San Felipe is located In Baja Norte, on the northwestern shores of the Sea of Cortez just 124 miles south of the Mexicali/Calexico border crossing. San Felipe has long been a favorite destination for visitors from the southwestern United States, unlike it’s counterparts on the Pacific coast (Rosarita Beach and Ensenada) this charming fishing village has somehow managed to retain most of its original charming allure. After all, the quaintness, quietness, great fishing and friendly locals are what made this area so popular in the first place.
Fishing was what put San Felipe on the map and fishing remains one of the areas most popular attractions. Fishing is done mostly out of the good old Mexican panga, available at the north end of the Malecon, along restaurant row. There are also a few larger sportfishing boats available for day trips and a couple of long range boats that charter for three days and head south for the better fishing that is available near San Luis Gonzaga and the Midriff islands. Other attractions tend to be getting dirty, as in dune buggies, motorcycles and ATV’s on the sand dunes and wide open desert, so plentiful here. ATV’s and other types of off road vehicles are available rent in numerous locations in San Felipe.
San Felipe is a great place to relax and just pass time at a slower pace than most people are used to. Eat great seafood along the Malecon (try a different restaurant each day during your stay), stroll leisurely through town, taking in the shops or go beachcombing.
San Felipe is just now really starting to grow a bit more sophisticated, with several new U.S. style developments, resorts and even a golf course on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, just a few minutes north of town.