SAN FELIPE DRIVING DIRECTIONSSo you have reserved your San Felipe vacation rental home and need directions to San Felipe. Our easy to follow directions should get you to San Felipe in to time.
PLAYA DE ORO SAN FELIPE IS LOCATED AT KM 179 ON HIGHWAY 5
EL DORADO RANCH IS LOCATED AT THE KM 175 MARKER ON HIGHWAY 5.
From the US, you need to get to Calexico, California. You can get there
via San Diego on Interstate 8 East or from Yuma, Arizona on Interstate 8
West to the Highway 111 exit. Take Highway 111 south to Calexico and
the Mexican border. There are two crossing points into Mexico from
here. See the following instructions, Driving time from the border to
San Felipe is approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Border Crossing at Calexico
From El Centro: Go east on Interstate 8 to the Highway 111 exit. Go
south on Highway 111 to the border. Go through the border and bear
right. After approximately 500 feet turn right for San Felipe. Go
straight on this road through Mexicali (Major intersections will have
signs for San Felipe.). This becomes Highway 5 which you stay on until
you reach San Felipe.
Eastern Border Crossing
From El Centro:
Go east on Highway 8 to the Highway 111
exit. Go south on Highway 111 to the third light (Highway 98 or Truck
Route 7). Go east on Highway 98 for about 7 miles until the sign
showing the border crossing. Turn right and proceed up and over the
cloverleaf and into the border crossing. RVs are to follow the signs
for passenger cars.
Driving from Yuma to San Felipe
Take Highway 8 west and exit at Highway 98. Go west on Highway 98
for about 16 miles. At the traffic light go left and proceed up and
over the cloverleaf
and into the border crossing.
Once through the
new border crossing you will come to a "T" where you will make a right
and proceed west along the border boundary to the first stop sign.
There you will go left onto Calzado Manuel Gomez Morin (Morin Blvd.).
Continue south on Morin through seven traffic lights, passing the Sony
plant. Turn left onto Highway 5 going south.
Driving from Ensenada to San Felipe
San Diego/ Tijuana border crossing: Drive south on
the Mexican Highway 1-D to Ensenada. Then take Mexican Highway 3 south
to Mexican Highway 5. Go south on Highway 5 which ends in San Felipe.
This route takes you straight across the Baja Peninsula. It is 150
miles from Ensenada to San Felipe. You will pass through two or three
Mexican Army checkpoints where your car may be searched by the
soldiers. They will ask you your
Tips and Highway Markers for Highway 5 to San Felipe
At about kilometer (KM) 59 you enter the river area and construction zones. You will go through the little town of El Mayor.
At KM 74 you will enter "the barren wasteland" which is the dry lake bed.
on at about KM 96 you will enter a small mountain area with winding
roads and sharp turns. Be careful here because drivers here sometimes
make wide turns.
At about KM 105 is "La
Ventana" which is not the same La Ventana del Mar of El Dorado Ranch.
You are now at the halfway point between Mexicali and San Felipe.
Continue on to KM 114 where you will enter another winding mountain area and barren wasteland.
KM 141 you will see a road to your right
which is Highway 3 to Ensenada. Keep going straight on Highway 5. At
KM 142 you will come to a military checkpoint where you will be
stopped. They speak very little English. You may be asked to get out
of your car which they may want to check. (Ladies, take your purses
with you.) Step out of your vehicle and stand next to it. They are
checking for guns, drugs, etc. After checking they will tell you to
Have a safe trip and see you in San Felipe
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