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

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This week’s newsletter: November 22 , 2017

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

A bird’s eye view of Puesta del Sol and the soft sands of La Manga, by Rada SC

Enjoying Opening Day at the San Carlos Yacht Club

Mark Mulligan and the Forasteros Country Band played to a sold-out crowd at La Palapa Griega this weekend. Thanks to Karen Stewart and Seaside Realty for sponsoring this boot-stompin’ event, by Jennifer Anders

The annual Fashion Show was well-attended at the Mar de Cortez hotel in Guaymas. This fundraiser supports “Manos Amigas”, an organization that offers comprehensive rehabilitation programs for people addicted to any type of drug.

What goes up, must come down! Skydivers on San Francisco Beach, by Linda Holder

Lots of laughs at Rescate’s 27th Annual Margarita Party, by Julie Soma

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

San Carlos Weather Forecast

We will have mostly sunny skies this week, except Friday, which will be partly cloudy. The water will be quite calm this weekend.

Daytime temps will be around 25 – 27C (77 – 81F) and nighttime temps will be around 18C (64 – 65F).

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.
  • Starting Wednesday, November 22, the San Carlos Community Church (Ave L in the Ranchitos) will have Wednesday night service in Spanish at 7:00pm. Please invite a friend or neighbor.
  • At the Castaway Kids Thrift Shop on the main street, on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, all men’s and women’s clothing and all shoes will be for sale for half price.
  • Club Deportivo Ceramics classes will start again on Saturday, November 25. Classes are on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  • The annual Rescate Christmas Boutique Craft Fair is on Saturday, December 2 on the Marina San Carlos malecon from 9am to 1pm. Vendors are welcome. For more information, contact Fern at 622-226-1519.
  • There is a garage and shop items, paver tiles, foldable kayak, golf cart, on demand water heater, travel trailer, king mattress, patio heater, weights and bench, grand piano, several boats, a truck, 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.

San Carlos Speed Limits to be enforced

Slow down…you move too fast. You’ll notice new SPEED SIGNS in town, indicating that the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph) along the main street Beltrones Blvd in San Carlos. It is also 40 km/h (25 mph) along the road heading to the Caracol and on the Ranchitos Roads (although with the current potholes on the Ranchitos Road, it’s wise to go even slower).

The speed heading out to HWY 15 (towards Guaymas or Hermosillo) picks up to 60 km/h (40 mph), as well as heading out towards Algodones beach (the Soggy Peso route). Watch for the signs, and when in doubt, drive slower.

San Carlos’ high season has begun. Our part-timers are returning and we are also seeing many weekend tourists. Consequently, there are more cars, ATVs, golf carts, bicycles, runners, and pedestrians on the road. Driving slower should help to reduce accidents.

The speed limit will be enforced by police and you will be fined if you are caught speeding — so let’s, as Simon and Garfunkel sing, feel groovy by moving a little slower through town! And for a little pick-me-up, click here.

Travel Adventure with Ocean Camp San Carlos

Did you know that the Copper Canyon is four times larger than the Grand Canyon?

Join us in the Spring Edition of our tour through the “Barrancas del Cobre” in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. Marvel at the fantastic views of the canyons and learn about the Raramuri, the ethnic group whose communities are throughout the canyon system. Do all of this while traveling on one of the world’s greatest train adventures!

What:  7-Day Fully Escorted Copper Canyon Tour.
When:  April 3, 2018.
Where:  Departing from San Carlos.
How much: 21,500 Mexican Pesos (or its US Dollar equivalent per Banamex exchange rate) per-person, double occupancy.

The tour includes round trip private transportation to El Fuerte; all ground transportation and connections; First Class Train with dining car and bar; 6-nights lodging; all meals; escorted day tours; birding tour on the El Fuerte river; bilingual escorts during the entire trip; and much more. Taking Reservations Now!

Other tours booking: Guadalajara, San Miguel and Guanajuato departing Feb 3, 2018; Mexico City and Oaxaca departing Nov 30, 2018.

For more information and/or reservations, please send an email to with the tour you are interested in the Subject Line. You may also like our Facebook Page to receive updates and see pictures of our tours.

Together Against Cancer

Research shows that 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the most common cancer among women.

Early detection is the key to increasing survival rates. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. Women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer should consult with their physician about when to begin mammography screening.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To bring focus to this important health issue, MDS Lab & Imaging is offering deeply discounted prices on Mammograms and Breast Ultrasounds at its Integrative Health Care Facility right here in San Carlos.

For the rest of November, Mammograms and Breast Ultrasounds will be 50% off! 

