In March of 2014 we decided to take a trip to San Carlos, Mexico. Despite everyone’s warning and the media hype about the safety in Mexico we decided it was time to test the waters that far south. As most Arizonan’s, we been to rocky point which is only an hour and an half from the border. San Carlos is 4 hours from the border and required traveling through the large city of Hermosillo. Our trip was for 5 nights and we stayed at the San Carlos Beach club. It was a great trip so we decided to go back this summer for 7 nights! The weather in the spring was really nice, but the water was a little cold. The weather in the summer was not as hot as Arizona, but more humid and rough seas for sure. However the water was really warm and we were able to snorkel every day outside of the hotel. I wish i had some pictures to show of who nice it was under the water, maybe next time. But we saw a lot of life and got to experience many neat aspects of what it is like under the water. Swimming in schools of fish, free diving for snails, clams, and oysters. And floating over shallow reefs full of life and in some cases, danger. I was able to do a little fishing and Debbie and I also got to spend time together watching the world cup and hanging out around town.
For anyone looking to travel into Mexico, the route to San Carlos is a toll road, but the conditions were good. Navigating through Hermosillo was easy enough and there are plenty of gas stations all along the whole route. Sand Carlos is a beauty of a little town and there is lots to do around town. It is a classic mountain beach town with lots of nice homes, hotels and pristine beaches. The only downside to the trip is we both under up getting sick. I got sick as we were leaving Phoenix, and i gave it to Debbie a few days later. These photos are conprised of both the spring and summer trips. Enjoy and visit San Carlos!