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San Felipe, the colorful town in Yucatán

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San Felipe, Yucatán, (April 16, 2021).- “To walk through its beautiful streets is to walk among colors”, yes, we are talking about San Felipe, in the state of Yucatan, a fishing town that still keeps its traditions and customs alive, such as its wooden houses painted in cheerful tones.

San Felipe, pueblo de colores

Its streets reflect a true rainbow and the hospitality of its people makes you feel at home.

“Well, this of the wooden houses, is the best house, because they are very fresh.”

Herminia López, a neighbor of San Felipe.
Tour Fotográfico por el Pintoresco Pueblo de San Felipe, Yucatán | TOP  Yucatán

Located about 155 kilometers from Mérida , the municipality of San Felipe is one of the few well-known places, where time seems to stop.

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The first settlers came to this place two centuries ago and today, as then, the main engine of the port continues to be the movement of boats and nets .

“When I started fishing, about 25 years ago, there were few boats and quite a few fished back then, now there are many”

Efrén Tuz, fisherman.
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In addition to the colors of the houses , in San Felipe it is mandatory to take a tour of the estuary , fresh water that meets the sea, the mangrove area and an almost deserted beach .

“It is like a small island that separates us from the town.”

Norla Vargas, tourist.
Conoce San Felipe en Yucatán y descubre todos sus atractivos

From the Malecón , where according to local legend the Spaniards buried the jewels stolen from a cemetery of Mayan lords, the fishing boats that  cross the estuary that surrounds the town leave to take you to the beach.

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On the tour they can also take you to observe crocodiles and many other species of seabirds ; But if there is something that you cannot miss in San Felipe , it is the sunset , of the oases that are still to be discovered in Yucatan .


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