Apr 112012

San Carlos & Guaymas Photos

semana santa by John Dornstetter

Semana Santa by John Dornstetter

sunset shot from Tecalai

A sunset shot from Tecalai by Tim Jones

snorkel with sealions

It’s a great time of year to visit San Pedro Island — there are many Sealion pups waiting to play

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

  • This week we will have mostly sunny skies and a 0% percent chance of rain. Daytime temperatures will be in the 26 – 32 C range (78 – 89 F) and overnight lows will be 16 – 19 C (60 – 66 F). Keep an eye on the weather at our San Carlos Weather page with satellite images and live weather feeds.
  • According to the Arizona Daily Star, the Port of Guaymas is set to expand and the seafloor is going to be dredged to handle increasing shipments of goods. The Mexican government will fund the expansion. To accomodate the increased trade between Arizona and Sonora, wxpansion of the Mariposa Port of Entry – the commercial port in Nogales – is under way and scheduled to be complete in 2014 with 21 lanes and additional inspection booths. Read article.
  • SBPA Booksale on April 4 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Sagitario.
  • Mayor Mónica Marín Martínez announced that more 216,000 people enjoyed the beaches inMiramar and San Carlos during Semana Santa.
  • On Monday, there was a small (4.2) earthquake about 80 km southwest of Guaymas in the Sea of Cortez that was felt in San Carlos and Guaymas, but did no damage.
  • This video shows someone’s Semana Santa cruise through San Carlos.
  • There is a 2001 Dodge Ram, home medical gear, quad, houses for sale and rent, household goods 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.

This Week’s Special Events

CineClub Guaymas – Free Movie

mis-mascota-es-un-monstruoCineClub Guaymas presents the free movie “Mi Mascota es un Mounstruo” (The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep) on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00pm in Guaymas’ Municipal Auditorium (map). A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. Watch a preview.

Travel with Ocean Camp

ocean camp travel

A Great Tour Departing after Semana Santa

Departing April 12, join Ocean Camp on an 8-day tour to several Mexican cities of interest in the states of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Sonora. We’ll cross the Sea of Cortés twice — once by plane, and once by boat. Take a look a the map to see the route.

We start at the Guaymas Airport and fly to Santa Rosalia. After a walking tour of this town, we depart to Loreto where we spend the first night. Then we continue south to La Paz by way of Cd. Constitución and visit “the other” San Carlos on the Pacific side of Baja. After spending the night in Constitución, we go to La Paz, where we spend three nights. We then take a ferry crossing to Los Mochis and spend the night here. Next we go north and stop for our last night in Alamos. We return to San Carlos on the final day. The trip includes airline and ferry fare, seven hotel nights, ground transportation between cities, and it is fully escorted by bilingual hosts. Meals and beverage costs are not included. Cost per-person, double occupancy is 12,500 pesos (approx. $985 US). For more information, please click here.

Horseback riding / Cabalgata


On Saturday April 14, join the Cabalgata (horseback riding) fundraiser for the San Carlos Equine Center. The ride start from the Estuary at 10:00am, and ends at Rancho El Palmar.

Fee: $150 pesos. Includes free drinks during the ride.

There will be fod sales, drinks and beer.

For more information, contact Jody Lovelace at texas_jody@yahoo.com.

Jinx Schwartz Book Signing

Jinx SchwartzOn Sunday, April 15, meet local author Jinx Schwartz. She will be discussing and signing her award-winning Hetta Coffey Mystery series as well as her other books. Her Hetta Coffey mystery series won the EPPIE award for Best Mystery (Just Add Water (Hetta Coffey series book 1)) and was a finalist for Best Mystery (Just Add Trouble (Book 3 Hetta Coffey Series)).

Time: from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Place: Barracuda Bob’s (map)

Castaway Kids DVD Music Festival

jimmy buffetThe Castaway Kids DVD Music Festival continues this Sunday, April 15 at 6:00pm (sunset) at the Captain’s Club (map), with the movie Jimmy Buffett “Scenes You Know by Heart”. Jimmy Buffett delivers a very special new music DVD entitled Scenes You Know By Heart. Jimmy’s album, Songs You Know By Heart, came out in 1985, and has sold over six million copies. Jimmy chose the best live performances of those 13 songs from his concerts all over the world for this unique DVD.

