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: April 18, 2018

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

Exploring the rugged coastline, by Marco at Xplora Sonora

Fundraiser lunch for Agua Y Mas orphanage at Colibrí Restaurant.

San Carlos Team Extreme coming home with some hardware at the 2018 Sonora MTB Series Final at Pista Estero del Soldado.

Seaside Realty enjoying the new San Carlos sign

San Carlos shines at night, by Rada SC

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

San Carlos Weather Forecast

This week we’ll have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with daytime temps in the 25 – 27C (76 – 81F) range. Nighttime temps will be 15 – 18C (60 – 64F). As usual for this time of year, the wind picks up in the afternoons with late Friday and Saturday afternoons being the windiest. Other than early Friday morning, the daytime humidity will remain under 50% all week.

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.
  • Sunset Bar & Grill will be closed on Sunday, April 22 for a private event. Check the calendar for changes in Sunset and Soggy Peso entertainment on Saturday and Sunday.
  • If you have a chainsaw which you are willing to lend for a few days, please contact Allison Poutiatine at: There are some trees at the new orphanage for Maggie’s Kids (Agua Y Mas) in the Ranchitos that need to be cut down. There are workers who will do the job, but we are in need of a chainsaw.
  • There is a dishwasher, dinghy, 5th wheel, trailer, Honda TRX450R, dirt bike, several boats, 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.

From the Office of the Comisaria

Garbage will continue to be collected on Sundays. We plan to change this to Mondays and Thursdays beginning the week of Monday, April 23. However, to be safe, please put your garbage out on Sunday, April 22.

The City of Guaymas is also having its garbage collected now.

San Carlos continues to be in the running for the Pueblo Magico designation. Finishing touches are being made on the kiosk by the church in town, as well as by the San Carlos sign coming into town.

Stay tuned for details on the Grand Opening of the church plaza, and also activities that will take place here.

Conversational Spanish Class With Carolina

Take advantage of this Spring / Summer and improve your Spanish in the new conversational advanced class!

If you have a busy schedule of different activities or work, this is the perfect opportunity for you to come and join my once-a-week class and finally get to practice, improve and publish your conversational skills.

The conversation class will be held every Friday at 2:00pm at Mr. Iguana’s restaurant (time and place can be changed to accommodate students). If you are interested, please contact me to save your spot.

You can also ask about the different classes/levels available at the moment.

with Carolina: Advanced; Intermediate; Advanced Beginners
Cel: 622-106-5739; Email:

with Elizabeth: Beginners 1.1
Cel: 622-106-4827; Email:

This Week’s Special Events

Burger Night at the Yacht Club, April 18

The popular Yacht Club movie and a burger night continues tonight, Wednesday, April 18.

The movie this week is “Molly’s Game”. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

The cost is 200 pesos for guests and 150 pesos for Yacht Club members for a scrumptious burger and all the trimmings. The movie and popcorn are free with the purchase of a burger.

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

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

Bag of Books Sale, April 21

The SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe will have a (gently) used bag of books sale on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

At the SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale, there are thousands of books available for your reading pleasure. Help reduce our inventory. There are cheap books by the bag.

The Book Shoppe is located on the malecon of Marina San Carlos.

Please support your local spay/neuter organization. Every peso supports the SBPA spay / neuter mission.

The SBPA continues to make a difference in our community by providing Spay and Neuter Certificates and holding free spay and neuter Clinics.

Shots Farmer’s Market, April 21 and every Saturday

Every Saturday, there is a Farmers Market in Shots restaurant and on the malecon in front of Shots at Marina San Carlos.

Stop by between 9:00am and 1:00pm to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, canned vegetables, beef jerky, doggie treats, crafts, full breakfast and lunch menus, and more—and of course, hot malasadas (Portuguese fried donuts).

Enjoy the ambiance of the Marinaterra malecon, and come join the fun.

For more information, call 622-226-1300.

Sam Rainwater, April 23

Trop Rock Music Association Nominee and Winner, Sam Rainwater, will be performing at the San Carlos Country Club on Monday, April 23 at 5:00pm.

