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Guaymas San Carlos

Guaymas San Carlos is a beautiful tourist destination with a variety of contrasting mountain and ocean landscapes to admire. Visitors will also be treated to traditional Sonoran hospitality, making it an ideal vacation spot any time of year. They say that when you visit Guaymas San Carlos, you’re really visiting not one, but two destinations located on the shores of the spectacular Sea of Cortez.



Guaymas Port, SonoraGuaymas is the second most important port on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and this community is widely known for its port facilities and nautical and commercial industries. The city’s main source of income is fishing, which is due in part to the important biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez, which oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau called "the Aquarium of the World" for its great diversity of marine life.



Guaymas, Sonora

Guaymas is also a colonial city founded in 1769 with stunning mountain landscapes, valleys, and coastal plains. Undoubtedly, this city has been blessed with incredible natural attractions, from the bottom of the sea to the mountain tops. It is located a few miles from San Carlos, so when we talk about Guaymas, inevitably we also have to talk about San Carlos, and vice versa.



Guaymas Marine Life

San Carlos is the tourist area of the port of Guaymas. It is located just 10 miles away and offers quiet beaches where you can enjoy a variety of watersports. It offers a good selection of hotels, two marinas with space for more than 500 boats, a golf course, a dolphinarium, and a pristine stretch of beachfront. Currently, it is said that San Carlos is the great tourist gem of Sonora.



Guaymas San Carlos Profile

  • Two tourist destinations in one: Guaymas (port and colonial city) and San Carlos (beach)
  • Fishing is the main source of income
  • Livestock, aerospace manufacturing, and tourism are its most important industries
  • It has 83% of the total docks in Sonora and a fleet of more than 1,300 vessels
  • A beautiful coastal region with contrasting mountain landscapes
  • A popular adventure tourism and snorkeling destination

Things to do in Guaymas San Carlos

  • Go scuba diving, snorkeling, or sport fishing in the Sea of Cortez, also known as “The Aquarium of the World”
  • Take a whale watching tour
  • Explore the historic center of Guaymas
  • Sunbathe and relax on the beaches of San Carlos
  • Visit the El Soldado estuary and the Sonora Dolphinarium
  • Admire the natural landscape from the Scenic Lookout Point
  • Enjoy a traditional seafood dish like the Caguamanta (fried filet of manta ray) and the Pescado Zarandeado (traditional grilled fish) or a juicy cut of meat
  • Try the delicious Bacanora, the traditional liquor of Sonora
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