On your first visit to San Carlos...

you will admire the beauty of its landscapes, starting with the scenic corridor accompanied with the striking “Tetakawi” hill in its background; this is a copper colored mountain, which symbolizes the city. The sea breeze, waves, pristine beaches and elegant hotels and condominiums that make up this peaceful paradise, inspires visitors to enjoy all the activities they choose to do.

The landscape combines the colored copper mountains, desert and the beautiful blue sea, that makes you want to explore the land, sail the water, go fishing, or discover its submarine life. San Carlos offers you much more than a beach…it presents an unlimited assortment of activities that will stay forever in your memory.

In the Beginning...

The rugged drama of the desert has been meeting the soft embrace of the sea for thousands of years. The  pure white sand beaches remain virtually untouched, the only measure of time being the sun.

Solely the “Guaimas” tribe – and the natural beauty of the land and seascape inhabited this beautiful, hidden paradise. It was in 1539 when the area was discovered by Spanish explorers, and became one of the busiest ports in Mexico.

It is only within the past 40 years that much development has reached the beautiful white beaches. Fishing enthusiasts and winter visitors seeking serenity have begun to discover the area, mostly from the US, Canada, and other parts of Mexico.

San Carlos Today

The tranquility and peace that has defined San Carlos since the dawn of time, has remained a constant.  Sparsely populated with a mere 1,800 people, the paradise of San Carlos continues to be a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. It is the beautiful beaches, quiet and international atmosphere, sports and fishing facilities, exquisite handmade crafts, fine dining and spectacular sunsets that draws you in.

The elegance of San Carlos continues to be a lure for the motion picture industry. Films like Catch 22, Lucky Lady ( with Liza Minelli, Gene Hackman & Burt Reynolds) and more recently The Mask of Zorro (with Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta Jones) were all filmed in San Carlos.