A donation of 30 pesos per person is requested, with all proceeds to benefit the Castaway Kids. Everyone is invited.

Come on out, enjoy some great music, and support the Castaway Kids at the same time.

Free Trust Seminar

trust seminar

Other News Around Town

Real Estate Summary

San-Carlos real estateby Janey McLean

I was having dinner at Blackie’s a few weeks ago and the restaurant was completely full which of course is not unusual for such a fine establishment. However, what surprised me were all the new faces and, many of these people are new homeowners.

Home sales continue to forge ahead and if the latest numbers (see graph below) are a predictor of the future, then we might be on our way to more growth in this area. This would be welcome news because a growing real estate market bodes well for a healthy and stable economy.

The State of Sonora continues to thrive and Ford Motor Company recently announced the 1.3 Billion USD expansion of their plant in Hermosillo. This investment will create 1,000 new jobs. This good news along with the continuing good economic news north of our border is refreshing and provides some much needed inspiration.

The figures I have provided in the graph are totals of sales (USD) by quarter and includes lots, condos, and single family homes. For more detailed analysis of today’s market conditions I encourage you to visit one of the local realtors for further information. And, to our new San Carlos residents we say Bienvenidos! Click to see the graph.

Bobby and Leslie

Bobby & Leslie Sahlenby Leslie Sahlen

Our little show has an ever changing line-up as not everyone is a San Carlos “fulltimer.” Collectively we decided to from now on call our show Mexmo (click for Mexmo’s story).

Our last few shows of the season are coming up. Then, we’re are spending the summer months finishing up a CD of 14 songs to be released in the fall of 2012. Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing “singles” and will let you know when they are available online. We had many fan requests to record (and upload to YouTube) our version of the old Dolly Parton hit, “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You”. So here it is! I thought the best way to do a video for a love song was to tell a love story. Ours has been a musical love story, and oh what adventures we’ve had!

Tacos El Compiri

tacos el compiriFidel and Juan Chavrria, lifelong residents of San Carlos, announce the opening of “Tacos El Compiri” at the entrance to the Beach Club and the Caracol.

3 tacos asada or 3 quesadillas with all the trimmings, plus a soft drink cost 50 pesos.

They are open from 3:00pm to 10:30pm Thursdays through  Saturday and 3:00pm to 9:00pm on Sundays.

Pictured at left is Fidel and his first customer.

Fidel and Juan would appreciate your support in their new venture.

Konch Korner

Melonga patula conchBy Alicia Soto and Russ Fontaine

Welcome back to the shell corner. This week’s specimen is from the Melongenidae Family, a group of large pear-shaped shells that vary somewhat in banding and color but are typically dark, or chocolate colored and usually, as seen above, though not always, banded. This shell, the Melonga patula, or chocolate conch, often has horns, or spikes on the upper part of the shell, though some do not. This critter is a second cousin to the Queen conch in that it uses a spike-like claw for mobility and securing dinner (other shell critters usually).

The adult shell can reach lengths of up to 10 inches and widths/heights 4-5 inches, though the more common occurrence here in San Carlos is in the range of 6-8 inches in length. The range of this shell is from Sea of Cortez to Panama and they tend to hang out in mudflat areas and sand in depths ranging from 9 -60 feet. This is a highly sought-after shell by locals as a food source and is often obtained by local drag-net fishermen and commercial divers. A good source for this shell is local fish-camps and desert shell-dumps above La Manga. This shell is not uncommonly found in souvenir shops as well. The above pictured shell was obtained in 12 feet of water a little south of La Manga and in front of the Paradiso Hotel on a 250 to 330 degree course.

Preservation and patina on this shell also includes the application of baby oil. We massage the baby oil into the shell about every three to four months. If you have questions about this shell or preservation/cleaning applications please feel free to contact us at 622-116-1014 or alchip692@msn.com. Thanks for the feedback and interest.

