This marvelous place cannot be discovered in just one visit, especially if you’re thinking of seeing all of the natural spots that have made it famous. From the depths of the sea to the peak of the mountains such as the Cerro del Vigia, which protects the city of Guaymas, and the cerro Tetakawi, nature has gifted this place with privileged landscapes. Imagine the most beautiful marine fauna in the world, exotic flora, the most beautiful sunsets in Sonora and sun drenched beaches, where the desert and mountains meet the sea. These amazing natural attractions have made this spot on the Sonoran coast world famous. Its ideal location on the sea of Cortez offers visitors a tropical retreat, from the beaches in Miramar on Bacochibampo bay, to a few miles northwest at the internationally famous tourist destination of San Carlos.
Of the cities of Guaymas and San Carlos, the latter is better known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Sonora. With desert vegetation, the Sea of Cortez and the fine, golden sand of San Carlos, you'll find a spectacular view of an amazing landscape. Playa de los Algodones (named for its sand dunes that look like puffs of cotton) is a place that is frequented more its warm waters. It is great for any water sport.
This mirador was ranked #1. in the world At the Mirador San Carlos, it’s all about the views … from sunrise to sunset. You can spot whales, rays and many birds from here. The view up the coast is spectacular with Tetakawi dominating the scene. The Mirador gives you a fantastic vantage point for viewing the beauty of San Carlos and the twin-peaked Tetakawi, especially during sun-sets.
The coast of Sonora is lined with a number of marshes, estuaries and swamps. Great examples are the fascinating marshes of El Soldado, located between Guaymas and San Carlos. It is a beautiful coastal lagoon and teeming with life. Some species that consider this area home are the blue heron, sea swallows, crabs, mullets and oysters. You can visit the marshes on foot, by bicycle, in a motorless boat or even on a tour.
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