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

All MUSIC Proceeds, Tips, CD Sales to Castaway Kids!

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, April 23

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar is on Monday, April 23 at 7:00pm at the Captains Club.

The shows this week are “Only Me”, “Sailors Beware” and “The Idle Class”.

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

ExpoGan, April 26 – May 19

The extremely popular ExpoGan in Hermosillo will be ongoing from April 26 – May 19.

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

On Sunday, April 22 there will be a parade through Hermosillo starting at 6:00pm on Kino Blvd.

Many shows and live entertainment are included in the 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.

Perrothon, April 28

On Saturday, April 28 at 5:00pm, there will be the first Perrothon, or Doggie Marathon, on the Guaymas Malecon.

All proceeds (100 pesos donation per person – dogs are free) go to El Cobijo, the home for elderly men in San Jose who have nowhere to live and/or cannot live alone. Your donation will get you a t-shirt, a poop bag, and a chance to win the drawing.

The event will feature four parts and 18 medals will be awarded:
A doggie marathon – on a leash of course
A doggie walk
A costume contest
An obedience contest

Donors receive a t-shirt and a chance at the drawing whether they participate or not. How fun can this be!! Please support these gentlemen with a small donation and then come and watch the fun as dog owners from all over Guaymas and San Carlos compete with their pets.

Please remember a leash and a muzzle if necessary.

For more information or for your ticket, please call Maggie at 226-0937.

Fishing Tournaments

Ladies International Fishing Tournament, May 25 – 27

One of San Carlos’ most popular fishing tournaments, the 25th Annual Ladies International Fishing Tournament, takes place on May 25 – 27 (Memorial weekend).

Registration is on Friday, May 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the San Carlos Yacht Club.

Fishing Days are on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.

The Awards Dinner takes place on Sunday, May 27 at 6:00pm at the San Carlos Yacht Club.

The Entry Fee is $75 USD which includes the awards dinner and a gift.

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

For more information, contact Kathy Rodgers at or 622-120-7869.

Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament: June 1 – 3

Come fish the magic waters of San Carlos. The 2018 Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament will take place from June 1 to 3.

This is an event where a lone angler could enter and for no more than the entry fee walk off with several thousand dollars in prize money. There are Daily Angler Awards and both Fun Fish Jackpots and regular Jackpots.

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

The entry fee entitles each angler to a souvenir fishing t-shirt, tickets for the awards dinner and these daily angler awards:
* Each day, $500 USD is awarded to the first billfish hook-up / release.
* Each day, $500 USD is awarded to the largest dorado, yellowfin tuna, or wahoo (min 12 lbs).

Other buy-in jackpots are available.

Pre-Register: Anglers who pre-register before Friday, May 18 can have their boat name on the sleeves of the special fishing long sleeve t-shirt. Pre-register here.

The Rules: Read the complete 2018 Tournament Rules here.

Marinaterra Dorado Derby, June 15 – 16

The 6th annual MarinaTerra Dorado Derby will take place from June 15 – 16.

Register on Friday, June 15 in the Terra Salon at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. The early registration fee is 1,800 pesos per person. After May 31, the cost is 2,250 pesos. All participants will receive a sports jersey and cap. All profits will be donated to local charities.

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 16, with weighing from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

At 7:30pm, 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 622-225-2020 ext.2.

Fishing, Birding & Biking Reports

Fishing Report

The yellowtail blew back in. Last Thursday it was up to 72, clear, and we were looking for marlin. On Tuesday it was back down to 67 and green, but we were seeing decent numbers of yellowtail. A few were going to 20 pounds, and the smaller ones were 7 – 9 pounds. I did see a few lost flying fish.

The fish were chasing small bait, with a number of boils. We caught them on small jigs and Rapalas. There are great numbers of large yellowtail at the Island, but they were focused on small bait. We only fooled one, but that could change. I didn’t see the pangueros catch any either.

Hopefully we’ll have a few good days out front. I don’t expect the pelagics to move in too soon, although the water should warm a bit at times this week. They finally started to see good marlin numbers to the south, but they were full of squid and didn’t want to bite. They have been getting some good dorado and tuna. I think the cooler water is setting up the sea for some good bait numbers and a lot of sargasso for the summer.