The regular price for a mammogram is 1,200 pesos, and the discounted price is 600 pesos. The regular price for a breast ultrasound is 1,000 pesos, and the discounted price is 500 pesos. That is a combined savings of 1,100 pesos! So tell your sister, mom, friend, or neighbor, and come in to take advantage of this special time-limited deal.

MDS is working for the community! For every 10 patients that take advantage of this special, MDS will donate 1 free mammogram to someone who could otherwise not afford it. Also, for every 50 new followers on Facebook, MDS will also donate a mammogram. Click here to “Like” MDS Lab & Imaging. These mammograms will be carried out in December.

With state-of-the-art medical equipment and the clinic’s expertise, your experience at MDS will be professional and worry-free.

To take advantage of these time-limited offers, book your appointment today. Call now to make your appointment at 226-2060.

This Week’s Special Events

Burger Night at the Yacht Club, November 22

The popular Yacht Club movie and a burger night continues tonight, Wednesday, November 22.

The movie this week is “John Wick 2” with Keanu Reeves.

The cost is 150 pesos for guests and 120 pesos for Yacht Club members for a scrumptious burger and all the trimmings. The movie and popcorn are free with the purchase of a burger.

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

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

Cine Club Guaymas, November 22

On Wednesday, November 22, Cine Club Guaymas will show the movie “Despedidas” (Departures) from Japan which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

The show starts at 7:00pm at the Guaymas Civic Auditorium Fray Ivo Toneck.

Movies are shown in their original language with subtitles.

Seafarin’ Kayakers Trip to El Colorado, November 24

The Seafarin’ Kayakers and Friends of El Colorado are planning a trip on Friday, November 24.

We leave from San Carlos at 8:00am and drive in convoy – arriving about 9.15am via the newly paved road. It is absolutely brand new and a great drive.

500 pesos per head buys you a huge super seafood lunch, use of kayak, and guide for the trip. You may also choose to go on a panga ride (small boat) rather than kayak (for the same price).

If you wish to bring your own kayak or just laze on the beach, the cost is 250 pesos per person for the lunch.

Visit or for information and reservations. Space is limited so early reservations are important.

ALL proceeds go to support the eco business at the ejido.

Spend Black Friday with us. Join us for a fun day like none you have experienced – great if you have family in town and are looking for something to do!

Zumba Gold, new dance class at Athleticlub San Carlos, November 24

Athleticlub San Carlos is now offering “Zumba Gold”, a zumba class for those of you who wish to get moving and grooving at your own pace.

This class is based on the same dance moves used in the Latin dance class, however it is less intense — with dance routines designed for beginners, seniors, or for people nursing an injury or with bad knees or hips who prefer something with low impact. The music is a little slower and the dance moves are more controlled. Try this fun, lively class and get a great work-out!

This class will be led by Sandy every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00am. And right after you can cool down in the pool for Aqua-aerobics!

Why not work off a few calories before indulging in that Thanksgiving meal this afternoon….join this dance party workout today!

Come into the gym or call 226-0700 for details.

RE/MAX Open House, November 25

RE/MAX will be hosting an Open House Event on Saturday, November 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Bahia Delfin Condos.

See the poster for unit locations.

Maps are available at RE/MAX’s office in Plaza Arrecifes (behind the Pemex gas station).

Call 622-226-1800 for more information.

Seaside Realty Open Houses, November 25

On Saturday, November 25, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, check out this beautiful waterfront home and stunning view at 99 Loma Bonita, Villa Hermosa.

Click here for more details, or contact Seaside Realty at 622-226-2188.

Seaside Realty will also be showing several houses in Tecalai on Saturday, November 25, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Click on the image to the right for a map.

Ocean Clean-up at Martini Cove, November 25

72 Aquatics and Ocean Sports is inviting all boaters, divers, snorkelers, kayakers, etc. to join us to clean Martini Cove.

On Saturday, November 25 at 2:00pm, be part of the solution.

Come give thanks for the ocean and help us preserve this special spot that we all love so much!

If you’d like to be on the boat with Ocean Sports, contact Abe in the office at Marina San Carlos (beside HammerHead’s) or call 622-110-0977 for costs and details.

Non-Boaters Seminar, November 25

If you ever wanted to boat, thought about boating or just wonder why we love messing around
on the water here – you are invited!

This is an opportunity to learn about boats and boating in our paradise of San Carlos.

The San Carlos Yacht Club invites any non or very new to boating folks to a short
presentation at the club on Saturday, November 25 at 2:00pm. Will likely include a trip dockside to see various boats as well as a few short presentations.

If you ever wanted to boat / sail or even paddle a kayak, we will have some answers and information for you.

Participants will be invited to also join us at 4:00pm for the Saturday Boating Social when members gather on our deck for drinks and burgers.