Fishing Report

fishing report big cabrillaWell I thought today would be one that people would be asking for proof about since no one remembered their camera. The day before was unbelievable, but 2-5 pound calico bass for me can only be that exciting. For the two boats of fourteen from Colorado though they had a blast and ate like kings. We took off with high hopes today for the first marlin of the year. Our friends called with a report of one lost and three seen at 11:00 yesterday. The later report was of a sea “full of fish from 20-60 miles out on a 180” and there was a rumor that they had seen or caught tuna. We were out for a beautiful first day today in blue water from 69-71.6 degree water. There was small patches of orange sargaso, large pods of Pilot Whales, Fin Whales, we saw a Sunfish, tons of blob jellyfish, a few flying fish, a mako jump, small dead squid, a half-dozen jumpers, and four nice marlin that wouldn’t even give us the time of day. Still a little early for things, but you never know. They have caught tuna into the 200-300 pound range on the other side lately and the reports are to within 85 miles of San Carlos. My friends said the water cooled on that side and things may be slowly moving our way. Looks to me like some intense yellowtail and cabrilla fishing at Tortuga and south is the call at the moment. Another front may damper things for a couple days though.

Reports from the Island have been nil to fantastic. Some kids pulled in one at 39 pounds. We struck-out the day we were out, tossing all sorts of lures at the large schools of skittish fish. I think they may be in the ten day post full moon spawning phase, but I think their spawn is staggered a bit on this side. Anyhow, who knows. No one has ever figured out the fish, and if they have then I’m calling them a true ‘fisherman’ – a.k.a. lier. The activity on this side has greatly decreased, though I did hear reports of fish down at Haystack. One thing you can count on is boom of bust fishing this time of year, with everything in-between, and every type of productive lure possible. Sounds like a lot of plain fishing to me. Good luck figuring them out for too long. Anything is possible this time of year. I could go to the freshwater lake for bass, the marina for corvina, take my chances on tuna or the first marlin, insane yellowtail fishing for toads, cabrilla in close, monster grouper, spawning snapper, or just fill the box with the Golden Spotted Sea Bass. Whatever it is, keep your fingers crossed and enjoy the electricity of Spring.

tight lines, Bryan Replogle repsilon@aol.com
Team Margarita Sportfishing, San Carlos Aquatic Adventures

What’s Playing at Cinemex Guaymas

Some of the movies now playing:

cinemex guaymas The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games (Los Juegos del Hambre). Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.

Wrath of the Titans (Furia de Titanes 2). Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

This Means War (¡Esto es Guerra!). Two top CIA operatives (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).

Chronicle (Poder sin limites). Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Movies playing in Spanish. Furia de Titanes 2; El Lórax

Most “Hollywood” movies for adults are in English with Spanish subtitles, but check before you go. Cost — Adults 50 pesos, 31 pesos on Wednesday. 3D movies cost more. Seniors and students get a discount. Monday to Thursday before 6:00pm is only 32 pesos.

For a full listing and show times, visit Cinemex. Map to Cinemex Guaymas.

Happy Hours and Food Specials

See the Restaurant page for location, hours and more restaurants.

Bonifacio’s Cotton Club

bonifacios live musicDaily Specials:

  • Mondays: All day 2×1 beer and national drinks and 10% off all appetizers.
  • Tuesdays: Personal size pizza with a glass of house wine for only 100 pesos
  • Wednesdays: Martinis Martinis Martinis!! All martinis from our menu are only 50 pesos each. Order two or more martinis and receive half off on an order of our famous tapas.
  • Thursdays: 15 pesos chicken, beef, carne or fish tacos with a side of guacamole and salsa and 2×1 margaritas. Eric Holland Showcase.
  • Fridays: Happy Hour from 3:00pm to 6:00pm — 10 pesos Tecate and Tecate Light and 40 pesos well drinks

Remember San Carlos’ Bonifacio’s is the only beach bar/restaurant with a most amazing view and atmosphere complemented with live music everyday. When you come and visit us, mention this ad and What’s Up San Carlos and receive one free order of our crepas for your table.

Call 622-227-0515 to make a reservation. Visit Bonifacio’s online.

