There’s something understated, yet undeniably dramatic about San Felipe’s beauty. Perhaps it’s that it’s always there, and we’ve just come to expect it. Maybe that’s why visitors are captured by this seaside spot, taking it in with fresh eyes. Maybe it’s that quality that makes even the local who’s lived here for years, take a moment to enjoy a view of the sparkling sea or the colors of yet another glorious sunset.
San Felipe has a subtle beauty around it – a quiet town on the edge of desert and sea. There are plenty of simple, enjoyable qualities about it, but it sometimes simply emerges in moments of gorgeous, stunning displays. Here’s a peek back at some of these moments, captured in a photograph:
There is so much to be seen in San Felipe, just walk out the front door, and you’re bound to have a little adventure!
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The last day of July is here, and we are right in the middle of the summer heat! Tomorrow sees us start into August, with the average annual temp around 107º for the month. – Photos by Luis Almodovar
While town gets a bit sleepy and inactive during the summer, there’s still plenty of fun to be had if you look for it. Head out for a sail around the bay, and stop to hop off the Hobie Cat for a swim while you’re out there for a fun and exciting way to cool down.
Play a round of pool volleyball at El Dorado to stay active and have a good time with friends while enjoying a little friendly competition.
Go for an evening swim in the ocean to enjoy the warm water while skipping the direct sunlight – the best beaches could be the ones to the south of town or the beach between Machorro and the lighthouse.
July has arrived, and we’re officially into summer. With the summer heat hanging in the air, San Felipe takes on a dreamy state. Now is the season of banana boats and beaches. If you’re a local, days are spent inside, doing little chores, and observing siesta hours. Early mornings are perfect for enjoying the breeze with a cup of java while taking in the dramatic sunrise, and evenings are the time for visiting friends, meeting for a drink, enjoying a stroll by the sea and relaxing in paradise. Photos by Luis Almodovar.
If you’re visiting, the daytime simply means beach time. Bring a beach umbrella, or rent a shade and spread out beach chairs, towels, blankets and toys. The ocean is the temperature of a bath tub, and pangas, banana boats and Sea Doos await.
Arm yourself with bathing suits, margaritas and sunblock, and enjoy the balmy shores of San Felipe!
Ok, so it seems like now it’s official. Temps are brushing the 80s and the humidity’s rising people! Summer here we come. It can feel a little repressive right as it sets in, but within a few days it seems that an acclimatization happens, and we’re ready to handle the July-August-September stretch.
Photos by Luis Almodovar.
Of course, summer does have its little perks. The beer seems frigid by comparison to the outdoors, and you have the beach to yourself!
The pace of life slows down, so if you want to take a little getaway trip (road trip through the States? visit to Canada?) you won’t miss any major events in San Felipe. Because once it starts cooling down you know, you just can’t leave without missing something fun.
So while it might seem a little blah if you don’t like the heat, settle back and embrace the San Felipe summer for what it is. Stock up on ice, buy a new sombrero, hang up a hammock and bask in it! Leave a comment below for your tips on handling the heat! (Also, don’t forget to call Dads tomorrow for Father’s Day!)