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This week’s newsletter: March 22, 2017

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Looks like a nice night for a sunset walk on the beach, by Greg Feathers

Two Humpback whales were spotted just on the edge of the bay by Algodones Beach, out from San Carlos Plaza, by Greg Pyros

It’s beautiful weather for kayaking, by Mike Konshak

Ken Kingsley has captured some beautiful pictures in his backyard of a Hummingbird giving birth to two chicks. In the first photo, mom is sitting on the nest. 18 days later, one of her baby chicks is waiting for food. The chicks stay nearby so mom can continue to feed them for a few days while they learn survival from her. Then, she will chase them from the area so they don’t compete with her for food.

Enjoying the views while hiking to Martini Cove, by Christa Thomas

Enjoying an experience of a lifetime with the gray whales at Laguna San Ignacio on the Pacific side of Baja Sur, with Ocean Camp San Carlos tours.

Don’t miss this year’s Melodrama titled “Switcheroo.” Thursday’s show is already Sold Out, but look below for details on remaining shows

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

Weather-wise by PJ Schramel, your Weather Wonk

A welcome respite from the heat (fingers crossed)

Right up front, the Wonk would like to mention that most of his predictions for last week weren’t worth a hill of beans. While he got the sky conditions and winds mostly right, the temps far exceeded what he predicted. It was damn hot, amigos.

Fortunately, the engine that generates rain for the west coast of the U.S. is still running with abandon. For us in San Carlos, this means the welcome arrival of cooler weather. Wasn’t the Wonk just praising the arrival of warm weather in last week’s column? What a weeny the Wonk can be. Hey, mid 90s F in mid March can do that. I’m crying “uncle”.

Wednesday: one last day of warm temps. More wind than we have had recently, as the front approaches. High: 26.5/80. Low: 16/61.

Thursday: hello, cold front, meet warm weather. Actually, cold is a bit of an exaggeration. But STRONG winds is not. High: 22.5/73. Low: 14/57. Windy.

Friday/Saturday: a brief warming trend. Continued windy on Friday, winds diminishing Saturday. Highs: 26/79. Lows: 17/63.

Sunday/Monday: back to the mid 70s……..good temps, good years, eh? Light winds. Highs: 23.5/75. Lows: 16.5/62.

Tuesday: clouds are drawn up from the south, so warmer and more humid. Some winds. High: 26/79. Low: 18/64.

In a first for the Wonk’s column, I was forced to break out the dreaded bobitometer in MARCH!! Blame it on that same west coast engine that brought us significant rain this year. After operating the device for about an hour, I checked the hopper and found a mix of bobitos and mosquitos……..but not in the concentrations I expected from a layman’s observation. What’s Up with that?

I think I figured out a major shortcoming of the bobitometer; it’s operating in an unrealistic environment. What I need to do is construct a large, simulated eyeball, dab it with a saline solution (to simulate eye tears), place it in proximity to the catch-screen of the bobitometer and watch them flock to the device like moths to a flame. Science marches on!!!!

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

News & Marketplace

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Loma del Mar … a place like no other

Beautiful and Active Gated Community

Loma del Mar amenities include:

* Heated Swimming Pool and Hot tub
* Pickleball and Bocce ball
* Cultural Center and Library
* Palapa Entertainment Center
* …and much, much, more

Loma del Mar has paved streets, full-time maintenance and security, and over 3.5 acres of green spaces and gardens.

There’s a wide price range of residences available.Loma del Mar is located 1.7 miles North of the main street (Beltrones). Take the road to the Ranchitos at Santa Rosa market, and follow the PAVED road toward Nacapule Canyon. Click here for a map. For more information on Loma del Mar, click here or call 226-1050.

How to make money from your vacation home

While you’re north of the border, would you like to earn income from your San Carlos home? As you’re starting to think about packing up and heading north, consider this:

Throughout the summer months, San Carlos is an extremely popular vacation destination for Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans coming to experience our little paradise by the sea. And all of these vacationers will need a place to stay.

