Sunday, October 28, 2012

Best Accommodations

The Shrimp Festival coming up next weekend is the most delicious time of year! So, many incredible tasting cuisine, music and the background setting amazing. San Felipe Mexico is a mini paradise of Baja. Once you visit, you most likely will not want to leave. There are so many activities for the whole family. Excursions in the desert, mountains, by the shore or at the number one resort. There are many different choices for accommodations: hotels, B&B, vacation rentals, or resorts. It just depends what are your desires for your vacation in San Felipe Baja. If you have a big family, a vacation rental is your best choice. A vacation rentals will give you more freedom to move about and give you privacy for family time. If you are a couple traveling alone, a Bed & Breakfast is the best choice because this accommodation will make you feel at home and feed you well. Bed & Breakfast Inn is also more romantic, you will feel more secluded from the crowds and it allows more alone time. Hotels and resorts are very active and crowded. Or if you are social, resort or hotel accommodations are the best bet for your stay. Hotels and resorts give a lot different choices in restaurants, bars, activities, and amenities. Whatever or wherever you decide to stay in San Felipe you will for sure enjoy your time.

Saturday, October 27, 2012



Annie Drury


Three-Day Festival Features Renowned Guest Chefs
Including Javier Plascencia and Bonito and Solange Molina
BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico, Oct. 18, 2012 – Baja California tourism welcomes visitors to the 20th annual San Felipe Shrimp Festival Nov. 2-4, 2012. This year’s event features Baja’s most famous chefs, including Javier Plascencia and Bonito and Solange Molina. San Felipe, the “gateway to the Sea of Cortez,” is renowned as the shrimp capital of Baja California, Mexico, where giant, blue shrimp naturally grow in its gorgeous blue waters. Guests will sample delicious culinary aspects of the famed blue shrimp and celebrate the lifestyle of the San Felipe fisherman at the three-day event. Cultural events, entertainment, wine and tequila tasting, and local and regional folk artists will also entertain visitors. The main event will feature Baja California chefs who present their best shrimp recipes to a panel of Baja’s most notable chefs. The judging panel will name the 20th annual event’s best shrimp recipe at the conclusion of the festival. The family-friendly festival also offers entertainment for all ages with carnival rides for children and winery and tequila tasting for adults. Attendees can also experience the culture of Mexico at a Mexican-style rodeo, while local artists and crafters will showcase their finest artwork, all handcrafted in Baja. Additionally, bands from both the U.S. and Baja California will offer performances in a variety of musical genres.

“It’s an exciting year as we celebrate 20 years of San Felipe’s famous blue shrimp and special guest chefs from Baja showcase their best recipes in a cook-off,” said Baja California State Tourism Secretary Juan Tintos. “We welcome visitors to the best shrimp event of Baja.”

San Felipe, is located 130 miles south of Mexicali on Highway 5.  The Shrimp Festival takes place on Friday, Nov. 2 from noon - 2 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. - midnight. Entry into the event is free, attendees pay per sample. For more information please visit sanfelipeshrimpfestival.comor About Baja California Located just south of San Diego, Baja California, Mexico offers stunning Pacific Ocean beaches, warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, as well as forests, mountains, deserts and bays.
The state’s five municipalities, Ensenada, Mexicali, Playas de Rosarito, Tecate and Tijuana, have unparalleled landscapes of tremendous beauty. Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions including sport fishing, bike riding, off road racing as well as exploring the missions, cave paintings and wine country, among others.  Visit, follow us on Twitter at @discoverbaja, and like us on Facebook. About San Felipe known as the “gateway to the Sea of Cortez,” San Felipe draws sport fisherman from around the world and is famous for its crystal clear waters and giant natural blue shrimp. Visitors enjoy kayaking, diving or swimming. Sand dunes and the region’s rough terrain make an excellent environment for four wheel vehicles, rock climbing and off-road cycling. Nine miles south of the town is the thousand-year-old “Valley of the Giants,” a natural reserve forest of the world’s largest Cardon Cactus. Visit

