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San Felipe Overview
Once a small fishing village, San Felipe is now the gateway to the north Sea of Cortez. San Felipe is one of Mexico's fastest growing resort areas. The San Felipe community is made up of 20,000 permanent residents, and up to 10,000 part-time residents from the U.S., Canada and Europe.
The areas growth has included a variety of new beachfront accommodations, condominiums, golf courses, restaurants and activities.
The Sea of Cortez is one of the world's most prolific salt-water habitats with sport fishing tours being available for avid anglers.
The high tourist season is from October through May, when many Snowbirds arrive.
The weather in San Felipe is about 10 degrees warmer than their neighbors on the Pacific coast, with average year-round temperatures of about 75F.
The US dollar is accepted everywhere. The exchange rate will vary - banks generally will provide the best exchange rate.
Credit cards, VISA and Mastercard are becoming more accepted at some hotels and some restaurants. American Express is not as widely accepted as other major tourist areas.
ATM's can be found at the local banks and will give you pesos, usually with a small fee.
Internet access and wireless (WIFI) are available at many condos, resorts and rental homes. Larger resorts, and condos have direct international dialing using a credit card, or pre-paid phone card. Pre-paid phone cards are available all around town for purchase.