Name: San Carlos (Nuevo Guaymas)
State/Country: Sonora, Mexico
Postal Code: 85506
Telephone Code: 622-22X-XXXX
Location: 15 Km Northwest of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico on the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez.
Latitude/Longitude: 27° 56'N 111° 03'W
Elevation: Sea Level to 1400 feet
Timezone: GMT-7 (American/Chihuahua, which is the equivalent of Mountain Standard Time) Daylight Savings time is not observed.
Population: Guaymas-98,000 (approx) San Carlos-4500 (approx)
Airport: San Carlos is served by the Guaymas International Airport, about 10 miles away. The airport code is GYM. Air service from the USA is available to the airport in Hermosillo (HMO), about 75 miles north of San Carlos.
Climate: Coastal desert with average rainfall of approximately 10 inches per year, mostly in the summer months. Average daily high temperatures range from mid-90s in the summer months to mid-70s in the winter months. The dry Sonoran desert climate is moderated by breezes from the Gulf of California, creating a climate that is agreeable year round.
Topography: This coast area of Mexico is a contrast of mountains and steep cliffs, separated by magnificent stretches of sand beach and tidal estuaries. The prominent terrain feature in the area is Tetakawi Peak, whose distinct twin peak outline is unmistakable and forms the official logo of San Carlos
Vegetation: Typical Sonoran desert-style vegetation including several species of cactus, some of which seem to grow from solid rock in steep cliffs along the coast.
Wildlife: The numerous islands in the area are all bird sanctuaries, making this an ideal location to observe the numerous species of sea birds, including large flights of Mexican Brown Pelicans. Off shore, the area is noted for whales, porpoises, sea lions, and sea turtles in addition to over 600 species of fish.
More Information: Guide to San Carlos
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