Top 10 Reasons to Come Have your Vacations in The Beautiful Beach-Town of San Felipe Baja California
As you know, costs for just about everything are going up these days in the United States, however, that doesn’t have to mean you have to forgo your escape from the cold this year.
Your money can go twice as far by taking a short road trip a little ways south of the border to the secret small beach town of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Let’s look at the 10 reasons why I love visiting San Felipe and help make your dream beach vacation a reality this winter.
1. More Bang For Your Buck
Recently while Southern California, I found myself in need of a relaxing beach getaway, but with little money in my bank account. I knew that my money would go twice as far in Mexico and that I could easily hop in the car and drive south of the border. I soon found myself in a small town on the Sea of Cortez with beautiful beaches full of warm water and warm breezes.
I fell in love with the small town, humble locals, and beautiful beaches of San Felipe and only spent peanuts compared to most other vacations I have taken in the past.
2. Short, Easy Road Trip From SoCal Of Southern Arizona
San Felipe is just about 2 hours south of the U.S. border. If you’re coming from San Diego, CA you can expect a 4-hour drive and from Yuma, AZ it is 3 hours.
The town does have a small airport, but no commercial flights arrive there. The closest commercial airport is 2 hours north in Mexicali.
3. Beach Activities
From the popular activities to do at the beach in San Felipe is to take a ride on one of the large inflatables towed by a boat off the coast. You can also rent kayaks and paddleboards or rent a shade tent with chairs and spend the day relaxing your problems away.
At low tide, the water recedes more than I have seen at any beach before, revealing small sea creatures, also pretty shells and sand dollars.
4. The Malecon
At night on the weekends, vendors fill the sidewalk with their unique creations and treats, and local bands play their authentic Mexican tunes for all to hear.
5. Peaceful Beach
This is South Beach, and it’s only a 10 minute drive from town.
6. Dog Friendly
7. Beach Treats Without Leaving Your Towel
In San Felipe, many locals rely on tourism as their source of income. There was never a time when I did not see someone driving their make-shift bar on the sand offering beachgoers fresh cut fruit, fruity drinks and water.
8. Culture Of Community In A Small, Safe, Touristy Town
San Felipe is safer than Rosarito and Ensenada and tourists visit the area regularly. The population is less than 20K people and there is not even one traffic light in the town.
9. Shrimp Festival In November
Other popular events in San Felipe include the Ceviche Festival celebrated in August, and Score San Felipe 250, a race with entries from all over the world that happens in May.
10. Many Adventures Await
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Thanksgiving in San Felipe is be a super fun experience. Because if is not a holiday in Mexico, you have many restaurant choices for dine in or ordering meals to your vacation rental. And San Felipe relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family.
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