There’s no costs to participate except afterwards if you want to join the members for a social.

See you at the San Carlos Yacht Club at 2:00pm (upstairs by Barracuda Bob’s).

Sam Rainwater, November 27

Trop Rock Music Association Nominee and Winner, Sam Rainwater, will be performing at the San Carlos Country Club on Monday, November 27 at 4:00pm.

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

All MUSIC Proceeds, Tips, CD Sales + 100% fund matching to Castaway Kids!

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, November 27

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar is Monday, November 27 at 6:00pm at the Captains Club.

The three shows this week are “Among the Present”, “Stupid but Brave”, and “Buster Keaton”.

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.

Free Pickleball Clinic for Beginners and Beyond, November 28

Are you new to the sport of pickleball and want to learn more about the game…what we would call “Beyond Beginners”? Or have you wanted to try the sport but didn’t know where to start?

Then come out to a free Beginner Pickleball Clinic on Tuesday, November 28 at the new Mirador Courts at 10:30am.

If you don’t have a paddle, we will lend one to you. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your own water. The lesson will take approx. 1.5 hours.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot by contacting Theresa Melius at or call 226-1954 if you would like to take part in the lessons.

If you are only available in the evenings, then contact Karen Stewart at if you would like to join an evening lesson.

Be part of the action, and help to make San Carlos the Pickleball Capital of Mexico!


Embarcadero Cocina + Bar

Marinaterra Hotel will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet at the newly renovated Embarcadero Cocina + Bar on Thursday, November 23, starting at 1:30pm.

The cost is only 349 pesos per person.
A glass of white wine or a cup of coffee is included.

Reserve your table by calling 225-2020 ext 4.

Sunset Bar & Grill

Welcome to Sunset Bar & Grill for a delicious 3 course Thanksgiving gourmet dinner:

1. Mushroom & Feta philo pastry with a creamy pumpkin sauce

2. Pork tenderloin with a dry chimichurri rub, served with a fresh cranberry, sun-dried tomato and cilantro chutney

3. Pumpkin mousse

Cost: 480 pesos or $30 USD

(The regular menu will also be available.)

Happy Fall to All and thank you All for your patronage & support!

Shots Restaurant

On Thanksgiving, Shots restaurant is offering a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, sides and dessert for 255 pesos.

Includes a delicious meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with bacon, candied yams, cranberry jelly, dinner roll and pumpkin pie.

Dinner starts at 5:00pm.

For reservations, please call (622) 226-1300.

Delfines Bar and Grill

Delfines Bar and Grill presents a special Thanksgiving Menu that includes: Appetizer plate for two, Mixed greens salad or Soup (French onion), Roasted Turkey and Gravy (choice of dark or white meat or mix; first come basis), Homemade stuffing, Garlic mashed potatoes, Green beans with Asiago cheese. For dessert, pumpkin pie.

The cost is 390 pesos per person.

We’ll have live entertainment for you too — listen to Sangre Cubana from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Available all day. Reservations are respectfully requested. Please call 226-0499.

Captains Club

Gobble, Gobble!

Join us this year at Captains Club for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner starting at 3:00pm.

The dinner will include turkey and all the trimmings, at a cost of 250 pesos per person.

HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille

Join us at HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

We’ll be serving a turkey dinner with all the trimmings including a glass of wine or beer for only 225 pesos per person.

Featuring live music by Malibu from 8:00pm – 11:00pm.

Eat, drink and be Thankful at HammerHead’s.

Dusty’s Deli

Stop by the new Dusty’s Deli for a delicious Thanksgiving special.

Dusty’s Deli will be serving Turkey sandwiches (turkey, stuffing, cranberry & mayo) with chips and a salad for 140 pesos.

Jax Snax

Enjoy your Thanksgiving lunch or dinner at Jax Snax.

This year, we are serving a feast of turkey and all the fixings for 215 pesos per person.

El Mar Restaurant

El Mar Restaurant will be serving a special Thanksgiving meal from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for 320 pesos per person.

Choose between the following 2 menu options:

1. Deep fried turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, soup & salad bar, dessert table and one glass of red wine, white wine, bottled beer, Indio draft or coffee.

2. Pork tenderloin in plum sauce, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, soup & salad bar, dessert table and one glass of red wine, white wine, bottled beer, Indio draft or coffee.

There will be live piano music.

Reserve your table today by calling 226-1080.

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Join us at Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar for a very special Thanksgiving menu.

Choose between a delicious traditional Turkey dinner or Beef Wellington.

The cost is 350 pesos per person.

Call us at 622-226-2051 to book your reservation.

