San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico

Located on the Sea of Cortez, the lovely Mexican resort community of San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico offers something for everyone. For water sports enthusiasts, there are beautiful sand beaches, spectacular diving and snorkeling, kayaking, kiting and offshore fishing. San Carlos is only a 250 mile, 4-hour drive from Nogales, AZ on Mexico Highway 15, a four-lane divided highway. 

The community hosts an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, a bowling alley and numerous gift shops and galleries for shopping and browsing. For the boater, two marinas are available with paved launch ramps, dry storage facilities, complete marine repair and maintenance services, fuel docks and reasonable rates for slip rental. Numerous restaurants featuring seafood, Sonoran beef, Mexican dishes and American cuisine are located throughout the town. Prime real estate is available for sale and there are motels, hotels, RV Parks, condominiums and private home rentals to fit every group and budget.

If you’ve not experienced the ambiance and relaxing lifestyle of a Mexican seaside resort, you owe it to yourself to visit San Carlos.  You may never want to leave.


Many Foreigners settle in the Guaymas – San Carlos areas, but North Americans can be found nearly anywhere in Mexico. Although a lower cost-of-living is the reason many people choose to retire in Mexico, it is by no means the only reason that retirement in Mexico is so appealing. English is spoken in many areas. Access to the United States is quick, and in most cases, fairly easy. Foreigners can buy and sell property. Areas with a higher concentration of North Americans tend to be more expensive than more remote areas, but even in the San Carlos area, where about 5,000 Americans and Canadians have retired, a comfortable lifestyle for two people can be had for under $2,000 a month.



Average Air Temperatures (Range)

January – 60-75º

May – 70-85º



June – 78-90º

October – 74-88º

March – 60-77º

July – 80-94º

November- 69-80º

April – 64-83º

August- 80-94º



Average Water Temperatures (Surface)

January – 63º

May – 77º

September – 87º

February – 64º

June – 85º

October – 87º

March – 67º

July – 89º

November – 71º

April – 72º

August – 89º

December – 65


Visit us when in San Carlos:

Bonifacio’s Restaurant  – Gourmet Restaurant Lounge and Event Venue – Eclectic fusion cuisine inspired in Mexico. Featuring an extensive gourmet menu, a luxurious dinning room with live music nightly, outside and pool side seating is also available. We specialize in weddings, catering, parties and special event planning. San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

Casa Santuario – Luxury Vacation Seafront Villa. San Carlos, Sonora. Casa Santuario is a fully staffed luxury vacation villa right on the Sea of Cortez. This water-front home is comfortable, luxurious and very spacious. Featuring the most dramatic views of the coast line and Tetakawi mountain. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, steam room, billiards, 8 king size bedrooms, 3 kitchens, patios, balconies and courtyard. This charming vacation home is fully staffed, ready and available for your next special event or family gathering or a quiet visit to beautiful San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.