4-hours by car and a lifetime removed from the city clutter
Lies the quintessential Mexican small town of San Felipe. From its colorful Malecon to its tiendas y mercados that populate it, San Felipe is what Mazatlan, Cancun and Cabo were when they got their start back in the ’70s.
“Para el primer caminante, se hace el camino al andar”
Loosly translated, it means “For the first walker, there is no path, so you must make your own“. Although replete with ample grocery, fuel, repair, medical and other necessary community and personal services, the lack of appreciable development on the “paradise side” of the country has left the town as original and unspoiled as its magnificent coastline.
“La vida es símple. Por que insistimos en hacerla complicada?
“Life is simple. Why do we insist on making it complicated?” That just doesn’t happen in San Felipe where, from the pescadóres and their working pango boats to their fresh-daily-hauls of camrónes and other local seafood that populate the family-owned restaurántes’ menus, San Felipe is but a distant cousin, twice-removed from it’s Ensenada relatives on the Pacific side of the country. Here, it’s still slow and easy, “lento y fácil“.
“Ven por undia y te quederás todo la vive.“