GARY’S Places to Stay
Few places provide more all-around vacation value and get-away pleasure than San Carlos. Whether your holiday fun is a fascinating Ocean Natur Tour, fishing trip, scuba diving or snorkeling with friendly sea lions among brilliantly colored schools of fish on our comfortable, safe, dependable boats, golf, a scenic Margarita Bay Cruise or lying on a beach sipping margaritas, shopping, dancing the night away, horseback riding, or jeep tours, San Carlos has it all! For desert-by-the-sea beauty, we are hard to beat. We are often overlooked by tourists as they head to the more commercialized Mexican Riviera. San Carlos offers visitors a chance to experience what many consider to be the true Mexico. We are a destination that combines "down-to-earth prices" with small town charm and a wide variety of activities, water sports and clean, unspoiled beaches.
Traveling by Car
Great news! Travel by Land: Passports are NOT required to travel by car to San Carlos until June of 2009. If you're driving, it is only about four hours on our very good four lane "interstate" style highway from Nogales, at the border. US citizen ground travelers DO NOT need have a US Passport to reenter the US until June 2009, but are required to have proof of citizenship and a photo ID. Are you a bit nervous about driving to Mexico? Not sure what paper work you need? You can’t read the road signs because they’re in Spanish? You looked on the Internet and have been overloaded with information but cannot find exactly what you are looking for? Well, let us help you. Get yourselves to Tucson, Arizona and Gary and Donna’s Trip Guide www.mexicodrivingtips.com will take you to San Carlos and back.
For border crossing northbound into the US, see: http://apps.cbp.gov/bwt/
We recommend the MarinaTerra Hotel www.marinaterra.com located at the San Carlos Marina. In addition to the Hotel's main location, MarinaTerra Hotel has it's own private, secluded cove and beach club perfect for for scuba, snorkeling and swimming. MarinaTerra has high speed internet, Wi-Fi, a business center, meeting rooms, two pools and two excellent restaurants, with eight more close by. MarinaTerra has rooms and suites normally starting at $125 per night, double occupancy, plus tax. Because Gary's Dive Shop has our second location at MarinaTerra, we are able to offer our guests a special Gary's Dive Shop customer price of $79 plus tax a night, double occupancy, plus tax. This special low rate is only available to our customers who have made boat reservations in advance through Gary's Dive Shop and have a confirmation number from us at Gary's Dive Shop, by calling 1-866-356-1236 or email email@example.com
The MarinaTerra reservations desk is toll free at 1-888-688-5353, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The new, gorgeous Condominiums Posada www.posadacondominiums.com on the La Posada Beach are some of the nicest in town, with studios starting at $167 double occupancy, plus tax. We have Gary's Dive Shop customer special prices. Call them toll free at 1-866-507-5551. These special low rates are only available to our customers who have made boat reservations in advance and have a confirmation number from us at Gary's Dive Shop.
The newly renovated Hotel Fiesta Real www.hotel-fiestareal.com on San Francisco Beach has ocean view rooms normally starting at $115 double occupancy, plus tax. We have a Gary's Dive Shop customer special price of $79, double occupancy, plus tax. Call them toll free at 1-866-673-8364. This special low rate is only available to our customers who have made boat reservations in advance and have a confirmation number from us at Gary's Dive Shop.
One of our favoite Hotels with RV Park right on the property and right across the street from the beach is the Best Western Hacienda Teta Kawi www.bwtetakawi.com For reservations call 011-52-622-226-0220.
An inexpensive and popular alternative located next to the San Carlos Country Club is the Adlai Apartments www.sancarlosinfo.com call them at 011-52-622-2260770.
At the marina are the Plaza Las Glorias Condos for about $125 per night for a nice two bedroom condo. Call Barb www.casadeamigos.net at her toll free reservations number 1-888-218-6403 e-mail is email@example.com
The Gringo Pete Apartments are one block east of the marina with spacious one-bedroom condos for $45 double occupancy, $55 for four persons and $65 for six persons. The reservation phone is 011-52-622-226-1316, the web site is www.ruidoso.net/oceanview/index.html
Five miles east of San Carlos on a private beach are the Condos Pilar. Rates are from $75 to 160 per night. Reservation information can be found on their website www.mexonline.com/sonora/sancarlos-lodgings.htm Their local phone number is 011-52-622-226-1380.
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Three miles west of San Carlos, south of Catch 22 beach is the Mirador RV Park www.elmiradorrv.com. General Manger Clarisa, phone 011-52-622-227-0213 firstname.lastname@example.org welcomes you personally to the park.
As you come into San Carlos, a little bit past the end of San Fransisco Beach, on the right hand side of the road is Totonaka RV Park www.totonakarv.com General Manager David Orozco welcomes you personally to the park.