San Carlos

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Discover why National Geographic considers San Carlos as the Best Ocean View in the World, intoxicate your senses with the imposing navy blue of the Sea of ​​Cortez and the warm tones of the Desert.

Let yourself be captivated by this strange desert and marine landscape, its waters surprise those who go in search of all kinds of activities. The calm waters of the bay are optimal for paddle boarding and kayaking, for those seeking pure adrenaline, it is also possible to enjoy kiteboarding and windsurfing.

Embark on a marine expedition on a yacht and navigate among the rugged and whimsical rock formations that abound in the surrounding area. Visit magical corners such as the “Aquarium” area, where the Martini Cove Bay gives the impression of being a swimming pool surrounded by an incomparable desert landscape.

Go deeper into the sea, you will surely find groups of dolphins that will playfully follow the course of the yacht or, spot a whale, especially during the winter season, unmissable experiences are swimming with playful sea lions in the nearby islands and diving in the World Aquarium.

San Carlos is a good option for those who like fishing, it has two world-class Marinas, the Marina de San Carlos and the Marina Real, both with docks and just over 700 piers.

Not to be missed are its beaches, among the best Los Algodones, with its white sand and the high desert dunes at its northern end. Admire the incredible landscape at the Scenic Lookout from where you can see the silhouette of the Tetakawi (Cerro de Piedra in the Yaqui language) standing before the vastness of the Sea of ​​Cortez.

Be sure to explore Cañon del Nacapule, a paradisiacal place of tropical beauty in the middle of the desert, or visit the Estero del Soldado Natural Protected Area, help the conservation team to review hidden cameras and observe and monitor wildlife to understand the wildlife patterns of the place.

For all these reasons, San Carlos ranks first among the 10 Best Oceanic Views of the Sea in the book Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World´s Best Hidden Travel Gems, published by the National Geographic Society.

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