Welcome to San Felipe
Originally a sleepy fishing village, San Felipe has developed
into a popular resort for both Mexican and American tourists on the
Baja coast, with a number of hotels, shops, restaurants, bars and
Beach activities and watersports are the order of the day, with
surfing, whale watching, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving,
sailing and sport fishing all popular pastimes. Those looking for
land-based activities will find enjoyment in golf, 4x4 excursions,
and the natural sulphur springs at Puertecitos, roughly 60 miles
As a resort, San Felipe caters to American crowds. Thus you'll
find an abundance of English-language menus and price tags. Shops
sell identical souvenirs and the food is mild enough to please most
palates. San Felipe is known as the birthplace of the fish taco,
and they are available in abundance along with other locally-caught
seafood. There are a number of bars in town, and music lovers will
enjoy the Blues Festival held each April.
While the area is still growing as a tourist destination,
visitors will still find plenty to see and do in San Felipe.
Information & Facts
Spanish is the official language in Mexico. Some English
is spoken in tourist regions.
Mexican currency is the New Peso (MXN) divided into 100
centavos. Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly Visa,
MasterCard and American Express. Travellers cheques are generally
accepted, but cannot be cashed on Sundays. ATMs are available in
most cities and towns and are the most convenient way to get money,
but for safety reasons they should only be used during business
hours. Although most businesses will accept foreign currency it is
best to use pesos. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many
casas de cambio(exchange houses), which have longer hours
and offer a quicker service than the banks.