June 14-16, 2013
Located in northern Baja California, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez, San Felipe is an ideal vacation destination with its gorgeous beaches and vibrant holiday atmosphere. Of course, this sunny coastal locale is renowned for its Spring Break celebrations and myriad of festivals that both locals and tourists look forward to. Clam Fest is one of those fests that regularly draw a crowd from near and far. San Felipe’s 2013 Clam Fest is scheduled to be held June 14 – June 16 and the celebration is sure to be memorable.
Various clam species can be found in the enchanting Sea of Cortez. One of the most popular is the caramel-colored chocolate clam that can be tasted up and down the Malecon during the event. As many Mexicans are well aware, the Sea of Cortez is home to a vast abundance of marine life. Aside from crabs, fishermen regularly haul in shrimp, mussels, scallops, oysters, and spiny lobster—not to mention a fabulous array of fish. From revered chefs to local vendors, clams are rightfully honored in delicious recipes throughout San Felipe, yet it’s also possible to taste other bounty from the sea as seafood reigns supreme in San Felipe.
The Malecon hosts Clam Fest but visitors to San Felipe during this event should check out their favorite hotels, restaurants, and clubs to see how they plan to participate. For instance, wine tastings are also held in conjunction with Clam Fest at many area eateries. San Felipe’s revered chefs also feature delightful clam-studded dishes to note this special time in the city. Of course, since the main fest is held on the boardwalk or Malecon as it is known, most of the delicious mollusks are eaten and enjoyed outdoors under the sunny San Felipe sky well into evening. Not surprising, many people enjoy picnic style meals in front of the glittering sea with family or friends.
Visiting San Felipe
With its beach-loving atmosphere and various attractions, San Felipe is a popular place to visit. The sea boasts many activities like sport fishing, scuba, snorkeling, swimming, and boating. Even strolling the beach or soaking up the Baja California sun are popular pastimes. Shopping venues and outdoor markets are popular excursions for travelers exploring the city. Off-roading or visiting the desert attractions outside the city are also renowned San Felipe activities. Many visitors also enjoy the vibrant nightlife of San Felipe. Many bars, clubs, and restaurants are located just near the beach making evening strolls a fabulous way to enjoy the night. San Felipe attracts visitors from all over the world and meeting new and interesting people is all part of its social charm.
While it’s always a good idea to book a trip to San Felipe, it’s an especially exciting time to visit during Clam Fest. Food lovers will enjoy the culinary delights of the city and its seafood dishes, but they’ll also find many other things to see and do throughout San Felipe. As the city is within convenient driving distance from the U.S. border, it’s well-worth planning a trip! On the other hand, flying in may afford more time to enjoy San Felipe and its beaches! Either way, this coastal city is one of Baja California’s most celebrated locales.