The bottomfishing was good at times, but pretty variable. There was a pod of over a thousand dolphin around last week. They had acres of mackerel balled up under our boat one day. I never get tired of seeing the babies next to their mothers. We saw a dead Cuvier’s Beaked Whale. I had never seen one before. It hadn’t been dead long. I guess they can dive to 10,000’+. They are in all the seas and number over 100,000.

On a final note, the fishing is slow at the World Offshore Championships in Costa Rica, but there are still two days left. But here in San Carlos, some inshore fishing looks to be starting up. No excuses now, so get out there!

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing,
Video of fishing with Bryan

Birding Report

We had eight for our outing last week. Since the tides were so high in the morning, we opted for Ojo de Agua watering hole, the new development settlement ponds and El Palmar, the settlement pond for the San Carlos Plaza Hotel. It was not a birdy trip but most of the group were able to see the Crested Caracara at Ojo de Agua and we had lovely views of Hooded Orioles in blooming Palo Verdes at El Palmar. I believe the impending cold front with its strong winds may have caused some of our migrating birds to avoid the area.

Click here to read an interesting article about Golden-winged Warblers sharply changing course in advance of a large storm. At first scientists thought it was the change in pressure that warned them of the looming storm but the warblers actually changed course days before any pressure change. I suspect we were seeing the same behavior.

Fortunately all was back to normal after the strong wind days and we spotted our Bird of the Week: the MacGillivray’s Warbler. Like the Nashville Warbler, our last Bird of the Week, this beautiful yellow and gray neotropical bird is migrating from southern Mexico. It is considered a long distance migrant because its northern breeding range extends to the Northwestern Territories of Canada.

According to, this warbler is often referred to as a “shy skulker, making it difficult to detect on migration and on the breeding grounds. This elusive behavior and remote distribution makes it a highly sought after trophy species by birdwatchers.” I am more of a “takes em as she sees em” kind of birder but if I were a “trophy” birder I would be very happy right now. Actually, I am very happy because we sighted four different little warblers including our little MacGillivray’s and I “bagged” photos of them all – a wonderful birding day.

The MacGillivray’s forages and nests on or low to ground in brushy thickets along streams or in dense second growth. Fortunately for us, our warblers were feeding in trees around a natural spring that supplies water to free ranging cows and horses rather than “sculking” in brush. Even though it wasn’t “skulking”, warblers are definitely flitters not posers. We are fortunate here because the trees warbler like are much shorter than those farther north in the US. Birders even refer to the crick in the neck from looking up into the tall trees as “warbler’s neck.” The MacGillivray’s eats insects, “gleaning” (picking) them from leaves and bark. Their average life span is around five years. They are seasonally monogamous.

This coming week, Thursday, April 19, we will meet, as usual, at the Esterito Cafe at the end of Bahía San Carlos at 7:30am. Tides are low in the morning so my tentative plan is to visit estuaries. Bring sun and insect protection, binoculars, water, and folding chairs. If you have any questions, email me at

by Mary Tannehill

Mountain Biking Group Report

A San Carlos mountain biking group meets every Monday and Friday at 8:00am at the OXXO near Casa de Talavera across from Tortuga’s Restaurant. This is not a beginner’s group. We ride 20 to 35 kilometers. Mondays rides tend to be less technically difficult and less strenuous.

On Wednesday, April 18 we are planning a night ride – meeting at 7:00pm at the Jito tree on el Ocho. The plan is to do el Baviso twice around: the eastern part of el Ocho. Some may choose a single lap. El Baviso is an 8 kilometer loop, 16 km total. Easy, well known trails are very different at night. I find that three lights work very well for riding here at night. One bright light on the handlebars that tracks with where the bicycle is heading, one light of lower intensity on the helmet so that I can see where I am looking, and a flashing red so that other riders can see me from behind. If you can only have 1 light, I think on the helmet is the better choice. A number of people have bought lights in Guaymas at both Richard’s Bikes and Mosiah.

