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If you are considering visiting San Felipe, here you can find valuable information that will make your trip and stay a truly pleasant experience. We invite you to consult the recommendations and begin your adventure today!

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General Information

Use of Telephone

    • Local calls dial the 7 digit number.
    • For calls to the U.S. or Canada, dial 001-the code and the 7 digit number.
  • o call from San Felipe to the U.S. or Canada, dial 01152 (686) and the 7 digit number.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

    • 066 Police and Ambulances
    • 065 Red Cross
  • 078 Road Aid and Information

Coin

In México the currency is the Mexican Peso, that circulates in bills of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos and coins of 1,2,5,10 and 20 pesos as well as 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. The U.S. dollar is accepted at all exchange houses of the country, as well as the Canadian dollar and euro.

The type of change is around $16 pesos per american dollar, $11.70 pesos per Canadian dollar and $18.80 pesos per euro. The digits vary each day. Visit the Bank of México to consult updated information.

Immigration

Americans and Canadians who wish to enter the country do not need a visa, they should only present a passport and fill out the “Tourist Migratory Form, Trans-migrant, Visitor Person of Business or Advisor”, available at foreign travel agencies, airlines or at the point of entrance to Mexico.

Foreign tourists can remain in Mexico for 180 days. When entering b airline, the rights payment (approximately 20 American dollars) is included in the cost of the plane ticket.

If entering by land, you must pay the right during our stay an accredit the payment when leaving. The tourists who enter this way and remain for less than 7 days do not have to pay these rights.

All travelers are authorized to introduce an equivalent to 300 American dollars in merchandise into Mexico, as well as personal luggage, sporting or photography equipment. The articles that excede this amount must pay a tax that is 32.8% of the item’s value.

National Institute of  Migration
Puerta México, International line n/n.
Col. Federal. Tijuana, B.C.
Telephone: 01 (664) 682 9862
www.inm.gob.mx

Very Important

    • Having car insurance is recommended. You must carry your license and valid registration of your automobile. Use your safety seat belts.
    • If you are stopped for a transit infraction accompany the officer to the closest station or receive your ticket. Avoid bribery. Remember that carrying weapons and drugs is highly punished in Mexico.
    • In the case of a foreigner visiting for touristic means, they will have to document themselves with the Tourist Migratory Form (TMF), where your stay will be considered, from 1 to 180 days and will have to do it at the port of entrance (whether it be on land, sea, or air), at the same time the tourist is subjected to what the Federal Law of Rights says, to pay the Non-Immigrant tax. For complete information about the FM-T, required documents and tariffs, visit www.descubrebajacalifornia.com or contact a consulate of Mexico.
    • The Value-Added Tax (VAT) is 16% in Baja California. The hotels and camps for mobil homes charge an extra tax generally included in the fee. If you have any doubts, ask regarding the subject.
    • The State of Baja California applies Pacific time and the summer schedule.
    • The climate of San Felipe is very nice, the average annual temperature is from 22 to 24 degrees centigrade, reaching maximums of up to 48 degrees to the shade and minimums of 0 degrees centigrade in December and January; though the monthly average maximum in the Summer is 33.4 degrees and the monthly average minimum in Winter is 16.1 degrees.
    • Casual wear is accepted at the majority of the restaurants.
    • Avoid throwing trash or leaving graffiti. Help conserve the environment of Baja California.
  • Use common sense and do not do anything you would not do in your place of origen.