San Carlos has something for everyone. The allure of near-perfect temperatures attract people from all over the world for sightseeing in San Carlos. You will find unique vacation rentals overlooking sun-kissed sand and hypnotic blue-green water. To make your stay more enjoyable, add these treasures to your itinerary:


Whatever your pleasure—relaxation or adventure— you will find the perfect spot on one of the beaches. If you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll, follow the pebbles along the shoreline at La Posada Beach or feel the soft, smooth sand as you walk along Algodones Beach. You will also discover popular spots for mingling, volleyball, and kite boarding. If you are looking for a place to unwind and enjoy the view, try San Francisco Beach. Many vacation rentals offer oceanfront views, so you’ll have many opportunities to scan the beaches for private areas and activities to suit your mood.

Water Sports

Framed by spectacular mountains and miles of desert, the Sea of Cortez awaits to fill your day with endless activities. You’ll enjoy every water sport imaginable near Algodones and La Posada beaches. Go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking. Get up close and personal with playful sea lions. Swim with tropical fish. Charter a vessel to catch big game fish like striped red snapper, sea bass, marlin, and tuna. Discover aquatic life in underwater caves and canyons. You can rent the gear of your choice to enjoy picturesque views of the coastline while kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, hydro biking, or parasailing.

Land Recreation

Play 18 challenging holes of golf at the San Carlos Country Club Championship Golf Course. The desert course sits in the heart of the city, spans 6,542 yards and offers amazing views of the sea and mountains. The country club also has tennis courts, a dining area and a bar.

Hike the rocky trails to Mount Tetakawi and enjoy a panorama of San Carlos 650 feet above sea level. Or, spin around the sand dunes and open plains in an ATV. You can also ride horses on the beach.

Hot Spots

San Carlos offers a variety of guided tours to make sure visitors experience all it has to offer. You don’t want to forget your camera when you go sightseeing in San Carlos. Snap pictures of a diverse group of fish, exotic birds, and other must-see attractions. You can take an excursion by boat, ATV, or horseback. Sail on the ocean and watch the glow of the sun hit the water and highlight the mountains as it sets. Listen to the captain provide commentary while munching on savory appetizers and sipping drinks.

Book a guided tour to explore the beaches, canyons, and dunes in a four-wheeler. You will zip through the old Catch 22 movie set, stop by an ocean estuary, and pause to admire the Nacapule and La Poza Canyons. Or, you may prefer to gallop along the beach with an experienced horse trainer as he or she takes you on a journey through the soft sands of Algodones Beach.

Enjoy over 900 species of fish as a tour guide takes you on an exciting snorkeling or scuba diving adventures through the underwater canyon of Seal Island. Oddly enough, Seal Island does not have seals, but you will get to see sea lions, octopuses, and sea stars. Occasionally, you will spot a pod of dolphins.

There are a variety of vacation rentals near popular hot spots and attractions. Whether your trip is for two or an entire family, you will find the perfect accommodations to make your holiday a memorable and comfortable one.