Now that you and your family have settled on San Carlos as your Mexican vacation destination, it’s time to start planning your trip to ensure that you make the most of what the city has to offer. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty of activities that will allow you to see the breathtaking natural scenery of the area while creating great memories with your family that will last for years to come.

Fishing Tournaments

For instance, there are several fishing tournaments in the city, especially if you’re visiting San Carlos during the summer. In July, you can attend the Billfish Tournament, which has been a local attraction for more than 70 years. Or, you can watch experienced fisherman use their expertise to make great catches at the Dorado Derby Fishing Tournament, which takes place at the end of August. If you want to schedule a fishing tour of your own, you can arrange this with a guide who is familiar with the area around the Sea of Cortez, so that you can return to your villa or condo with tuna, snapper or sea bass to prepare for dinner.


Mount Tetakawi is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the area as well. The mountainous structure is especially fascinating because it’s shaped like two horns, and this is especially evident during sunset. While you can enjoy the view of Mount Tetakawi from the window of one of the vacation rentals the city has to offer, you can also arrange to hike up the mountain with an experienced tour guide. Of course, there are also a number of vacation rentals with comfortable amenities to choose from, so you can relax and rejuvenate your mind and body after your hike.

Get in the Water!

The Sea of Cortez is also a great place for you to go snorkeling or scuba diving, so you can see the beauty of the local marine life. Dolphins, sea stars and angelfish are abundant in the water, and you’ll see colorful and interesting sea plants as well. Cañon Nacupale also has a number of fun outdoor activities for you to enjoy, including kayaking and swimming.

Play a Round of Golf

The city also has a number of golf clubs, including the San Carlos Golf Club, which is Roy Dye-designed. The beautiful manicured lawns and luxury amenities at local golf clubs will definitely motivate you to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the stunning scenery as you enjoy a few rounds of golf with friends and family.