Panchito Villa

panchito villapanchito villaOne Dollar Menu:

  • Monday: Chile Relleno
  • Tuesday: Indio Beer
  • Wednesday: Fish Taco
  • Thursday: Margaritas and mariachi with Sandra and Martin starting at 6:00pm.
  • Friday: Sol Beer
  • Saturday: Tecate light beer
  • Sunday: Taco Asada

We have the biggest variety of margarita flavors in Guaymas and San Carlos. Also serving Indio beer (junior & jumbo sizes), Tecate, Bohemia, Sol, and Wine.

Enjoy breakfast from 8:00am – 11:30am daily with FREE coffee refills. Lunch and dinner are served from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Click here to see the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus (NEW Oct 2011). Open 7 days a week.

Hotel Fiesta Real … Where Every Night is a Fiesta!

hotel fiesta realIn addition to our regular menu, we also offer something new and different every week. Join us for this week’s Daily Specials:

  • Wednesday, April 11: All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Bar
  • Thursday, April 12: 99 pesos All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar/Music by Lorena Robles
  • Friday, April 13: 90 pesos Fish & Chips
  • Saturday, April 14: 199 pesos Steak & Seafood Combo Plate
  • Sunday, April 15: 99 pesos Breakfast Buffet & 39 pesos Bloody Mary Bar
  • Monday, April 16: 250 pesos Ribeye for Two – 25 pesos Vino Tinto
  • Tuesday, April 17: 20% off any Shrimp Entree – 25 pesos Vino Blanco
  • Wednesday, April 18: 20% off any Fish Entree and 25 pesos Vino Blanco

Click for more details & menus

Tacos Don Mario

Tacos Don Mario and Rino CarWashtacos don marioFood Specials: Serving Guadalajara style food which is prepared fresh on the grill, including tacos, tortas and hamburgers and fries (the menu.). Try the Alambre, which is available in Tacos de Alambre or Tortas Alambre.  Alambre is a combination of marinated pork with chili, tomato, onion and a special cheese.

The inside restaurant has cable television, free Wi-Fi, and a beautiful Brunswick billiard table. There is a warm/cool mini-split for clients’ comfort. A food description and full menu is posted at tacosdonmario.com. For car-wash appointments, food delivery or catering a party, call Mario Gucci at 622-103-9388.

Joey Bistro & La Palapa at San Carlos Plaza

joey bistroJoey Bistro:
Opens every day from 5:00pm to 11:00pm — closed Mondays.
Happy hour at Bar Passione everyday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Food specials: Wednesdays – All-You-Can-Eat pasta bar, with homemade pastas and a choice of sauce (Marinara, Alfredo, Bolognese or Ragu). Price 100 pesos per person, including a glass of domestic wine.
Click here to see the menu.

palapa san carlos plazaLa Palapa:
Open every day from 11:00am to 7:00pm.
Happy hour every day from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Enjoy seafood and snacks under a palapa by the beach.
Click here to see the menu.

Five Palms

5 Palms Restaurant San Carlos Mexico

The friendly staff at Five Palms is waiting to serve you inside or on the new patio. Choose from the extensive menu, including paella made to order, mesquite grilled pizza Italian-style, different types of pasta, falafel, hummus, stuffed squash with hot yogurt sauce, hamburgers and a salad bar with with over 24 different items.

El Embarcadero at MarinaTerra

embarcaderoEl Embarcadero is open daily from 6:00am to 10:30pm, serving breakfast and lunch buffets and dinner a la carte. Special Promotion: 2X1 for ladies from 10:00am to 12:00pm Monday to Friday at the breakfast buffet.

San Carlos Bar is open from 8:00am to 10:30pm. Happy Hour is from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with specials on National Drinks and 15 pesos beer on tap all day. Entertainment: Special sports broadcasting.

For more information, visit marinaterra.com or call 225-2020 ext. 04.

San Carlos Country Club and Golf Course

Caddy shack golf courseThe San Carlos Country Club and Golf Course invites you to come enjoy our food and drinks at the newly remodeled Caddy Shack Restaurant and Bar or take in the views at the newly reopened Palapa Bar. We are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily food specials. We offer 10 peso beers and tequila shots all day everyday, as well as 2 for 1 Margaritas and much, much more. Come enjoy our Big Screen TV’s while watching your favorite sports event at the Caddy Shack, or our beautiful resort atmosphere and spectacular views from the outdoor seating area on the lush green lawn or up at the Palapa Bar by the pool. Everybody is welcome!

