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: February 21, 2018

San Carlos and Guaymas Photos

The students at ITSON university went all out on their Carnaval costumes and dance performance in the Guaymas parades.

Participants of the 7th annual Walk for Life ready to get started, by Jim McAdie

A huge Thank You goes out to the organizers and volunteers of the Walk for Life. This annual fundraiser supports the AGP in Guaymas, a center to help with cancer detection, prevention, etc.

The 2018 San Carlos International Cup with USA golfing against Canada & Mexico. Congratulations to the Canada & Mexico team, who won 29 points to 30. The match now stands at 3 years to 3 years…..rubber match next year!

Kids celebrating Valentine’s Day, El Día del Amor y la Amistad, on February 14 at Jax Snax, by Lupita Fernandez

500 passengers on the Azamara Quest cruise ship arrived at the Guaymas port and were greeted by a marching band and local volunteers with “I’m here to help” t-shirts.

San Carlos Weather, News & Marketplace

San Carlos Weather Forecast

This week, we’ll have mostly sunny skies. The daytime temperature will be around 20 – 22C (66 – 71F). Nighttime temps will be 11 – 12C (52 – 54F). Afternoon winds will continue with strong gusts on Saturday and Sunday.

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.
  • There is a car top carrier, pressure washer, ATV carrier, ATV tires, piano accordion, scuba tanks, pool table, several sail 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 Comisaría

Garbage collection in San Carlos will now take place once a week, on Sundays only. It will be collected by the Public Service group of Guaymas, not by PASA. Guaymas has a crew of 30 people and 7 trucks, so this should be an efficient service. Talks between PASA and Guaymas City Management related to past dues owing have come to a standstill. To that end, effective immediately, PASA will no longer be collecting garbage in Guaymas or San Carlos.

Thank you to Nidza Busse and her team of artists who did a fantastic job painting the Comisaría’s trash cans, donated by Nordson Medical. These cans will be placed throughout the town and beaches. What a great example of the unity and creativity of our vibrant San Carlos community.

This Week’s Special Events

Burger Night at the Yacht Club, February 21

The popular Yacht Club movie and a burger night continues tonight, Wednesday, February 21.

The movie this week is “The Snowman”. Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

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!

Education Series: The Fantasy of Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet, February 22

The San Carlos Educational Series continues on Thursday, February 22 with “The Fantasy of Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet”. The presenter is Dr. Bill Graham, marine biologist.

Doors open at Club Deportivo at 6:30pm and the session begins at 7:00pm.

A 50 pesos per person donation at the door will benefit local charities.

The bar will be open with beer, wine and sodas for sale.

The proceeds will go to Castaway Kids’ Education Center Building Fund.

El Colorado Day Trip, February 23

Join a fun day trip to El Colorado on Friday, February 23.

We leave from San Carlos at 8:00am and drive in convoy – arriving about 9:15am via the newly paved road.

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

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

Email or visit or ecoloradomx.comfor information and reservations. Space is limited so early reservations are important.

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

Come join us for a fun day like none you have experienced – great if you have family in town and are looking for something to do.

Rescate Marketplace, February 24

The Rescate-sponsored Marketplace is on Saturday, February 24 and every Saturday after in the parking lot next to the Thrift Store from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

On February 24, Yaquis from Potam and Rahum will bring Yaqui handicrafts, folkloric dance and traditional food including tortillas for sale.

There will be many other vendors selling their wares at the Marketplace, including food, fresh fruit & vegetables and handcrafted items.

The Thrift Store will also be selling discounted clothing.

Vendors of all things are welcome. Vendors should call to reserve a free space at 622-126-2112 or 622-125-1112.

Please come and thank you for supporting Rescate.

RE/MAX Open House, February 24

RE/MAX will be hosting an Open House Event in San Carlos on Saturday, February 24 from 11:00am – 3:00pm in the Country Club, Biznaga Residencial and the Royal.

See the poster for locations.

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

Call 622-226-1800 for more information.

Art Walk, February 24

On Saturday, February 24, Colibrí is going to have its 2nd Art Walk of the season.

Come and see what the many artists, jewelry-makers, crafts people, potters, cooks and bakers have in store for you to buy or taste.

From 11:00am – 4:00pm.

If you are interested in selling something that day, please contact Alex at 622-115-3466.

Silent HORROR Show with Omar, February 24

Omar Arriaga will be presenting a Silent Horror Show on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30pm at Casa de Paja Studio (click for map).

The horror movie Nosferatu will be accompanied by live organ music by Omar. Nosferatu is based on the novel “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.

Suggested donation: 100 pesos.

