- Catalina's Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Walkthrough and Guide

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Catalina's Missions

You'll receive a call from Cesar after completing the “Badlands” mission for C.R.A.S.H. Cesar tells you to meet up with a cousin of his at a diner in Red County. This mission line begins outside of the diner, and is initially marked with a ‘?' symbol on the radar. You'll have to complete all of these missions in one go.

Mission Start

Mission 1: First Date

Cesar's cousin, Catalina, demands that you help hold up five different outlets in Red County. Find some mode of transport and make your way to the gas station in Dillimore (though you can complete these missions in any order you wish). Each robbery location is marked on the radar by a dollar sign.

Dillimore Target: Tanker Commander

Drive into the red marker outside of the Dillimore gas station to trigger a cutscene. Afterwards, get in the cab with Catalina and back it directly into the trailer to attach it to the cab. Catalina knows of a buyer in Flint County, which is quite a ways away from Dillimore. You have to be very careful when driving the tanker, because too sharp of a turn will detach the trailer which results in a mission failure. The two gas station attendants will pursue you and try to destroy the tanker; the trailer will explode if the health bar the top-right quarter of the screen reaches zero.



For an easy trip, step out of the tanker and hit the attendants' car with gunfire until it explodes, killing them both. Catalina will help you damage the car, and she wields a shotgun so it should be quick work. You may want to at least drive the tanker out of Dillimore to avoid attracting attention from nearby police officers. If you took care of the attendants, it's just a matter of getting to the buyer with the trailer still attached. There is no need to drive too fast; keep to a slow pace here, and release the Accelerate button when traveling downhill. Drive the tanker into the red marker to complete the mission and earn a nice amount of cash.



Mission 2: First Base

You can attempt another robbery with Catalina by accepting “King in Exile” from Cesar. You'll receive a call from Catalina after the cutscene. You have to help Catalina carry out another robbery to complete this mission, which means another long trip to Red County. You won't find her at the diner in Dillimore this time around though; she can be found at her place in Fern Ridge. Make your way to the ‘C' symbol on your radar and drive into the red marker. Take Catalina to one of the targets and hit the red marker there to get started.

Montgomery Target: Against All Odds

Catalina's target in Montgomery is an off-track betting shop. Step inside and throw a satchel charge on the door once you regain control over CJ. Stand away from the door, equip the detonator and press the Attack button to set off the charge. Enter the room, throw a charge onto the safe, step out of the room and use the detonator to open the safe. This deed has earned you a four-star wanted level, so the police will pursue you quite aggressively. Back outside, immediately get in your car if it hasn't disappeared, otherwise take off down the alleyway located next to the betting shop in order to avoid the police.



Drive to the Pay ‘n' Spray in Dillimore and use it to lower your wanted level. Be careful on your way there because with a four-star wanted level, the SWAT team will be pursuing you as well. Wait until your wanted level stops flashing, then drive Catalina back home to receive some cash and complete the mission.

Spray Shop

Mission 3: Gone Courting

This mission is available immediately after you've helped Catalina with a second robbery.

Blueberry Target: Local Liquor Store

Make your way to the town of Blueberry and drive into the red marker outside of the liquor store. It appears that a group of likeminded individuals got to the liquor store before you, and are in the process of making off with the money. This doesn't sit well with Catalina, however, so you'll have to chase after them and claim the cash for yourself. While you start off on a quadbike, you are free to use a different vehicle to take the robbers down. The rancher is a vehicle well-suited for this mission; acquire one before triggering the mission and you can then ditch the quadbike and hop into the nearby rancher immediately after the cutscene.

Liquor Store


The quadbike is rather difficult to control, but it is an all-terrain vehicle so you aren't limited to streets and dirt roads. Each of the robbers holds a briefcase full of money, so your job on the quadbike is to get Catalina close enough to gun them down. You can use your own SMG if you're carrying one, otherwise you're limited to driving. If the robbers get too far ahead the mission is a failure, so try your best to keep up. With the rancher, all you must do is collide with the robbers' quadbikes to send them flying off. You'll have to be especially careful on dirt roads though, because if the rancher tips over, it will be nearly impossible to catch up with the bandits.



When one of the robbers has been killed, leave the briefcase alone and continue pursuing the others. The briefcases are marked on the radar, so you'll have no problem tracking them down. Once the final robber has fallen, backtrack to collect the briefcases and then drive Catalina back to the hideout to complete the mission.

Mission 4: Made In Heaven

This mission is available immediately after you've helped Catalina with a third robbery.