Caddy shack golf courseCome join us at the Caddy Shack and Palapa Bar at the San Carlos Country Club and enjoy our specials:

  • Daily Specials every day of the week….”Comida del Dia” served with soup, tortillas, and purified water for only $4.00 Dollars
  • All day every day your favorite Mug of Beer for only 10 pesos
  • On Mondays and Wednesdays 10% discount when paying in cash
  • EVERYDAY de “Botana”… we serve snacks, popcorn, chips and salsa with your drink of choice

Blackie’s Restaurant

blackies restaurantFood Specials:

  • Tuesdays: Lasagna, Fettuccine with chicken, Piccata Blackies, Cannelloni stuffed with Spinach (95 pesos), and Merlot or Chardonnay (40 pesos per glass)
  • Wednesdays: 10% discount if you pay by cash  and 5% discount if you pay by credit card. Crepe specials: shrimp, chicken, spinach with mushrooms and lobster crepes made at your table with a delicious white cream sauce, parmesan cheese & flambee with brandi, soup of the day or salad bar.
  • Thursdays: 2 x 1 — order 2 of the special and only pay for 1blackie's restaurant
  • Fridays & Saturdays: Chef Special
  • Sundays: BBQ / Parrilladas with Bar Specials: Margarita 30 pesos, Draft Beer 15 pesos and Bottle Beer 20 pesos

Blackie’s Restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday at 3:00pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm. The kitchen closes at 10:30pm and the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Check out the menu at blackies.com.mx

Marina Cantina

marina cantinaHappy Hour 8:00am – 8:00pm Monday to Friday. 10 pesos beer (bottle and draft), 10 pesos Tequila shots and free chips ‘n salsa.

Events and Food Specials:

  • Mondays: Highway 15 Blues Band from 6:00pm-9:00pm, and we always extend the Happy Hour till the show is over!
  • Wednesdays: Steak and Lobster specials (see below). Eric Holland from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Fridays: Lent fish specials
  • Fridays: Ladies Night with 2×1 drinks after 8:00pm for ladies
  • Sundays: live Jazz performed by the Cochran’s from 3:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday Steak and Lobster specials:
Rib eye dinner -10 oz steak, served with your choice of house salad or French fries – 95 pesos
Surf n Turf – Rib eye steak and lobster tail – 150 pesos

Tortuga`s at Off the Edge

TORTUGASTortuga’s is an upbeat restaurant and bar. Resident bands play during the week and the place will be hoppin’! Serving 15 pesos beers at Happy Hour everyday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Check out the menu.

tortugasWeekly Specials:

  • Monday: Margarita’s 30 pesos
  • Tuesday: Taco’s 10 pesos, Tequila 20 pesos
  • Wednesday: Wings 12 for $40 pesos, Whiskey 30 pesos
  • Thursday: Domestic Can Beers 15 pesos
  • Friday: Rockstar Lemonade 40 pesos
  • Saturday: Slushy Saturday — All Slushies 40 pesos
  • Sunday: Rehab Sunday’s — Bloody Mary’s 30 pesos, Painkillers 30 pesos


What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas?

Thursday, April 12


  • Manuelito. 4:00pm, JJs.
  • Lorena Robles. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Fiesta Real Hotel (upstairs Coral Bar). No Cover Charge.
  • Eric Holland hosts special guest musicians. Bonifacio’s Cotton Club, 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
  • Fausto Leon. La Palapa Griega, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • Mariachi (Sandra and Martin). Panchito Villa, 6:00pm.
  • Texas Hold em Poker night for Charity. Tortuga’s / Off the Edge, 6:00pm.
  • The Twins and open mic. 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Bananas.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Yoga, Beginning level. 8:00am – 9:15am, Energy Zone.
  • San Carlos Gym. Kickboxing at 9:00am.
  • Men’s Breakfast Club. 9:00am. Embarcadero at MarinaTerra.
  • San Carlos Men’s Golf Association. San Carlos Golf Club, 9:00am. All men are invited to participate.
  • Yoga. 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Energy Zone. It is and independent practice hour with a set Bikram routine. There is someone to guide and keep the flow moving. Cost: 10 pesos.
  • Men’s AA Meeting at 6:00pm. Meetings are in the little white building on the Loma del Mar Road, behind the building under construction. Call 044-622-131-6802 for more info.

