San Felipe is a picturesque town of a sufficient enought size that a significant variety of goods and services are enjoyed by the entire populace. Mexico Highway 5 ends at Avenida Mar de Cortez, which parallels the shore and forms the main street of the town.
The history of the San Felipe region dates to more than 150 million years ago to the formation of the Baja California Peninsula.
The natives are friendly and very tolerant of the many outsiders that come into town each year. They actively support basketball courts, ball fields, a swimming pool, and of course soccer fields where all are welcome and young and old alike compete.
Everything you need can be found in San Felipe. Trinket vendors are always around to sell hammocks, silver jewelry, etc. Bargaining is expected at most of the shops and by all the street vendors.
November through April is the ideal time to visit San Felipe. Days are usually warm and sunny, and nights are refreshingly cool. Summers, however, can be extremely hot, with daytime temperatures sometimes exceeding 115 Fahrenheit. Rainfall is less than two inches per year.
The Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe allows people to get a panoramic view of the city. Valley of the Giants or "Valle de los Gigantes" has some of the largest Cardon cacti in the world. Consag Island is a great place to watch sea lion colonies and all kinds of sea birds.
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