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Legend of San Felipe

Every country and town have their own history and legends. San Felipe has deep legends because the Mexican heritage. Legends usually come from some heard something or someone a long time ago told the story about something or some place. Legends are made from history. Sometimes legends are inscribed in books, stories from the local people or found on cave walls.
San Felipe's legends exist, like the Giant Cardon. The Giant Cardon is a cactus that is growing in San Felipe desert. This cactus has been there in the desert for hundreds of years. Why is it so special? Baja wanted the giant cactus to be in the World Fair to be admired for it's height and greatness as a natural plant. The giant cactus grew so big that when they wanted to move it to bring to the World Fair it was impossible at first. The giant cactus stood 45 feet tall. They tried to immobilize it with a heavy duty crane but nothing would move that plant. They were out of luck. The world fair in Spain finally received the famous giant cactus, but San Felipe will never forget how long it took to up-root it and send it across the seas. It did eventually returned, never looking the same.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekly Events

San Felipe has events weekly. It's very rare for dull moments in San Felipe. There is always something wonderful and exciting in town. There are a lot of musical events, like karaoke or name that tune or live bank shows. Or maybe you feel like a play in the theater. San Felipe has a local theater with play productions of famous tales. Or how about dinner and entertainment, many restaurants offer this. Some bars or restaurants offer live entertainment on a weekly basis.

No matter what day of the week, there is always a restaurant or bar that is offering live music, karaoke, comedy show or some other kind of entertainment to keep the locals and tourists happy. There are also festivals depending on the season like the Shrimp festival, the annual Christmas parade, or the traveling street dancers. There is never a dull moment in San Felipe.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Whale Watching

Probably every person that has the opportunity to go whale watching in San Felipe has many and different stories of their great adventure. Their's a great little company that takes you out on the water to watch the whales play in the great, big body of water we call the ocean. This little tour boat is called a panga. You actually get trained to go out on the water by yourself if you are trained biologists. Otherwise someone takes you out that is experienced in large bodies of water where big gray whales spy hop. Spy-hopping is when the whale peeks its head out on the surface of the water, like they are saying hello.

Whale watching is very serine. Whales are very gentle and smart mammals. It's a very exciting moment when these big creatures swim so close to the pangas (boats), it's hard to stay calm. To go whale watching in San Felipe it's around $45 per person, but the expense is worth every minute at gazing upon these magnificent mammals. You have a chance to whale watch, do it, it's definitely worth it!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Small Town Vibe

In the past San Felipe was once known as a fisherman village; it's now a hot spot but still has the small town vibe. Once Los Cabos Baja became over loaded with people and too expensive, San Felipe became the new hot spot of Baja Mexico. San Felipe is everything a small town represents. The community works together, has small local events, and neighbors know each other.

Walking is the only way to travel when going shopping or popping into the library or market. Bikes are great too, biking around town. Small towns are great for not wasting gas and living the simple life. The great thing about San Felipe is you have the small town feeling but still have many events and activities to enjoy. Plus San Felipe has many bonuses offering the desert, mountains and ocean. Now that is paradise!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Discos in San Felipe

San Felipe is a quiet little fisherman town but when the weekends come around this quiet little town becomes a big party. All the dance clubs and bars come alive, thousands of people are doing the disco. The night clubs don't offer food, drink and dancing but volleyball and laser light shows. It's definitely not boring in San Felipe on the weekends.
Here are some of the big night clubs, that you are sure to have a blast: Barefoot Bar, BeachComber, Miramar Cantina, and Rockodile Bar & Nightclub. Barefoot Bar is located on the beach that serves drinks and fun. BeachComber is on of the biggest clubs. The bar is two-stories, amazing views of the sea, and great place to watch your sports. Miramar Cantina is most famous in San Felipe, it has a small dance floor, a patio inside and out, a ping pong table, and loads of fun! Rockodile Bar & Nightclub is San Felipes biggest hang out for Spring Breakers, weekend tourists and even the locals. It has a huge dance floor that is located inside and outside. If you want to dance the night away, Rockodile is the place to be.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Vacation Alone

Probably men go on vacations alone more than women. However, women can have as much fun if not a better time than men. The hotel staff would probably open the doors for a single woman or she would probably get a lot more attention from the staff, make sure she was taken care of.
If vacationing alone, get to know the locals wherever you are visiting. Getting to know the locals, your vacation will become a lot more fascinating. You will learn about the great eateries or maybe a new dance club. Locals always know the great little spots to go.
Vacationing alone, can be as fun and exciting as if you were vacationing with friends or your partner. You can meet new friends, relax, hang out at the beach, swim in the crystal blue ocean, or go horseback riding. Maybe even find another companion that is alone on vacation and hang out together. Anything can happen when you are vacationing alone; take it with stride.