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Considered one of the most important tourist destinations of Sonora, San Carlos offers visitors all they need to have fun and enjoy their stay. San Carlos beach resort is 75 miles from Hermosillo and 241 miles from the US border. It is formally a part of the City of Guaymas, about a 15-minute drive away. San Carlos, Mexico offers the visitor beautiful beaches surrounded by the special atmosphere of the Sonoran Desert.
San Carlos, Mexico has long been a popular getaway for Arizona tourists. On the first visit to San Carlos, you will admire the beauty of the landscapes, starting with a "scenic corridor" and accompanied by the Tetakawi hill in the background. This copper colored mountain is a symbol of the town. During the first months of the year, whales migrate from colder northern waters to the Sea of Cortez to mate and have their cachalotes. The coastline of San Carlos offers this unique opportunity to whale watchers and photographers. San Carlos has an ideal climate with average high temperatures of 68°F in winter and 95°F in summer. San Carlos has an 18-hole golf course for those who always carry their clubs everywhere; tennis courts, bowling facility, gift shops for souvenirs and supermarket for your camping or fishing day. For the boater, two marinas are available with paved launch ramps, dry storage facilities, complete marine repair and maintenance services and fuel docks. San Carlos also offers you great cuisine, from simple tacos, hot dog stands, to nice restaurants that offer Mexican or International meals. San Carlos, Mexico is the best place in the State of Sonora for the sport fishing and diving. San Carlos offers crystal clear blue waters with more than 800 species of maritime life. Two artificial reefs, a sunken ferry and several smaller wrecks. This place is a paradise for divers who enjoy exploring a different world in the deep of the ocean. For lodging San Carlos has several hotels, condominiums and private home rentals to fit every group and budget. Reaching San Carlos from any part of the US is easy. Take Mexico Highway 15 — a four-lane modern road that intersects with the scenic corridor. For those who prefer to travel by plane, Guaymas airport is only 10 miles away form San Carlos, which accommodates jets both large and small. San Carlos does not require a Mexican Vehicle Permit to travel by car, the town is within the Sonora Free Zone. We offer driving directions and a map of San Carlos.