San Felipe was baptized with the name of San Felipe de Jesus by father Fernando Consag in 1746. But it wasn’t until the mid-1920’s when fishing camps were settled in the area. However until 1951 with the completion of the paved highway from Mexicali to San Felipe, it was when it started to wake up as a tourist destination.
Settled on the Sea of Cortez, San Felipe presents am incredible natural phenomenon that is the tide change, so dramatically of 23 foot difference from high to low tide. You can admire this phenomenon at different times at day, just be careful because the tide come back as fast as it goes away.