The following businesses will be closed on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23):

  • La Palapa Griega
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store

Future Special Events

Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament, December 8 – Only 12 spaces left

On Friday, December 8, come play in the Sun & Fun Round Robin pickleball tournament, which will be held at Mirador Courts, for Mirador Courts members only.

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

This tournament is a Round Robin format. 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. In most cases, teams will be mixed (men and women).

There are only 12 spaces left, so if you would like to play, please email Theresa Melius asap at Your space will be confirmed by December 4.

On the day of the tournament, meet at 7:45am at Mirador Courts for Check-in. Play will start at 8:00am.Plan on about 3.5 hours of play.

Details of the Awards luncheon held after play TBD.

Bus to Shrimp Festival, December 9 – Confirm your space NOW

The 16th Annual Shrimp Festival will be held on Saturday, December 9 on the Malecon in Guaymas between 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

Mouth-watering shrimp dishes will be prepared by many different restaurants. Tickets for shrimp samples are 40 pesos each and entry into the event is free. There will also be cerveza for sale, craft stalls, live music and dancers (click here for program).

The San Carlos Residents and Visitors Attention Office has arranged for a bus to take people from San Carlos to the Guaymas malecon (boardwalk) to enjoy the Shrimp Festival. It will leave San Carlos at 2:00pm and return at 5:00pm.

The cost to take the bus is 80 pesos per person, round trip.

Reserve your spot with Kristian at the office (contact info below). At least 25 people need to sign up, so please let Kristian know if you’re interested as soon as possible.

Residents and Visitors Attention Office contact info:
Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am – 3pm
Phone: 622-222-7428 (San Carlos office)
Address: Plaza Arrecifes, Suite 10 (in the same plaza as Seaside Realty and RE/MAX Realty, behind the Pemex gas station), Blvd Manlio Fabio Beltrones, San Carlos, Sonora Mexico.

Other News Around Town

Clean Up San Carlos! Weekly Saturday clean, November 25

Clean Up San Carlos! continues to make a difference in our community.

A great idea to control the garbage problems in our neighborhoods is to purchase a customized garbage can holder, similar to the one shown in the picture. Horse and cow proof. Dogs, birds, coyote and raccoons too. Imagine never having to clean up that mess the next day. These are being made by the twins at the Iron Masters Welding Shop located just east of Froggy’s Bar, next to the Coco stand. They will come to your home, take the measurements and install your custom-designed garbage can protecter. The pricing depends on the size of your can(s), the design and materials used. Call Jorge at 622-103-1884 or 622-228-7117, or stop by their shop and see what they can do for you. They are bilingual.

Please join CUSC this Saturday, November 25 at 8:00am.

We’ll meet at Bahia Delfin Condos, and will clean up along the beach and in the dunes. Click here for a map.

** Bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves and don’t forget drinking water. We have a small supply of gloves if needed.
** We have Grabbers on hand. A donation is requested.
** We will also use the sign-in table as a drop off location for your recycled aluminum. Please remember to clean it, crush it and bag it. Please drop it off no later than 9:30am.
** Members are always welcome to arrive early to clean-ups. Bring a bag from home.
** Please join our Clean Up San Carlos! Facebook group for announcements, schedule changes and progress reports.

Thank you,
Anne Lewis and Allison Poutiatine

Fishing, Diving, Golfing & Birding Reports

Fishing Report

It was another great week for bonita. Not every day was great, but it has been fairly consistent. The yellowtail are being a little slow to get in the game. There are a few being caught in close. A bunch were jigged up last Friday. They are around, maybe just full.

There is a ton of bait in areas. I think we netted 500 mackerel the other night. We were catching them with our hands!

San Pedro has some good yellowtail if you put in the time. We headed out 46 miles on Saturday, but found the best dorado at 18. One went 17 pounds. Maybe the biggest of our year.

Expect a good bite for this busy weekend. Happy Thanksgiving from Team Margarita Sportfishing!

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita
Video of fishing with Bryan

Diving Report

Echinoderms (meaning spiny skin) are an interesting group of invertebrates – sea stars including brittle stars and basket stars, sea urchins including sand dollars, and sea cucumbers. They all share pentaradial (five part) symmetry, an endoskeleton that has plates, spines, and spicules, and a water vascular system that helps them move.

Some frequently seen sea stars in the San Carlos area are the cushion star, chocolate chip star, and the many armed sun star. A small commensal shrimp can sometimes be found feeding on the bottom side of cushion stars.

Sea cucumbers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Common ones are the brown spotted and warty.

