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: May 3, 2017

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Relaxing on the beach and marveling at another beautiful San Carlos sunset, by Marco Guerrero Peralta

Extraordinary glittering morning sky, by Rada SC

Congratulations to Zack and Dulce, who tied the knot on Friday in San Carlos among friends and family, by Limon JC

Work slowly continues on the Mirador remodel, by Debbie Wild

Enticing view from the margarita deck, by William Vander Lende

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

San Carlos Weather Forecast

This week, Sunday and Monday will be our windiest and coolest days. Skies will be partly cloudy through Friday and then sun for the weekend.

We will have daytime temperatures in the 22 – 32C (71 – 89F) range, and overnight lows in the 17 – 20C (62 – 69F) range.

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.
  • Check out this beautiful drone video of San Carlos by Josh Siegel who recently enjoyed a visit to San Carlos.
  • Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Begins May 15. The NOAA has declared May 7 – 13, 2017 National Hurricane Preparedness Week. They recommend preparing for potential hurricane conditions by developing an evacuation plan, assembling disaster kits and strengthening home and business structures. Read more.
  • On Thursday, May 4, the AMPI Real Estate Community in San Carlos will have a very important event called Toma de Protesta (swear in) of our new AMPI San Carlos president, Georgina Bedran, from RE/MAX First Choice Realty. ​This event will take place at Charly’s Rock from 8:30am to 10:30am. AMPI Nacional (Mexico City) and AMPI Regional (Hermosillo, Sonora) and a couple of Notarios will be guests. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
  • There is a triple axel trailer, small utility trailer, dog kennel, platform steps, swivel chairs, boats, cars, 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.

Clean Up San Carlos! Successful final event of the season

“It takes a village”… and on Saturday, April 29, it took a boat with divers, kayakers, snorkelers, ATVers, and plenty of hands to clean up San Francisco beach and the Sea of Cortez.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all the organizers and volunteers who made this season’s final Clean Up San Carlos beach clean a soaring success.

A special “shout out” to Allison Poutiatine (pictured on right) , whose energy and passion for this cause is unparalleled and unwavering. Thanks to her commitment, our streets, desert, and beaches are much, much cleaner than in past years. Residents of San Carlos and family members and friends who’ve visited recently all agree.

Let’s hope that the “clean beaches” momentum continues into the summer months as we welcome many tourists to San Carlos.

With the increased number of posters, signs and stickers, and the additional trash bins located along the beach and a consistent PASA trash pick-up schedule, it can only help.

Collage photos by Kimberly Wherry Baum

This Week’s Special Events

Palenque and ExpoGan Hermosillo, continuing to May 21

The extremely popular ExpoGan and Palenque in Hermosillo will be ongoing until Sunday, May 21.

It includes rodeos, horse riders, dance performances, theater, live music, children’s rides and art shows.

Many shows and live entertainment are included in ExpoGan’s 50 pesos entrance fee.

The fair opens at 4:00pm each day.

Palenque will bring more than 40 performers to the stage. Tickets range in price.

For more information, click here.

Bahia Storage Tiangius, May 6

Bahia Storage will have a Tianguis / Open Flea Market on Saturday, May 6 from 8:00am to 11:00am.

All sellers are welcome to set-up between 7:15am and 8:00am. The 100 peso vendor fee goes towards educational needs in the community. All vendors are welcome.

For more information, contact Bahia Storage at 227-0504.

Fight Night at La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra, May 6

La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra will be showing the boxing match of the year — Mexican rivals Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday, May 6 at 6:00pm.

Come in and enjoy a delicious meal while watching this special fight and to see who is truly the best Mexican boxer in the world.

Other sports bars around town, including Mr. Iguana Burger, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille, Delfines Bar and Grill, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar, Froggy’s Bar, and La Salsa Beach Bar, will also be showing the fight.

Mexican Mother’s Day at Hacienda Mar de Cortez, May 7

Hacienda Mar de Cortez will celebrate Mexican Mother’s Day (officially May 10) three days early with a special buffet Brunch on Sunday, May 7, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Enjoy a complimentary Welcome Drink for all adults.

Cost: 120 pesos for adults; 60 pesos for children 4 – 12 years of age; free for kids under 4.

Call 622-124-5183 to make your reservations.

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, May 8

Enjoy Omar’s fun-filled Silent Comedy Show on Monday, May 8 around 7:00pm (at dusk) at the Captains Club. We are getting to the END of the SEASON, so this might be the last show, depending on attendance. See you there if you like it to continue!

