San Carlos is a seaside town within the port city of Guaymas, in the northern state of Sonora (Mexico). This charming place on the Sea of Cortez has several shallow bays with exceptionally clear and warm waters. Colorful seaside homes scatter the hillsides around the bays.
San Carlos is also a kayaker's heaven, with lots of places you can only get to by boat. (Photos below)
Side note: We stayed at a very nice RV park in San Carlos (Totonaka RV Park) - $20 per day - with showers, laundry, full hook ups. It was funny how excited I was about the big showers (it is the first place we've stayed with showers) - it was as if I was at a spa. I noticed I am appreciating and enjoying the little things more lately.
We decided to stay a week, so we could also check out Guaymas, which is mainly an industrial port town right next to San Carlos. Jorge and I biked through the hustle and bustle of this place - in between buses and taxis and horrible drivers, over cobblestones and potholes, through construction sites, up hills and over curbs, around fruit carts and hot dog stands, between school kids and mothers pushing strollers and working people. It was fun. I couldn't capture any photos of the city center because I was too busy trying to follow Jorge and not take a spill. Photos below are a couple quiet side streets.