San Felipe Mexico.
If visions of warm sandy beaches, with miles of shoreline covered in exotic
shells and colored sea life fill your dreams, take your next vacation
getaway south of the border in beautiful San Felipe. A short 125 miles
from the border crossing at Mexicali, San Felipe is a
beach-lovers paradise, complete with soft, sandy alcoves just off
the main highways and low tides that stretch nearly a half mile into the
sea, revealing hidden treasures such as perfectly formed starfish or
conch shells several inches across. As beautiful as her more famous
sisters Cancun or Cozumel, San Felipe offers outdoor recreation and
relaxation for everyone in the family, in less time and at half
Founded in the early 1900s as a fishing port, the village has grown
into a modern, sophisticated resort community with luxury condos,
fine restaurants, commercial sport fishing charters and off-road adventures
that rival anything the southwest has to offer. Located at the
confluence of the Sea of Cortez and the stunning Baja desert, San Felipe enjoys
an average temperature of 75 degrees, with deliciously warm winters
and Florida-style summers. San Felipe has become so popular among American
retirees that villagers look forward to “snow bird” season,
providing visitors with all the comforts of home while
at the same time adding that classic Mexican style to every aspect
of your vacation experience.
Things to Do in San Felipe
Whether you enjoy beachcombing for shells, snorkeling among pods of
dolphins or riding your ATV through miles of off-road desert, San Felipe
has what you are looking for:
the shoreline in San Felipe is over fifty miles long!
Whether you stop at one of the more isolated northern beaches or one
of the dozens of “campos” located south of town, the beaches
are what made San Felipe famous. Due to the extreme low tide, exploring
the beaches for hidden treasure is exceptionally easy. However if you
want launch a boat to explore the beautiful Sea of Cortez from the water,
a little extra planning is in order. There are tide charts available
at almost every seaside restaurant or shop and four official launch ramps
are available for your use. These can be found at the El Cortez Motel,
Club de Pesca, Kiki’s Motel and at the ever friendly El Jacalito
RV Park. Of course many people find unofficial launch spots along the
way; just be sure to check the tides so you are not left stranded far
from shore when the tides recede!
Laguna Diablo Dry Lake Bed – where the need for speed meets everything
from monster trucks to plastic discs pulled behind motorcycles. This
crackled, hard packed lake bed located northwest of San Felipe is the
perfect place to practice your racetrack moves or give the kids a turn
behind the wheel. If you have ever wanted to try something crazy with
the car, this is the place to give it a spin.
Off Road Adventure – it is no wonder San Felipe is home to the
SCORE International Baja 500. The off road trails and desert terrain
surrounding the town is perfect for ATV’s, off-road vehicles or
your favorite dirt bike. The sand dunes south of town are a great place
for motorcycles and ATVs while the trails north of town are better suited
to sand rails or dune buggies.
Water Sports – the normally calm waters of San Felipe Bay are
perfect for personal watercraft and if you head slightly east, will pick
up some of the finest sailing winds in the western hemisphere. Whether
you charter a boat in town or bring your own, the waters just off shore
are perfect for sailing or windsurfing. Be sure to look out for those
enjoying the smooth waters with their Jet Skis, Ski-Doos and Wave Runners,
though. No matter how you like to spend your time on the water, San Felipe
has something for everyone.
Shopping - Many people come to San Felipe just to shop, and after see
the fabulous selection of curio stores, art galleries, craftsmen shops
and clothing stores you will know why. Whether you are in the market
for a unique piece of pottery or iron work, or just want to pick up a
memento of your time at the beach, there are hundreds of shops throughout
town with fine selections to suit every taste and price range.
Dining in San Felipe
San Felipe is considered by many to be the birthplace of the Fish Taco.
Drawing on its rich history as a commercial fishing port, villagers
created unique and flavorful renditions of this increasingly popular
dish. San Felipe is home to so many Fish Taco experts that the village
created a special courtyard just for them, called Plaza Maristaco,
or Fish Taco Plaza. Here you can sample culinary creations made from
shrimp and sea bass, as well as the traditional beef, pork and chicken.
San Felipe offers the traveler a wide selection of accommodations,
ranging from dozens of campgrounds located up and down the sea shore
hotels and vacation condos. If you are looking for a resort experience,
San Felipe Marina Resort offers waterfront elegance, including
indoor/outdoor swimming and fine dining. The El
Dorado Ranch, located a few miles north
of town offers beach front casitas and outdoor relaxation, a few
steps from glistening sand and crystal waters of the sea. For a more
experience, try one of the charming Bed and Breakfasts, such as
Castles, located just south of town. No matter where you stay, the people
Felipe look forward to your visit and providing you with friendly
faces and first class service.
San Felipe - A Place For Everyone
Visit the About San Felipe page for expanded
infromation on the area. The San Felipe weather page offers forecasts
and current temperatures.
Hotels, resorts and condos are
being built, or are in the works, as this little piece of paradise
becomes the new vacation and
retirement area for many North Americans. Beach
and vacation packages are also available. RV
parks and camping areas are available for those who want to rough it at any chosen
San Felipe real estate
It's the latest craze in Mexico land opportunities. Homes and property
for sale are offered with some beach property still available.
Area builders will build you a custom home at attractive prices.
There are also planned communities like El
Dorado Ranch with lots
and homes for sale. Find solar powered grow lights for indoor gardens. The sunshine is plentiful!
Things to do In San Felipe.
There's never a dull moment in San Felipe... even if you fill the moment
with a nap, drifting off to the sounds of the ocean waves. There
are great restaurants plus bars
and night clubs. You can play golf,
charter a boat for fishing or pleasure, scuba,
snorkel, rent a jet ski or ATV, play volley ball on the beach and so much more.
What would a beach town be without lots of shopping. All around town
and along the beach you'll find locals offering area arts and crafts
for sale. Look here for groceries or pharmacies.
San Felipe area and travel maps.
The map section includes a variety of maps showing how to get to San
Felipe from the states as well as local maps for navigating the
Rocky Point Mexico is another vacation paradise on the Sea of Cortez, and if you prefer the Pacific side of the Baha, visit San Diego CA.
Come to San Felipe. You'll want to come back!