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This week’s newsletter: December 7, 2016

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Beautiful crescent moon over San Carlos, by Rada SC

An overcast day last week made for a perfect day for hiking to La Manga.

A festive San Carlos group gets into the spirit of giving this holiday season, supporting the Asilo de Ancianas (nursing home) in Guaymas at an annual fundraising breakfast at the Armida Hotel.

Vrrrrm vrrrm…the 8th Anniversary of Motoclub Rebeldes Motoclub Rebeldes De Villa Motorcycle Rally was celebrated in San Carlos this weekend. HammerHead’s held the Icebreaker party, helping to raise toys and clothing for needy children.

Savoring one of the many delicious dishes served at the annual Shrimp Festival

The Guaymas Malecon looking festive for Christmas

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

Weather-wise by PJ Schramel, your Weather Wonk

San Carlos’ solar-powered blanket “saves our bacon”.

Despite the relative coolness of San Carlos this past week (the Proto-German type, if you recall), a quick look up north, this week, reveals an even more ghastly situation. A Frigid Arctic Blast! Arggg!!!!

Yes, the first episode of a Frigid Arctic Blast (the Wonk’s emphasis) has descended on the Lower 48 and will likely produce temps below freezing in all 48 contiguous states. It’s not a record-setting blast but even Florida is not expected to escape some freezing temps.

Not to worry in San Carlos, though……… you can come in off the balcony railing, Chauncey! You were thinking of ending it all, rather than wearing long pants and a jacket? I can dig it, brutha.

A combination of factors keeps us insulated from most of these Frigid Arctic Blasts. Mostly, it is the relatively warm ocean water at our doorstep. Lots of solar heat being stored in the Sea. Air moving over a 65 F liquid has some of its chill mitigated. Since our prevailing winds (i.e., most common winds) are anywhere from WNW to S, air traveling slowly over this has some of the teeth knocked out of it.

The other major factor is the “jet stream”, forcing the west-to-east direction of these Frigid Arctic Blasts. By the time the cold air mass descends towards us, it has traveled too far east to affect us much. This is why latitudes similar to ours, but further east (like the Florida Panhandle), will feel the effects while we take a pass. Plus, they have no large body of warm water for the cold air to pass OVER, before it reaches them. Only cold land.

For us to experience a FAB, the jet stream must dive much farther south and west from the Frigid North. It happens, but not this week………

Wednesday: this constitutes our FAB. The ebbing of the south wind (of the past two days) still has enough strength to keep the not-so-FAB temps at bay. High: 20.5/69. Low: 12/53. Light winds, with some clouds hanging around.

Thursday/Friday/Saturday: Lo and behold, we have our first predicted highs above 24/75 in maybe 7-10 days! Rejoice, rejoice!! Moderately strong, drier winds from the WNW are our tradeoff. Highs: 25.5/78. Lows: 14.5/58.

Sunday: a notch or two downward on the highs as a cold front passes north of us…….. but still above 24/75! High: 24.5/76. Low: 14.5/58.

Monday/Tuesday: high pressure builds behind the front, producing warmer temps. Dare we hope for a day above 80F? Highs: 26/79. Lows: 15/59.

So, lives in San Carlos have been saved, once again, by our excellent location. Our “bacon” has been saved, as the saying goes.

Where did this odd expression come from? The earliest recorded use is from Ireland in the 1600s. Makes sense to me. Any culture so dedicated to potatoes (like those fanatic Idahoans!) would certainly know the importance of bacon as a topping, right? So, “saving your bacon” became synonymous with saving your life, because, well, what is life without bacon?

And the saying has never gone out of fashion, due mostly to the rise of Baconmania in the U.S. and Canada (it’s a phenomenon; Wiki it!). There are bacon camps, the Bacon-ator hamburger at Wendy’s, probably a bacon Yahoo group and there is even baconnaise as a substitute for mayonnaise.

In point of fact, there is a cult of Baconmaniacs right here in San Carlos!! The bacon at Santa Rosa market seems to be their holy icon of worship. The rest of us “infidels” are still buying Bafar, Oscar Mayer and Burr brands. It’s like the different denominations of Christianity or Islam, I guess, without the holy wars (thus far). So, if someone shows up at your holiday dinner with their OWN bacon bits, you can be certain they worship at Santa Rosa…………

Other “phrases of praise” for bacon have followed, since the 1600s. The Wonk’s favorites? Well, you’ve never heard someone say “that’s too much bacon”, have you? Not going to happen.

And then there’s the now famous, but often misquoted, line from the great American orator, Patrick Henry, during the period of American Independence.

“Give me bacon, or give me death!”

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

News & Marketplace

  • If you love all the weekly photos, join us on Facebook for daily photos, event updates and more.
  • Registration is now open for all boats to participate in the very popular annual Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade on Christmas Eve. Register here to enter your boat — the community thanks you!
  • On Wednesday, December 7, Soggy Peso will open at 1:00pm, and on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14, Soggy Peso will be closed (the staff from Soggy and Sunset will be enjoying a Christmas Posada together).
  • Banks, schools, and some businesses will be closed on Monday, December 12 for Día de Guadalupe (see below for more info).
  • As December rolls around, many of you may have friends or family coming to visit. Why not check out the great deals in our “Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions” section below. Get out on the water, do a little kayaking, fishing or diving, or go horseback riding….explore this beautiful area in new and fun ways this Holiday Season!
  • You can try Kayak Paddling lessons. Thinking of buying a kayak? Want to get the basic skills to make your paddling adventures as safe and fun as they should be? Jack Wilde has been teaching and guiding sea kayaking for 18 years and is offering a simple, safe, paddling course. Spend a couple of hours paddling with Jack. He will help you improve your paddling strokes and teach you some techniques to launch and land safely, minimize fatigue and help you get in and out of tight spots. Jack will provide the kayaks and equipment. You bring your own drinking water and a willingness to learn new skills. Call Jack Wilde at 622-138-1805 for dates and fees.
  • The December 2016 issue of SonoraEs is now available – it is a monthly magazine that promotes economic development and tourism in the state of Sonora.
  • The Clean Up San Carlos group is meeting at the Captains Club parking lot at 8:00am on Wednesday, December 7 and will clean the side of the street up to the round-about near the Marinaterra Beach Club entrance. Please join them if you can.
  • There is a Mountain Bike, Stand Up Paddle Board, Honda 450 X Dirt Bike, Guitar amplifier, Sea Ray 180 boat, houses for sale and rent, and more, now listed in the Classifieds. There are also people looking for items, so if you have any to sell, list them now — it’s free.

