Authentic Mexico

Authentic Mexico

When: February 3rd ~ 12th, 2019

Where: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico



San Carlos is a beautiful beachfront community in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico, just 5 hours south of the Arizona border. Despite it’s size, there are a remarkable number of stores, restaurants, marinas, and a large, active pickleball community approaching 300 players who play at a facility with 6 dedicated courts in addition to numerous more around town. When you’re not playing pickleball you can enjoy snorkeling, kiteboarding, sailing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing on the beach and getting a massage. Not only is there endless entertainment in this area, but it’s also incredibly scenic as the lookout at the Mirador has been considered by National Geographic to have some of the best sea views in the world. We can’t wait to introduce you to this one-of-a-kind place!

Tour Package


  • 9 nights in luxury ocean-view accommodations with breakfast provisions
  • 3 Evening Meals
  • Local Transportation

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Hermosillo Int’l Airport (HMO) or ground transportation to/from San Carlos
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tournament Registration Fees


This camp will feature 4 hours of instruction per day (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM) on February 4th & 5th as well as an additional hour and a half (1:00 – 2:30 PM) of instructional play in the afternoons. We guarantee improvement as our world-class instructors, Scott and Jon Moore, dive into strategy, technique, skill development, court positioning, effective practice methods, mental toughness, and more. In addition to the coaching, you will also have the opportunity to practice with and against some of the top players in the game. Our time for “instructional play” has consistently been mentioned as one of the highlights for previous participants as we offer instant feedback and constructive criticism to help take your game to the next level. We are confident this will be one of the best, intensive pickleball training experience of your life. We’d love to see you there!

***The bootcamp portion of this trip is limited to levels 3.0 and above. If you would like to discuss organizing a beginners’ camp, please contact us at***

Tournament Registration

Sombrero Showdown & Amigos Cup
This unique pickleball event offers two international competitions combined into a single five-day event.
  1. The first event is the Sombrero Showdown, for players 25+ years old. For those players 60 and over, your brackets will be run as a SSIPA tournament. This four-day event will run from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10, 2019 in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
  2. The second event is the Amigos Cup. This fun and friendly event will feature “Team San Carlos” versus “Team The World.” Teams will be formed by “ALL” players who register for the Sombrero Showdown. It is a one-day event which will run on Monday, February 11, 2019 in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.

Spots are reserved for participants in our clinics, so if when you go to register, your category shows as “Full”, please email tournament director Theresa Melius at to let her know you are in Pickleball Trips‘ clinic, and she will add you to the tournament.

Register today by clicking here for all tournament and registration information.*

*Tournament registration fees are not included in the cost of our trip. 

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 20% of the Total Costs
  • 30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs
  • 72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

Please contact us at if you have any additional questions regarding our cancellation policy.

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travelers to invest in travel insurance to both minimize your financial risks of traveling and provide you with peace of mind to fully enjoy the your trip. Travel insurance can provide many helpful resources including refunds or assistance for any of the following situations that may arise before or during a trip:

  • You need to cancel your participation on the tour
  • You need to cancel or change a flight
  • Lost baggage during the trip
  • Stolen items during the trip
  • Medical costs during the trip

We suggest you talk to your insurance provider to ask about the travel insurance plans available to you. You can also compare policies online. Here are two well-known travel insurance providers to consider:

Please contact us at pickleballtrips@gmail.comif you have any additional questions regarding travel insurance.