The popular sand dollar is in the same class at sea urchins. Care must be taken around spiny sea urchins. Their spines can become embedded in feet or hands if contact is accidentally made. One member of this group is the flower urchin (Toxopneustes roseus) and it is a master of disguise. If they are in an area of rocks, they will cover themselves with rocks…an area of shells, then shells…an area of algae, then algae. In other words, they take on whatever is available. The photos above show what happens when trash settles on the bottom of the ocean! These photos were taken at Piedras Pintas (aka Lalo’s).

Water temperatures are in the low 70’s with limited visibility. There is still diving available, but best to check with the dive shop for wetsuit recommendations.

by Annette Felix and Feliza Rios, El Mar Diving

Birding Report

Special Notice: This Thanksgiving Day we will not have a regular outing that is open to all. We have arranged a special small kayak outing at the estuary for our birding regulars that are in town and all spaces are full. Next week’s November 30th excursion will, as usual, be open to anyone that is interested.

This past week our little band of nine went back out the Esterito Road to a watering hole that is quite birdy in the fall. Everyone was able to get good viewings of the Black-throated Sparrow. This little guy is a desert sparrow and is quite reclusive but we have been seeing them often in this spot. We had nice sightings of other desert birds such as the Northern Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Ash-throated Flycatcher and both the Green-tailed and Canyon Towhees. From there we checked out the Villa Hermosa Beach (no sightings yet of our Surfbird or Black Turnstone.) Last was the Country Club settlement pond. What a treat! Five Great Kiskadees at once. The Black-necked Stilts are still there and we now have more Buffleheads including the male in full winter plumage. JJ’s was our restaurant for lunch and it was excellent.

Our Bird of the Week is the Black Phoebe (pictured above). I was surprised to find that I have never had the Black Phoebe as our special bird. It is common here in the winter but is not a particularly common bird in the US. You will find it in coastal California up into southern Oregon and in the southwestern part of the US but other than that it is only in Mexico and countries further south. It is a winter visitor here.

The Black Phoebe is a medium sized flycatcher and is associated always with water. In fact, Dave Verner, our former birding leader, says if you have a swimming pool down here you may even see it around that. They eat insects but do most of their foraging for those insects around areas of water. We see it at all of the settlement ponds we visit and also at the watering holes for cattle.

It is similar to the Say’s Phoebe in size (pictured on right) but is a stark black and white where the Say’s has a distinctive orange brown belly below a grayish brown breast. It’s very distinctive and not shy around humans. Like all the flycatchers, and perhaps even more so, it is a poser (or think of it as a sitter vs flitter.) It’s major food items are wild bees and wasps, flies, beetles, damselflies and dragonflies, and spiders. Interestingly, last year we saw more of the Say’s Phoebe where in years past the Black Phoebe was far more common. This season, we are back to normal and seeing lots of Black Phoebes with sporadic sightings of the Say’s.

Remember no outing this Thursday, November 23 but back to normal on Thursday, November 30.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

by Mary Tannehill

Golfing Report

Men’s Club. The winter evaders are slowly slushing their way in from the north and this week we almost filled the golf course up with 3-somes. It was another beautiful day in San Carlos and the game was a fun one, with only one score having to count from the group. The winners were: Joe deMik, Jack Renard and Chuck Schrader who beat Chuck Athauser, Reg Jewett and Bob Mettlewsky with net 55’s. They edged two other teams who had net 56’s. The spectacular play continued this week with Bob Mettlewsky shooting a light’s out net 60, Mike Barry with net 61 and Jack Renard with net 62. We don’t know what these boys have been taking but the golf drug testers have been asking questions.

Ladies Club. The Ladies played the same game as the men with one low net in teams of three. Lena Haldane, Ali Boyle & Sue Fath won the day edging out 3 other teams that tied for 2nd.

Upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, November 21, Friday, November 24 & Tuesday, November 28 – Ladies Annual Eclectic Tournament. Ladies are welcome to play in either 1 or 2 or all 3 days. Entry fee 150 pesos.
  • Thursday, November 23 – Men’s Day – Guess your score.
  • Tuesday, December 5 – Men’s Club is traveling to Obregon – sign up early as the bus is limited to 40 seats and it fills up quickly. Yes this is a Tuesday, not a misprint.
  • Sunday, December 10 – The Ladies host the annual mixed Holiday Tournament.
  • Monday, January 1 – The Men host the annual mixed Hangover Tournament.

Just a reminder for the men to please sign up for the weekly play online if you can, it makes things so much easier to organize. Go to (now the central link for both the Mens AND Ladies Golf Clubs) and follow the Sign Up Page to get registered. If you aren’t able to get online, please call Jim at 226-1637 for the men or Mary at 226-0156 for the Ladies and we’ll get you fixed up.