Why not turn your San Carlos home into a short-term vacation rental? Here are just a few of the potential benefits. By renting it out while you are not here, you can earn some extra income to pay for your own vacation. Rather than having your house sit empty for months on end, someone would be there to keep an eye on it. And doesn’t it feel good to share your amazing vacation home with others!

Sea Side Reservations in San Carlos has over 20 years of combined experience in the vacation rental and property management industry. We are looking for all kinds of inventory. Homes. Condos. On the beach. In the golf course. At the marina. Something with a view. Pool. Palapa. High-end luxury homes to more affordable properties.

Too much work, risk, and hassle? Not with Sea Side Reservations. Contact us today and ask about our Introductory Reduced Commission and other features and benefits for our clients. Find out just how rewarding renting your vacation home may be.

For information, contact:
Lin Burdett and Gordon Gannon at or 622-123-6140 (cel), or Roberto Gracida at, or call 622-226-0007 (local); 622-112-0578 (Mexican cel); 520-232-2165 (from US and Canada).

This Week’s Special Events

Casting Call, March 22

The movie, La Ruta de los Caidos, will have a casting call at El Mar Restaurant on Wednesday, March 22, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. They need 25 people of all shapes, ages, and sizes. Some will have speaking parts.

La Ruta de los Caidos, based on a book and set in the 1930’s, is about Mexico’s relationship with the United States during the Great Depression and the historic closing of the border. The beginning of the movie is about Mexicans and Chinese living in the US, who, when they heard that the border would be closed, decided to return to Mexico. The story follows their journey.

Burger Night at the Yacht Club, March 22

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

The movie this week is “The Light Between Oceans”. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

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

Rescate Melodrama, through March 23

Rescate’s 18th annual Melodrama “Switcheroo” continues through Thursday, March 23.

Rescate’s Melodrama is 5 fun-filled nights of comedy and entertainment. Come see your friends and neighbors be transformed into thespians. This year’s play is a classic farce with a surprise ending!

The bar opens at Rescate’s open-air theater (at the clinic) at 6:00pm and the performance starts at 7:00pm. Come early, grab a good seat and have a drink and popcorn. You’ll love the new concrete ‘floor’!

Rescate is off Beltrones, towards the water and across from the first Pemex gas station.

Tickets cost 350 pesos and are available in front of Santa Rosa Market, at Rescate Treasures Thrift Store or from all cast and crew members. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets. Seating is limited to only 120 tickets per night. Thursday night is SOLD OUT!

For ticket information, please contact Harriet at or 226-2190.

Proceeds help support Rescate de San Carlos Ambulance and First Emergency service.

Seaside Realty Open House, March 25

Seaside Realty will be hosting an Open House Event on Saturday, March 25 from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Tecalai.

See the poster for unit locations.

Call Karen Stewart at 622-120-4655 or 622-226-2188 for more information.

Holistic Health Fair, March 25

The Holistic Health Fair on Saturday, March 25 is free and open to the public from 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

Avail yourself of this opportunity to explore alternative healing practices and connect with
Practitioners in our area.

Therapists will be offering consultations and education in Tapping EFT, Biomagnetic Treatment, Art Therapy, Usui Reiki, Bach Flowers, Holistic Nutrition NRT, Healing Golden Light Therapy, and more.

Short private consultations will be scheduled throughout the afternoon and prescheduling is an option by calling the information numbers.

Location: Marina San Carlos, local 9, the ‘Gathering Place’
Information in English: 227-0459
Information in Spanish and English: 044-644-142-8703

If you have special needs (i.e. hearing difficulties, limited mobility, etc.) please bring an assistant. Translators will be provided.

Come  *  Learn  *  Be Uplifted

7th Annual Castaway Kids Beach Party, March 26

On Sunday, March 26, Castaway Kids is hosting their 7th Annual Beach Party at La Palapa Griega beach from noon to sunset.

Raphael has the barbecues set up and is ready to cook. There is no cover charge to listen to the musicians, but a 250 peso ticket buys you a choice of 4 meats — chicken, ribs, pork chop or hamburger, salads and a beverage. They will not be serving items from their menu for this special occasion. Meal ticket purchases in advance will help the staff plan better. Tickets are available now at the Castaway Kids Thrift Shop, Seaside Realty, and the Residents and Visitors Attention Center.

