Happy New Year! San Felipe really is a great spot to start the year in – so you miss the white Christmas, but a sandy one can be just as good! If exercise is on your resolution list (and let’s be honest, isn’t it always?) then you’re all set with miles of San Felipe beaches and desert to start taking walks!
Get out in the fresh sea air!
With views like this? You’ll forget you’re even exercising…
Sea through an Ocotillo
Sand in your shoes?
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and make some footprints in the sand!
December in San Felipe always starts to feel a little relaxed as we come down from the excitement of the Shrimp Festival and settle into the laid-back mode of the holidays. The temperatures drop (though we are still soooo spoiled) and sweaters come out for those walks on the beach. – Photos by Luis Almodovar (edited by Julie)
Laidback beach days
Baja – the perfect place to bring the bike and head out on an adventure!
The winter desert makes for a great biking opportunity, and usually after a cross-country adventure, you’ll see bikes lined up on the Malecon outside of Rosita’s, La Morena or another restaurant for a little post-ride taco and maragarita-ing!
A stroll along the sea-wall!
So don’t let the cooler weather keep you from getting out for a little venture through town! Come on down and check it out!
Well, the long-awaited annual Shrimp Festival was on last weekend, and once again, San Felipeans made their way to the Malecon to celebrate this delicious food that this little town is known for. Not only is the Festival the perfect time to enjoy some shrimp, it seems like this weekend perfectly captures San Felipe. Enjoying good food has always been part of the local scene, with fresh seafood aplenty and tasty Mexican dishes in various restaurants around town. Good friends accumulate and get a chance to visit after spending the summer away. The whole aura of the street festival setting brings the relaxed, laid-back feeling that is so key to San Felipe. Let’s take a look at what went on during this Shrimp Fest! All photos by Luis Almodovar.
A demonstration was put on featuring “Dancing Horses”
The Festival kicked off to a fun start on Friday 7th!
Booths were arranged all down the Malecon, ready for locals and visitors alike to come and check out their wares!
Restaurants prepared a variety of delicious shrimp dishes to sample!
Hope everyone had a great time, and if you missed it this year, make sure to plan ahead for next year! It’s definitely not an event to miss!
As the summer winds to a close, everyone starts to make their way back down south to our little haven of a Baja town. If you’ve lived in San Felipe, then you know there are a few familiar sights that are iconic of this seaside town, and seeing these things make you feel right back home again, such as:
The Arches! When you spot these, you know you’ve made it to San Felipe!
The Sea of Cortez from the Malecon!
And back to glass bottles of soda! Fanta anyone?
Are you on your way back to San Felipe? Leave a comment below and tell us what you miss the most and what makes you feel like you’ve really made it back!
Happy September! With the arrival of the ninth month of the year, San Felipeans are embracing the last bit of summer, or if snowbirding is more your style, you’re planning the trip back to home by the sea. But if you are lucky enough to already be in San Felipe, get out and enjoy the various perfect San Felipe summer activities! Such as:
Head to the beach! (And bury yourself in the sand!)
Take on the desert in a dune buggy! Get together with a group of desert explorers!
Jump in the pool and refresh yourself! (Especially if you have your own pool like at Oasis del Mar!)
No matter what you do, enjoy the last bit of summer before its over!
Here’s to a great September for everyone! Leave a comment below and share what you like to do during a San Felipe summer! Everyone likes to hear new ideas and fun things to do even during the hot weather!