If you have any golf related news, events, happenings, exceptional scores or the like that you would like out in the community, let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen.

by Jim McAdie, Games Chair

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 Thursdays. For a full listing and show times, visit Cinemex.
  • Justice League (La Liga de la Justicia). Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
  • 47 Meters Down (Terror A 47 Metros). Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Asesinato En El Expreso De Oriente, Thor 3: Ragnarok, Coco, Jigsaw: El Juego Continúa, La Liga de la Justicia, Terror A 47 Metros,

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. Wednesday’s 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.

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

Happy Hours and Food Specials

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar

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

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

A breakfast buffet is served from 6:00am to 1:00pm. From Monday to Friday, there’s a special price of 140 pesos for women.

There is also an à la carte menu.

2×1 Martinis every day!

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

The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Bar & Grill

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

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

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

The Caddy Shack will open again on December 4 and be open from 7am to 9pm.

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
Thursday: Sensa Nova, 5pm – 8pm
Friday: Sensa Nova, 5pm – 8pm
Saturday: Sector 7G, 2pm – 5pm
Sunday: The Dudes, 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 120 pesos, enjoy eggs (any way you like), ham, bacon, beans, fried potatoes, chilaquiles, hotcakes, fruit, and menudo & pozole for an additional 10 pesos. A full menu is also available.

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

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

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

Jax Snax

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

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

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

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

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

Hours of business: Open Monday, Wednesday – Sunday, from 7am – 10:30pm. Closed on Tuesday. 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: Sensa Nova, 6pm – 9pm; Friday: Sector 7G, 6pm – 9pm; Saturday: Live Salsa band, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Wednesday: Omar Arriaga, piano music indoors, 6pm-9pm; Thursday: Sangre Cubana, 6:30pm-8:30pm; Friday: Nat Yet, 7pm – 9pm. Saturday: Los Country Boys, 7pm – 10pm. Sunday: Mariachi Oro y Plata, 5:00pm.

Hours:  Open from 11am – 11pm, Monday to Sunday. For reservations, questions, or inquiries about catered events, please contact Delfines’ owner Patrick, 622-226-0499.

Click for map and menus

Sunset Bar & Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunset’s Weekly Special (Friday – Monday). By chef Miguel Rodriguez: Sonoran herb rubbed Sirloin cap served over artisanal garlic, oregano & chiltepin bread and a bean sauce with fresh ranch cheese. 335 pesos or $21 USD.

Entertainment. Monday: Sangre Latina, 6pm – 9pm; Saturday: Son Desierto plays World Music, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Band, 6pm – 9pm (reservations recommended).

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 4:00pm – 11:00pm; Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click herefor the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations, call 622-109-0003.

Soggy Peso Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille

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

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

Check out our daily food and drink special while you watch your favorite games on one of our 7 large TVs. 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: Thursday: Luna Band, 8pm – 12am. Friday: Malibu, 8pm – 12am. Saturday: The Dudes, 3pm – 6pm and Luna Band, 8pm – midnight. 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 FacebookClick here for more information, menus, and a map.

Froggy’s Bar

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Thursday: Karaoke, 9pm – 2:30am. Friday: Luna Band, 10pm – 2:30am. Saturday: Grupo Zero. Band, 10pm – 2:30am. Sunday: Karaoke, 9pm – midnight. Tuesday: Sula Blues Band, 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

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

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Tortuga’s is starting the new season with a fresh food Bistro menu specially prepared by Chef Joan: our famous meats (like rib eye and filet mignon), white wine catch of the day, spicy tuna, and field salad and a few new dishes.

Every Friday try our Prime Rib  (includes one glass of wine for 540 pesos). Every Saturday the famous Beef Wellington (425 pesos) and new breakfast menu served all week long.

Tortuga’s is open and we welcome you from 8:00am to 11:00pm. Come in, have fun, laugh a lot, and try the Best Hamburger in San Carlos, and a few new dishes like crab cake and marinated Eggplant. Open 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.

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

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (15 pesos) + Tequila (30 pesos)
Wednesday: Shepherd’s pie (90 pesos) + Piña colada (45 pesos)
Thursday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Chile relleno (90 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Saturday: Back Ribs (120 pesos)  + Mojito (45 pesos)
Sunday: Special wood oven pizza (140 pesos, starting at 1:00pm).

Check out the website for more information.

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

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

With 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 8:30am – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday. See the calendar below for Entertainment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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

La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra

Check out our New Menu!

Join us for fine dining with a Special Touch!

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

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

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

Entertainment: Saturday: Sangre Latina, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

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

Mr. Iguana Burger

Mr. Iguana Burger y mas has it all. We serve breakfast (we make the best chilaquiles in town), lunch (try our most popular Olga Burger or 6 other gourmet burger options), and dinner (we’re famous for our Mega Nachos) at our spacious restaurant located right along the main street in San Carlos.