Please bring your own snacks and drinks.

For reservations and more information, contact Marilyn Shaw at

Gilbert Weird & Wacky Golf Tournament., February 25

Come join the fun in the 5th Annual Weird & Wacky Gilbert Golf Tournament on Sunday, February 25. Check-in and enjoy breakfast at 9:00am and Tee Off at 10:00am.

And you don’t even need to know how to play golf, because Gilbert sure can’t!

The cost for non-members is 1100 pesos and for members 400 pesos.

Lunch only: 150 pesos
Mulligans: 2 for 50 pesos
Hole sponsorship: 500 pesos

The entry fee includes golf, breakfast, lunch, prizes and a special Gilbert golf item.

Net proceeds go to Castaway Kids.

Please pre-register at the Pro Shop or email or sign-up online at

National Clean Up Day in San Carlos, February 25

Sunday, February 25 is National Clean Up Day in San Carlos.

Javier Garcia Teran of TE Connectivity is the head of group “Team Green”, and he is responsible for planning and organizing and gathering the needed support for this mega cleanup effort in our region of Sonora.

The focus will be on all of San Carlos starting near the Delfinario and continuing all the way to and including La Manga.

This is an effort of citizens only, yet sponsored by local companies. An estimated 400 – 600 volunteers will be separated into “brigades” or groups. There are company-sponsored monetary awards for the most productive groups!

If you want to be a brigade leader for another location, please contact Javier Garcia Teran directly at: Include your name, telephone # and email.

Clean Up San Carlos! will be one brigade, and will be stationed at Piedras Pintas Beach.Please come at 8:00am. We will supply gloves, bags, and cleaning tools. Please bring your own water. This cleanup effort will greatly enhance the drive to achieve the designation of San Carlos Pueblo Magico!

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar, February 26

The Silent Comedy Show with Omar is on Monday, February 26 at 6:30pm at the Captains Club.

The shows this week are “Blow Your Horn”, “What Price Goofy”, and “Soldier Man”.

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

Color Fun Run, March 4

Run or walk and enjoy an explosion of color at the Color Fun Run on Sunday, March 4 at 9:00am.

This 5 KM run will start at end at Club Duo at the Marinaterra Hotel & Spa.

The entry fee is 250 pesos or 300 pesos with a CHIP. A CHIP is necessary to record the participant’s race finish time.

Registrants will receive protective glasses, colored powder, an event t-shirt, and a chip to record your time (for 50 pesos more).

All proceeds will be donated to Estoy Contigo, which helps people with cancer and their families.

Sign up at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa.





Fishing, Golfing, Birding & Biking Reports

Fishing Report

Winter is taking a stab at us, although warm water is getting pushed up from the south. It’s not warm enough for marlin or tuna I believe, but maybe things aren’t far off. For the moment though, the winter fronts are kicking up the seas.

There are not any great reports, but some fish are being caught. For example, there have been some 3-4 fish catches from the Island jigging and trolling. Up the coast I heard of one good and one poor report. I’ve had mixed reports from the bottomfishing. I heard of one report of yellowtail found off San Antonio deep. Finally, a few big ones are being caught around the Seamounts. We did see a few short boils there. One good sign was the amount of bait there. It should be a decent moon phase this week when the winds let up.

by Bryan ReplogleTeam Margarita Sportfishing,
Video of fishing with Bryan

Birding Report

We had 33 birders on our outing this past Thursday. We went to the El Palmar settlement pond by the San Carlos Plaza Hotel, the Cactus Forest at the old Paradiso and the pond by the Soggy Peso. We had good views of the Sora, Least Grebes and a flock of Buffleheads at El Palmar. The Cactus Forest had a number of Cactus Wrens, Northern Rough-winged and Violet-green Swallows, the Gilded Flicker and, of course, the Gila Woodpecker. The pond at Soggy Peso was not all that birdy but we saw Least Sandpipers, a Caspian Tern, two American Kestrels and Ring-billed and California Gulls. On the way out to La Manga to eat at Doña Rosita’s, a number of the group saw the Crested Caracara.

I chose the Green-winged Teal as the Bird of the Week because, at long last, I was able to capture a photo that showed the beautiful emerald green stripe on the head. The light has to be just right to catch the iridescence. There are other birds, like the Cedar Waxwing, who are so photogenic that it is impossible to take a bad photo unless it is blurry but not so the Green.

