San Felipe

San Felipe is a tranquil seaside town in Baja California Norte, Mexico, known for its beautiful beaches, sport fishing, and vibrant local cuisine. It’s a popular destination for both relaxation and adventure, offering a unique blend of desert and sea landscapes.

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  • 🇲🇽 State: Baja California
  • ⏰ Timezone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
  • ✈️ Airport: Tijuana International Airport
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights:
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 3-7 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? some establishments

San Felipe, located on the eastern coast of Baja California Norte, Mexico, by the Sea of Cortez, was founded in the 1920s as a small fishing village.

Its history is deeply tied to the sea, with fishing and shrimping being its main economic activities for decades. The construction of the paved road from Mexicali in the 1950s marked the beginning of San Felipe’s transformation into a tourist destination.

The town’s serene beaches, warm climate, and the unique combination of desert and sea make it a distinctive spot for visitors seeking both relaxation and adventure.

What makes San Felipe special is its remarkable blend of natural beauty, from the striking contrasts between the desert landscapes and the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez, to its wide, sandy beaches and the majestic San Pedro Mártir mountain range backdrop.

Its location as a gateway to the Sea of Cortez offers unparalleled opportunities for sport fishing, boating, and water sports, while the desert provides paths for off-road adventures and exploration.

The town’s relaxed atmosphere, combined with its vibrant local culture, delicious seafood cuisine, and friendly community, adds to its charm, making it a unique destination away from more commercialized resorts.

  • San Felipe, Baja California
  • Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)
  • Rainy season: Jun-Aug
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January
  • Wine season: August

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