With Daily food specials, Daily Happy Hour from 4pm – 7pm, 2 Pool Tables, Corn hole, 8 big-screen TVs, 2 Projectors, DirectTV, free wifi, and lots of parking, Mr. Iguana Burger is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the best Mexican food in San Carlos.

No need to wait for Semana Santa – get your Burro fix now at Burros Percherones. Choose from beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, or a combination at the stand adjacent to our restaurant, or now you can order a burro directly at Mr. Iguana Burger.

Entertainment: Wednesday, Sector 7G (classic rock band), 5:30pm – 8:30pm; Thursday, Sector 7G, 5:30pm – 8:30pm; Friday, Grupo Zero, 8;30pm – 1am; Saturday, Grupo Malibu, 8:30pm – 1am; Sunday, Karaoke, 7pm – 10pm; Monday, Beto & Galo, 5:30pm – 8:30pm; Tuesday, Nat Yet, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Weekly Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Stuffed Chiles with Rice (95 pesos); Shot of Tequila (20 pesos)
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas (95 pesos); 2 x 1 Margaritas
Wednesday: Taco Street (18 pesos); Draft beer (15 pesos all day)
Thursday: Cordon bleu with Rice (95 pesos)
Friday: Pork Ribs (105 pesos)
Saturday: Fish tacos with mango sauce (85 pesos)
Sunday: Chicken and beef fajitas (95 pesos)

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8am – 11pm, Friday to Sunday from 8am – 2am. Follow us on FacebookClick here for more information and a map. Call 226-2187 for take-out or reservations.

Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant

Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant is located on the Malecon at Marina San Carlos. Come and join us to have a drink in a fun, casual setting; to watch your favorite sports team; or to dance the night away.

With indoor and outdoor seating for over 70 people, we have something for everyone (including special vegan/vegetarian dishes). Enjoy our varied international menu made with fresh ingredients from local vendors created by chef Judy Harris, a variety of amazing shots and martinis, and fabulous views of the beautiful marina and Tetakawi.

Check out our daily food, drink and entertainment specials and LIKE us on Facebook ShotsSanCarlos
Tuesday: Country Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Corn on the Cob. Entertainment: Shots Band, 6pm – 10pm; live video DJ, 10pm.
Wednesday: Pasta Night. Entertainment: Shots Band, 6pm – 10pm; live video DJ, 10pm.
Thursday: BBQ Ribs, Corn on the cob or coleslaw, baked beans and scalloped potatoes. Entertainment: Shots Band, 6pm – 10pm. live video DJ, 10pm.
Friday: Mexican Dinner Specials. Entertainment: Shots Band, 6pm – 10pm. live video DJ, 10pm.
Saturday: Early Brunch specials and Farmer’s Market. Entertainment: Shots Band, 6pm – 10pm. live video DJ, 10pm
Sunday: Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes with gravy and green beans with bacon. Entertainment: live video DJ, 10pm.
DAILY Tuesday – Sunday: Breakfast Menu 11am – 1pm and starting at 5pm, The Best Sonoran Bone In Rib Eye Steak or Rib Eye Steak, scalloped potatoes and seasonal sauteed vegetables and MORE!

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 11am – 2am. Closed on Monday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-1300. Click here for menus, more information, and a map.

Dusty’s Deli & Bar

Dusty’s Deli & Bar is now open!

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

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

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

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

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

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8am – 6pm. Closed on Monday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-2350. Click here for menus, more information, and a map. There’s plenty of free parking at the back of San Carlos PowerSports…just follow the signs.

Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions

El Mar Diving Center

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

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

Phone: 622-226-0404 (San Carlos Office); 1-877-365-0251 (Toll Free from U.S. & CAD)
Address: 263 Creston, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Facebook: El Mar Diving Center San Carlos Mexico

Team Margarita Sport Fishing

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

Check out our weekly Fishing Report on

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

Phone: 044-622-855-5926 or 622-227-0219 (San Carlos Office); 1-520-232-2103 (U.S. & CAD)

Jack Wilde Kayak Adventures

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rancho Nacapule

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

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

This week’s special: 1 hour ride for $25 USD per person; 2 hour ride $40 USD per person; 3 hour ride $50 USD per person.

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

Residents and Visitors Attention Office

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

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

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

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 and Remax, behind the Pemex gas station), Blvd Manlio Fabio Beltrones, San Carlos, Sonora Mexico.


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

Adan Off Road Tours

Adan Off Road Tours 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 622-103-5108 (cel) or check out our website for more information about our tours and rentals.

