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...more
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!more
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...more
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...more
Calle Gabriel Estrada s/n, Sector La Herradura, San Carlos, Northern Mexico, 85506, Mexico
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Playa de Cortes, Guaymas, Northern Mexico, 85450, Mexico
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Boulevard Carretera Internacional, Guaymas, Northern Mexico, Mexico
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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 rather take their two hour siesta than fix...more
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...more
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.