Private lands that we have ridden in the past in San Carlos are being fenced, gated, and often locked. Every year there are more fences, gates, and locks. You can see this in so many places. There is a substantial concrete block wall just east of the Seascape shopping plaza where Bartina 64 is located. There are at least 3 different gates across the dirt and gravel road that starts at La Bahía and ends at Los Anegados. At least two of those gates are locked.

Why? Yes, these are private lands. The owner is free to do this. But, why are so many areas newly being closed off?

We hope to find the boundaries of these mostly undeveloped lands, learn who owns or controls access, and talk. Perhaps we can learn the land owner’s concerns. Perhaps we can slow down or reverse these closures. Perhaps we can post some rules for back country users specific to each owner’s concerns.

If you know some of these land owners and can find out their concerns, I would love to hear from you.

by Al Sjogren, for more information contact me at 

Other News Around Town

Clean Up San Carlos! Weekly Saturday clean, April 21

Please join CUSC this Saturday, April 21 at 8:00am.

We are going to meet near the corner of Beltrones and Avenida “H” — the road to the Ranchitos. 

Look for NJ and her white pick up truck … she will have the supplies!

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

Thank you, Anne Lewis and Allison Poutiatine,

San Carlos Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The San Carlos Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s (NSDAR) next meeting is Saturday, April 21 at 9:30am at Tequila’s restaurant. We will have breakfast, a business meeting and a program.

The San Carlos Chapter, NSDAR, was organized in December 2007 and has 30 members, some living in San Carlos, others in the USA. We are a non-profit organization that promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism, founded in 1890 with 3,000 chapters all over the USA and the world. Since organizing, the San Carlos Chapter has supported students through Castaway Kids. Our current student, Andrea, has nearly completed her education to become an attorney in Mexico.

Every Veteran’s Day we honor our local veterans. The last couple of years, we have had at least 20 veterans as our guests (some of them pictured left). We have a champagne brunch and a program. At the November 2017 salute to veterans, our guest speaker was Don Kirkwood, and he spoke on his 2017 Honor Flight Experience. At the 42nd Mexico State Society, NSDAR, we again honored our veterans and had a missing man ceremony. Charlis Terlau and Milt Roskelley attended the conference and received awards for their community service in San Carlos.

Anyone interested in knowing more about DAR can phone Linda Shiflett at 509-999-9333 or email: I am a certified volunteer genealogist for the NSDAR.

Linda Shiflett,Secretary-Treasurer, San Carlos Chapter, NSDAR

What’s Playing at Cinemex Guaymas

Please note that Cinemex changes the movies that are showing during the week, so check their site on the day you are going for the most up-to-date listings. Click here for Tips on how to navigate the cinemex website. New movies are arriving and being shown on Thursdays. For a full listing and show times, visit Cinemex.
  • Rampage (Rampage: Devastación). When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.
  • Love, Simon (Yo Soy Simón). Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Rampage: Devastación, Ploey Cabeza De Chorlito, Un Viaje En El Tiempo, Ready Player One: Comienza el Juego, Hasta que la Boda nos Separe, Un Lugar En Silencio, El Gran Huracán Categoría 5, Mazinger Z Infinity, Yo Soy Simón.

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

Mondays and Tuesdays movies cost 50 pesos (42 pesos if you are over age 60). Also, every Tuesday is 2×1 day for all movies at all show times by showing your Cinemex card. This means two people get in for the price of one. Wednesday’s movies cost 34 pesos for everyone. Thursday through Sunday movies cost 50 pesos (42 pesos if you are over age 60).

Be sure to use your Cinemex card when buying refreshments; you earn points on these purchases also. Then ask at either the ticket or refreshment counter how many points you have accumulated and use these to offset your total cost when you want.

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

Happy Hours and Food Specials

Embarcadero Cocina + Bar

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

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

A breakfast buffet is served from 6:00am to 1:00pm. From Monday to Friday, there’s a special price of 140 pesos for women. The cost on weekends is 210 pesos and weekdays 180 pesos.

There is also an à la carte menu.

2×1 Martinis and 2×1 draft beer every day!

