San Felipe Hotels
Paseo Las Palmas, Fracc. Las Palmas , San Felipe, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Avenida Mision De Loreto 148, , San Felipe, Estado
Domicilio Conocido, , San Felipe, Estado de Sonora
(formerly La Trucha Vagabunda), , San Felipe, Esta
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San Felipe Restaurants
You could not have found a better restaurant than what was served from our campsite. It was better than anything we found there or even traveling. There is never anything that we can not make when we all get together and travel like that. As our saying goes, another ***ty camping meal.....
Favorite Dish: You name it, they are all good.
Sorry, can't help here. We packed all our own food and water down for the trip. You can find a fair selection of staples at the local markets but I would stick to the fresh fruit, dried chili;s, eggs and canned and bottled stuff. The bakery and fresh tortillas are also fine.
Secluded and relaxing except for the ever present ATV's. Their noise and unlicensed driving can be a bit scary. Watch small kids as boozed up teens and young adults have only a few things on thier minds and its not safety.
Favorite Dish: The fishing is usually great so grill up some of your days catch over a open fire. Grab some limes, celantro, onions and salsa and make your own fish taco's. My inlaws make the best ceveche I have ever had from our catch.
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San Felipe Nightlife
The town is full of bars and their is no shortage if tequila or beer to be found. Their are some fun dance clubs on the beach but watch out for drunk teens bent on a fight.
Their is also sports book betting at some of the bars in downtown San Felipe.
Dress Code: Shorts and shoes, that;s about it.
San Felipe Local Customs
For a few bucks, have your girls hair braided or beaded by a local. They are very nice and this is their main income for many months of the year. We like to feed them and offer them drinks as well. Our gal braided 6 kids and my wife which took about about 4 hours. She was very happy to be doing it all in once place.
San Felipe Warnings and Dangers
Do not drink the water as the old saying goes. We had no problems while we were there. You will have to pass through at least 3 military check points on your way down the baja peninsula. Be polite and to the point with your answers and you will be on your way quickly. If you are asked to empty your car, you are on your own with a bribe. If you speak spanish, your in much better position to get to the point and ask them what exactly they want to look at. Bring copies of your kids birth certificates and your passport. Coundt on them asking the kids questions when you come back across the border back into the USA.
San Felipe Tourist Traps
This isnt exactly a trap but please dont patronize the ATV rentals on the beach. Not only are they extreamly annoying with the constant ripping up and down the beach but they are also dangerous to the many kids and semiinebriated adults walking along the beach. Rent a horse and have some more fun. If you want an ATV, rent one in town where you can drive it like a manic.
San Felipe What to Pack
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Camping
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you camp in the fall, it is very windy so make sure you bring a secure tent.
Miscellaneous: Aside from the things not to forget, make sure you purchase a Baja fishing permit if you plan to fish. You don't want to get caught without a permit... it could really cost a lot and it's not worth it. We got ours from a local fishing store in San Diego. I'm sure they're really easy to come by. If I recall correctly, it did cost at least $30 and you can only buy year-long passes.
Luggage and bags: Pack light and bring the sun block. It will save your life. A hat is a must.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hats and sunblock.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your own TP. The condo's ask you not to flush the TP due to the weak plumbing. The boys will have it easier that the ladies.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: When you get a campsite, you will also have access to a thached covered area on the beach. This is your to do with as you wish.
Miscellaneous: BBQ's are set up in all the camp sites but they are not exactly the best to put your food on. If you have your own portable heating set up, bring it along. The condo;s have small refrigerators, stoves with 2 burners and a small supply of cooking utensils. The ice man commith twice a day and you can fill all the coolers in the camp for cheap. Just warn the kids not to eat the ice.
If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.
San Felipe Favorites
Favorite thing: Drive on to Puerticitos and camp on the beach.
Fondest memory: When we visited in November 1999, we set up our camp right next to 3 intact whale skeletons. They were mammoth, as you can see for yourself. This was the most amazing find I've had so far. They were absolutely incredible; I hardly wanted to go fishing or kayaking because I wanted to see every bit of those skeletons. I wonder if they're still there...