Travel Adventure with Ocean Camp San Carlos

The Triple Crown: San Miguel de Allende – Guanajuato – Guadalajara

Departing January 28, 2017. Three cities for seven days. Our tour takes us first to Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico and one of the richest in history and magnificent architecture. While in Guadalajara, we have the chance to visit Tlaquepaque and its wonderful shops and galleries, Tonalá and its endless crafts stores, and the quaint towns by Lake Chapala. After two nights and two days in the city, we board our private bus and travel to San Miguel de Allende, named by travel magazines as the number one city in the world. From San Miguel, we visit the state capital, Guanajuato, with its famous tunnels plus the Diego Rivera Museum; the town of Dolores Hidalgo, cradle of Mexican Independence and other outstanding landmarks. That is why we call this tour our Triple Crown, and there are very few spaces remaining. Click here for more information.

Other tours now booking:

Departing February 19, 2017. Monarch Butterfly Reserve and Three Cities in Central Mexico, for seven days. Escorted, round trip airline, local transportation, lodging, visiting Valle de Bravo, Taxco and Mexico City. Per person $29,500 pesos (about $1,500 USD), double occupancy.  Click here for more information.

NEW DATE! Departing March 18, 2017. Whale Watching Tour in Baja Sur. Four days, all-inclusive. Round trip air, lodging, meals, whale watching expeditions. Per-person $949 USD, double occupancy. Click here for more information.

Whale Watching Tour in Baja Sur on March 25, 2017. Completely booked!

Chiapas and Mexico City on March 10, 1017. Completely booked!

Departing April 7, 2017. Southern Mexico Archaeology. Visiting one of the southernmost states in the country, Oaxaca, famous for its archaeological sites and crafts. Round trip air, lodging, local transportation. Per-person $29,500 pesos (about $1,600 USD), double occupancy. Click for more information.

To make reservations for all tours, send an e-mail to with “Tour Request” in the subject line, or phone (520) 762-7226.

To learn more about Ocean Camp San Carlos, visit and like our Facebook Page.

Christmas Bonuses are Due by December 20

Christmas Bonuses are due by Tuesday, December 20, 2016, according to the Ley Federal del Trabajo, Articulo 87. The law states that the minimum bonus must be the equivalent of 15 days of basic salary.

For part time employees, the equation is: (number of days worked in the year / 365) x 15 x salary.

So, for example, a gardener who works 1 day per week and earns 200 pesos, would be entitled to (52 / 365) x 15 x 200 = 428 pesos. To simplify, if you have a worker who works 1 time per week and has worked for you all year, use a multiplier of 2.14 times the salary (using the previous example, 2.14 x 200 = 428 pesos).

Read the law here.

Rescate Community Directory (phone book/yellow pages) now available

Rescate de San Carlos’ Community Directory of Residents and Services 2017 is hot off the press. This valuable resource lists Residential phone numbers and emails, Clubs & Groups information, and a Yellow Pages for businesses.

The directory is available for purchase at the following locations:

RE/MAX First Choice Realty
Seaside Realty
Rescate Treasures Thrift Store

The cost for the directory is 300 pesos or $15.00 USD.

Support Rescate de San Carlos and get your copy today!

This Week’s Special Events

Volunteer with SBPA – everyone is invited to December 7 Meeting

The SBPA needs volunteers! SBPA welcomes volunteers to help at the book store, clinics, and other events. Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 10:30am at the San Carlos Country Club to learn more.

The SBPA has been serving San Carlos/Guaymas since 1995 by providing free Spay Neuter surgeries to dogs and cats of low income families and others who can’t afford the surgery.

The SBPA focuses on the main cause of unwanted animals: overpopulation of litters of unwanted dogs and cats.

We are a professionally run bicultural not-for profit volunteer organization with a 20 year history in San Carlos.

Our fund raising projects include:
• Publication of the annual SBPA Event Calendar
• The Altered Tails Book Shoppe
• SBPA Luncheon and Fashion Show – this annual event is the most anticipated fund raising event in all of San Carlos (other than the Rescate Melodrama)
• Ole Mexico Dinner – as a recognition of our Mexican national supporters our annual Ole Mexican dinner salutes the food and culture of Mexico.

Over the last year we have greatly expanded the scope of our work to include free surgeries in all of Guaymas and Empalme and we will soon reach many smaller communities with our Mobile Animal Surgery Clinic. This donated trailer is being retrofit to enable three surgery tables and all the support needed to go to remote areas where people don’t have the ability to get to our clinics in bigger towns.

We are forging collaborations that the Sonora and Municipal Health Departments never experienced between a Civil organization and the Government of Mexico. We are going and growing more each day.

Do you want to make a difference in our community and be a part of the solution to unwanted and abandoned animals? Then see you on Wednesday! For more information, contact Caroline  at

Movie & Burger at the Yacht Club, December 7

The popular Yacht Club movie and a burger night continues tonight, Wednesday, December 7.

The movie this week is A Hologram for a King, starring Tom Hanks. A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company’s product to a wealthy monarch.

Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts around dusk, or about 7:00pm.

The cost is 150 pesos for guests and 120 pesos for Yacht Club members. This includes a delicious hamburger and all the fixin’s by the Bowlin crew, plus popcorn and a movie for free.