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

The Palapa Bar and Caddy Shack Bar & Grill

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

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

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

The Caddy Shack is open from 7am to 9pm.

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

La Palapa Griega

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

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

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

Wednesday: Mark Mulligan, 5pm – 8pm
Thursday: Sensa Nova, 5pm – 8pm
Friday: The Twins, 5pm – 8pm
Saturday: Sangre Latina, 2pm – 5pm
Sunday: Nat Yet, 2pm – 5pm

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

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

El Mar Restaurant

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

There are Daily Food Specials. 
Feast on our Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 8am – 12pm. For only 120 pesos, enjoy eggs (any way you like), ham, bacon, beans, fried potatoes, chilaquiles, hotcakes, fruit, and menudo & pozole for an additional 10 pesos. A full menu is also available.

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

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

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

Jax Snax

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

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

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

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

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

Hours of business: Open Monday, Wednesday – Sunday, from 7am – 10:30pm. Closed on Tuesday. Take-out orders or group parties & events, please call 226-0270.

Captains Club

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

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Wednesday: Sensa Nova, 6pm – 9pm; Friday: Sector 7G, 6pm – 9pm; Saturday: Candela, a live salsa band, 7pm – 10pm. Monday: Silent Comedy Movie Show. 7pm. Watch all our sports broadcasts throughout the week.

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

Delfines Bar and Grill

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Wednesday: Omar Arriaga Guitarra Night, 6pm-9pm; Friday: Nat Yet, 7pm – 9pm; Saturday: Los Country Boys, 7pm – 10pm.

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

Click for map and menus

Sunset Bar & Grill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunset’s Weekly Special (Friday – Monday). By Miguel Rodriguez: Fresh fish fillet steam cooked under earth in the mesquite brick oven served with a black beans, cilantro and serrano sauce, accompanied by watercress and cherry tomato salad, with a slice of homemade cornbread. Cost: 285 pesos / $17 USD.

Happy Hour: 2 x 1 on Thursday, Fridays & Mondays from 3pm – 5pm. Check out the new hot drink specials.

Sunset Bar & Grill will be closed on Sunday, April 22 for a private event. Check the calendar for changes in Sunset and Soggy Peso entertainment on Saturday and Sunday this week.

Entertainment. Saturday: Son Desierto plays World Music, 6pm – 9pm. Sunday: Sonora Jazz Band, 5:30pm – 8:30pm (reservations recommended); Monday: Sangre Latina, 5pm – 8pm.

Hours: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 3:00pm – 10:00pm; Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Click herefor the menu and a map. Follow us on Facebook. For reservations, call 622-109-0003.

Soggy Peso Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment: Tuesday: Omar, 4pm – 6:30pm. Thursday: The Dudes, 4pm – 7pm. Friday: Assterisko, 4pm – 6:30pm. Saturday: Luna, 4pm – 6:30pm. Sunday: Son Desierto, 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Check the calendar for changes in Sunset and Soggy Peso entertainment on Saturday and Sunday this week.

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. Serving Pizza every day! Time for a new t-shirt or hat?… check out our merchandise on sale.

Are you a beer lover? HammerHead’s is the only bar in all of Sonora state supplying micro beer from Baja Brewing Co. made and bottled out of San Jose Del Cabo. Choose from award winning Cabotella (Lager), Baja Blonde (Pale Ale), and Baja Black (Obscura) and Baja Stout (Stout). Delicious and refreshing…try one today.

Happy Hour everyday from 2pm-5pm. $15 peso Draft Beer, $35 peso regular Margaritas and $40 peso flavored Margaritas.

Entertainment this week: Thursday: Luna Band, 8pm – 12am. Friday: Malibu, 8pm – 12am. Saturday: The Dudes, 3pm – 6pm and Luna Band, 8pm – midnight. Sunday, Monday and Thursdays are NFL football days at the Bar.

