San Felipe is poised on the pinnacle of a development and tourism explosion. Previously a sleepy fishing village with weekend tourism and home to a handful of enterprising Americans, it is now gearing up to be the tourist destination of choice. San Felipe, perched on the northwestern shore of the beautiful Sea of Cortez, lays claim to miles and miles of pristine white sand beaches, and has the majestic San Pedro Martyr Mountains to its back. The government’s commitment to expand the highway, enlarge the Marina (part of the Nautical Staircase Project) and improve the airport will further entice tourists to its pristine shores.
Already an ecological biosphere, the Sea of Cortez is destined to become a worldwide tourism attraction, offering inimitable sea-life for observation and interaction. The Sea of Cortez is the largest protected whale sanctuary in the World and the mouth of the sea is patrolled and protected by Mexican, USA, and Green Peace Ships. San Felipe, only 120 miles south of the U.S. border, is an easy drive. Playa de Oro provides a front row seat to what has been called, “the aquarium of the World.”