The public is welcome to attend.

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

Sun and Fun Pickleball Tournament, December 9

The Sun and Fun Round Robin Tournament will be held at 4 pickleball courts across San Carlos on Friday, December 9.

This should be a fun event in the warm sunshine of San Carlos – what a great way to avoid winter!

Meet at 7:45am at Seaside Realty Office (behind Pemex) for Check-in. You will receive a court assignment. Play will not start until all 8 participants assigned to a venue are present.

Play at each of the 4 venues (Loma del Mar, San Carlos Gym, Cummin’s Court, Seaside Court) should start by 8:30am or earlier. Plan on about 3.5 hours of play.

This is a Robin Robin format that depends on 100% participation. If you are unable to attend, please try to find a substitute player and contact Debbie at or 226-0269 as soon as possible. There may be a few backup players if needed.

A “Round Robin” is a structured form of play designed so that all players are playing against people of roughly equal ability. In each Round Robin, you will play six games to a score of 15, each with a different partner and against a different pair of opponents.

Entry Deadline: Entries must be received by Monday, December 5. Click here for an entry form. Entry Fee: 100 pesos (cash only, submitted with this form, no IOUs) per player. Drop Off At: Seaside Realty (behind Pemex Station and next to Blackie’s Restaurant).

Christmas Parade, December 9

Kick off the Christmas season this Friday, December 9, at 4:30pm. Guaymas schools will be participating in the annual Christmas Parade. Come see the festive costumes and dances and enjoy the joyful music.

The parade will depart from Calle 10 on Serdan and continue along Serdan to Calle 24, then proceed to the Guaymas Malecon (see map at left).

It will be a grand celebration of fun and excitement for all!

San Carlos Music Festival, December 9 and 10

San Carlos’ favorite female vocalist, Lorena Robles, will only be appearing publicly in San Carlos three special weekends this season. Exclusively at La Palapa Griega and in association with Mexmo San Carlos, Lorena Robles will entertain on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with awesome guest stars at The San Carlos Music Festivals!

Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at La Palapa Griega.

The first San Carlos Music Festival weekend is also Lorena’s release parties for her first worldwide CD self titled “Lorena Robles” on American indie label, Starburst Records. Lorena will be joined by Las Vegas jazz sensation, Ira Hill, who recently graced the stage of the Latin Grammy Awards on Univision. Finalists for the upcoming 59th Grammy Awards are announced on December 6, so hopefully we will also be celebrating Lorena’s nomination for Record of The Year (Sister Senorita.) Local singer-songwriters (and also first ballot Grammy nominees!) Bobby & Leslie, will open the show.

Tickets are available at La Palapa Griega, Rescate Treasures Thrift Store, Paradise Air and ONLINE at For more information, call 622-226-1741 or US# 702-525-3651.

1er Gran Carrera Offshore GSX Cycling race, December 11

The 1er Gran Carrera Offshore GSX Cycling race will be held on Sunday, December 11 starting at 8:00am.

This road and mountain bike race will take place at Maquilas Tetakawi industrial park Roca Fuerte in Guaymas (map).

There will be multiple events and categories (click here to see the categories and start times). The road race will take place inside the park, and the mountain bike race will start inside the park and include part of the El Soldado mountain bike trail (map of routes). There will also be an open race specifically for employees of Maquilas Tetakawi.

There will be cash prizes for the top 3 finishers in each category (more than 100,000 pesos in total).

The registration fee is 200 pesos. Click here to register online.

Helmet, gloves and a bike in good condition are mandatory.

SBPA Holiday Breakfast, December 11

The SBPA will be hosting a festive Holiday Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, December 11, from 8:00am – 11:30am at Club Deportivo.

The cost is 200 pesos / $10.00 USD in advance or 250 pesos / $12.00 USD at the door. Tickets are available at the Altered Tails Book Shoppe.

All proceeds support spay / neuter clinics. Please help keep out animals and community safe and healthy.

Men’s & Women’s Holiday Golf Tournament, December 11

Everyone is invited to participate in the Holiday Golf Tournament on Sunday, December 11.

Registration starts at 9:00am. There will be a breakfast at Registration.

Shot Gun starts at 10:00am. The format is a “Scramble”.

The teams will be made up of foursomes and if you would like to play with your friends, you can sign up as a Foursome. Individuals can also sign up as we will make up those teams also into balanced Foursomes.

An Italian Buffet will be served after the event during the Awards Ceremony.

The tournament is open to all golfers, members & non-members, with or without partners.

Payouts will be awarded to the winning teams. The entrance fee is 300 pesos per person (Mulligans not included — they are 50 pesos per person for two). Non-member green fees are $30 USD without a cart, and $35 USD with a cart.

Register online or in the Pro Shop. This tournament fills up fast, so register soon! Please register before Friday, December 9.

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, December 12

Enjoy Omar’s fun-filled Silent Comedy Show on Monday, December 12 at 6:00pm at the Captains Club.

This week three classic movies will be shown; “Should Married Men go Home?”, “The Hansom Cabman”, and “One Week”. The LIVE MUSIC is provided by Pianist Omar Arriaga, with an assortment of musical pieces as well as his own improvisations.

Entrance is 50 pesos and children FREE.

Your entry ticket enters you into a pizza raffle drawing during intermission.

You owe it to yourself to experience these great classic comedies the way they used to be shown.

Día de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe), December 12

The Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe became a national holiday in 1859.

Tens of thousands of people will travel to Mexico City to visit the place where the Virgin appeared to the Mexican People.

The holiday is a national fiesta that includes traditional music and fun attractions. Pilgrims bring presents to the Virgin, usually bouquets of flowers, while other visitors will perform dances and songs for her.

Some pilgrims walk on their knees on the stone street leading to the Basilica, asking for miracles or giving thanks to the Virgin for a petition granted.

Please note that all financial institutions will be closed on this day.

Click here to read more.