This week “The Circus” from 1927 starring Charlie Chaplin will be shown. 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.

Future Special Events

Free Talk on Making your Emergency Plan, May 17 – Pre-register today

Attention Americans & Canadians in San Carlos!

What would you do if you or your loved one suffered a medical emergency tonight? Do you have a plan in place? Do your friends and family know what to do?

Is returning to the US or Canada in the event of a serious medical emergency important to your for personal or insurance purposes?

If your answer is YES, this is a “Must Attend” FREE talk on Making your Emergency Plan.

Hosted by Cathie LoCicero, Director VIP Programs Mexico.

Join Cathie on Wednesday, May 17 at the San Carlos Plaza hotel, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Talk includes handouts and discussion period with complimentary appetizers.

Spaces are limited, so make your reservations today by calling 575-993-8227 or RSVP to

Nicho Hinojosa at Bonifacio’s Cotton Club, May 19

Popular Mexican singer, Nicho Hinojosa, will be performing at Bonifacio’s Cotton Club on Friday, May 19 at 8:30pm.

This special dinner show costs 790 pesos per person for the show and dinner. Get your tickets at Bonifacio’s or online at

For reservations, call Bonifacio’s at 132-6152.

Annual Guaymas Paddle Event, May 21

The 9th Annual Guaymas Paddle Event takes place on Sunday, May 21 at 10:00am from the Guaymas Malecon and 6 kilometers around the bay. All kayakers and paddleboarders are invited to participate.

The cost to enter is 150 pesos. You can register on the day of the competition between 8:00am and 9:15am.

Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each age category. Participants will also receive a T-shirt, water and food.

For more information, contact Gabriel Soto Monge at 221-5944, 622-118-6284 or email Also visit the Facebook event page.

Summer Fishing Tournaments

Ladies International Fishing Tournament, May 26 – 28

The 24th Annual Ladies International Fishing Tournament takes place on May 26 – 28 this year (Memorial weekend).

Registration is on Friday, May 26 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Club Deportivo.

Fishing Days are on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

Awards Dinner: Sunday, May 28, 5:30pm.

For more information, contact Kathy Rodgers at or 622-120-7869 or Dolores Ruppel at or call 622-227-0343.

Entry Fee: $60.00 USD which includes awards dinner and gift.

Basic Rules: Mexican law requires fishing licenses. This is a lure-only event. No live or dead bait permitted. Billfish are catch and release only.

San Carlos Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament, June 2 – 4

Building on last year’s highly enjoyable Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament, we are pleased to bring you the 2017 Tournament from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4.

This is an event where a lone angler could enter and for no more than the entry fee, walk off with several thousand dollars prize money.

This year sees the return of the Daily Angler Awards that were so popular last year, along with both Fun Fish Jackpot categories and regular Jackpots.

The entry fee is $150 USD per angler (there’s no boat fees).

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

Marinaterra Dorado Derby Fishing Tournament, June 9 & 10

The 5th Annual Marinaterra Dorado Derby will take place from Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10.

Register on Friday, June 9 in the Terra Salon at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. The cost is 2,000 pesos per person.

By 6:30am, all participating boats must be located at the exit or entrance to San Carlos bay, to start the tournament. The tournament will begin at 7:00am on Saturday, June 10, with weighing from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

At 7:30pm on Saturday, the Awards ceremony and dinner will take place at Marinaterra.

The prizes are:
1st Place – 30,000 pesos + outboard motor + trophy;
2nd Place – 30,000 pesos + trophy;
3rd Place – 20,000 pesos + trophy;
4th Place – 10,000 pesos + trophy;
5th Place – trophy.

For more information, email or phone 01-800-500-2040.

70th International Billfish Tournament, June 30 – July 2

The 70th International Billfish Tournament takes place from Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2.

Registration is on June 30 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the San Carlos Yacht Club. The registration fee is $150 USD.

The event is hosted and sponsored by Ernesto Zaragoza Charity Foundation and is in memory of Mr. Ernesto Zaragoza. Funds raised from the tournament help local charities in their endeavors.

The tournament is conducted under International Game Fish Association rules.

For more information, contact:
Phone: 011-52-622-225-2800

Other News Around Town

Town Hall Meeting with CEA (Water Company), Summary

There was a spirited discussion on Tuesday, April 25 at a Town Hall meeting in San Carlos, intended to address concerns about the CEA and water issues; other infrastructure issues such as pot holes, and keeping the community clean.