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

Froggy’s Bar

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Thursday: Karaoke, 9pm – 2:30am. Friday: Luna Band, 9pm – 2am. Saturday: Silencio de Blanca Band, 10pm – 2:30am. Sunday: Karaoke, 8pm – midnight. Tuesday: Sula Blues Band (aka Red Hot Blues Band), 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Hours: Monday: 12 noon – 11pm; Tuesday: 12 noon – 1am; Wednesday: 12 noon – 9pm; Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 2:30am; Sunday: 11am – midnight. Follow us on FacebookClick here for the menu, a map, and more information. For reservations or take-out, call 622-226-0898.

Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar

Your fine dining experience in San Carlos. Tortuga’s is starting the new season with a fresh food Bistro menu. All of the menu items come from local fresh sources. All of our famous meats (Prime Rib, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon), Special Catch of the day, Spicy Tuna, Field Salad and a few new dishes are hand picked to ensure your’re getting the best.

The Bristo is open 3:00pm to 11:00pm Monday to Thursday and 1:00pm to 1:00am Saturday and Sunday.

Every Friday try our Prime Rib  (includes one glass of wine for 540 pesos). Call early to reserve (622-226-2051) as the Prime Rib always sells out — it’s delicious!

The Saturday special is our famous Beef Wellington (425 pesos).

Tortuga’s Bar is open and we welcome you from 8:00am to 11:00pm. Come in, have fun, laugh a lot, and try the Best Hamburger in San Carlos, and a few new dishes like crab cake and marinated Eggplant. Open every day serving breakfast, including Eggs Benedict, and all your favorites. Enjoy Philippe’s famous sports bar menu for your casual lunch, breakfast and dinner favorites.

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

Food & Drink Specials:
Monday: Enchiladas (95 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (20 pesos) + Tequila (30 pesos)
Wednesday: Shepherd’s pie (95 pesos) + Piña colada (45 pesos)
Thursday: Tostadas (35 pesos) + Cerveza Nationale (25 pesos)
Friday: Chile relleno (90 pesos) + Margarita (45 pesos)
Saturday: Paella (120 pesos)  + Mojito (45 pesos)
Sunday: special breakfast buffet (120 pesos includes coffee) starting at 9:00am.

Check out the website for more information.

Colibrí Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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

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

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:30am – 10:30pm. Closed on Monday. See the calendar below for Entertainment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook. Click here for more information and a map.

La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra

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 FacebookClick here for the menu, a map, and more information. We cater events. Free delivery. Call us at 622-132-2643.

Mr. Iguana Burger

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant

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

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

Check out our daily food, drink and entertainment specials and LIKE us on Facebook ShotsSanCarlos
Shots is now serving breakfast Tuesday to Sunday starting at 8am.
Tuesday: Country Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Corn on Cob. Entertainment: Martin Giacoman on violin, 6pm – 9pm. Shots VDJ 10 pm.
Wednesday: Pasta Night
Thursday: BBQ Ribs, corn on a cob or cole slaw, baked beans and scalloped potatoes.
Friday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy. Entertainment: Martin Giacoman on violin, 6pm – 9pm. Shots VDJ 10pm
Saturday: Early Brunch specials along with the Community Farmers Market on the Malecon. Entertainment: Shots VDJ, 10 pm.
Sunday: Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes with gravy and green beans with bacon. Omar Arriaga Piano Breakfast. 8:30am to 11:30am.
DAILY Tuesday – Sunday: Call or stop by Shots for daily specials and as always serving THE Best Sonoran Bone In Rib Eye Steak or Rib Eye Steak, baked potatoes and seasonal sauteed vegetables and MORE!

Hours: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8am – 2am. Closed on Monday. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-1300. Click here for menus, more information, and a map.

Dusty’s Deli & Bar

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Bartina 64

Looking for a casual dining experience in the heart of San Carlos with views of the beautiful Sea of Cortez! Then look no further than La Bartina 64 – located upstairs in the Seascape Plaza.

With three seating areas to choose from, you can have it all. Sit on our outdoor patio while sipping a refreshingly cool cocktail; enjoy a modern, clean and comfortable dining experience indoors; or head out to the rooftop patio with padded couches, chairs, a bar and music.