Future Events

Christmas Concert, December 17

Join in the festivities at the Christmas Concert at San Carlos Borromeo Church on Saturday, December 17 at 5:30pm.

The Vangelis Coral chorus from Casa de la Cultura will be singing holiday favorites.

Entrance is free, but a donation of a non-perishable food item will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade

On Saturday, December 24, the San Carlos Yacht Club will be hosting the 33rd Annual Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade.

All boats are invited to “deck out” your vessels with holiday decorations and cruise in the Parade of Lights.

This year, 6 restaurants have agreed to independently judge the event for their patrons, and to provide prizes for the participating boats.

For the gracious participants who work so hard to make their boats attractive, there is an Awards Ceremony at the Yacht Club after the event.

The parade will start before dusk in the Bahia, parading around Indian Head and into the adjacent bay, past El Mar and La Palapa Griega restaurants. A large loop will be executed there, then the parade will head past Honeymoon Island and loop in the area of Charly’s Rock. The return route will depend on seas and other conditions determined by the lead boat and pilot in charge. Eventually the boats will return to Marina San Carlos and dock for the night.

Registration is now open for all boats to participate. Register here to enter your boat — the community thanks you!

Fishing, Birding and Golfing Reports

Fishing Report

We are progressing into yellowtail season. There are still a few Sierra around and the bonita can be good early on with smaller lures. It is warming a bit and we expect some lighter winds over the next week. Not sure if a few marlin might swim by, but the water in close is hovering around 66 degrees.

We went 25 out to the south looking for tuna, dorado, and marlin. There were lots of spotted and common dolphin, birds flying, and deep bait readings all over. Maybe the tuna were deep.

On Monday, we didn’t wait long enough. The yellowtail came up around 2:00pm down by Guaymas for a hot popper bite. There were a few fair reports from the Island. There were some great boils all over in close at times, but they are tough with all the bait around. There are some big ones though! We caught one around 25 pounds just outside the entrance. We also lost a huge cabrilla near the boat.

Timing is everything, and there are some exciting looking tide changes coming up with the full moon. I’d expect some epic catches if you are on the water, … and not at home during the ‘bite’.

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing,

Birding Report

We had a bumper number of species sighted on our last outing – 49 birds on our visits to the Esterito Road watering hole and the Country Club settlement pond. Among the many species at the Country Club, there were four Black-necked Stilts (pictured above on left) and an Osprey (pictured above on right). Both are incredibly beautiful. Stilts are here only for the winter but the Osprey is a full time resident. Both of these birds are more commonly seen in our estuaries than at settlement ponds. However, Black-necked Stilts will feed on aquatic insects and their larvae such as what one finds at a settlement pond. Ospreys eat fish but ours may have dropped by for a drink of fresh water (as in not salty.)

We are seeing our Bird of the Week: the Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, all over. He could be in your backyard right now. This little guy is most definitely a flitter. The good news is that he will flit from spot to spot in a relatively small area which makes it easier to focus the camera or your binoculars when he pauses for a nanosecond. These are tiny birds measuring only about 4.5 inches in length. Our local regular Broad-billed Hummingbird is 4 inches, to give you a bit of perspective. The Blue-gray winters here and heads to middle America in the summer. The Sibley guide says you will find it moving briskly and erratically through middle to upper-level twigs in search of small insects. If you spot a little bluish bird, look for the white eye-ring and the white edging on the tail. It also likes to flip its tail upward.

This coming Thursday we will meet at the Esterito Cafe at 8:00am. Not sure where we will go yet but we always have a good time wherever we go. You are welcome to join us. If you have any questions, e-mail me at

Happy Birding!

by Mary Tannehill 

Golfing Report

It was a beautiful, sunny, BUG-FREE day at the lovely Club de Golf de Ciudad Obregon. Six ladies joined the men on our first traveling day of the year. For those of you who only play in San Carlos . . . there was grass . . . everywhere . . . and lakes . . . and real sand, just the way that golf is supposed to be. We left bright and early and were warmed up and playing by 9:15am, and back in San Carlos by 4:15pm. For those of you who dillydallied and didn’t get to go this time, you missed a wonderful friendly day of golf. The next away day will be January 19, 2017, again to Obregon.

Al Kohut won the ‘A’ flight, Mike Barry the ‘B’ flight and Doug Davies the ‘C’ Flight. Mary Spalding had the low gross score for the ladies and Trigger Davies had the low net score.

It’s time to register for the annual Holiday Tournament being held this Sunday, December 11. Yhe ladies are hosting this annual event and everyone, men and women of all handicaps, are welcome. We’ll be playing in a four person scramble format, all fun, no pressure. The fee is 300 pesos and will include breakfast at Registration, an Italian Buffet after golf, pin prizes and cash payouts to the winners. You can sign up either at the clubhouse or at

This Thursday, the men’s game is Four Man Teams counting only the best two net scores. Guests and Visitors are more than welcome to join us. Sign up for the weekly play at and follow the Sign Up Page to get registered. If you can’t get online, there is always a Sign Up sheet in the Pro Shop for the upcoming week, until 2:00pm on Wednesday. If you have any questions, you can call “The Games Guy”, Jim McAdie, at 226-1637 or

Other News Around Town

Makin’ It in Mexico – Lazy Days Lentil Barley Soup

I LOVE using the crockpot. But most crockpots cook for like 10 people or something. This year I got a smaller crockpot and it is perfect for cooking for 2. What I love about crockpots is that you put all the ingredients in, turn it on, let it go, and by dinner time you have a nice meal without all the fuss.

The days are getting cooler and shorter so soup’s on.

1 med carrot
1 stalk celery
1/4 white onion
2 small yellow bell peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 c chicken stock
1/2 c lentils
1/4 c barley

Chop carrot, celery, onion, and bell peppers. Place in crockpot with minced garlic. Add chicken stock, lentils and barley. Cook all day on high (about 6 hours). Top with plain yogurt, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Nothing warms the body and soul better than a nice bowl of soup.

by Shelly Johnson

Let Marinaterra do the Cooking!