With approx. 120 people in attendance, San Carlos Comisario Ruben Pinto led the meeting, asking CEA’s Guaymas leader, Efrain Soto, to address complaints he has received from residents and business owners via email, phone calls, and visits. The questions and answers are summarized here:

Why were our water meters replaced? Answer: Putting on new water meters is a National program, for all of Mexico. Every home will have a water meter, and there will be a bill for usage. Many people in the country were abusing the “system” because they did not have a water meter, and therefore much revenue was lost.

Why did they replace the copper piping with more inferior piping? Answer: None given.

What happens if I repair a leak caused by this inferior piping? Who will pay for that cost? Answer: Mr. Pinto suggested that one solution may be to present the amount paid, with an official invoice, to the CEA office and that amount should be deducted from the next water bill. Mr. Soto of the CEA said he will look into this as an option, but will not make any promises at this time.

Why has the cost of water gone up? Answer: Mr. Soto explained that the water bills have not been increased for the past 10 years. It was necessary to increase them. San Carlos as a town has had a flat fee on the bill when we use anywhere between 0 – 30 cubic meters of water. This cost was 365 pesos. Recently in 2017, this went up to 550 pesos. However, effective on the next water bill cycle, the flat fee range/tier will be lower, moving to 0 – 20 cubic meters, which will cost, once again, 365 pesos. So if you reduce the amount of water you use to be 20 cubic meters or less per month, your bill will go back down to 365 pesos. If you go above 20 cubic meters, then every cubic meter used above that amount will be charged extra. This reduction will benefit people who do not use much water, and also part-timers who live here only ½ a year will pay less. For those who have large yards or gardens or pools, they will pay more.

The Ranchitos area is often without water. What will CEA do about that? Answer: The Technical Director of the CEA explained that the CEA will pay for and build a water tank in the Ranchitos next year. Exact date not given.

Many residents in attendance had grievances to share with the CEA and Comisario, specifically around water leakages at their personal homes or in the streets, sewage going into the Sea of Cortez, water pumps not working in their developments, not receiving water at their homes even though they are being charged, and lack of communication and empathy of CEA staff. Pictures of leaks, broken pipes, and sewage were handed over to Mr. Soto.

The CEA explained that currently San Carlos has 3 wells, which also service Santa Clara (not the citrus orchards though), and does NOT service Guaymas. The amount of water available to San Carlos has been the same since we’ve had these 3 wells, but over the years, there are more people living in San Carlos, and more tourists coming to San Carlos. Therefore the water consumption is greater than before. To help that issue, there are plans to get a 4th well to service San Carlos. A date was not given for that.

In terms of improving the infrastructure of the pipes to reduce the leaks, they are working on that.

Comisario Ruben Pinto is planning to send a letter to the Governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich, to request that more funds be given to the CEA so that they can improve the infrastructure in San Carlos, and better service the water needs of its residents, businesses, and tourists.

He would also like to form a committee for San Carlos, made up of residents willing to work together (and with the CEA) who have the experience and interest in fixing issues such as water leaks, sewage issues, etc. He suggested that “donors” contribute monies towards these repairs, and then get “credit” towards their future water bills. This didn’t sit well with the attendees, as they feel that their tax payments should go towards these repairs. Feel free to contact the Comisario at 226-1932 for more information or to become a committee member.

Juan Cordero, Director of Tourism in Guaymas, was also in attendance. He explained that CEA is a State owned operation that is unionized and at times has labor issues (there is a strike in Hermosillo right now); there is little continuity of leadership because every time the Government changes from one party to another, the workers and processes change; the low rates and amount of non-payers means that there is little revenue…so all of this combined makes it very challenging for the CEA to do a great job. On the other hand, CFE (the electric company) is Federally owned and has more access to federal funding; there is little abuse because they can easily cut off non-payers, which enables them to get more revenue which in turn enables them to provide better service.

Although there were no real commitments from the CEA to resolve the many issues raised, at least this Town Hall gave a forum for residents of San Carlos to voice their complaints — let’s hope they didn’t fall on deaf ears!

The next part of the meeting revolved around a discussion of garbage, the beaches, and Semana Santa, pot holes and street lighting. Many people left at this point. Click on this video to watch the meeting. The trash discussion with PASA starts at 1:30 in the video. Thanks to Dave Griffith for videotaping the Town Hall meeting, and to the meeting organizers.

