Playa Club Hotel



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Map to San Felipe

Mileage from San Felipe to other major cities:
(in USA)
City Miles Approx. Time
El Centro, California 137 2:15hrs
San Diego, California 236 4:30hrs
Palm Springs, Califonia 244 4:00hrs
Los Angeles, California 350 6:30hrs
San Francisco, California 725 12:30hrs
Yuma, Arizona 184 2:45hrs
Phoenix, Arizona 374 6:00hrs
Tucson, Arizona 446 7:15hrs



Club Playa is located on Ave. Mision de Loreto at Playas de San Felipe, just 2 miles south of town and right before the harbor.


If you are driving, you need to get to Calexico, California. You can get there via San Diego on Interstate 8 East or from Yuma, AZ take Interestae 8 West to Hwy. 112 exit. Take Hwy. 111 South to Calexico and the Mexican border. There are two crosiing points into Mexico from here. See the following instructions. Drive time from border to San Felipe is approximately 2 hours.

Border Crossing at Calexico:

From El Centro: Go east on Interstate 8 to Highway 111 exit. Go South on Highway 111 to the border. Go through the border, and bear right. After approximately 500 feet turn right for San Felipe. Go straight on this road through Mexicali (major intersections will have signs for San Felipe.) This turns into Highway 5. Follow to San Felipe. Click for map.

From Yuma: Take Highway 8 West and exit at Highway 98. Go West on Highway 98 for about 16 miles. At the traffic light, make a left and proceed up and over the cloverleaf and into the border crossing (this is clearly marked).

Once through the new border crossing you will come to a "T" crossing. Make a right and proceed West along the border boundary to the first stop sign where you will make a left onto Calzado Manuel Gomez Morin (MORIN BLVD). Continue South on MORIN through 7 traffic lights, passing the Sony plant. Turn left onto Highway 5 going South. Follow to San Felipe, about 2 - 2 1/2 hours driving time from the border. Click for map.


Passports are required for all land, air and sea border crossings. Crossing the border is virtually effortless. Typically, North Americans entering Mexico at Mexicali are simply waved through. During the return trip, U.S. Customs performs a standard inspection on every car, so be prepared to wait in line for re-entry into the U.S. on weekends and holidays. When crossing the border, always carry two forms of identification including your passport along with your driver's license, a certified copy of your birth certificate, your voter registration card or your social security card (bring a birth certificate for any minor child).


Plan to drive into Mexico during daylight hours (narrow roads pose the challenge, not threats of violence). Generally, highways are well maintained, but the roads are not illuminated and drivers may have difficulty seeing unmarked road hazards at night. As a precaution, travelers should carry a gallon of water. The Secretary of Tourism has created the Green Angel organization for the assistance and the protection of highway travelers. This free, federally funded group patrols Mexican highways looking for motorists in distress. They will help with minor repairs, supply gasoline and generally assist drivers at no charge except for the gas or parts provided. Mexican highways are policed by the Highway Patrol in black and white sedans. If you need emergency assistance, do not hesitate to flag down one of these vehicles.

Pemex is the only gasoline producer in Mexico, but most gas stations are locally owned and operated. The prices are standard, and heavy competition means good customer service. The quality of Mexican gasoline meets the standards of traveler’s vehicles. Magna Sin provides the equivalent of unleaded, and some stations also sell diesel fuel. It is wise to buy your gas at busy stations where frequent inventory turnover ensures fresh fuel. Be sure to fill the tank before leaving Mexicali; you will not have another opportunity until you reach San Felipe.