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.
If you are driving, you need to get to Calexico, California. You can get there via San Diego on Interstate 8 East or from Yuma, AZ take Interstate 8 West to Hwy. 111 exit. Take Hwy. 111 South to Calexico and the Mexican border. There are two crossing points into Mexico from here. See the following instructions. Drive time from border to the San Felipe is approximately 2 hours.
Border Crossing at Calexico
From El Centro: Go east on Interstate 8 to 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 turns into Highway 5. Stay on Highway 5 until you reach San Felipe.
Eastern Border Crossing
From El Centro: Go East on Interstate 8 to Highway 111 exit. Go South on Highway 111 to the third light (Hwy. 98 or Truck Route 7). Go East on Highway 98 for about 7 miles where the sign shows the border crossing. Make a right and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked). RV`s 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, make a left and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked).
Once through the new border crossing you will come to a "T" crossing. Make a right and proceed West along the border boundary to the first stop sign where you will make a left onto Calzado Manuel Gomez Morin (MORIN BLVD). Continue South on MORIN through 7 traffic lights, passing the Sony plant. Turn left onto Highway 5 going South. San Felipe is about about 2 - 2 1/2 hours
Driving from Ensenada to San Felipe
San Diego/Tijuana Border Crossing: Drive South on the Mexican 1-D to Ensenada. Once you are in Ensenada, take the Mexican 3 South to the Mexican 5. Head south on the Mexican 5. The 5 ends directly in San Felipe. This route takes you directly across the Baja Peninsula. You will pass two or sometimes three Mexican Army checkpoints, where you will be greeted and searched by soldiers. You will need to tell them your final destination. The Mexican 3 is notorious for major potholes. It is 150 miles from Ensenada to San Felipe
Tips and Highway Markers for Highway 5 to San Felipe
Kilometer (KM)59 or so you enter the
river area and construction zones. You will go the little town of El Mayor
KM 74 You will enter the “Barren
Waste land” this is the dry lake bed and if you look to your left you may see
what looks like the ocean or the mountains ahead may look like they are small
islands to the far left side. None of that is true they are mirages.
Continue on and at about KM 96
you will enter a small mountain area with windy roads and sharp turns BE CAREFUL here people get lazy
and make wide turns
At about KM 105 is “La Ventana” (Not the La Ventana Del Mar of San Felipe)
You are now at the 1/2 way point between Mexicali and San Felipe.
Continue on at KM 114 You will
enter another windy mountain are and barren wasteland
Continue on at KM 141 You will
see a road to your right Hwy 3 to Ensenada. Keep going straight on HWY 5 at KM
142 you will be stopped at the military checkpoint They do not speak much
English. You may be asked to get out of your car, they will want to check it (Ladies
take your purses with you nothing else) Step out of the vehicle
and stand next to it. They are checking for guns, drugs etc. They will Then
tell you to go.
Have a safe trip and see you in San Felipe
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