San Carlos Travel Guide

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San Carlos Things to Do

  • by nwtravel Written May 4, 2007

    Whale watching
    scuba diving
    game fishing
    wind kiting
    sailing
    kayaking
    horseback riding
    hiking
    mountain biking
    4 wheeling

    marina

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San Carlos Restaurants

  • still there 18 years later

    We ate here on a trip in 1983 and again in 2001. First of all 18 years in a restaurant is staying power, I don't know about in Mexico but here, 18 years is a long life for a restaurant. The food was good both times, and since we are always on a budget traveling, a good deal for the price. We had a really great steak with tortillas and...

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  • The Best food in San Carlos

    This place has always been known as the place to get a great meal-every time. From fresh fish daily to a wonderful beef selection there is something for everyone. Any of the daily specialties are superb.

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San Carlos Nightlife

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    by SenoraSusan Written Jan 20, 2005

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    Alex knows how to run a drinking establishment.! From great live music to keeping the regulars happy, Alex does it all.
    This place welcomes the locals, tourists and some older gringo color (Swell Mel).
    Catch happy hour and stay for the music and meet people from all over the world.

    Dress Code: Mel takes a shower on Friday night before happy hour. Karen doesn't wear much and we love to look at her. Casual is it. Hey, we're at the beach.

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    • Beaches
    • Fishing

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San Carlos Warnings and Dangers

  • REAL ESTATE companies

    IF you do any sort of business with SB Realty or * Realty be very careful and NEVER sign a power of attorney for anything.Remember the Mexican government does not protect foreigner's investments. Do not buy here if you value your views.

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  • Spring break

    Do not go to San Carlos the week after spring break. I imagine not going during spring break would be even better advice. It was 100 degrees and the previous week a small town had been invaded by 100,000 kids with not much place to go to the bathroom or put their beer bottles. It wasn't pretty trust me.

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San Carlos Tourist Traps

  • Beware of window washers

    Do not pay these kids who crawl on your car without your permission. If the local drunk washes the windows-10 pesos is what you SHOULD pay but 20pesos is what he will ask. Do NOT give him more! When you are parking and do not want your car washed-look the man or kid in the eyes and say Please do not touch my car.

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  • Mariachis

    OK they are fun and they are charming and they seranade you at your dinner table whether you want them to or not. But then they put their hand out and demand a tip. We had just arrived and I only had the equivilent of about $2 in pesos so I gave it to him. HA, he was insulted and very rude to me because the expected tip was something like $5. Hey I...

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San Carlos What to Pack

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    by EllenH Written Aug 7, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sandals and bathing suit even in the fall

    Photo Equipment: good camera, beautiful place

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: beach towel

    Miscellaneous: pesos for tequila.....lol

    San Carlos twin peaks
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San Carlos Off The Beaten Path

  • Watch these big cactus!!

    On our way back to Hermosillo, we ran into these big cactus, but watch out when getting off the car because you can find some snakes...

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  • A hidden Beach

    This fishing village is located on a long dirt road. The locals have boasted about the 'old days' of fishing. One man said he killed 30 sharks a day. Those days are long gone. The Sea of Cortez has been fished out. Now a days he survives by doing a few construction projects or mechanical repairs.These are humble, nice and friendly people who share...

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