Friday, April 13


  • Eric Holland. 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • La Culebra (Salsa Music). La Palapa Griega, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • Peña Cultural in Casa de La Cultura (map) 7:00pm, Free.
  • Steve Smersh, Elba Santiago and Pab. 7:00pm, the Captain’s Club.
  • Sandra & the Mariachi and the folkloric dancers. 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Bananas.
  • Malibu. 9:30pm – 1:30am, Tortuga’s / Off the Edge.
  • Luna. 10:00pm, Froggy’s.
  • Danny Moreno. 10:30pm-1:30am, Casino Palmas (Guaymas).
  • Control A. 11:00pm – 3:00am, Pancho Villa (Guaymas).

Clubs & Organizations

  • Yoga, Intermediate level. 7:00am – 8:15am, Energy Zone.
  • Pilates Challenge, Intermediate/Advanced level. 8:30am – 9:30am, Energy Zone.
  • Zumba. 9:00am, MarinaTerra.
  • Morning Stretch. 9:45am – 10:30am, Energy Zone.
  • Zumba Silver. 10:45am – 11:45am, Energy Zone.
  • San Carlos Gym. Yoga at 8:00am & 10:30am. Tai Chi at 9:00am & 6:00pm.
  • Tecalai Exchange Library. 9:00am – 1:00pm. Works on a “leave one, take one” basis. Or, if you don’t have a book to leave, you can make a small donation.

Saturday, April 14

Special Event

  • Bahia Storage open flea market/ tianguis. NEW


  • Kings Kid Band. 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Tortuga’s / Off the Edge.
  • Star On. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s / Off the Edge.
  • Con Borachos (Mexican and oldies). La Palapa Griega, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • Manuelto. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Captain’s Club.
  • Dance Party and Karaoke with DJ Pepper. 8:00pm, Bananas.
  • Luna Band. 10:00pm, Froggy’s.
  • Deja Vu band. 11:00pm to 1:00am, Pancho Villas (Guaymas).

Clubs & Organizations

  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) at  6:00pm. Meetings are in the little white building on the Loma del Mar Road, behind the building under construction. Call 622-131-6802 for more info.

Sunday, April 15

Special Event

  • Author, Jinx Schwartz book signing at Barracuda Bob’s. 10:00am-1:00pm. NEW


  • Bohemia Club Band. La Palapa Griega, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
  • Live Jazz performed by the Cochran’s. Marina Cantina, 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • The Castaway Kids DVD Music Festival. 6:00pm (sunset) at the Captain’s Club.
  • Luna Band (electric set). 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Tortuga’s / Off the Edge.
  • Danny Moreno. 9:00pm – 12:00am, Casino Palmas (Guaymas).
  • Alberto Sandoval and Control A. 11:00pm – 3:00am, Pancho Villa (Guaymas).

Clubs & Organizations

  • Church Service. San Carlos Community Church, 9:00am.
  • Chapel By The Sea nondenominational Church service 8:30am (on Ranchitoes Rd). All Welcome.

Monday, April 16

Special Event

  • Free Trust Seminar. 10:00am, Yacht Club. NEW


  • Sandra and Martin. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Highway 15 Blues Band. Marina Cantina, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
  • Silent Movie with Omar Gerardo Arriaga on piano. 6:30pm, Captain’s Club.
  • Weekly Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament. 5:30pm at La Palapa Griega.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Yoga, Intermediate level. 7:00am – 8:15am, Energy Zone.
  • Pilates Challenge, Intermediate/Advanced level. 8:30am – 9:30am, Energy Zone.
  • Yoga at the Country Club. 9:00am.
  • Zumba. 9:15am, MarinaTerra.
  • Morning Stretch. 9:45am – 10:30am, Energy Zone.
  • Zumba Silver. 10:45am – 11:45am, Energy Zone.
  • San Carlos Gym. Yoga at 8:00am & 10:30am. Tai Chi at 9:00am & 6:00pm.
  • Yoga/Beginning level taught in Spanish by Itziar Salaberia. 6:00pm-7:00pm, Energy Zone.