El Embarcadero at Marinaterra is cooking Gala Dinners for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Meals are for 8 – 10 people. Choose from either Turkey or Leg of Pork, plus all the trimmings.

Click on the flyer for more details.

Order today at (622) 225-2020, ext. 04, for pick-up on the 24th or 31st and enjoy a delicious meal at home.

Play-set Donated by the City of Mesa Arizona

The City of Mesa Arizona (Guaymas’ Sister City) with the help of Dave Keilholtz was generous enough to donate a play system to San Jose de Guaymas.

Before volunteers Larry, Doug, and Bob were done installing the first part of the donated park equipment, kids from the rural community of San Jose de Guaymas had already hopped on to play! When it’s finished, it’ll complement the soccer field that was installed last year and will make a great park for the kids.

What’s Playing at Cinemex Guaymas

Please note that 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. Click here for Tips on how to navigate the cinemex website. New movies are arriving and being shown on Fridays. For a full listing and show times, visit Cinemex.

  • Underworld: Blood Wars (Inframundo: Guerras de sangre). Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.
  • The Girl on the Train (La Chica Del Tren). A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Trolls, Moana, Inframundo: Guerras de sangre, Qué Pena Tu Vida, Animales Fantásticos y Dónde Encontrarlos, Jack Reacher: Sin Regreso.

Most “Hollywood” movies for adults are in English with Spanish subtitles, but check before you go. Map to Cinemex Guaymas. 

**Tickets for the movie theater in Guaymas are now on sale at the Pemex gas station located in front of the offices of Seaside Realty (or other Pemex locations in Guaymas displaying this promotional sign). Tickets cost only 35 pesos each and you have 3 months to use them. These tickets are valid Monday – Friday and cannot be used with any other promotion. 

Mondays and Tuesdays movies cost 50 pesos (42 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. Wednesdays movies cost 34 pesos for everyone. Thursday through Sunday movies cost 50 pesos (42 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.

Happy Hours and Food Specials

El Embarcadero at Marinaterra Hotel

El Embarcadero is open daily from 6am to 11pm, serving breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner a la carte. Special Promotion: 90 pesos buffet breakfast for women from 10am to 12pm, Monday to Friday.

Tuesdays: 2 for 1 Martinis, from 4pm to 7pm
Wednesdays: 2 for 1 Margaritas, from 4pm to 7pm
Ask for the Birthday Special.

Entertainment: Saturday: Daniel Moreno, 6pm – 10pm.

San Carlos Bar is open from 8am to 11pm. Happy hour from 4pm to 7pm with 2 for 1 daily cocktails, 25 pesos national domestic beer and 20 pesos draft beer.

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 Caddy Shack is now open.

The Palapa Bar by the pool and the pool are open from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

Come in and ask about the great food and drink promotions.

Happy Hour everyday from 4pm – 6pm with 15 pesos Draft Beer, and 2 x 1 Margaritas.

Entertainment. Thursday: Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

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

La Palapa Griega

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

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

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

Wednesday: Mark Mulligan. 5pm – 8pm.
Thursday: SensaNova. 5pm – 8pm.
Friday: The Twins. 5pm – 8pm.
Saturday: Zero Band on the Beach. 2pm – 5pm.
Sunday: Charisma Band. 2pm – 5pm.

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

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

El Mar Restaurant

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

There are Daily Food Specials. 
Feast on our Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 8am – 12pm. For only 100 pesos, enjoy eggs (any way you like), ham, bacon, beans, fried potatoes, chilaquiles, hotcakes, fruit, and menudo & pozole for an additional 10 pesos. A full menu is also available.

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

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

La Salsa Beach Bar

Join us at La Salsa Beach Bar – the largest palapa restaurant & bar on the nicest beach in San Carlos. What’s your pleasure? Sit by the ocean while you sip on a refreshingly cool cocktail, listening to waves lap up on the sandy beach; dance the night away with San Carlos favorites Luna Band or Assterisko; enjoy a delicious meal and a beer while watching NFL, MLB, boxing and other sports on one of our 14 big screen TVs…or just take it all in from the comfort of your seat under our huge Palapa or on La Terraza. With seating for over 350 people, there is always room for you to enjoy yourself at La Salsa Beach Bar.

Entertainment this week:
Thursday: Assterisko, from 5pm – 10pm. Happy Hour from 6pm – 8pm with 2 X 1 drinks.
Friday: Grupo Luna & DJ from 10pm – 2am.
Saturday: Salsa Night from 9pm – 3am. Live music & DJ.
Sunday: Flashback Sundays from 2pm – 7pm. Assterisko plays classic oldies from the 70’s & 80’s.

Hours: Monday from 10am – 9pm, Thursday from 10am – 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 3am and Sunday from 10am – 10pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Follow us on FacebookClick here for Upcoming Special Events, more information and a map.

Jax Snax

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 oven on Thursdays through Mondays. Guaranteed you’ll love it or we’ll buy you a beer!

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

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

Daily Food Specials include BBQ Pork Ribs, Chile Rellanos, Nachos con Carne, Cajun Chicken Sandwich, and Fish Meatballs. 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: SensaNova, 6pm – 9pm; Friday: Suave Son, 6pm – 9pm; Saturday: Manuelito y Sus Guerreros, 7pm – 10pm.  Monday: Silent Comedy Movie Show. 6pm – 9pm. Watch all our sports broadcasts throughout the week.

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

Delfines Bar and Grill …. and Gringo Bell Express


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 this week: Friday: Angeles y Voces, 7pm – 10pm; Saturday: Los Country Boys, 7pm – 10pm.

Hours: Open at 11:30am Monday through Sunday. Delfines closes late on weekends. All menu items are served all day. For reservations, questions, or inquiries about catered events, please contact Delfines’ owner Patrick, 622-226-0499.

