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Stories and Tips San Carlos

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Snapshots through Time: San Carlos Then and Now

Written by btwood2 on 18 May, 2004

Guaymenas Indians, with a reputation for "fierceness", were the earliest inhabitants of the San Carlos area. Seri Indians, expert fishermen and more recently carvers of ironwood, live to the north, with settlements near Kino Bay. The Yaqui live east and south. In…Read More


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Playa Algodones: Stuck truck and Ghost resort

Written by btwood2 on 18 May, 2004

What a perfect place for a walk on the beach! The sand was white, fine and warm between our toes as we walked out on Playa Algodones, so named because of its resemblance to cotton. We walked on the damp, firmer sand by…Read More


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Mexico for Dummies (First-Timer Guide)

Written by btwood2 on 18 May, 2004

Mexican Car Insurance:: Driving to San Carlos from the Arizona border involves some paperwork. Mexican car insurance is a must in case of accident; we shopped around and got ours at the daily rate at Oldwest Mexico Insurance in Ajo. The full coverage…Read More


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Searching for Mayan Carpetes

Written by wanderluster on 26 Sep, 2005

If you want to purchase authentic woolen items crafted by indigenous people in a secluded Mayo village, visit Masaica. You'll need basic Spanish skills, a four-wheel drive, plenty of pesos and a sense of adventure! Located off Highway 15 halfway between Oberdon and Los Mochis, it's…Read More


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La Puerta Roja Inn, Alamos

Written by wanderluster on 26 Sep, 2005

La Puerta Roja InnCalle Galeana #46Alamos, Sonora, Mexico011-52-647-428-0142 phone from USAAlamos is a national historic monument. It's a colonial city decorated with a Baroque cathedral, mansions and sprawling haciendas that have been lovingly restored from their original silver-booming days when 30,000 Mexicans filled the narrow…Read More


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Road trip from San Carlos to Alamos

Written by wanderluster on 26 Sep, 2005

Leaving Paradiso's resort we passed through San Carlos, a touristy town where the guys had gone scuba diving with Gary's Dive Shop, and where we'd feasted on coconut fried fish and smoked marlin tacos at Rocky Charlie's the night before. The next thirty minutes were a…Read More


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Horseback Riding at Paradiso

Written by wanderluster on 26 Sep, 2005

Most people come to the Sea of Cortez to snorkel, scuba, kayak or sail. Horseback riding just doesn't compete with sugary beaches and secluded coves, especially when guests can't see the stables tucked behind the hotel on the far side of the lagoon. I wouldn't…Read More


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Paradiso Resort in San Carlos

Written by wanderluster on 26 Sep, 2005

"Where the mountains touch the sea" Sinking my toes into warm soft sand, I walked along a deserted beach toward a line of vacant deck chairs. Jagged mountains from the Algodones range framed the picturesque bay that curved into the Sea of Cortez. Turquoise waters looked…Read More


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Road Trip: Tucson to San Carlos, Mexico

Written by wanderluster on 26 Sep, 2005

Studying a map, the drive south from Tucson to Hermosillo, Mexico, looks like a breeze–-a straightforward shot on Interstate 19. And interesting, with plenty of diversions along the way. Fifteen minutes south of Tucson (exit 92) is Mission San Xavier del Bac, the stunning White…Read More


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Holy Guacamole Noche Mexicana

Written by btwood2 on 18 May, 2004

No sooner had we arrived at the Plaza San Carlos Hotel, where we had received a four-day/three-night gift stay for buying into a timeshare last year, than we heard about a Noche Mexicana which would be taking place in less than half an hour.…Read More


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