The Green-winged Teal is the smallest of the dabbling ducks. Dabblers are ducks that do not dive for their food. They skim it from the top or put their heads in the water and their butts up in the air. Although this duck is the 2nd most hunted duck (Mallard is the first), it has survived because it breeds far away from human activity in dense cover in Alaska and Canada. It winters in the southern parts of the US and all over Mexico. We see it most on settlement ponds. It is often accompanied by the Blue-wing and Cinnamon Teals. One interesting characteristic I have noticed is that while the Blue-winged Teal will fly from a pond immediately upon sighting humans, the Green will stay but move into protected vegetation along the shore.

They start to form pairs in February to March but the male often strays. He will follow the female while she builds the nest (probably telling her how she could do it better) but does not assist in construction. He also plays no part in incubating the eggs or caring for the babies. Alas, just a pretty face.

This coming week the tides look favorable for visiting the estuaries. My plan is for us to visit the Villa Hermosa beach to search for the Black Turnstone and Surfbird and then to wend our way to the Empalme Estuary. We will meet first, as always, at the Esterito Cafe at the end of Bahía San Carlos. The Green Kingfisher is still at the Esterito so we will try and spot her also. Bring your sun protection, binoculars and portable chairs. The weather has been cooler and the Empalme estuary can be windy so a sweater could be useful.

If you have any questions, you may email me at

by Mary Tannehill

Golfing Report

Ladies Club. February 13: Only the putts were counted this week. Mary Spalding had only 28 putts and beat Kathy Vacek by a few strokes to take the ‘A” Flight while Kelly Torske beat Pat Kopek by only 1 in the ‘B’ Flight. Barb Reeves won the ‘C’ Flight by a couple over Pam Bertrand. Claudia Heckel was the low Net of the day shooting a 64 while Mary Spalding continues to tear up the course shooting a gross 77!

The Men’s Club International Cup, February 15 & 16: The annual rivalry was a fierce but friendly competition again this year with 62 participants. There were 3 different matches for the guys. Thursday morning was a tie at 7 1/2 for each side with the 2-man teams playing a scramble format. Then, in the afternoon, the International side pulled out a 3 point lead in the Chapman Format. Friday was an absolutely perfect day for golf and the play was spectacular. Real Gamache was 6 under par through 17 holes winning his match over Gary Haldane who shot a wonderful 74. And Robert Frank shot a 72, net 61 going down to the last shot to beat Harry Bargen’s 73, net 62!  Also shooting net 62 was Steve Sterns. In the end, the USA team beat the International side in singles, but not by enough to overcome the lead from the previous day. Result: Internationals 31 (pictured on left); USA 29. This levels the overall competition to 3 for each side in the 6 years that it has been held. Congratulations have to go out to the Captains, Clint Oliver and Steve Pruett for team USA and Don Douthwright and Al Kohut for the Internationals, for putting together the terrific framework for everyone to have so much fun. The food was great and the competition tight, well done all.

More news from the Torneo Exactec Charity Tournament in Obregon that was held on February 10 and 11. More than twenty people made the trip to play and by all accounts a great time was had by all. The greens were lightning fast and, unlike playing here in San Carlos, the golfers had to play it where it was actually hit, whether the ball had mud on it or not. All the locals did very well with several of them taking home some hardware as well as Joe deMik winning 10,000 pesos for his hole-in-one. Chuck Schrader not only won the Seniors Event but also 2 KP’s. Crystal Delaire and Rod Schultz kept it in the family with Crystal finishing 3rd in the Ladies Event and Rod taking 3rd in the Seniors.

Upcoming Events:
– February 20: Ladies Day
– February 22: Men’s Club – An Individual Game – Modified Stableford
– February 25: 5th Annual Weird & Wacky Gilbert Golf Tournament – Contact Ali Boyle at 226-1312 for more information or signup online at
– February 27: Ladies Day
– February 27: Men’s Traveling Road show –  to Hermosillo this time. All the seats for the bus are spoken for but give Jim a call if you want to be put on the waiting list.
– March 1: Men’s Club – The Monthly Individual Game – in flights

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

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

by Jim McAdie, Games Chair

Other News Around Town

Clean Up San Carlos! Weekly Sunday clean, February 25 (new day)

Clean Up San Carlos! continues to make a difference in our community. Thank you to all the volunteers.

Please join CUSC this Sunday, February 25 at 8:00am. Date Change

See “This Week’s Special Events” above for details on National Clean Up Day in San Carlos.  We are going to meet at Piedra Pintas Beach.

** 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

Plein Air Painters Art Show

A good time was had by all last Friday evening. The El Bronco Restaurant came alive with an amazing showing of art by seven artists with one common thread: They all paint together in plein air! The doors opened at 4:30pm and there was literally a packed house in the gallery, in the cocktail area as well as the restaurant till as late as 11pm. It was a resounding energy-filled, collaborative evening!

