Located in the state of Baja, California, San Felipe is a picturesque seaside town well-known for its sandy beaches, cute beachfront bars, and fine dining establishments that offer fresh seafood and cold margaritas.
From boutique hotels to villas and apartments, this popular tourist destination in Mexico offers plenty of accommodations to suit all types of travelers.
Wish to spend the night under the stars right on the beach? With dozens of campgrounds and RV parks, San Felipe is also an amazing place to camp. Camping in San Felipe Mexico allows you to discover this charming coastal town from a totally different perspective.
Without further ado, here is our list of the best places to go camping in San Felipe Mexico.
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Best Camping in San Felipe Mexico
La Palapa RV Camp
Located 20 minutes from the boardwalk in San Felipe, La Palapa RV Camp is a small campground with 12 spaces and an area where travelers can set up their tents. What we like about this camp is that is located right on the beach, but away from all the hustle and bustle of the city center.
Each campsite has its own two-story palapa with a picnic table and 6 of these spaces offer magnificent views of the beach. Visitors will be also pleased to hear that there are electrical outlets at each campsite.
Guests have access to laundry facilities, bathrooms, showers with hooks for towels, and a few well-maintained common areas. The only downside of this campground in San Felipe is that it doesn’t have its own restaurant and bar. Traveling to Mexico with a dog? The good news is that this is a pet-friendly property. One night at La Palapa RV Camp will set you back around $20 per night.
Kikis RV Camping Hotel
Book your stay at Kikis RV Camping Hotel, a large complex where you park your vehicle, set up a tent, or stay in one of the nicely decorated regular motel rooms. If you opt for a camp spot, you will have access to an area with an elevated platform where to park your vehicle. There are also electrical outlets for both elevations.
Located on the outskirts of the city, Kikis RV Camping Hotel is a great place to stay for visitors who are looking for a quiet beachfront campground. We should mention that the campground is very secure with a night watchman.
The place itself has everything needed for a memorable camping trip in Mexico. Each site has a full hook-up, a bbq, a picnic table, and a big trash can. The bathrooms are very clean and spacious, but the shower stalls don’t have clothes hangers or a place where you can put your shampoo bottles.
The beach looks amazing and is perfect for kayaking. If you don’t have your own kayak, you can rent one from the front office.
Pete’s Camp (Playa El Paraiso)
Established way back mid-1940s as a beachfront RV camping spot, Pete’s Camp (Playa El Paraiso) is a family-run campground with nearly 40 full hookup RV spaces. You will be staying a stone’s throw away from a beautiful beach.
Guests have access to well-maintained restroom facilities at the campground. However, using showers will cost you $2 per use. One of the best things about Pete’s Camp (Playa El Paraiso) is the Pete’s Camp Restaurant & the new award-winning Cantina with an outdoor patio.
The restaurant offers everything from tasty wood-fired pizzas to authentic Mexican cuisine. The new Cantina is definitely the highlight of this campground. It’s one of the most beautiful places in San Felipe to have a sundowner as the sun goes down. The Cantina offers an assortment of refreshing beverages ranging from beers and wines to cocktails. Don’t forget to stop by the small gift shop with apparel and convenience items on your way out.
Campo Turistico No. 1
If you wish to enjoy fabulous views of the Sea of Cortez from your own palapa equipped with power sockets, swim in crystal-clear waters, and feast on fresh oysters, stay at the amazing Campo Turistico No. 1 in San Felipe.
You can either rent a camp space with a palapa or stay in one of the cabins. This quiet and clean campground offers electricity, good hot showers, washing machines, and a reliable Internet connection. The owner, Ernesto is probably one of the nicest people that you will meet in San Felipe.
This beachfront property also has a fabulous restaurant on-site that is known for its oyster plates and cocktails. The oysters served in the restaurant are directly caught from the bay in front of you.
Playa Del Sol Campground
Next on our list of the best places to go camping in San Felipe, Mexico is Playa Del Sol Campground. Located right on the beach next to a few vacation beach homes, this campground in San Felipe boasts cute little palapas that you can rent for about $25 per night.
Guests say there is enough space between palapas to park their vehicles and enjoy some peace and quiet. You can use the flush toilets and showers for $1. As for the beach in front of you, it is very nice and offers ideal conditions for swimming. Guests can also make campfires on-site. You should keep in mind there is lots of wind here because of the sand dunes.
Villas de Cortez RV Park & Camping
If you are searching for a beachfront campground with palapas, grills, tables, and a pool where you can go for a dip in San Felipe, look no further than Villas de Cortez RV Park & Camping.
Located just a 25-minute drive from the center of San Felipe, this family-friendly property has everything needed for an unforgettable camping experience in Baja, California. There is a caretaker at the property 24 hours a day
You can rent a mobile home or camp in Palapas right in front of the beach. Guests can prepare meals at the on-site kitchen, play volleyball on the beach, and use facilities like bathrooms, showers, and grills. Need to go shopping for groceries? There are a few stores within a 10-minute drive.
A bit fancier than camping, glamping has become very popular in the last couple of years here in Mexico. If you are looking for a unique place to stay in San Felipe, make a reservation at CGglamping.
What is so special about this place? This urban oasis in the heart of the town offers old city buses transformed into cozy picturesque homes. These remodeled buses look spectacular. Each bus comes with a small kitchen with a coffee machine, a full fridge and stove, kitchen supplies, a dining area, a private outdoor space, and a private bath.
If you wish to mingle with fellow travelers, there is a common area with a sauna, pool, game area, and a fire pit. The property also has a self-serve bar where you note what you drink and pay later. The hosts, Christian, a French Canadian, and Gaby from Mexico City are super friendly and greet their guests with delicious cheeseboard from their attached cheese and charcuterie shop upon arrival.
Best San Felipe Mexico Camping FAQs
Is San Felipe Safe for Camping?
Camping in San Felipe is relatively safe, as long as you stick to the private campgrounds. Most of the private licensed campsites in San Felipe hire security, especially at night.
How Much Money Should I Spend on a Campground in San Felipe?
It really depends on what you are looking for. For example, a casual campground spot with just a few facilities will set you back $15-20 per night. If you wish to stay at a campground that has a pool and a restaurant, or bar, you will be spending $30-40 per night.
Adventurous travelers who enjoy camping should definitely pay a visit to the charming seaside town of San Felipe, Baja. In terms of accommodation, San Felipe is home to dozens of great private campgrounds where you can set up a tent or drive in with your RV. Also, one of the best things about camping in San Felipe is that almost all campgrounds are located directly on the beach.