Our specialty is our gourmet food! We have a varied menu to please all palates: salads, ceviche, tostados and tacos, burgers, steaks, shrimp, sashimi and much, much more, including dessert. You’ll also enjoy our fully stocked bar with over 14 wines available, Modelo brand beers, and exotic cocktails.

At La Bartina 64, you can dance the night away with Assterisko or Nat Yet, or take in all the sports action on one of our 8 big-screen TVs savoring our popular Juicy Lucy burger and a nice cold beer. With seating for over 140 people, there’s always room for you to enjoy yourself at La Bartina 64.

NEW: Happy Hour is Monday – Friday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. 2 x 1 drinks and beers! On Wednesdays, we have Burger Specials: Buy 1 and get the 2nd at 1/2 price; or 3 x 2 burgers! Ask for details.

Entertainment: Thursday: Nat Yet, 6pm – 9pm; Sunday: Assterisko playing rock and acoustics, 2pm – 7pm

Hours: Open Everyday! Monday – Thursday from 11am – 11pm; Friday and Saturday from 11am – 3am; Sunday from 11am – 12am. Follow us on Facebook. We have FREE WIFI and we do “Take-out.” Call us at 622-226-0968. Click here for the menu, more information, and a map.

Hacienda Mar de Cortez

You always have a warm welcome at Hacienda Mar de Cortez! Alberto, Lupita and staff welcome you to come dine at their Mexican-style restaurant surrounded by the beautiful landscaping of Pilar Condominiums.

Dine indoors or on the patio. Hacienda Mar de Cortez has entertainment, a great menu, reasonable prices and delicious drinks to beguile your taste buds.

Hours: Tuesday: 2:30pm – 9pm; Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm; Sunday: Breakfast Buffet 9am – noon, open til 3pm; Monday: closed

Live music Tuesday with Angel Wings, 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday with Rockoustic, 5pm – 8pm

Check out our new menu with many additional specialties.
Wednesday: 35 pesos per shot or bar drink with your dinner order
Thursday: Two-for-One Specials of the Day
Friday: Margaritas, your choice of flavor, 40 pesos
Saturday: Shrimp Special, your choice of style, plus unlimited Jamaica Margaritas, 285 pesos
Sunday: Breakfast Buffet with coffee and orange juice
Vegetarians and vegans can special order their favorites if the kitchen has the ingredients.

Hours: Open Tuesday to Thursday from 2:30pm to 9pm; Friday and Saturday from 9am to 9pm; and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Closed Mondays. Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is available starting at 11am. Dinners are served from 5pm – 9pm.

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

Explore San Carlos: Tours and Excursions

El Mar Diving Center

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

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

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

Team Margarita Sport Fishing

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

Check out our weekly Fishing Report on

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

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

Jack Wilde Kayak Adventures

Jack is leading kayaking tours in Belize until mid April.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rancho Nacapule

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

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

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

Residents and Visitors Attention Office

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

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

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

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


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

BadAss Banditos Tours & San Carlos PowerSports

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s Happening this Week in San Carlos & Guaymas

Wednesday, April 18


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

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja (map).
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar Restaurant (please be there by 10:45am to check in). Contact Dolores 227-0343.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call 622-161-8357, or visit the website.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.

Thursday, April 19


  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sensa Nova. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Sector 7G (classic rock). 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Nat Yet. 6:00pm – 9:00pm. La Bartina 64.
  • Lorena Robles. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • 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.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate). Basic Yoga with Omar, La Casa De Paja.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • AA meeting. 1:00pm, San Carlos Medical Plaza. Website

Friday, April 20


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

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Mountain biking group. Meet at 8:00am, OXXO near Casa de Talavera.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • Community Library at Tecalai. 9:00am – 12:00pm. Works on a “leave one, take one” basis. Or, if you don’t have a book to leave, you can make a small donation.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Slow-pitch Softball. 9:30am, Secundaria field in Ranchitos. For more information, please call Murray at 227-0282.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Free Spanish classes. 11:00am to 12:00pm, Residents and Visitor Attention Office.