Gringo Bell Express  Now Open! The only drive up restaurant in San Carlos, if you try Gringo Bell, you’ll see just what the name implies — crispy or soft tacos with lean ground beef, steak, chicken, burrito grandes, veggie options, taco salad and more. Come in your PJ’s and take this gringo deliciousness home!

Click for map and menus

Sunset Bar & Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunset’s Weekly Special (Friday – Sunday): 3 Course Gourmet meal by Javier Acosta. 1. Chicken wings in a red pipian sauce. 2. A deconstructed oxtail soup (Gallina Pinta), with Rib-eye. 3. Artisan sweet corn tamale, served with hot rice milk. Cost: 450 pesos or $25 USD.

Entertainment. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Trio, 5:30pm – 8:30pm (reservations recommended).

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 3:00pm – 11:00pm; Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click herefor the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook.

Soggy Peso Bar

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

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

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

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

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

Hours: Open every day from 11am – sunset. Open later during Full Moon special events. Click here for the menu and a map.  On Wednesday, December 7, Soggy Peso will open at 1:00pm, and on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14, Soggy Peso will be closed (the staff from Soggy and Sunset will be enjoying a Christmas Posada together).

Entertainment: Tuesday: Omar, 3:30pm – 6:00pm. Thursday: The Dudes, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Friday:  Assterisko, 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Saturday: Luna, 3:30pm – 6:00pm. Sunday: Guajira Son, 2:30pm – 5:30pm.

HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille

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

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

Check out our daily food and drink special while you watch your favorite games on one of our 7 large TVs. We now serve 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: Wednesday: Dueling Guitars (Omar & Cesar), 5pm – 8pm. Thursday: Luna Band, 8pm – 12am. Friday: Shuffle Band, 7pm – 11pm. Saturday: The Dudes, 4pm – 8pm. Sunday, Monday and Thursdays are NFL football days at the Bar.

Hours: Open daily from 10am – midnight, sometimes later. The new 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 Facebook. Click here for more information, menus, and a map.

Froggy’s Bar

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

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

Every Hour is Happy Hour! From 12 noon – 7pm, enjoy ice cold draft beer for 15 pesos, and 20 pesos for bottles of Pacifico, Pacifico Light, and Corona. EVERYDAY! Tuesday 2 for 1 Pizza night + 30 peso margarita!

Entertainment this week: Thursday: Karaoke, 9pm – 2:30am. Friday: Control A, 10pm – 2:30am. Saturday: Control A. Band, 10pm – 2:30am. Sunday: Karaoke, 9pm – midnight. Tuesday: Red Hot Blues Band, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

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

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Tortuga’s is open and we welcome you to our new bar! 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 every day serving breakfast, including Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites. Enjoy Philippe’s famous sports bar menu  for your casual lunch and dinner favorites.

Tortuga’s fresh food Bistro menu is specially prepared by Chef Joan and included new products: shrimps, fish brandade, rib eye churasco style, red wine Chicken and of course, famous white wine catch of the day, spicy tuna, and field salad. Every Friday try our Prime Rib Night (includes one glass of wine for 490 pesos). Famous Beef Wellington Saturday (360 pesos) and new breakfast menu with Omar piano Concert (from 9am to 12pm).

Entertainment: Friday, Manuelito and his band (dance), 6pm – 9pm, Saturday, Omar Arriaga Piano, 6pm – 9pm; Sunday, Omar’s Morning Piano Music, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Monday, Jazz Night with Gembe Band, 6pm – 9pm; Tuesday: Jesus & Alfredo (acoustics), 6pm – 9pm; Wednesday, Beto, 6pm – 9pm.

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (15 pesos) + Tequila (30 pesos)
Wednesday: Shepards pie (90 pesos) + Piña colada (45 pesos)
Thursday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Meat Loaf (105 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Saturday: Paella Marisco (110 pesos) + Mojito (45 pesos)
Sunday: Brunch and Omar piano Concert + Bloody Mary (45 pesos). Football, pizza + 1 draft beer (140 pesos, starting at 1:00pm)

Check out the website for more information.

Tony’s Place

Tony’s Place is a one-stop shop for all your fresh food needs. From home-made salsa bandera, guacamole, and ceviche; to meats, chicken, fish and shrimp; to dairy products like cheese, sour cream and butter; canned goods, baked goods, nuts, and specialty items that you can’t find in Mexico, Tony’s Place has a wide variety for you to choose from.

Looking for fresh organic produce? Choose kale, Swiss chard, yellow grape tomatoes; and many herbs and seasonings like mint, basil, rosemary, dill, watercress and more. Ask at the store for these locally-grown, 100% organic aquaponic produce products.

In this new location along the main street in San Carlos next to the Santa Fe grocery store, Tony Vasquez has also opened a restaurant with seating for 50 people. The menu is quite extensive, ranging from stews, tacos, soups, tostadas, sandwiches, quesadillas, and many other beef and seafood meal options. Most popular are the lamb stews and lamb tacos, and the many shrimp dishes. Tony’s Place is licensed and the restaurant sells beer, wine, and spirits.

Tony’s Place is a family affair. His wife Priscila and his daughter Monica are familiar faces in the kitchen, and his son Osvaldo manages the Cocos el Valdo bar near the Castaway Kids’ Thrift Store. This is a popular place to buy Mexican seafood cocktails.

Hours: Open Every Day from 9:00am – 8:00pm. Click here for more information, menus, and a map.

Hacienda Mar de Cortez

Come chill out with us at Hacienda Mar de Cortez!  Vivid new décor, air-conditioning for your comfort, entertainment and a great menu and new drinks to beguile your tastebuds.

Breakfast is now served from 8am – 1pm every day but Monday, from a full menu of favorites, and lunch is available all afternoon. Dinners are served from 5pm – 9pm.

