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San Felipe Resorts, Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Restaurants Golf and Tours

A bird's eye view of San Felipe
If you haven't been to the eastern shore of northern Baja, you're missing something special. Between the San Pedro Martir mountains and the tranquil blue Sea of Cortez is the fishing village of San Felipe.

It's a place of natural beauty just 120 miles south of the border at Mexicali/Calexico. It has sunny skies, gentle evening breezes, and bathtub-warm ocean waters that can reach 86-87 degrees in August. And for beachcombers, the 23-foot tides expose a half-mile of ocean floor. In fact San Felipe experiences one of the largest tidal bores in the world due, in part, to the Colorado River delta to the north.

San Felipe's lighthouse & Punta San Felipe
The Port of San Felipe is a small town that has traditionally depended on fishing as their economic base. In fact, the fish taco was invented here, and now is served in many chain restaurants in the U.S.. In a little more than two decades the economic base has changed from fishing to tourism. You'll find camping north & south of town, as well as in town, a few hotels & resorts, many restaurants, and watersports.

The natural attractions of this area, it's beautiful beaches of warm water during the spring, summer & fall, plus it's temperate winter is the major draw for both Snowbirds (retirees who live part-time in Mexico) and weekend vacationers from southern California and Arizona.

San Felipe's beachfront
The high tourism season is October though May when many Snowbirds arrive sometimes for a month or more at a time. Early fall and late spring offer the best weather. About 2 hours southeast of Ensenada, the weather in San Felipe is usually about 10 degrees warmer than their Pacific coast neighbor. The average temperature year around is about 75F. San Felipe is located in a unique eco-system, where the desert meets the sea. Therefore, temperatures have ranged from 115F in the shade during the summer months of July and August and, in December and January, the temperature can get to a low of about 40F at night. These are the extremes, and most of the time you will find the weather very pleasant in San Felipe. The altitude of the Bay of San Felipe is 3 meters above sea level (or about 10 ft.).

The population of San Felipe is estimated at 20,000 people. This number can increase by up to 5,000 depending on part-time residents (retirees & vacation home owners) or popular weekends such as Spring Break or Memorial Day.

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