|TRAVEL TO SAN CARLOS
Planning a Driving Trip to San Carlos Mexico?
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, just click on the links below.
NO CAR PERMITS ANYMORE!
NOW, IT´S EASIER TO VISIT SONORA!
New “Only Sonora” vehicle checkpoint location makes it easier to visit Sonora.
We are Donna and Gary Goldstein. We've been San Carlos residents and business owners for 31 years. You can call us anytime at 226-0049 to make reservations and answer any questions you may have. We are in the hotel lobby every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from about 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on flight arrivals.
WE HAVE INFORMATION ON:
- Margarita and Bay Cruises
- Off-road Excursions and Horseback Riding
Traveling by Car
If you're driving, it is only about four hours on our very good four lane "interstate" style highway from Nogales, at the border. We are now a free zone, you only need a current driver's license, current vehicle registration, current Mexican insurance and a visa. For border crossing information southbound into Mexico, see www.mexicodrivingtips.com. For border crossing northbound into the US, see: http://nemo.customs.gov/process/bordertimes/bordertimes.asp. Connections from the US are interstate I10 and I19 through Phoenix or Tucson. You can get tourist visas in Tucson at Sonora Tourist Center, 4625 E. Broadway, phone (520) 784-0551 and 784-0559, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water, Food, Electricity, etc.
- Although our hotel water is filtered for drinking, we recommend drinking bottled water for taste and safety.
- We recommend eating and drinking only in the hotels and the twenty-three fine established restaurants, but not from street vendors who may not use good hygiene.
- Electricity is 110 volts, 60 cycles, the same as in the U.S.
- Local city bus - every 15 mins. in downtown San Carlos - costs about $4.50 pesos (approx. 45 cents US) and to Guaymas $9.00 pesos (approx.90 cents US)
- Taxis - outside all hotels - cost about $60.00 pesos (approx. $6.70 US) for local trips.
- Mo-ped scooters - next door to the Plaza Las Glorias - rent for about $30.00 US / day.
- Rental cars - available from both Hertz and Budget.
Telephones, Communications and Internet
- We recommend the toll free numbers or Internet Phone, since calls to the U.S. are very expensive.
- Most U.S. cell phones can be activated with a Mexican number.
- Send and receive faxes, check your e-mail and make Internet VoIP calls to the U.S. from Gary's Internet Connection.
- U.S. dollars or credit cards (Visa and MC) are accepted by most businesses.
- Exchange rate - varies. Check with us for today's rate.
- Bank hours are: Mon. thru Fri. - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Information and Help
Call us directly every day:
- Ph. 226-0049 - 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you're driving, it is only about four hours on our very good four lane "interstate" style highway from Nogales, at the border. Connections from the US are interstate I10 and I19 through Phoenix or Tucson. TBC Bus Lines has direct bus service to San Carlos for around $80 per person, round trip. TBC is a US licensed, bonded and insured motorcoach carrier. They have three departures daily from Phoenix, phone (602)258-5852 and five from Tucson, phone (520)903-2801.
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