Thanks go to the hosts and everyone who arrived to make this a wonderful exchange of all the senses with the enjoyment of cultural and social interaction.

Rescate Grand Bazaar 2018

The 2018 annual Rescate Grand Bazaar on Sunday, February 11 was a huge success.

5 lucky winners won 5 raffle baskets full of delicious goodies. The winners were: Harry Hagerman/Valentine Basket, Nancy Prokop/Good Time Basket, Mrs. Grover/Beach Basket, Larry Taddie/Men Only Basket and Diane Lambutt/ Tropical Ladies Basket.

Rescate is grateful to all who attended and who volunteered.

Remember, it’s your life – Join Rescate.

Photos by Vi West 

Who’s Your Hero?

It’s time to nominate your choice for our 8th Annual Doug Marshall Community Service Award.

The Castaway Kids’ Beach Party will be on Sunday, March 11, and we are once again looking for nominations from the residents of the San Carlos-Guaymas community. The nominees should be persons that have shown exceptional contributions to the community over the years, are still living and are not Castaway Kids volunteers (since we initiated this award).

Submit your nomination(s) and a few paragraphs stating why he or she should be given the award. Nominations will close at midnight on Wednesday, February 28. Please fill out the form here. If you’d rather fill out a paper form, you can pick one up at the Castaway Kids Thrift Shop during open hours and put it in the ballot box there.

A panel of residents will vote to choose one person to be honored at Castaway Kids’ Big Beach Party on Sunday, March 11. Meal tickets are now being sold for the Beach Party. Get yours early.

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.
  • The Black Panther (Pantera Negra). T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
  • Movies playing in Spanish: Pantera Negra, Cincuenta Sombras Liberadas, La Forma Del Agua, El Pájaro Loco, Maze Runner: La Cura Mortal, La Boda de Valentina, Paddington 2.

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 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
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. 6pm – 9pm. Watch all our sports broadcasts throughout the week.

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

Delfines Bar and Grill

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

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

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

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

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

Entertainment this week: Wednesday: Omar Arriaga 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!

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

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, 3pm – 5:30pm. Thursday: The Dudes, 3pm – 6pm. Friday: Eric Holland, 3pm – 5:30pm. Saturday: Luna, 3pm – 5:30pm. Sunday: Son Desierto, 2:30pm – 5pm.

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 specially prepared by Chef Joan: our famous meats (like rib eye and filet mignon), special catch of the day, spicy tuna, and field salad and a few new dishes.

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.

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

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. Entertainment: Martin Giacoman on violin. 6pm – 9pm.
Friday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy. Entertainment: 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.

Monday. Closed
Tuesday. All-You-Can-Eat BBQ, Unlimited Orange Margaritas and live music by Angel Wings.
Wednesday. Open Mic Night from 5pm – 8pm.
Thursday. Half Price or Two for One Dinners
Friday. Live Acoustic Music by The Sea Notes through February 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday. Shrimp Special with Unlimited Hibiscus Margaritas, Live Music by Rockoustic 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Sunday. Breakfast Buffet 9am – noon.

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

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, February 21


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Nat Yet. 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Open Mic Night. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • 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) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja (map).
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar Restaurant (please be there by 10:45am to check in). Contact Dolores 227-0343.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.

Thursday, February 22

Special Event

  • Education Series: The Fantasy of Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo. NEW


  • The Dudes. 3:00pm – 6:00pm, 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. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Martin Giacoman on violin. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Shots. NEW
  • 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.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • Men’s Golf league. 9:00am, San Carlos Country Club. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at or 226-1637.
  • Ceramics. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • AA meeting. 1:00pm, San Carlos Medical Plaza.

Friday, February 23

Special Event

  • El Colorado Day Trip. 8:00am. NEW


  • Eric Holland. 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sector 7G. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Omar’s Instrumental Piano Night. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • The Sea Notes. 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • 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.
  • Yoga with Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • Mountain biking group. Meet at 9:00am, OXXO near Casa de Talavera.
  • Community Library at Tecalai. 9:00am – 12:00pm. Works on a “leave one, take one” basis. Or, if you don’t have a book to leave, you can make a small donation.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • 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.
  • Amateur orchestra practice. 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Tecalai Cultural Center. For more information, contact Darwin at
  • Free Spanish classes. 11:00am to 12:00pm, Residents and Visitor Attention Office.

