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San Felipe Tourist Information

Getting to San Felipe

Getting to San Felipe by land

Driving to San Felipe - San Felipe Baja California is the Northern most beach resort community on the West side of the Sea of Cortez. Located 124 miles south from Calexico/ Mexicali Border, and 230 miles from San Diego. To get to San Felipe from Mexicali border take highway MEX 5 all the way to San Felipe. You can also get there from Ensenada via Highway MEX 3. If you plan on driving make sure you get Mexican Auto Insurance, it is required by law. We offer detailed maps and driving directions to San Felipe.

Flying to San Felipe

Getting to San Felipe by Air - The city of San Felipe has an international airport that is operated by the State Government. The closest airports in the area are the San Felipe Airport (SFH) located right in San Felipe and the San Quintin Southeast airport (SNQ) located approximately 73 miles (118 km) southwest of San Felipe in San Quintin, Mexico. The Airports in San Felipe do not allow international flights, however private and small aircrafts are accepted. Contact - 011-52-686-577-1368 for information.


Bus to San Felipe

Bus to San Felipe - Buses are available on both sides of the San Diego border. On the U.S. side, the Greyhound Bus Terminal and Mexicoach are located on the east side of Interstate 5, about 100 feet from the Mexican border. There are several different bus companies lined up in front of the parking lots on the U.S. side of the border. These buses offer departure and pickup to San Felipe several times per day. Be sure to plan ahead. ABC bus company heads down contact www.abc.com.mx

Driving Distances to San Felipe Baja, Mexico

  • El Centro, California....137 miles....2:15 hours
  • San Diego, California....236 miles....4:30 hours
  • Palm Springs, Califonia....244 miles....4:00 hours
  • Los Angeles, California....350 miles....6:30 hours
  • San Francisco, California....725 miles....12:30 hours
  • Yuma, Arizona....184 miles....2:45 hours
  • Phoenix, Arizona....374 miles....6:00 hours
  • Tucson, Arizona....446 miles....7:15 hours

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San Felipe Mexico Time Zone and Current Weather

San Felipe, Mexico

Time Zone - San Felipe, Mexico lies in the Pacific standard Time Zone or PST. The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 105th degree meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory. Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8). San Felipe is in the same time zone as San Diego and Las Angeles. Pacific Time Zone is one hour behind the Mountain Time Zone and three hours behind the Eastern Time Zone. Baja California Norte observing PDT = Pacific Daylight Time in summer and PST = Pacific Standard (Tiempo del Pacifico) in winter.

San Felipe Weather - San Felipe, Baja California has a unique ecosystem, where the desert meets the sea. San Felipe is a remote desert community enjoying the benefits of a warm, dry, winter climate, and a hot, humid (Florida-like) summer, the averature annual temperature in San Felipe is 75°F. Temperatures have ranged from 115°F in the shade during the summer months of July and August and, in December and January, the temperature can get to a low of about 40°F at night. The Sea of Cortez does offer cool breezes during the summer months, however it still feels hot. There are plenty of palapas offering shade.

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