Best of San Felipe, Mexico

The sun rises over the Sea of Cortez in San Felipe, Mexico.In search of the perfect destination for sunshine, warm, swimmable waters, and miles of unspoiled beaches? Welcome to San Felipe, a desert-meets-sea resort town just two hours from the U.S. border.  Situated between the Sea of Cortez and the Colorado desert on Baja California, San Felipe lures more than 300,000 visitors each year with its pristine shoreline, leisure sports and striking landscapes that beg to be explored.

Although San Felipe has its fair share of adventure activities, hotels, bars and vacation-worthy attractions, the scene is much quieter and less developed compared to points further south on the Baja Peninsula.

No matter your vacation style and preferences, San Felipe has a lot to offer, whether you want to relax by the lapping waves, play a round of golf, or barrel down rugged roads on an ATV.

Off Road Adventures

Strap in for the ride of a lifetime! All-terrain vehicles are popular in San Felipe for good reason. This town has become one of the world’s premier off-road destinations, and hosts several crossroads races including the prestigious Tecate Score San Felipe 250. There are many places to rent quads in town, or for a more personalized experience, schedule a guided tour that features world-class routes across beautiful desert landscapes.  

Beach Time

There are literally miles of postcard-perfect beaches sprawling north and south of San Felipe. If your holiday plans include plenty of rest and relaxation, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find quaint beach palapas directly in front of the Malecon (the pedestrian boulevard), and the waters are warm enough to swim in (mid 70’s) year-round. Other than beachcombing and swimming, you’ll also see banana boats for rent, and the occasional offer for horseback rides in the soft white sands.

Sport Fishing

Visitors come from far and wide just to go fishing in San Felipe. October through late April are the best months for fishing although local game fish can be caught year-round. Local pangueros (fisherman who own small 20-foot open boats) will take you out to Konsag Island, where halibut, grouper, trigger fish, corvina and mackerel are abundant. Bigger species including dorado, bonito and tuna can be found further offshore.

Championship Golf

El Dorado Ranch in San Felipe is home to one of the top golf courses in Baja California: Las Caras de Mexico. This 18-hole championship golf course features unbridled views of mountains and ocean and boasts a full-service clubhouse and pro shop facilities. Don’t miss an opportunity to play this signature course, designed by Bradford Benz.

Additional “San Felipe Vacation” Resources:

  1. Mexperience, Guide to San Felipe
  2. MySanFelipe, San Felipe Activities and Attractions
  3., Things To Do In San Felipe  
Mexico Reservations

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