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18 Best and Fun Things To Do In San Carlos, Mexico

There are numerous activities both on and in the water at San Carlos, nestled between the stunning mountains and the Sea of Cortez.

You will find soft sand beaches, world-class marinas, and an 18-hole world-class golf course here. Whether you want to sunbathe all day on a secluded beach or scuba dive, hike, kayak, and listen to live local musicians, San Carlos is the place for you. You’ll also find a myriad of excellent restaurants, nightclubs, and bars to pass the summer nights. From fine dining to delicious tacos, take in the stunning coastal views on a patio with your favorite meal and a tropical cocktail.

One of Mexico’s most stunning regions, San Carlos makes for an unforgettable sunny holiday. Check out our list of the best attractions found in San Carlos and enjoy all this gorgeous town has to offer.

The 18 Most Popular Things To Do In San Carlos, Mexico

18. Isla La Raza

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)


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17. Playas Las Coloraditas

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

16. Isla El Pastel

4.3 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)


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15. Isla León Echado

4.8 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)

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14. Cerros las Tetas de Cabra

4.7 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)

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13. Bahia San Carlos

4.8 ★★★★★ (151 reviews)

12. San Francisco Beach, San Carlos MX.

4.7 ★★★★★ (400 reviews)


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11. Estero “El soldado”

4.7 ★★★★★ (807 reviews)

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Location: Bulevar Gabriel Estrada 145 NS 4 San Carlos Son

Tel:  622-101-8050

10. Delfinario Sonora

4.7 ★★★★★ (2,105 reviews)

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Location: 85503 Sonora

Tel:  622-164-3378

Web Address:

9. San Carlos Vista Point

4.8 ★★★★★ (5,727 reviews)

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Location: Av Cinco Pte 864 Centro Heroica Guaymas Son

Tel:  622-142-0263

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8. Bahía Delfin

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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Location: 85503 San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas Sonora

7. Playa San Francisco

4.7 ★★★★★ (185 reviews)

6. Cerro Tetakawi

4.9 ★★★★★ (334 reviews)

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Location: Bv Manlio Fabio Beltrones 507 San Carlos Son

5. Playa Piedras Pintas

4.7 ★★★★★ (467 reviews)

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4. Canyon Nacapule

4.7 ★★★★★ (484 reviews)

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Location: Calle 3 1265 Sector ranchitos San Carlos Son

Tel:  622-122-1806

Web Address:

3. Caracol Beach

4.8 ★★★★★ (574 reviews)

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Location: Caracol Turistico San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas Sonora

2. Club de Playa Marinaterra

4.5 ★★★★★ (691 reviews)

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1. Los Algodones Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (956 reviews)

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in San Carlos, Mexico! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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