Felipe Real Estate Market has been booming the past few
years. People from all over the USA, Canada, and the world have found a
delightful mixture of the old and new in the San Felipe
area. They especially like the 'undiscovered' aspect of the
area. Below are just some of the attractions that are
drawing people to the area.
San Felipe is a picturesque town facing the
beautiful Sea of Cortez and is well-known for its excellent
fishing. Jacques Cousteau once called the
sea of Cortez the "aquarium of the
world" due to its abundant sea life. The famous fish shrimp tacos were in invented
right here in San Felipe.
The town gained much of its popularity with the invention of
the three day weekend. This charming beach-side community is
close enough to the U.S. border to make it a long weekend
destination, and far enough from the big cities for tourists
to feel away from it all. San Felipe is an easy two and a
half hour drive south of the USA border (about 120
miles) on a good paved road, and worlds away from any
typical gringo environment.
Mexicali is just south of the USA border. The road from
Mexicali is four lanes for the first 25
miles through the Mexicali suburbs and
farmlands, and then it narrows down to two
lanes when it reaches the wide open spaces.
Shortly after the road turns to two lanes,
the unique Baja scenery begins and the stark
open Baja frontier is nothing short of
spectacular! The waterfront areas around San
Felipe are very active. The city has
recently initiated a plan to beautify the
waterfront area, and dozens of new palm
trees have been planted in 1998 on either
side of the main drive.
Both visitors and
locals like to cruise the Malecón, the
beach-front street near the center of town,
and vehicles of all kinds can be seen
parading by. There are dozens of campgrounds
located on sandy beaches north and south of
town, and San Felipe offers a number of nice
hotels. Basic services such as gasoline,
ice, beer and food are plentiful in the
various markets located throughout town. One of
San Felipe's claim to fame is the extreme tidal
changes. When the tide goes out, it goes way
out! This is excellent for beachcombers but
makes launching a boat more of a planned event
than a random act.
The weather in San
Felipe is very pleasant most of the year,
but can be hot and humid in the summer.
Fortunately, the Sea of Cortez is never too far
away for a refreshing dip. Strolling along the
seafront walkway under the stars is a great way
to enjoy the evenings all year long. The Port of
San Felipe traditionally depended on fishing and
shrimping for its economic base. In a
little more than two decades the economic base
has changed from fishing to tourism.
You'll find camping north
and south of town, as well as in town, several
hotels and resorts, many restaurants, and
watersports. The natural attractions of this
area, it's beautiful beaches of temperate water
during the spring, summer
and fall, plus it's pleasant winter weather, is
the major draw for both Snowbirds (retirees who
live part-time in Mexico during the fall and
winter months) and weekend vacationers from
southern California and Arizona. The high
tourism season seems to be October though May
when many Snowbirds arrive, to wait out the
winter blizzards in the northern USA.
spring offers the best weather. Being about 2 hours
southeast of Ensenada, the weather in San Felipe
is usually about 10 degrees warmer and has much
bluer skies than her
Pacific coast neighbor during the cooler months. The average temperature
year around is about 78F. San Felipe is located
in a unique eco-system, where the desert meets
the sea. Therefore, temperatures have ranged
from 115F in the shade during the summer months
of July and August. In December and January, the
temperature can drop to about 40F at night.
These are the extremes, and most of the time you
will find the weather very pleasant in San
Felipe. The altitude of the Bay of San Felipe is
3 meters above sea level (or about 10 ft.). The
population of San Felipe is estimated at 20,000
people. This number can increase by up to 5,000
depending on part-time residents (retirees &
vacation home owners) or popular weekends such
as Spring Break or Memorial Day.
The San Felipe Real Estate Market is growing.
We invite you to participate in it with us.