Birding Report

There will be NO outing at the Esterito Cafe this coming Thursday, May 4. However, we are not done with the season yet and will meet again on Thursday, May 11 at the Esterito Cafe at 7:30am.

This past Thursday our little band of 7 went to the El Palmar settlement ponds, Ojo de Agua watering hole north of La Manga, and after lunch at Doña Rosita, we finished up at the Country Club settlement ponds. We were on the lookout for the Western Tanager but got only a brief glimpse at the Country Club. Since it summers here, we will continue to search for this beautiful bird. However, we did see, among others, six Killdeer adults at the Country Club AND three chicks. Seeing the babies is one of the joys of being here to observe birds in the late spring.

However, my Bird of the Week: the Rufous-winged Sparrow, was spotted out at Bella Esperanza which is on the way to Nacapule Canyon. This little Sparrow may seem on the bland side compared to the Lark or the gorgeous White-crowned Sparrows, but it is very special. Unlike most Sparrows which only winter here, the Rufous-winged is a year round resident. In fact, his territory in basically only Western Sonora with a small intrusion into southern Arizona.

The Mexican name for this bird: Gorrión Bigotudo Sonorense reflects this geographical preference. Think about that: in the whole world, Sonora (and a teeny part of AZ) is the only place you will find this bird. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birds of North American says “Of all North American birds, the Rufous-winged Sparrow may depend the most on rainfall as a stimulus for nesting. It typically nests after summer rains have begun, often building a nest and laying its first egg within 5 or 6 days after the first rain…Territories are normally maintained throughout the year, and pairs remain mated for life.”

So, if you are out and about in the desert and see a bland little Sparrow, look for the rufous-colored striping on the head, a rufous line behind the eye, and a bi-colored bill with the lower part orange-pink and the upper dusky. Also, of course, look for the rufous patch on the wing for which it got its name but all the guide books say this is often concealed. You can, however, see it in our photo.

Remember, there is NO outing this Thursday, May 4. I hope to see you on May 11.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at Happy Birding!

by Mary Tannehill

What’s Playing at Cinemex Guaymas

Please note that Cinemex changes the movies that are showing during the week, so check their site on the day you are going for the most up-to-date listings. Click here for Tips on how to navigate the cinemex website. New movies are arriving and being shown on Fridays. For a full listing and show times, visit Cinemex.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Guardianes De La Galaxia 2). Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
  • The Fate of the Furious (Rápidos y Furiosos 8). When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Rápidos y Furiosos 8, Los Pitufos 3, No Toques Dos Veces, Guardianes De La Galaxia 2, Ozzy Rápido y Peludo, Un Jefe En Pañales, 3 Idiotas.

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

El Embarcadero at Marinaterra Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Bar & Grill

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

The Caddy Shack is open from 10:00am – 9:00pm, every day.

The Palapa Bar by the pool and the pool are open from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Enjoy the pool for only 60 pesos.

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

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

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. 5:50pm – 8:30pm.
Thursday: SensaNova. 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Friday: Alfredo. 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Saturday: Sector G7. 2:30pm – 5:30pm.
Sunday: The Dudes. 2:30pm – 5:30pm.

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.

La Salsa Beach Bar

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

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

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

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

Jax Snax

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captains Club

Captains Club is the best “harbor hangout” in town. Our restaurant/bar, located just south of the Marinaterra Hotel, is open to everyone. We serve the coldest beer in town and the freshest food available. Try our BBQ grilled burgers, beer battered fish and shrimp tacos, and our famous Cahuamanta soup in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Savor one of our delicious pizzas made in our wood fired pizza oven on Thursdays through Mondays. Guaranteed you’ll love it or we’ll buy you a beer!

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

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

Daily Food Specials include BBQ Pork Ribs, Chile Rellanos, Nachos con Carne, Cajun Chicken Sandwich, and Fish Meatballs. Don’t miss out on Pozole Thursdays…come and get it until it runs out. And don’t forget Clam Chowder Fridays.

Entertainment this week: Wednesday: SensaNova, 6pm – 9pm; Saturday: Manuelito y Sus Guerreros, 7pm – 10pm.  Monday: Silent Comedy Movie Show. 6:30pm – 9pm. Watch all our sports broadcasts throughout the week.

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

Delfines Bar and Grill …. and Gringo Bell Express

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

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Wednesday: Mariachi Live Performance, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Fridays and Saturdays: Live music.

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

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

Click for map and menus

Sunset Bar & Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Trio, 6pm – 9pm (reservations recommended).