We have a stellar line-up of live entertainment all day long from our favorite performers (see poster on left), as well as dancing, silent auction, merchandise, 50/50 raffle, presentation of Doug Marshall Award and much more. The new crop of steel pan musicians will be there with some of the brass section from Esperanza Azteca, who are making their debut at this event.

Beverages will be purchased by tickets which you will be able to buy at several different spots around the venue. Be sure to buy a couple of extra’s to put in the “Tip” can for the musicians. They’re playing for their drinks on Sunday.

If you have portable chairs, bring them, just in case. Raphael has ordered lots of extra shades and chairs, but past events have filled them up.

Don’t miss our community celebration of Castaway Kids! Looks like the weather will be stellar as well. Sunny and a high of 78 degrees. See you there!

Nominees for Doug Marshall Community Service Award

The nominees for this year’s Community Service Award to be given at Castaway Kids’ Beach Party on Sunday are: Jim and Marilyn Fiala for their work with Club Deportivo; Anne Lewis and Allison Poutiatine for their work with Clean Up San Carlos; Doug Groppenbacher for his work supplying needed items for a number of charities and groups in the area; and Judy Lanctot (who is not eligible as a Castaway Kids Volunteer).

Come to the Beach Party on Sunday to find out the winner.

San Carlos Pet Adoption Fundraiser with Angel Perez, March 27

The popular and talented Angel Perez will perform on Monday, March 27 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Mr. Iguana Burger y Mas.

The 100 pesos entrance fee supports San Carlos Pet Adoption & Rescue.

Get your tickets at Seaside Realty, RE/MAX Realty, and Siesta Realty.

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, March 27

Enjoy Omar’s fun-filled Silent Comedy Show on Monday, March 27 at 6:30pm at the Captains Club.

This week “The Kid Brother” from 1927 starring Harold Lloyd 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

San Carlos Music Festival, April 7 and 8

Join us for the upcoming San Carlos Music Festival on Friday, April 7 or on Saturday, April 8, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at La Palapa Griega.

We have a stellar vocal line-up backed up by Mexican pop superstar Alejandro Fernandez’s rhythm section (Jorge Estrada on piano, Gary Flores Chala on drums and bassist Edmundo Perez). Fabulous singers will include Lorena Robles, Marcela Ro, Mark Mulligan, Efrain Giacoman, and Bobby & Leslie.

Tickets are on sale now at La Palapa Griega, Siesta Realty, Santa Rosa Market, Rescate Thrift Store, San Carlos Pet Adoption volunteers, Castaway Kids volunteers.

For more information, call Mexmo at 226-1741 or US# 702-525-3651.

Esperanza Azteca Concert, April 7

Esperanza Azteca will be preforming a tribute concert for Juan Gabriel, the Divo de Juárez, in Guaymas on April 7 at 7:30pm at the Auditorium.

Tickets are 100 pesos in advance and 150 pesos at the door on the day of the concert. You can purchase your tickets at the Residents and Visitors Attention Office in San Carlos.

The orchestra is trying to raise funds to go to Tucson and perform on April 27.

Fishing, Golfing & Birding Reports

Fishing Report

I thought we would have to wait a few days after the full moon for the bite to turn on. It turned on just three days after on Wednesday, and that was about it. I can’t say it was that bad, they just got tough to catch. The bite at the Island still stayed decent for those who fished the afternoon. The action was in the afternoon, switching to early afternoon, and then sunset, if at all.

We scraped up some just outside the entrance mid-week. Our first was 24 pounds on a ballyhoo. Sunday was excellent for seven big ones and a 47 pound Gulf Leopard Grouper. Blue seemed to be the color of the week.

It sounded like the bottomfishing was picking up. A few marlin were spotted, and the water cleared up with currents of sargasso, ballyhoo, and flying fish, turtles came in, lots of Fin Whales, and I wouldn’t doubt a dorado or two. It was showing 74 on the satellite chart. The seas were flat, but that might change. The grouper was a surprise, but I wasn’t surprised to catch our first cabrilla of the season. It may have been the busiest week of the year so far, but I think the best fishing of the year will start within the week!

