Guaymas Harbor was discovered in 1539 by Francisco de Ulloa of Spain.
The port at Guaymas routinely handles cargo from the Mexican provinces of Sonora and Chihuahua, as well as the state of Arizona, USA.
This is a photo of the harbor and port at Guaymas.
- Adventure Travel
- Road Trip
We stayed at the beach about 4 miles west of central San Carlos called Catch 22 Beach (Los Algodones). This area has a beautiful crescent-shaped beach with two small island/mountains jutting into the gulf providing a natural breakwater. The first island is connected to the land with a man-made stone causeway, while the second is about .1 mile from the first, just a short swim away through crystal clear water.
San Carlos Sunset
I have never seen such beautiful sunsets as at San Carlos. From the sandy beach -- called Catch 22 Beach (Los Algodones) -- which curves around to the two small island hills to the west. As the sun ducked behind these mountains, it was spectacular. Bottle of wine & a girl, this would be heaven!
San Carlos is home to some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. About 4 miles west from downtown is a crescent-shaped beach hosting the San Carlos Plaza hotel called Catch 22 Beach (Los Algodones), which is perfect for swimming. Just a bit further north past the old Club Med (now Paradisio Hotel) there is another beach popular for wind surfing. Both of these beaches meet at the old Club Med and I think are known by the same name.
Another even more popular beach is San Francisco Beach, which is the first beach you will see just before San Carlos on the access road from Guaymas.
Beaches in Mexico are considered federal property and are open to the public.
Guaymas is the second largest Mexican port Pacific/Gulf of California coast with a population of about 150,000. It has an international airport (GYM) and a busy seaport.
Guaymas was discovered by the Spanish in 1539, and the area was settled by missionaries around 1703. The actual town at present-day Guaymas was established in 1769. During the Mexican-American War, it was occupied by US troops.
Today the town is a tourist destination, mainly because of the beautiful beaches nearby at San Carlos. The movie Catch-22 was also filmed in the area of San Carlos.
Have a perfect day
There’s a beautiful huge hotel, Paradiso, at San Carlos Sonora Bay....where you can have a wonderful meal, enjoy the afternoon w/a drink and later a horse back riding on the private lagoon, the beach or the mountains, or just enjoy the sunset. Nice rest and relaxation. Has a bussines center, wireless int ernet ac, a lot of activities, tv`s, a.c calefaction....
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
San Carlos Marina
There are two large marinas in San Carlos; both have slips for over 300 boats which are available for rent. There is a shower at the marina, and the surrounding area has several restaurants and bars.
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports
Mountains of Sonora
It is dry. It is hot. It is quiet. Other than a few travelers and the locals trying to make a living, there just aren't many people way out here in the desert!
- Mountain Climbing
- Hiking and Walking