Welcome to San Felipe
About 12km west of Río Lagartos, San Felipe is a fishing village seldom visited by travelers. It’s notable for its orderly streets, cheery Caribbean feel and painted wooden houses. With its laid-back air, this is a good alternative to staying in Río Lagartos. Getting there you’ll pass mangrove-dotted lagoons, and perhaps surprise a turtle or two crossing the road. Its beach lies across the mouth of the estuary, at Punta Holchit, and the mangroves there and on the western edge of town are a bird-watcher’s paradise. Just looking out the windows of the town’s main hotel you can see white and brown pelicans, terns, cormorants, great blue herons, magnificent frigate birds and jabirus (storks).