Tuesday: Live music by Elba & The Cochrans (6:30pm – 8:30pm) plus all-you-can-eat BBQ and Limitless Orange Margaritas, served 5pm – 9pm.
Friday: Live music for dancing with eScala Menor, 6pm – 9pm.
Saturday: Folklorico performance by GUAIMA, 6pm – 8pm.
Sunday: Brunch, 8am – 12noon.
Monday: Closed.

To get to Pilar, take the main road, Blvd. Manlio Fabio Beltrones (Hwy 124) East toward Guaymas, turn right at the signs for ‘Estuario del Soldado, Pilar and Delfines’, head towards the Sea and at the T, turn right again.

For reservations or information, phone: 622-124-5183. Facebook: hacienda.mardecortez

Bonifacio’s Cotton Club

Bonifacio’s Cotton Club offers an eclectic fusion cuisine inspired in Mexico. Featuring beach front dining with a lunch and dinner menu full of creative gourmet dishes including the freshest seafood, meat, chicken, and vegetarian meals. For lunch, try our best-in-town Bonifacio’s hamburger & fries, or our popular marlin or shrimp Taco Governadors, while relaxing on the beautiful white sands of Los Algodones beach. Enjoy the view from the beach lounge, watch water sports, or sip on a cocktail while watching an unforgettable sunset.

For dinner, experience the elegance of our indoor dining while feasting on our mouth-watering Sesame Tuna or Surf and Turf Brochette. And don’t forget to order a delicious caramel crepe with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Whichever meal you choose, it is sure to delight your taste buds!

Celebrate your special event at Bonifacio’s, and create memories for your guests that will last a lifetime. We have an event planner available at your service and offer catering for your wedding, party, anniversary or celebration.

Monday: Eric Holland, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Tuesday: Mario Sandoval, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Wednesday: Ruben Lopez, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Thursday: Omar Arriaga Guitar Night, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Fridays & Saturday: Variety of live music.
Sunday: SensaNova, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Hours: Open Monday – Friday from 12pm – 10pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 12am. Call us at 622-227-0515. Follow us on Facebook. Check out our website. Click here for more information and a map.

Off the Edge Tours Restaurant Bar

Come and check out our new menu items, including BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Brisket, all cooked on our new Texas Pit, smoked to perfection! Other popular menu items include hamburgers, shrimp cocktails, and our wood burned oven Pizzas! Come in and check out our Daily Food Specials, including our Famous Taco Carne Asada Tuesdays for 20 pesos! Enjoy your meal and drinks indoors in our newly air-conditioned restaurant, or hang out on our outdoor patio. Football, baseball, or UFC fan? We’re the place to come and watch your favorite teams on our big screen TV’s, including our huge projection screen. You can even try to sink a few balls with our pool table…it’s free to play!

The Edge is your full-service stop for FUN! Unleash your spirit of adventure by booking an ATV or Rhino tour through us. We also rent ATVs, kayaks, paddle boards,and Hydrobikes. Call us at 622-226-0665 or 622-103-5108 (cel) or click here for more information about our tours and rentals.

We’ve got LOTS of free parking at the back of the The Edge restaurant, so keep the main street (and your car) safe by parking around the back and using our restaurant entrance from the back parking lot.

Happy Hour: Every Day from 2pm – 5pm. Draft beer (light and dark), 15 pesos. Includes Corona, Chope and Modelo.

Entertainment this week: Tuesday: SensaNova (duo performing rock, pop, and ballads in English and Spanish), from 6pm – 9pm.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00pm (noon) – 9:00pm. Closed on Monday.

Follow us on Facebook. Check out our website. Click here for more information and a map.

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday.

Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information and a map.

Mimi’s K-Fecito Restaurant and Cakes

Mimi’s K-Fecito has reopened in the MDS (Doctor Mike) commercial plaza serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner! Come see our Wall of Fame and name all celebrities for a free dessert!

Breakfast Special: Country Sausage Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch Special: Breaded Pork Tenderloin & Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Dinner Special: Pescado California & Chicken Mar de Cortez

Hours: Open Wednesday – Monday from 7:00am – 7:00pm. Tuesday – Closed

Groups, parties and events are our specialty! Birthday parties with 10 or more receive a free birthday cake!

Follow us on Facebook. For more information and a map, click here.
Telephone: 622-227-0528
Address: Near the PEMEX & EXTRA next to MDS Medical Center on Boulevard Beltrones

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 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?

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 take Kayak Paddling lessons. Thinking of buying a kayak? Want to get the basic skills to make your paddling adventures as safe and fun as they should be? Jack Wilde has been teaching and guiding sea kayaking for eighteen years and is offering a simple safe paddling course. Spend a couple of hours paddling with Jack. He will help you improve your paddling strokes, and teach you some techniques to launch and land safely, minimize fatigue and help you get in and out of tight spots. Jack will provide the kayaks and equipment. You bring your own drinking water and a willingness to learn new skills. Call Jack Wilde at 622-138-1805 for dates and fees.

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

Rancho Nacapule

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

This week’s Special: The weather is cooler and it’s time to get in the saddle! Enjoy our amazing ride through the desert with beautiful views of San Carlos, the ocean and the mountains. Only 700 pesos per person for a 2 hour ride (min 2, max 8 riders). 10% discount on next ride! Add BBQ for 100 pesos per person.

Call today to book your ride (we require 24 hours notice). Ask for specials, events and package deals. English and Spanish are spoken. For English, call Natalie at 622-101-2208 and for Spanish, Miguel at 622-142-5115.

Phone: 622-101-2208 (English); 622-142-5115 (Spanish);
in US call 623-444-5007
Location: near Nacapule Canyon — where road to Nacapule ends, veer right and go to the ranch at the end of the road (click for map and more information)
Hours: Open 7 days week for morning, afternoon, and evening / sunset rides.
Facebook: Rancho Nacapule

Residents and Visitors Attention Office

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

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

Fishing Trips: Wednesdays $55 USD per person (for 4 hours: includes ceviche and soft drinks)
Spanish Classes: Fridays from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join the free basic Spanish classes.
Flyboard: Want to try this extreme sport? Come and ask for the special price we have for you.