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing,

Photo by Greg Pyros

Birding Report

We had 20 birders for our outing last week and headed north of La Manga to visit Cactus Island and view the desert and sea bird life from this gorgeous and somewhat isolated spot. At the island we saw Caspian Terns, Osprey, Blue Herons while along the way we spotted Curved-billed Thrashers, Hooded Orioles and the lovely little Rufous-winged Sparrow. From there we headed to El Palmar and watched the Least Grebes tending their nest. Babies should hatch in a week or two.

I chose this week’s Bird of the Week: The Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, because I captured a wonderful photo of it while heading out to a watering hole north of Loma del Mar. This little guy comes into his breeding plumage in February and that plumage includes a wonderful little black cap. With his drabber winter plumage, he looks practically identical to the Blue-gray and Black-capped Gnatcatchers. Of course there are subtle differences, especially on the underside of the tail but these little birds are the ultimate flitters.

Trying to get a good enough view as he jumps from branch to branch and behind leaves and into thickets is a very difficult task. The camera is the best ID tool and even catching a photo is not easy. I was lucky because it was early morning and my little guy was perched, fluffed out for warmth, and soaking up the sun and watching for the insects that were also warming up and starting to move. The Black-tailed Gnatcatcher lives here year round, unlike the Blue-gray who only winters here. It likes dry desert-scrub habitat and feeds on small insects. According to Sibley Guide to Birds, it is almost always in pairs year-round.

This coming Thursday we will meet at Esterito Cafe at 8:00am. It is located at the end of Bahia San Carlos. I have heard that a gate is in the process of being installed at El Palmar settlement ponds so we will head there before it is in place. Unfortunately, the owner of the property (and I don’t know who it is) may have finally reached his limit of patience with the dumping that has been piling up on the sides of the road into the ponds. It will be a real shame if we are unable to bird there anymore. It is one of the best places in San Carlos. After El Palmar, we will try once again to hit the New Development ponds while someone is actually there to let us in. Besides your binoculars, hats, sun and bug screens, you would benefit from a chair or stool at these ponds. Once we are settled in and not moving, the birds resume their normal activity and we can get good viewings.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at Happy Birding!

by Mary Tannehill

Golfing Report

Results of the Club Championship – The big winner is . . . David Canaday is the Club Champion! David nipped Chuck Schrader for the top prize with Chuck taking the ‘A’ flight low net. Harry Watt lapped the field in the ‘B’ flight winning with a net score of 122! And in the ‘C’ Flight, Dave Armstrong came on strong shooting his best score of the season on the 2nd day to win. Congrats to all the participants. Pictured on left is David Boyle and Jack Reynard.

Upcoming Events:  
Thursday, March 23 – Men’s Day – Modified Stableford – An individual game with points awarded for net scores. 1-point for bogey, 2 points for par, 4 points for birdies, 8 points for an eagle and 12 points for a double-eagle.
Thursday, March 30 – To close out the season, we’re going to do a Three-Man Scramble. No follow-your-shot-rule, no-minimum drives rule, just a fun day out with your friends. Sign up as a three man team or as an individual and we’ll put the teams together.

Sign up for any of these events at and follow the Sign Up Page to get registered or there are always Sign Up sheets in the Pro Shop for the upcoming events. Guests and Visitors are always more than welcome to join us.

Call Jim McAdie at 226-1637 or if you have any questions.

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.

  • Beauty and the Beast (La Bella y La Bestia). An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
  • Kong: Skull Island (Kong: La Isla Calavera). A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Kong: La Isla Calavera, La Bella y La Bestia, Rock Dog, Logan: Wolverine, John Wick 2: Un Nuevo Día Para Matar.

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 8:00am to 6:00pm.

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

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

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

La Palapa Griega

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

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

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

Wednesday: Mark Mulligan. 5pm – 8pm.
Thursday: SensaNova. 5pm – 8pm.
Friday: Alfredo. 5pm – 8pm.
Saturday: Zero Band on the Beach. 2pm – 5pm.
Sunday: Sector 7 Band on the Beach. 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, 5-8pm.

