Published On: Tue, Apr 8th, 2014

San Felipe: Natural Beauty and Delicious Seafood

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The natural beauty of San Felipe, along with its delicious seafood restaurants, makes this port an incredible destination that not many people know or visit during their trip to the Yucatán.

As a fishing village, this town preserves an atmosphere full of relaxation where “palapas” and wood cabins dominate and it boasts a seaside promenade from where you can admire the beautiful surroundings.

San Felipe is part of the “Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve”,  and known as the gateway to ecotourism in Northwestern Yucatán.

Malecon San Felipe

Malecon San Felipe

 

Its designation as both a Marine Reserve and a Protected Natural Area has helped to preserve a large number of marine species including turtles, tarpon, sea bass and barracuda, among many others.

This port is also surrounded by several different attractions, and it is ideal for spending more than a day of relaxation, fun and exploration.

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In sites such as Cerritos Island (Isla Cerritos) and Paso del Cerdo, you can also find Mayan archaeological ruins.

At Balneario Beach and Punta Bachul, visitors can enjoy complete contact with nature in their stunning freshwater pools. And at the same time, the area of Los Barriles is one of the most frequently visited local beach destinations by national and international tourists.

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One of the most popular festivals is held during the month of February, particularly from the 1st to the 6th, it is celebrated in honor of San Felipe de Jesús, Saint Patron of this community. The festivities consist of processions, dances, guilds and vaquerías (rodeos) .

Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view

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Hotel San Felipe de Jesús

If you are in Mérida, you take the highway to Cancun, and before you get to Valladolid, take the exit in the direction of Tizimín.

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Continue driving north for approximately four miles (six kilometers), until you arrive to the village of Kikil. From there, take the turnoff towards Panabá and San Felipe.

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