Single Adventure Travel Tours – Growing-up in Upstate New York and not moving out to Arizona until the age of twenty-seven, I have come to realize just how diverse the Sonoran Desert really is. Living in Nogales, AZ, which borders Nogales, Sonora Mexico, I have come to realize that Mexico and Southern Arizona have both gotten an amazingly bad reputation.
Granted, Mexico has it’s issues, but to ignore the vast opportunities that this country offers to the multi-sport athlete would be an error. I am specifically speaking of a little fishing village about 5 hours south of Nogales, Arizona. San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico is a sport enthusiasts paradise.
I discovered this gem in the rough quite by accident and even before I even became interested in multi-sports. Working on the border for several years I finally got up enough courage to take the plunge and start exploring the vastness of Mexico. Sixteen years later and I have learned the language, traveled the entire Western Mexican Coast, and married a senorita from down there. The cultural experiences, adventures, and friendly people make this place too good to be scared away by the constant media barrage of reports of violence.
San Carlos offers year-round training. It is wise to avoid San Carlos in August and September if you are not an early morning riser but for those of you who want to train straight through the winter months with no worries about venues to swim, bike and run then San Carlos is your place.
The center of the village has a 20 kilometers road that loops around the village. Kilometers are marked by giant cement pillars which have the kilometer forged in giant metal numbers attached to each pillar so you always know how far you have gone even if your GPS …