New location in Los Jitos, open 9:00am – 6:00pm.

Follow us on Facebook.

BadAss Banditos Tours & San Carlos PowerSports – Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, November 22


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Nat Yet. 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Omar Arriaga, Piano music indoor. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Shots Band. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja (map).
  • 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.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar Restaurant (please be there by 10:45am to check in). Contact Dolores 227-0343.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church. NEW

Thursday, November 23 – USA Thanksgiving

Special Event

  • USA Thanksgiving dinners around town (see above for details). NEW


  • The Dudes. 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Shots Band. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Sangre Cubana. 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • The 3 Amigos: Omar, Pab & Brad. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Bonafacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • Men’s Golf league. 9:00am, San Carlos Country Club. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at or 226-1637.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • AA meeting. 1:00pm, San Carlos Medical Plaza.

Friday, November 24

Special Event

  • Seafarin’ Kayakers Trip to El Colorado. Leaving at 8:00am. NEW


  • Assterisko. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sector 7G. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Shots Band. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Nat Yet. 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo Zero. 8:30pm – 1:00am, Mr. Iguana Burger. NEW
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Luna Band. 10:00pm – 2:30am, Froggy’s Bar. NEW

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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja
  • 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.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Slow-pitch Softball. 10:00am, Secundaria field in Ranchitos
  • Free Spanish classes. 11:00am to 12:00pm, Residents and Visitor Attention Office.

Saturday, November 25

Special Events

  • RE/MAX Open House. 11:00am to 3:00pm in Bahia Delfin. NEW
  • Seaside Realty Open Houses. 11:00am to 2:00pm in Loma Bonita, Villa Hermosa and in Tecalai. NEW
  • Ocean Clean-up. 2:00pm, Martini Cove. NEW
  • Non-Boaters Seminar. 2:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club. NEW


  • Sector 7G. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Luna Band. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • Cultural Weekends with music and art for families. 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Parque Infantil.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant.
  • Sangre Latina. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra.
  • Shots Band. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Son Desierto plays World Music. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Lorena Robles. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Los Country Boys. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Defines Bar and Grill.
  • Live Salsa band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Captains Club. NEW
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:30pm – 1:00am. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Grupo Zero. 10:00pm – 2:30am, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

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

Sunday, November 26


  • The Dudes. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Guajira Son. 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Cultural Weekends with music and art for families. 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Parque Infantil.
  • Sensa Nova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Sonora Jazz Band. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Karaoke. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – midnight, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

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 de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.

Monday, November 27

Special Event

  • Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm, San Carlos Country Club. NEW


  • Beto & Galo. 6:30pm – 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Mr. Iguana Burger. NEW
  • Omar’s Silent Comedy Movie Show with live music. 6:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Sangre Latina. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Gembe Jazz Trio. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; Belly Dance, pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • La Liga de Arte. 9:00am, the Tecalai Clubhouse. All levels and all mediums are welcome. For more information, e-mail Terri at
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 10:30am, Tortuga’s Restaurant (please be there by 10:15am to check in). Contact Pat 226-0971.
  • Free tour of San Carlos; call for reservation. 3:00pm, Seaside Realty.
  • Grief Share. 3:33pm, San Carlos Community Church. For more information, contact Bob or Marilyn Hicks at 226-1550.

Tuesday, November 28

Special Event

  • Free Pickleball Clinic for Beginners and Beyond. 10:30am, Mirador CourtsNEW


  • Omar: the Beach Show. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Nat Yet. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Mr. Iguana Burger. NEW
  • Grupo Sangre Nueva with Alberto Osuna. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar. NEW
  • Shots Band. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Alfredo & Guests. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sula Blues Band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • 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.
  • Rotary Club. 9:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited. For more information please contact
  • Slow-pitch Softball. 10:00am, Secundaria field in Ranchitos.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Wednesday, November 29


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Nat Yet. 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Omar Arriaga, Instrumental Piano. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Shots Band. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • 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.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar Restaurant (please be there by 10:45am to check in). Contact Dolores 227-0343.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.

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  • December 2. Lions Club pancake breakfast at Club Deportivo. 8:00am – 11:00am.
  • December 2. Rescate Christmas Boutique. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Marinaterra Boardwalk at the San Carlos Marina.
  • December 4. Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • December 8. Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament.
  • December 9. SBPA Tianguis.
  • December 9. Shrimp Festival. 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Guaymas Malecon.
  • December 9. Club Deportivo Welcome Back Dinner. 4:30pm.
  • December 10. Holiday Golf Tournament.
  • December 12. Día de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe), Mexico’s patron saint.