The weather in San Felipe is very pleasant most of the year, but can be hot and humid in the summer. Fortunately, the Sea of Cortez is never too far away for a refreshing dip. Strolling along the seafront walkway under the stars is a great way to enjoy the evenings all year long. The Port of San Felipe traditionally depended on fishing and shrimping for its economic base. In a little more than two decades the economic base has changed from fishing to tourism.
You’ll find camping north and south of town, as well as in town, several hotels and resorts, many restaurants, and watersports. The natural attractions of this area, it’s beautiful beaches of temperate water during the spring, summer and fall, plus it’s pleasant winter weather, is the major draw for both Snowbirds (retirees who live part-time in Mexico during the fall and winter months) and weekend vacationers from southern California and Arizona. The high tourism season seems to be October though May when many Snowbirds arrive, to wait out the winter blizzards in the northern USA.