Contributor, Shelli Read
Holy crustaceans! The XX San Felipe Shrimp Festival is almost here.
San Felipe is always a great destination for vacationers and the San Felipe Shrimp Festival is a perfect time to enjoy the fresh-caught crustaceans for which San Felipe is know. This year’s 20th celebration is November 1-4, 2012. With local chefs creating delicious dishes, it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind culinary experience you won’t want to miss. The best part is you won’t just leave and forget this festival! After you’ve indulged in every kind of San Felipe’s famous blue shrimp you can imagine – shrimp wrapped in bacon, shrimp grilled, shrimp tacos, shrimp pipian, etc. – you can go home and create some of these dishes on your own. This year, you can take up to four kilos of shrimp home with you — plenty to WOW your guests with San Felipe Shrimp Festival stories and recipes.
But it’s not all about the shrimp either. Enjoy wine and tequila tastings, San Felipe restaurants, music, and daily entertainment on the malecon. Throngs of people just meander along the waterfront, sampling shrimp plates, listening to bands and playing the ever-popular arcade games that line the sidewalks. It is pure fun and the kind of festival that everyone enjoys. For more information go to: www.sanfelipeshrimpfestival.com.
How to get to the San Felipe Shrimp Festival? San Felipe is about 125 miles south of the international border between Calexico, California and Mexicali, Baja California. Highway 5 from Mexicali does the trick. From the western coast of Baja, a scenic trip from Ensenada on Highway 3 and then cutting south on Mexico Highway 5 brings visitors to the town. Marking the way are the dramatic craggy peaks of Sierra San Pedro Martir, the tallest mountains in Baja.
Where to Stay? There are lots of choices from great hotels to vacation rentals, and even beach camping. Baja.com and San Felipe Vacations can help you find your perfect lodging. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about San Felipe, visit http://sanfelipe.com.mx/.
Shelli Read is an owner of San Felipe Vacations, that offers you the home away from home experience so you can focus on having fun. For more information, visit their website or contact email@example.com. And to find out where to go and what to do, visit Baja.com.
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