What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
San Carlos (Nuevo Guaymas)
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Castaway Kids, Rotary, Rescate, bridge and other card groups, mah jongg groups, kayaking group, mountain biking group, pickleball, hiking group, disc golf, regular golf, fishing, gardening, water aerobics, and two gyms to choose from.
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Our community is very diverse, an active Catholic church and an active Community Church that welcomes all faiths. Large variety of housing options form waterfront and water view to little ranchettes.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Fishing and Shrimping were mainstay in Guaymas for years, but that is changing. Now a lot of maquilas (offshore manufacturing plants), due to proximity to Arizona.
Tourism is big here, but more what is referred to here as "residential" tourism. Lots of folks live here 6-8 months (snowbirds). More are calling this their permanent home, though it does get hot and humid in the summer months. Its proximity to US, (5 hour drive on 4-lane, divided highway) makes it convenient to go up and visit friends, family or doctors.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Come and visit and rent for a few months so you get a feel for the place before you buy-- good advice anywhere. Find some groups to join to make new friends, lots of options to fit your hobbies or interests. Subscribe to weekly on-line newsletter, Whatsupsancarlos.com or check out their website for photos, activities, upcoming events, etc.
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