A variety of public and commercial services are available in San Carlos
Transportation from the Hermosillo Airport to San Carlos
Options include renting a car at the airport, catching a shuttle or taxi from the airport to San Carlos, or taxi to the bus station in downtown Hermosillo and then take the bus to Guaymas and a local bus or taxi to San Carlos. The rental car will be the most expensive option but has the advantage of providing local transportation during your visit.
Taxi Service in San Carlos
Where are taxi stations located?
In front of Marina Terra hotel – you can call the hotel at 226-1021 and ask for taxis and they will transfer your call to the taxi extension.
Plaza los Jitos (in front of 1910 disco) – the number is 226-1004
Taxis are there from about 9:00 am to 8:00 pm or earlier if there are no clients.
What are normal Fares?
Charges depend on the distance and they do not use taximeters. Establish the price before boarding. You can usually barter a bit (10 or 20 pesos down) with the driver but they usually have set fares and are pretty consistent.
In and about San Carlos the cost is between $3.00 in the downtown area to $6.00 out to Los Algodones & Plaza San Carlos. To get to Guaymas will usually cost $15.00.
Can we call a taxi?
If you want a taxi after hours you will have to call a service from Guaymas. There are 2 listed services:
Radio Servicio de Taxis de Guaymas – 224-0466
Union de Taxis Super Rapidos – 222-7859
Bus Service in San Carlos
Are the local busses old, rickety and unsafe to ride?
The days of the old dilapidated school busses like in the movie "Romancing the Stone" are long gone in San Carlos. The local company has upgraded to modern Mercedes Benz busses.
What hours and how often do they run?
The first bus into San Carlos arrives about 6:15 and departs at about 6:30. Busses run every 20 minutes until 7:00 pm. After 7pm there is one at 8:00 and 9:00. The next one isn’t till 11:00 pm and that is the last one of the evening.
What is the route?
In San Carlos the route takes you along the Boulevard Beltrones (the main street), where you can access all local business, past the church plaza and Marina Terra to the end of Marina San Carlos.
*Note: During Easter week they add a route to Los Algodones Beach and to the ranchitos area.
What does it cost?
When you get on the bus you can say to the driver "San Carlos" (this lets him know to charge you only the local tariff of $4 pesos (.40 cents).
If you are going into Guaymas the fare is $9 pesos (.90 cents)
Will the driver give me change?
It is always best to have small change or small bills (20 or 50 pesos) on hand to give the driver. If you don’t have change they will give you change for a larger bill. However, don’t be alarmed if they take your bill and let you know that they will give you change when you disembark. Bus drivers turn in their fares at the end of every few round and they have to build up their base to provide change for larger bills. Sometimes if they don’t have change they will give you back your bill and let you ride at no cost.
Where can I catch the bus?
There are several established bus stops around town. However, if you find yourself not quite at the next stop and the bus is whizzing by, you simply have to hail it with your hand and it will stop to pick you up.
Electricity: Mexico uses the same 60 cycle, 110-volt current as the U.S. so hair dryers, cell phone chargers, lap tops, etc. work just fine. But, be sure to have a surge protector with you for your lap top.
Water: Deluxe hotels and restaurants provide drinkable water. When in doubt, ask for bottled water.
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