Scuba diving is without a doubt a sport requiring good physical condition, special gear and San Carlos is the ideal place for those who enjoy this activity. The beach offers crystal clear blue waters with more than 800 species and some artificial reefs. This  place is a paradise for divers who enjoy exploring a different world in the deep of the ocean. There are an ample number of places that rent boats and scuba gear, with professionals in each activity to provide lessons to tourists and take them to incredible places. Other aquatic sports available in
​San Carlos include water skiing, sailing and jet skiing.

With an average temperature of 68°F in Winter and 95°F in the Summer, San Carlos is a  favorite spot for senior American tourists known as
​“snow birds," who arrive during winter in caravans to enjoy a vacation period with a nicer weather than that available at home.

Reaching San Carlos from any part of the US is easy. The visitor can take Mexico Highway, a four-lane modern road that intersects with the scenic corridor. For those who prefer to travel by plane, Guaymas airport is only 25 Km. away form San Carlos, which accommodates jets both
​large and small.

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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. This beach resort is 120 kilometers far from Hermosillo and 390 from the US border. It is formally a part of the City of Guaymas, about a 15-minute drive away.

On the first visit to San Carlos, the guest will admire the beauty of 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. The sea breeze, the waves, the hotels and condominiums and calm environment make the visitor want to enjoy a couple of days.

Hotels in San Carlos are suitable for any budget. In addition, the town offers  condominiums with excellent rooms and trailer parks with all the necessary services, ideal for visitors in motor homes. Numerous restaurants specializing in seafood and international food are available; the regional steak dish, “carne asada," is served with flour tortillas in many restaurants.

For golf lovers, a Country Club is available with tennis courts and an 18-holes golf course. There are also two marinas: Marina San Carlos and Marina Real, both with complete services for boats. The visitor will also come across numerous handicraft shops  and boutiques selling beach articles, such as swim suit and souvenirs for the tourists.

Two of the favorite activities for tourists are scuba diving and fishing. In San Carlos, the  tourist may catch fantastic species such as marlin, swordfish, whose catch represents a major challenge for sport fisherman.