Sunset’s Weekly Special (Friday – Monday). A vegan smoked beet cebiche, by Miguel Rodriguez.

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 3:00pm – 10:30pm; Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. Sunset Bar & Grill will be closed on Sunday, April 30, for a special event.

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, 4pm – 7pm. Friday:  Assterisko, 4:00pm – 6:30pm. Saturday: Luna, 4pm – 6:30pm. Sunday: Guajira Son, 3:30pm – 6pm.

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: Shuffle Band, 7pm – 11pm. Saturday: The Dudes, 3pm – 7pm. Sunday, Monday and Thursdays are NFL football days at the Bar.

Hours: Open daily from 10am – midnight, sometimes later. The new breakfast menu is available from 10am – 1pm everyday. We have FREE WI-FI and we do “Take-Out”. Call us at 622-226-0152 and follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information, menus, and a map.

Froggy’s Bar

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

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

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

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

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

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Tortuga’s is open and we welcome you from 8:30am to 11pm. Come in, have fun, laugh a lot, and try the Best Hamburger in San Carlos, and a few new dishes like crab cake and marinated Eggplant. Open every day serving breakfast, including Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites. Enjoy Philippe’s famous sports bar menu  for your casual lunch and dinner favorites.

Tortuga’s fresh food Bistro menu is specially prepared by Chef Joan and includes seafood (shrimp, scallops, fish brandade), our famous meats (like rib eye, New York and filet mignon), red wine Chicken and of course, white wine catch of the day, spicy tuna, and field salad. Every Friday try our Prime Rib Night (includes one glass of wine for 490 pesos). Famous Beef Wellington Saturday (360 pesos) and new breakfast menu from 9am to 12pm.

Entertainment: Wednesday: Beto, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Friday, Manuelito y Sus Guerreros (dance), 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturday, Omar Arriaga Piano, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Monday, Jazz Night with Yembe Band, 6:30pm – 9pm; 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: Shepards pie (90 pesos) + Piña colada (45 pesos)
Thursday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Meat Loaf (105 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Saturday: Paella Marisco (110 pesos) + Mojito (45 pesos)
Sunday: Brunch and special wood oven pizza (140 pesos, starting at 1:00pm).

Check out the website for more information.

Hacienda Mar de Cortez

You always have a warm welcome at Hacienda Mar de Cortez! Dining indoors or on our Patio, entertainment, a great menu and new drinks to beguile your taste buds.

Lunch is available starting at 11am. Dinners are served from 5pm – 9pm.

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

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

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

Bonifacio’s Cotton Club

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

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

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

Monday: Eric Holland, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Tuesday: Mario Sandoval, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Wednesday: Ruben Lopez, 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Thursday: Jazzy Night with Omar, Pab and Brad (pictured above), 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Fridays & Saturday: Variety of live music.
Sunday: SensaNova, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

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

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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

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

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:30am – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday.

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

Mimi’s K-Fecito Restaurant and Cakes

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

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

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

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

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

La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra

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.

Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday: 1pm – 11pm; Sunday: 1pm – 8pm. Closed on Monday. Check our Promotions and follow us on Facebook. Click 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 2pm – 5pm, 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), 5pm – 8pm; Thursday, Grupo Escala, 5pm – 8pm; Friday, Live music, 8pm – 12 midnight; Saturday, Grupo Malibu, 8pm – 2am; Sunday, Karaoke, 7pm – 12 midnight; Tuesday, Nat Yet, 5pm – 8pm.

Weekly Food Specials:
Monday: Stuffed Chiles with Rice (95 pesos)
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas (95 pesos)
Wednesday: Taco Street (18 pesos)
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 Facebook. Click here for more information and a map. Call 226-2187 for take-out or reservations.

Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions

El Mar Diving Center

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

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

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

Team Margarita Sport Fishing

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

Check out our weekly Fishing Report on

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

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

Jack Wilde Adventures

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

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

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

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

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

Rancho Nacapule

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

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

This week’s Special: The Special for April is a 2 hour ride with use of swimming pool for an hour after the ride with cheese and crackers. $45 USD per person or 800 pesos.

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

Residents and Visitors Attention Office

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

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

Spanish Classes: Fridays from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join the free basic Spanish classes.
Flyboard: Want to try this extreme sport? Come and ask for the special price we have for you.

Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9am – 3pm.
Phone: 622-222-7428 (San Carlos office)
Address: Plaza Arrecifes, Suite 10 (in the same plaza as Seaside Realty 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, Bus Tour, or Fishing Trip, 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.

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What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, May 3 – Día de la Santa Cruz

For Día de la Santa Cruz, construction workers decorate and mount crosses on unfinished buildings.


  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Mark Mulligan. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Ruben Lopez on guitar & piano. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Mariachi Live Performance. 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Beto. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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.
  • 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. 11:15am, El Mar Restaurant.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information call Terry at 622-118-5414.

Thursday, May 4

Special Event

  • AMPI Real Estate Toma de Protesta new AMPI San Carlos president Georgina Bedran from RE/MAX. 8:30am to 10:30am, Charly’s Rock. NEW


  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Grupo eScala. 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Assterisko. 5:00pm – 10:00pm, La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • SensaNova. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Jazzy Night with Omar, Pab and Brad. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

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

Friday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
This is a Mexican national holiday, banks will be closed today.


  • Assterisko. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Alfredo. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Live Music. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Manuelito y sus guerreros (dance). 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Variety of live music. Evenings, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Shuffle Band. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Live Music. 8:00pm – 12:00am. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Grupo Luna & DJ. 10:00pm – 2:00am. La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • Control A. 10:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

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

Saturday, May 6

Special Events

  • Bahia Storage Tiangius. 8:00am to 11:00am. NEW
  • Boxing Match, Mexican rivals “Canelo” vs Chavez Jr. 6:00pm, Various restaurants around town. NEW


  • Sector G7. 2:30pm – 5:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Luna Band. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • The Dudes. 3:00pm – 7:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant.
  • Daniel Moreno. 6:00pm – 10:00pm, El Embarcadero at Marinaterra Hotel.
  • eScala Menor. 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Live Music. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Variety of live music. Evenings, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Manuelito y Sus Guerreros. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:00pm – 2:00am. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Salsa Night, Live music & DJ. 9:00pm – 3:00am. La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • Control A. 10:00pm – 3:00am, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

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

Sunday, May 7

Special Event

  • Mexican Mother’s Day brunch. 9:00am – 2:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez. NEW


  • The Dudes. 2:30pm – 5:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • Guajira Son. 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sonora Jazz Trio. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Karaoke. 7:00pm – 12:00am. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Karaoke. 9:00pm – midnight, Froggy’s Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Church Service at San Carlos Community Church, 9:00am. Simultaneous Translation of the worship service into Spanish allows for both English and Spanish speaking listeners to understand the service. Great music, practical life application of the Scriptures and a bilingual Children’s Church all make for a meaningful time at SC Community Church.
  • Holy Mass celebration. El Palmar, 9:00am.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Mass (in Spanish). 11:00am, Parroquia 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, May 8


  • Eric Holland, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Jazz Night with Yembe Band. 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Omar’s Silent Comedy Movie Show with live music. 7:00pm, Captains Club.

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.
  • 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. 10:15am, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • 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, May 9


  • Nat Yet, 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Omar the Music Man. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Mario Sandoval, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Elba & The Cochrans. 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Red Hot Blues Band. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Alfredo & Guests. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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.
  • San Carlos Computer Club. Breakfast 8:30am, meeting 9:15am. Tequila’s Restaurant. 10 peso donation.
  • Rotary Club of San Carlos. 9:00am meeting, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited to attend.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Wednesday, May 10 – Mother’s Day in Mexico


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Ruben Lopez on guitar & piano. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • SensaNova. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Mariachi Live Performance. 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Beto. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • 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.
  • 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. 11:15am, El Mar Restaurant.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.

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  • May 12 – 14. San Carlazo: a RZR, ATV, motorcycle event.
  • May 14: Mother’s Day events in San Carlos (Mother’s Day in USA and Canada).
  • May 15. Teacher’s Day in Mexico.
  • May 16. The cruise ship, Crystal Serenity, is leaving Los Angeles on May 10 and arriving in Guaymas on May 16 at 1:00pm on a 14 night cruise. She’ll be in port until 7:00pm.
  • May 19. Nicho Hinojosa. 8:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • May 21. Guaymas (Cet del Mar) Paddle Event.
  • May 24. Mark Mulligan and Mike Nash Show. 5:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • May 25 – 30. Festival del Pitic in Hermosillo.
  • May 26 – 28. The Ladies International Fishing Tournament.
  • May 26 – 28. Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta.
  • May 27. 12 Horas Salvando Vidas mountain bike race.