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.

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

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

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

Jax Snax

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

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

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

Established in 1976, we were the first restaurant in town. Delicious food that has stood the test of time. Come in and find out why. Check our Facebook page for our Daily Specials. Click 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; Friday: Suave Son, 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: Angeles y Voces, 7pm – 10pm; Saturday: Los Country Boys, 7pm – 10pm.

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

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

Click for map and menus

Sunset Bar & Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment. Friday: Verlé performs beautiful duets dinner music, 6pm – 9pm. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Trio, 6pm – 9pm (reservations recommended).

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

Soggy Peso Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment: Tuesday: Omar, 4pm – 6:30pm. Thursday: The Dudes, 4pm – 7pm. Friday:  Eric Holland, 3:30pm – 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, 4pm – 8pm. Sunday, Monday and Thursdays are NFL football days at the Bar.

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

Froggy’s Bar

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

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

Every Hour is Happy Hour! From 12 noon – 7pm, enjoy ice cold draft beer for 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: Wednesday: The Dudes, 6pm – 8pm. 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 to our new bar! Come in, have fun, laugh a lot, and try the Best Hamburger in San Carlos, and a few new dishes like crab cake and marinated Eggplant. Open every day serving breakfast, including Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites. Enjoy Philippe’s famous sports bar menu  for your casual lunch and dinner favorites.

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

Entertainment: Wednesday: Beto, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Friday, Manuelito y sus guerreros (dance), 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Saturday, Omar Arriaga Piano, 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Sunday, Omar’s Morning Piano Music, 9am – 12pm, Monday, Jazz Night with Yembe Band, 6:30pm – 9pm; Tuesday: Jesus & Alfredo (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 Omar piano Concert + Bloody Mary (45 pesos). Special wood oven pizza + 1 draft beer (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.

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

Tuesday: Live music by Elba & The Cochrans (6:30pm – 8:30pm), plus all-you-can-eat BBQ and Limitless Orange Margaritas, served 5pm – 9pm.
Friday: Live music for dancing with eScala Menor, 6pm – 9pm.
Sunday: Brunch, 8am – 12pm (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 12:00pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday.

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

Mimi’s K-Fecito Restaurant and Cakes

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

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

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

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

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

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, Blues Band, 5pm – 8pm; Friday, Luna Band, 8pm – 12 midnight; Saturday, Grupo Malibu, 8pm – 2am; Sunday, Karaoke, 7pm – 12 midnight; Tuesday, Mario Sand (guitarist and soloist), 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.

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.

The Edge Tours Motor Sports

The Edge Tours Motor Sports is your full-service stop for FUN!

Unleash your spirit of adventure by booking an ATV or Rhino tour through us. We also rent ATVs, kayaks, paddle boards,and Hydrobikes.

Call us at 622-226-0665 or 622-103-5108 (cel) or click here for more information about our tours and rentals.

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

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00pm (noon) – 5:00pm. Closed on Monday.

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

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, March 22

Special Events

  • Casting call. 10:00am to 12:00pm, El Mar Restaurant. NEW
  • Rescate Melodrama. 7:00pm, at Rescate. NEW


  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Ruben Lopez on guitar & piano. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Movie & a Burger. 5:30pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • The Dudes. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Froggy’s Bar.
  • 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.
  • 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. 11:15am, 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, March 23

Special Events

  • American Citizens Services Town Hall Meeting. 11:30am, San Carlos Country Club. NEW
  • Rescate Melodrama. 7:00pm, at Rescate. NEW


  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Blues Band. 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Assterisko. 5:00pm – 10:00pm, La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • SensaNova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, 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. 8:00am, Esterito Cafe in the Bahia.
  • San Carlos Community Church Men’s Breakfast fellowship. 8:30am, Tequila’s Restaurant. Everyone welcome.
  • Men’s Golf. 9:00am, San Carlos Country Club. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at or 226-1637.
  • Ceramics. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • Men’s Breakfast Club. 9:00am – 10:30am, Marinaterra Restaurant.
  • Yoga. 9:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • 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 – 2:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • AA meeting. 1:00pm, San Carlos Medical Plaza.
  • Ping Pong. 4:00pm, Club Deportivo.