Saturday, April 21

Special Event

  • SBPA’s Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am –  2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe. NEW


  • Sangre Latina. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant.
  • Rockoustic. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Sonora Jazz Band. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill. This week only
  • Son Desierto plays World Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Soggy Peso. This week only
  • Lorena Robles. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Los Country Boys. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Defines Bar and Grill.
  • Candela salsa band. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Luna Band. 8:00pm – 12:00am, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Grupo Malibu. 8:30pm – 1:00am. Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Silencio de Blanca Band. 10:00pm – 2:30am, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Athleticlub San Carlos is open from 8:00am – 3:00pm. Pickleball court available to members and non-members.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 7:00am – 1:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Clean Up San Carlos! See “Other News Around Town” above for details on time and location.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Shots Farmers Market. 9:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Rescate Marketplace. 9:00am – 1:00pm, in the parking lot next to the Rescate Thrift Store. Food, crafts, live music.
  • The San Carlos Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s meeting. 9:30am, Tequila’s. NEW
  • AA meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa beach. Website.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Sunday, April 22


  • Omar Arriaga Piano Breakfast. 8:30am – 11:30am, Shots Restaurant & Bar.
  • The Twins. 1:00pm – 4:00pm, La Conquista Cocina Mar y Tierra.
  • Nat Yet. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Bartini 64.
  • Luna Band. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar. This week only
  • Sonora Jazz Band. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill. Closed for private event
  • Karaoke. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Karaoke. 8:00pm – 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.
  • Agape Christian Fellowship church service. 10:00am. Behind Delfines Bar & Grill.
  • 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 622-161-8357, or visit the website

Monday, April 23

Special Event

  • Sam Rainwater. 5:00pm, San Carlos Country Club. NEW


  • Sangre Latina. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Beto & Galo. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Omar’s Silent Comedy Movie Show with live music. 7:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Gembe Jazz Trio. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; Belly Dance, pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Mountain biking group. Meet at 9:00am, OXXO near Casa de Talavera.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • Spanish Classes with Elizabeth or Carolina, 10:00am – 1:20pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 10:30am, Tortuga’s Restaurant (please be there by 10:15am to check in). Contact Pat 226-0971.
  • Free tour of San Carlos; call for reservation. 3:00pm, Seaside Realty.

Tuesday, April 24


  • Omar: the Beach Show. 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Nat Yet. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Mr. Iguana Burger.
  • Grupo Sangre Nueva with Alberto Osuna. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Alfredo & Guests. 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Martin Giacoman on violin. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Shots.
  • Sula Blues Band (aka Red Hot Blues Band). 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Froggy’s Bar.
  • Angel Wings. 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Live Video DJ. 10:00pm, Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate). Basic Yoga with Omar, La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • Rotary Club. 9:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited. For more information please contact
  • Slow-pitch Softball. 9:30am, Secundaria field in Ranchitos. For more information, please call Murray at 227-0282.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Wednesday, April 25


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

Clubs & Organizations

  • Exercise classes such as Zumba, pilates, spinning, Latin dance, Fight fitness, yoga, water aerobics; pickleball, tennis and more. 6:00am – 9:00pm, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • Pickleball court available to members and non-members; Exercise classes, pool, work-out area and more. Gym is open from 6:00am – 7:00pm. San Carlos Gym.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate), La Casa De Paja.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar Restaurant (please be there by 10:45am to check in). Contact Dolores 227-0343.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call 622-161-8357, or visit the website.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.

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  • April 26 – May 19. ExpoGan Sonora and Palenque in Hermosillo.
  • April 28. Perrothon, El Cobijo Fundraiser. 5:00pm, Guaymas Malecon.
  • April 30. Día Del Niño.
  • May 1. Dia del Trabajo. Mexican national holiday.
  • May 5. Cinco de Mayo.
  • May 10 & 13. Mother’s Day (Mother’s Day in Mexico is May 10 and in the USA and Canada it’s May 13).
  • May 15. Teacher’s Day.
  • May 24 – 29. Festival del Pitic in Hermosillo.
  • May 25 – 27. The Ladies International Fishing Tournament.
  • May 26 – 28. Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta.
  • May 27 – 28. Memorial Weekend.