Palomino Creek Target: Small Town Bank

Travel to Palomino Creek in Red County and drive into the red marker outside of the bank. After the cutscene, lock-on to one of the bank employees and cycle through the group with the shoulder buttons to keep them from making any sudden movements. If one of the employees lowers their arms, they'll pull the alarm, earning you a three-star wanted level. You won't be able to keep the employees at bay for long, so just get it over with by killing the security officer (the man on the far right), as he's the only one in the group with a weapon.


Bank Staff

Destroy the three ATM machines in the bank, collect the money from them, then follow Catalina out the back door. The back alleyway is littered with cops; gun them down and follow Catalina to the end of the alley to trigger a brief cutscene. One of the two officers is wielding a shotgun, so quickly kill them with your own to avoid taking damage. Afterwards, hop onto one of their motorcycles and trail after Catalina. The cops will surround you in Montgomery; fight them off, get into one of their vehicles and drive Catalina back to the hideout to complete the mission and earn a nice sum of money.




Comments for - Catalina's Missions

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Added 12th Aug 2015, ID #597223

Guys I keep on fire ring upon them after that the car exploded and got fire in my truck thus my mission had failed.can yu help me plz

Added 16th Jul 2015, ID #584992

in the mission tanker commander catalina is killing everyone and at the end he is also killing mr.whittaker so i cannot finish the mission . Friends, what to do?

Added 10th May 2015, ID #554291

if your game keeps freezing at the end cut scene then just skip it next time

Added 29th Apr 2015, ID #549569

So close to completing them but then everyone starts punching eachother and catalina shoots the rig dealer EVERY TIME literally cannot complete it

Added 29th Jan 2015, ID #508901

thats cause your too slow you have to do it fast

Added 18th Apr 2015, ID #544529

I'll try do it faster but when I get to dealer it's acts as if I've completed it then the whole game freezes

Added 18th Apr 2015, ID #544621

GTA is a great gaming series, but they don't underwtand that checkpoints were made to save time and effort, not just effort. I hate how they make me drive the same route for 45 minutes straight because I messed up once

Added 31st Dec 2014, ID #493206

btw, if ur solution to all problems is cheat code s (I know this is a cheats our, but this is a guide article) then u really need to get mobile and play like an actual "pro" not that I am, not yet, anyway

Added 31st Dec 2014, ID #493201

She calledmeafterwards yelled PIG! Then hung up

Added 31st Dec 2014, ID #493199

Damn I hate that Liquor Store mission. I didn't think about using the Ranger and Catalina is so bad at shooting, that was so frustrating. I even succeded once and then I GOT RUN OVER BY A TRUCK ON MY WAY HOME AAARGH

Added 2nd May 2014, ID #380700

Son, has your mother ever told you not to walk on the streets?

Added 18th Apr 2015, ID #544531

I was beat all of the catalina missons and on my mini map a ceazer missson shows up and its catlina with her bf
Claude so doesn't it technolgly count as a catlina misson?

Added 19th Feb 2014, ID #356817

best walkthrough man too coooooool !!!!!!!!

Added 12th Sep 2013, ID #309271



Added 12th Feb 2013, ID #253553

susah amat broo :(

Added 24th Jan 2013, ID #245930

Use shotgun instead of satchel charge on atm's in bank with catalina, or maybe other gun.

Added 23rd Jan 2013, ID #245836

Every time I do made in heaven when I ge to the buyer he punches herand she shots him and after that im not able tomove or nothing only put cheat codesso that means that the game is not frozen

Added 28th Oct 2012, ID #202222


Added 6th Aug 2012, ID #172794

Catalina is not getting away from one of the places to be exploded! She's geting blown up everytime! Now how do I get her to move!

Added 16th Mar 2012, ID #123467

why catalina kill buyerr in Tanker Commander mission. so i never finish this mission? need help why.....

Added 7th Jul 2011, ID #55452

tank-you very much.

Added 22nd Jun 2011, ID #51191

thanks for the tip

Added 12th Jun 2011, ID #48701

When trying to complete the tanker mission all the bridges are blocked
What do I need to do to unlock them, I have done all the other catalina missions?

Added 12th Feb 2011, ID #28978

Ok can someone tell me if there is posibility to get Catalina back in CJ life again.

Added 11th Jan 2011, ID #24919

Thanks For the Help with the tanker Im hoping it will work

Added 9th Nov 2010, ID #17755

saya sudah bisa menyelesai kan mision itu misi itu G A M P A N G

Added 6th Sep 2010, ID #11754

When I get in Las Venturas Catalina gives me several calls insulting me. It will be other missions with Catalina in Las Venturas? SORRY FOR BAD ENGLISH.

Added 20th Aug 2010, ID #9586