Friday, March 24


  • Eric Holland. 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Alfredo. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Verlé performs beautiful duets dinner music. 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • eScala Menor. 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Suave Son. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Manuelito y sus guerreros (dance). 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Variety of live music. Evenings, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Angeles y Voces, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Shuffle Band. 7:00pm – 11:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Luna Band. 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.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  • Balance/Tai Chi classes. 10:30am, Club Deportivo.
  • Spanish classes (free, everyone welcome). 11:00am to 12:00pm, Residents and Visitors Attention Office.

Saturday, March 25

Special Events

  • Seaside Realty Open House. 11:00am to 2:00pm in Tecalai. NEW
  • Holistic Health Fair. 2:00pm – 6:00pm, the Gathering Place in Marina San Carlos. NEW


  • Zero Band on the Beach. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Luna Band. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 8:00pm, 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.
  • Variety of live music. Evenings, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Los Country Boys. 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Delfines Bar and Grill.
  • Manuelito y Sus Guerreros. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Captains Club.
  • 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.
  • Clean Up San Carlos. 8:30am. See the Facebook page for more info.
  • Pickleball lessons. 9:00am, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • AA meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa beach.
  • Ceramics. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • 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.
  • Balance/Tai Chi classes. 10:30am, Club Deportivo.

Sunday, March 26

Special Event

  • Castaway Kids Beach Party. Noon to dusk at La Palapa Griega. NEW


  • Omar’s Morning Piano Music. 9:00am – 12:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Sector 7. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, 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, March 27

Special Event

  • San Carlos Pet Adoption Fundraiser with Angel Perez. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Mr. Iguana Burger y Mas. NEW


  • Eric Holland, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • Omar’s Silent Comedy Movie Show with live music. 6:30pm, Captains Club.
  • Jazz Night with Yembe Band. 6:30pm – 9:00pm, 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 Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Club Deportivo Board Meeting. 8:30am. NEW
  • La Liga de Arte. 9:00am, the Tecalai Clubhouse. All levels and all mediums are welcome. For more information, e-mail Terri at
  • Yoga. 9:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • 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.
  • Party Bridge. 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • 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, March 28


  • 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 & Jesus. 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.
  • Clean Up San Carlos. 8:30am. See the Facebook page for more info.
  • Women’s Golf. The Ladies 18 Holers tee off at 9:00am. Non-members are welcome. For more information, please contact Mary at 226-0156.
  • San Carlos Computer Club. Breakfast 8:30am, meeting 9:15am. Tequila’s Restaurant. 10 peso donation.
  • Rotary Club of San Carlos. 9:00am meeting, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited to attend.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Balance/Tai Chi classes. 10:30am, Club Deportivo.
  • Cribbage. 1:00pm, Club Deportivo. Everyone is welcome.
  • Bingo. 6:30pm, Club Deportivo.

Wednesday, March 29


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, 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.
  • The Dudes. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Froggy’s Bar.
  • 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.
  • 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. 11:15am, 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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  • March 31. SBPA Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • April 1. SBPA Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • April 2. Arizona Daily Star Meet & Greet with Senior Reporter, Gabriela Rico. 4:00pm, Shot’s.
  • April 5. SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All invited!
  • April 7. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • April 7 and 8. San Carlos Music Festival. 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • April 7 and 8. Taste of San Carlos progressive dinner party. Contact Leslie us at for more information.
  • April 7. Esperanza Azteca concert: Tribute to Juan Gabriel, the Divo de Juárez. 7:30pm, Guaymas auditorium.
  • April 8. Club Deportivo Roast Pork Dinner. Doors open at 4:30pm and dinner is served around 5:30pm.
  • April 9 – 17. Semana Santa (Easter week). Friday, April 14: Good Friday.
  • April 27 – May 21. ExpoGan & Palenque in Hermosillo.
  • April 29. Beach clean. 8:00am (divers) and 9:00am (everyone else), San Francisco Beaches.
  • April 30. Lions Club breakfast at Club Deportivo.