Tuesday, April 17


  • The 3 Amigos (Danny, Omar & Beto). 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sandra and Martin. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Ron Daisley. 6:00pm, Evie’s.
  • Highway 15 South. 6:00 – 9:00pm, Froggy’s.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Yoga, Beginning level. 8:00am – 9:15am, Energy Zone.
  • San Carlos Gym. Kickboxing at 9:00am.
  • Computer Club. 9:15am-10:15am at Tequila’s.
  • San Carlos Rotary Club meeting. Hotel Fiesta Real. Fellowship at 11:30am and meeting at 12:00pm. Anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary is invited to attend.
  • Yoga. 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Energy Zone. It is and independent practice hour with a set Bikram routine. There is someone to guide and keep the flow moving. Cost: 10 pesos.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) at 6:00pm. Meetings are in the little white building on the Loma del Mar Road, behind the building under construction. Call 622-131-6802 for more info.

Wednesday, April 18


  • Omar Arriaga. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Ruby Wine Bar.
  • Eric Holland. Marina Cantina, 5:30pm – 8:00pm.
  • Luna. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Tortuga’s / Off the Edge.
  • CineClub Guaymas presents a free movie at 7:00pm in Guaymas’ Municipal Auditorium.
  • The Twins. La Palapa Griega, 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Karaoke with DJ Pepper. 8:00pm until the singers go home. Everyone is welcome to join in. Bananas.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Yoga, Intermediate level. 7:00am – 8:15am, Energy Zone.
  • Yogalates. 8:30am – 9:30am, Energy Zone.
  • Yoga at the Country Club. 9:00am.
  • Zumba. 9:15am, MarinaTerra.
  • San Carlos Gym. Yoga at 8:00am. Tai Chi at 9:00am & 6:00pm.
  • Morning Stretch. 9:45am – 10:30am, Energy Zone.
  • Yoga/Beginning level taught in Spanish by Itziar Salaberia. 6:00pm-7:00pm, Energy Zone.

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See future newsletters for more information on these fun-filled events:

  • April 21. 5th Annual Sons of Freedom Motorcycle Rally. San Carlos Country Club.
  • April 25. San Carlos Pet Adoption Center BBQ rib lunch. 11:00am – 3:00pm, 143 Calle 4 Creston.
  • April 25. Fiesta All-Stars. 5:00pm-8:00pm, Hotel Fiesta Real.
  • April 26 – May 20. Expo Gan in Hermosillo.
  • April 27-28. Lions Club Boat Rally.
  • May 1. Día del Trabajo.
  • May 5. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Mark Mulligan & The Twins. Hotel Fiesta Real.
  • May 10. Mother’s Day Mexican Dinner Show with Lorena Robles.
  • May 13. Mother’s Day Dinner Show with Mark Mulligan on piano. Hotel Fiesta Real.
  • May 24 – 27. Fiesta del Pitic in Hermosillo.
  • May 25, 26 & 27 (Memorial weekend). The Ladies International Fishing Tournament.
  • May 26-27. Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta.
  • May 26. 12 Horas Salvando Vidas mountain bike race. From May 26 at 5:00pm until May 27 at 5:00am.
  • June 1-3. The Rescate/Yacht Club Fishing Tournament.
  • Date TBA (2011 tournament was July 1-3). 65th International Billfish Tournament.
  • August 30 – September 3. San Carlos Labor Day Invitational Fishing Tournament.
  • October 5 – 7. San Carlos’ Cantina Cup International Game Fish Tournament.

For more events, please visit our webpages San Carlos Mexico Festivals, Fiestas and Special Events and Fishing Tournaments in San Carlos.

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Published by Christa Thomas and David Irons

Special thanks to Sue Fehrle, Bryan Replogle, Kristine Ladau and Eric Holland, for their help with this issue.
And thanks to all the people who give us a heads up of What’s Up in San Carlos — we appreciate your input.

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