or doloresr00@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 23

Entertainment

  • Omar’s Ukulele Beach Show. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Agua Del Mar. 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Hair of the Dog.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Defines Bar & Grill.
  • Alto Sol. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Alfredo & Jesus. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, 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.
  • Cherie Althauser’s yoga classes. 8:30am – 9:45am. 91 Loma Bonita Villa Hermosa.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) & 10:30am La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • San Carlos Senior Softball. 9:00am, Ranchitos field. All are welcome. Contact Murray at 227-0282 for info.
  • Computer Club. 9:15am, Tequilas Restaurant. Everyone welcome. Listen to the live audio.
  • Rotary Club. 9:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited. For more information please contact rotarysancarlos@gmail.com.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Dance class (rhumba, cha cha , swing and west coast swing). 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Club Depotivo.
  • Bingo. Doors open at 6:00pm and bingo starts at 6:30pm, Club Deportivo.

Wednesday, April 24

Entertainment

  • Mark Mulligan. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • Gil and Bad Rumor. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Alfredo and Manuel. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar. 
  • CineClub Guaymas free movie. 7:00pm, Guaymas Auditorium.

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.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, beach by La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • Bridge. 11:00am at El Mar. Contact Dolores 227-0343 or doloresr00@gmail.com.
  • 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.

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  • April 24. Rescate Annual General Meeting. 9:00am, Club Deportivo. The doors will open for registration at 8:30am.
  • April 25 – 28. Agua Y Mas Beach Vacation. San Francisco beach.
  • April  25 – May 19. ExpoGan Sonora and Palenque in Hermosillo.
  • May 1. Día del Trabajo (Labor Day).
  • May 3. Día de la Santa Cruz. Construction workers decorate and mount crosses on unfinished buildings.
  • May 4. SBPA clinic in San Carlos. 8:00am.
  • May 4 & 5. Sea Turtle Clinic. Castaway Kids classroom.
  • May 5. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday.
  • May 10 & 12. Mother’s Day events in San Carlos (Mother’s Day in Mexico is May 10 and in the USA and Canada it’s May 12).
  • May 15. Teacher’s Day in Mexico.
  • May 19. Guaymas (Cet del Mar) Paddle Event.
  • May 23 – 26. Festival del Pitic in Hermosillo.
  • May 24 – 26. Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta.
  • May 25. Carrera 6 Horas: 6 hour mountain bike race.
  • May 25 – 28. The Ladies International Fishing Tournament.
  • May 25 – 27. Memorial Weekend Parties.
  • May 31 – June 2. Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament.

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