San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

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San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico

San Felipe vacation rentals

South of the border in San Felipe

Sunscreen? Check. Beach towel? Check. Lime wedges? Check and check. For most of the year, San Felipe is a low-key port town known for craveworthy fish tacos, upscale resorts, and a sandy beachfront dotted with bars and nightclubs. But timing is everything – it’s also a major spring break destination, and a visit in March or April could mean sharing the beach with the annual beer-pong-and-volleyball bacchanal. Whatever the season, your San Felipe vacation rental will put you close to desert adventure and the sparkling Gulf of California.

San Felipe – get the most of the coast

From the Gulf of California to scenic mountain vistas, San Felipe is far from short on natural splendor. You can take your pick from several miles of sandy beaches along the gulf – also known as the Sea of Cortez – and opportunities abound for boating, fishing, and jetskiing. The Sonoran Desert is a popular destination for adventurers of all stripes, and you’ll find everything from horseback riding and hiking to off-roading and ultralight plane rentals. The nearby Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park boasts wooded mountainsides and sweeping views of the surrounding desert.

Making a point for cacti in San Felipe

A short drive to the south, the Valley of the Giants is home to a sprawling preserve for the Cardon Cactus, the world’s tallest. Thanks to the striking scenery and unique desert light, it’s also a popular spot for photography, so pack your DSLR – or your favorite Instagram filter. Feeling sporty? At the 18-hole Las Caras de Mexico golf course, you can play a round against the backdrop of panoramic gulf views. Once you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, you can soak up local and national art at the San Felipe Cultural Center.

San Felipe – welcome to the hot zone

San Felipe has an arid desert climate, which means hot, dry summers, and low rainfall all year round. Spring and fall tend to be warm, with highs in the 80s and 90s, while summer temperatures can climb to the low triple digits between June and September. Winters are on the warm side, with highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s from December to February. While San Felipe vacation rentals are popular in the spring and summer, you’ll find that the area’s mild winters mean prices tend to stay about the same from season to season.

San Felipe – from sea to shining desert

The area around San Felipe is largely desert, but the low-lying shrubland of the Sonoran Desert gives way to miles of sandy beaches along the Gulf of California. To the south, the Valley of the Giants boasts the epic, 60-foot-high Cardon Cactus, and the nearby Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park’s mountains and forest are home to bighorn sheep and the endangered California condor. With a San Felipe vacation rental, you’ll be right at the crossroads of Baja California’s many diverse ecosystems.