Saturday, February 24

Special Events

  • Yaquis handicrafts, dance and traditional food. 9:00am to 1:00pm, Rescate Marketplace. NEW
  • Art Walk. 11:00am – 4:00pm, Colibrí. NEW
  • Silent HORROR Show with Omar. 6:30pm, Casa de Paja Studio. NEW


  • Sangre Latina. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • The Dudes. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • Luna Band. 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Soggy Peso Bar.
  • Grupo La Bohemia. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, El Mar Restaurant.
  • Rockoustic. 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Hacienda Mar de Cortez.
  • Son Desierto plays World Music. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • Lorena Robles. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, 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. Date change – on Sunday this week only.
  • Ceramics. 9:00am – 1:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • Rescate Treasures Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Castaway Kids Thrift Store open from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
  • Rescate Marketplace. 9:00am – 1:00pm, in the parking lot next to the Rescate Thrift Store. Food, crafts, live music by Eric Holland.
  • AA meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa beach.
  • Shots Farmers Market. 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Sunday, February 25

Special Event

  • Gilbert Weird & Wacky Golf Tournament. Check-in 9:00am, Tee Off 10:00am. NEW


  • Omar Arriaga Piano Breakfast. 8:30am – 11:30am, Shots Restaurant & Bar.
  • Nat Yet. 2:00pm – 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Assterisko. 2:00pm – 7:00pm, La Bartini 64.
  • Son Desierto. 2:30pm – 5:00pm, Soggy Peso.
  • Sonora Jazz Band. 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunset Bar & Grill.
  • 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.
  • Clean Up San Carlos! See “Other News Around Town” above for details on time and location. NEW
  • 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, February 26


  • 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. 6:00pm, Captains Club.
  • Gembe Jazz Trio. 6:00pm – 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 Kathy Bereza. 8:30am (intermediate) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Yoga with Laura Parsons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • La Liga de Arte. 9:00am, the Tecalai Clubhouse. All levels and all mediums are welcome. For more information, e-mail Terri at
  • Mountain biking group. Meet at 9:00am, OXXO near Casa de Talavera.
  • Free bridge lessons. 9:00am – 10:00am, Tortuga’s. For more information, contact Gary at
  • 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.
  • Grief Share. 3:33pm, San Carlos Community Church. For more information, contact Christie Forester at 226-1143,

Tuesday, February 27


  • Omar: the Beach Show. 3:00pm – 5:30pm, 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. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tortuga’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Martin Giacoman on violin. 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Shots. NEW
  • 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) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia de San Carlos Borromeo.
  • Women’s Golf. The Ladies 18 Holers tee off at 9:00am. Non-members are welcome. For more information, please contact Mary at 226-0156.
  • Rotary Club. 9:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All are invited. For more information please contact
  • Slow-pitch Softball. 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.
  • Bingo. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo. Door opens at 6:30pm. 18 games each night.

Wednesday, February 28


  • Mark Mulligan. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • Nat Yet. 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Colibrí Restaurant & Bar.
  • Open Mic Night. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Hacienda del Mar de Cortez.
  • 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) or 10:30am (beginner / gentle), La Casa De Paja.
  • Yoga with Cherie. 8:30am – 9:45am, Cherie’s at 91 Loma Bonita.
  • Mass. 9:00am, Parroquia San Borromeo.
  • SBPA’s Altered Tails Book Shoppe (in Marina San Carlos) is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
  • Al-Anon. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • Duplicate Bridge. 11:00am, El Mar Restaurant (please be there by 10:45am to check in). Contact Dolores 227-0343.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) English speaking meetings. 5:30pm, in the San Carlos Medical Plaza. For more information, call Terry at 622-118-5414.
  • Spanish service. 7:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.

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  • March 3. Holistic Health Fair. 10:00am – 6:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club. For more information, call Roseanne at 227-0459.
  • March 3. Sons of Freedom 11th Anniversary Party. Music starts at 4:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • March 4. Color Fun Run. 9:00am, Marinaterra’s Club Duo.
  • March 8. Club Deportivo Pancake Breakfast and Ceramics Show. 7:30am – 12:30pm.
  • March 9 & 10. Vino Litoral Wine Festival. Marinaterra Hotel.
  • March 10. Rotary’s Carne Asada.
  • March 10 – 11. Yellowtail Tournament.
  • March 11. St Patrick’s Golf Tournament.
  • March 11. Castaway Kids Beach Party. Noon – dusk, La Palapa Griega.
  • March 15 – 16 Golf Club Championship.
  • March 17. St Patrick’s Day celebrations in restaurants around town.
  • March 17. Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am to 2:00pm, SBPA Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • March 18 – 22. Rescate Melodrama. 7:00pm.