If you’re in the mood for soft, sandy beaches and plenty of sun, San Carlos, Mexico might be the ideal location for your next vacation. Imagine escaping to a home away from home in this small resort town, known for its beautiful weather and laid-back lifestyle. The warm, crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez will call out to you as you stand on your own little slice of San Carlos, Mexico, real estate.
Only about 250 miles from the U.S. border, American visitors will feel worlds away in San Carlos resorts or condos. The town is surrounded by dramatic mountains, most notably Tetakawi — an iconic peak that appears to have two horns. This mountain looks even more impressive during a breathtaking San Carlos sunset, silhouetted against a brilliant red sky – best viewed from your fully furnished private house or condo.
Sea Side knows condos and hotels in San Carlos, whether you want a large amenity-packed resort with other adventurers, or a quiet condo that gives you a more tranquil, exclusive experience. Let us help you plan a stress-free escape to paradise.
San Carlos resorts are perfect for the traveler who wants to truly get away from it ALL – cooking, tidying, and laundry included! If you need flexible check-in/check-out dates, then you’ll find resorts are more than accommodating. You’ll enjoy amenities like Wi-Fi internet service, satellite TV, fitness center equipment, a full spa menu, and a number of restaurants for your dining pleasure. The resorts of San Carlos, Mexico pack a myriad of choices in a small space and may even include personal concierge booking, golf, boat charters, pickle ball, fire pits and more.
Why rent a cramped room when you can have the whole house? Standalone San Carlos villas and private residences are ideal for an extended stay, a destination wedding, or travel with a group. You’ll enjoy beach side accommodations, your own private swimming pool, and a yard where kids can play. Villas in San Carlos offer convenient parking in a driveway steps away from the front door, not to mention access to a full kitchen and laundry facilities whenever you need it.
Like the villas, San Carlos condos offer more space for your money. They are typically smaller than rental homes, but may come with upgraded amenities like Jacuzzis and landscaped garden courtyards. Some condos are part of a larger complex like resorts, but they offer the perfect location within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and fun.
Sea Side Reservations can place you right in the center of this beach town’s remarkable beauty, amid miles and miles of alluring sand to enjoy. San Francisco Beach, La Posada Beach, Algodones Beach, and Frenchie’s Cove are some of the more popular places to stay. Despite the comfort of your luxurious accommodations, you’ll surely want to explore the exciting outdoor activities San Carlos has to offer.
The vast marine life is a major draw for nature lovers. Famous explorer Jacques Cousteau once called the Sea of Cortez “the world’s aquarium.” You’ll find a plethora of local tour operators offering rental gear, boat charters, and guided tours of the arches, coves and rocky outcrops.
Some of the best water activities include:
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Visit our San Carlos activities page for more information on planning an unforgettable itinerary.
If you want to enjoy the waters of San Carlos, you’ll be warmed by temperatures as high as 90 degrees in August and September. The temperature can drop to as low as 60 degrees in March and April. Hurricane weather is possible from May 15th to November 30th, with most activity taking place later in the season.
San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, is easily accessible from the north. Visitors arriving at the Hermosillo International Airport (HMO) can rent a car for the coastal drive. U.S. citizens with tourist visas can drive south from Arizona along Mexican Interstate Highway 15, a very safe route with stunning views of the beautiful Mexican landscape on the way to your San Carlos reservation.
Comb through our Travel Information page for more details on preparing for travel to the Sonora region of Mexico.
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