Guaymas Travel Guide

  • Guaymas
    by cinthya_in_victoria
  • San Carlos, Tetakawi Mountain
    San Carlos, Tetakawi Mountain
    by Ewingjr98
  • Fishing/Desert
    Fishing/Desert
    by claudiamdez

Guaymas Things to Do

  • Guaymas Harbor

    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.

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  • Hike/Swim?

    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...

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  • 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!

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  • Beaches

    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...

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  • Guaymas City

    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...

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  • 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.

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Guaymas Hotels

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  • Marinaterra Hotel And Resort

    Calle Gabriel Estrada s/n, Sector La Herradura, San Carlos, Northern Mexico, 85506, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Playa de Cortes

    Playa de Cortes, Guaymas, Northern Mexico, 85450, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Armida Motel

    Boulevard Carretera Internacional, Guaymas, Northern Mexico, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

Guaymas Restaurants

  • Guaymas Restaurants

    There are lots of little roadside shacks in both Guaymas and San Carlos. Not that they have bad food...it's just that they are shacks. In fact, we had some great meals at many of these places.

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  • Sea food , Seafood , Seafood

    This is a great low key place. No frills that serves only fresh seafood. Ask the pretty waitress what is best.... they know. Down town Guyamas. Not a fancy place but the food is great. Crab tostadas. Tostadas jaiba. Fresh good!!

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    5 Hotels in Guaymas

Guaymas Transportation

  • Drive through Nogales

    Nogales certainly isn't the poorest place I have ever been, but I don't think I've ever seen so many people living in such miserable conditions. Shacks with tin roofs and old pallets for walls were pretty common. Maybe an old snow fence to keep the chickens in the yard. The people don't seem to care...they would rather take their two hour siesta...

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  • Drive through Hermosillo

    Hermosillo is another stop on the way from Nogales to San Carlos...and it's another dirty little town. If you take the libro road instead of the toll road, you will see much more of this little Mexican paradisio.Hermosillo is the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora in the Sonoran Desert. This is a large city with about 700,000 residents, the...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Guaymas Favorites

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    by Ewingjr98 Updated Feb 15, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Me neither. That made the trip very interesting, especially trying to get through the border. Once we were in San Carlos, we got along OK, but we did have a few locals scold us for not learning anything in school. At least that's what I think she said.

    I quickly learned a few important words like cerveza, caliente, gracias, por favor, de nada, muy bien, buenos dias, adios, and muchachas.

    I think this means

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