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


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

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, December 7


  • Dueling Guitars (Omar & Cesar). 5:00pm – 8:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Ruben Lopez on guitar & piano. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Beto. 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.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Clean Up San Carlos. 8:00am, Marinaterra Beach Club entrance.
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome. NEW
  • SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All invited! NEW
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm. For more information call Terry at 622-118-5414.

Thursday, December 8


  • The Dudes. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm – 6:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • Assterisko. 5:00pm – 10:00pm, La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • SensaNova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Omar Arriaga Guitar Night. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Birding field trip with Mary. Everyone is welcome. 8:00am, Esterito Cafe in the Bahia.
  • Men’s Golf. 9:00am, San Carlos Country Club. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at or 226-1637.
  • San Carlos Community Church Men’s Breakfast fellowship. 8:30am, Tequila’s Restaurant. Everyone welcome.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Friday, December 9

Special Events

  • Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament. 7:45am court assignment at Seaside Realty. NEW
  • Christmas Parade. 4:30pm, from Calle 10 & Serdan to the Guaymas Malecon. NEW
  • The San Carlos Music Festival with Lorena Robles. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW
  • Ricky Martin. 9:00pm, Expo Forum in Hermosillo. TicketsNEW


  • Assterisko. 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • The Twins. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • eScala Menor. 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Suave Son. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Manuelito and his band (dance). 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Variety of live music. Evenings, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Angeles y Voces, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Shuffle Band. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo Luna & DJ. 10:00pm – 2:00am. La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • Control A. 10:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Community Library at Tecalai. 9:00am – 12:00pm. Works on a “leave one, take one” basis. Or, if you don’t have a book to leave, you can make a small donation.
  • Spanish classes (free, everyone welcome). 11:00am to 12:00pm, Residents and Visitors Attention Office.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Saturday, December 10

Special Event

  • The San Carlos Music Festival with Lorena Robles. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega. NEW


  • Zero Band on the Beach. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 8:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Luna Band. 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • Daniel Moreno. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, El Embarcadero at Marinaterra Hotel.
  • Folklorico performance by GUAIMA. 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Variety of live music. Evenings, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Los Country Boys. 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Manuelito y Sus Guerreros. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Salsa Night, Live music & DJ. 9:00pm – 3:00am. La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • Control A. 10:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Athleticlub San Carlos is open from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Pickleball court available to members and non-members.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 7:00am – 1:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Rescate Farmers Market. 9:00am – 1:00pm, malecon at Marina San Carlos.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Mass (in English). 4:00pm, Parroquia San Borromeo. NEW

Sunday, December 11

Special Events

  • SBPA Holiday Breakfast. 8:00am – 11:30am, Club Deportivo. NEW
  • Men’s & Women’s Holiday Golf Tournament. 9:00am registration and 10:00am shot-gun start. NEW
  • 1er Gran Carrera Offshore GSX Cycling race. 8:00am, Maquilas Tetakawi industrial park Roca Fuerte, Guaymas. NEW


  • Omar’s Morning Piano Music. 9:30am – 12:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Charisma Band. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • Guajira Son. 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sonora Jazz Trio. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – midnight, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Church Service at San Carlos Community Church, 9:00am. Simultaneous Translation of the worship service into Spanish allows for both English and Spanish speaking listeners to understand the service. Great music, practical life application of the Scriptures and a bilingual Children’s Church all make for a meaningful time at SC Community Church.
  • Holy Mass celebration. El Palmar, 9:00am.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Mass (in Spanish). 11:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.

Monday, December 12 – Día de Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint

Día de Guadalupe: financial institutions will be closed


  • Eric Holland, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Omar’s Silent Comedy Movie Show with live music. 6:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Jazz Night with Gembe Band. 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.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • La Liga de Arte. 9:00am, the Tecalai Clubhouse. All levels and all mediums are welcome. For more information, e-mail Terri at
  • Castaway Kids Meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome. NEW
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Party Bridge. 12:30am – 3:00pm, Club Deportivo. NEW
  • Free tour of San Carlos. 3:00pm, Seaside Realty.
  • Grief Share. 3:33pm, San Carlos Community Church. For more information, contact Bob or Marilyn Hicks at 226-1550.

Tuesday, December 13


  • Omar the Music Man. 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso. Closed today.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Off The Edge Tours Restaurant Bar.
  • Mario Sandoval, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Red Hot Blues Band. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Alfredo & Jesus. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Elba & The Cochrans. 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.

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.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Women’s Golf. The Ladies 18 Holers tee off at 9:00am. Non-members are welcome. For more information, please contact Mary at 226-0156.
  • San Carlos Computer Club. Breakfast 8:30am, meeting 9:15am. Tequila’s Restaurant. 10 peso donation.
  • Rotary Club of San Carlos. 9:00am meeting, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited to attend.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Wednesday, December 14


  • Dueling Guitars (Omar & Cesar). 5:00pm – 8:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Ruben Lopez on guitar & piano. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Beto. 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.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Clean Up San Carlos beach clean. 8:00am, location to be announced next week.
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.

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  • December 16. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s.
  • December 16 – 24. Las Posadas: nine days of traditional festivities.
  • December 17. Rescate Tianguis. 7:00am, Rescate parking lot.
  • December 17. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • December 17. Christmas Concert. 5:30pm, San Carlos Borromeo Church.
  • December 24. Noche Buena (Christmas Eve).
  • December 24. Yacht Club Parade of Lights. Watch the Parade of Lights from a beachfront restaurant, like La Palapa Griega and El Mar Restaurant.
  • December 25. Christmas / Navidad.
  • December 26. Club Deportivo Board Meeting. 8:30am.
  • December 31. Fin de Año / New Years Eve. Lots of special dinners and parties.