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There are several on site restaurants; a beach and tennis club which includes a community center with 5 tennis courts and heated pool complex; La Palapa pool and pickleball complex; and an equestrian center.
Some of the most popular activities are simply strolling along the empty beaches, clamming, shell collecting, reading a book, sunbathing, or water volleyball having a poolside drink while sampling the fresh Sea of Cortez shrimp at La Palapa Pool Side Bar and Grill or The Pavilion Restaurant. Enjoy the popular Movie Nights at The Pavilion.
The warm year round climate at El Dorado Ranch makes it ideal for Tennis and pickleball. We have a fantastic tennis and pickleball programs at El Dorado Ranch for everyone.
Pickleball has become a staple for our recreational activities as members and guests of allabilities take part in our program. We currently have a pickleball membership of 179 players and supporters. We have tournaments during the winter season and a major 4-5 day annual tournament. For more information Click Here.
Nearby are off road vehicle rentals, guided desert tours, hiking, and a lot more guaranteed enough activity for the entire family
The Sea of Cortez contains some of the finest fishing in the world. Jacque Cousteau named the Sea of Cortez as the “World’s Aquarium” with over 900 fish species and 32 types of marine mammals who breed there.
Fishing is available by boat or shore. The most common fish caught immediately off San Felipe is the Corvina or Sea Bass. Larger Sea Bass (Grouper), Triggerfish, and Snapper are typically caught “bottom fishing.” Trolling is also a popular means of fishing and as you venture down the coast of the Baja, schools of tuna, yellowtail, dorado (aka: mahi mahi, dolphin fish), and billfish such as Marlin, are often taken by such means.
The Sea of Cortez has historically been an extremely productive habitat and fishing is deeply rooted into the history of San Felipe and El Dorado Ranch. In fact, we have an El Dorado Ranch Fishing Club. San Felipe still remains a quiet fishing village today. And the magical fishing stories you hear from the Sea of Cortez had something to do with the naming of El Dorado Ranch. The original owner named our Ranch El Dorado after he returned from a fantastic day of catching the dorado fish.
San Felipe has always been a fishing village due to the abundance of ocean resources. Not only are “game fish” regularly caught, but shell fish such as blue crab and shrimp are also a big part of the local diet. And, you’ll definitely want to sample some of these recipes while you’re visiting the Ranch.
When you visit the Ranch, we will be happy to assist you in finding a guide, boat, and equipment if needed and get you some help locating the hot fishing spots.
Today greater awareness and interest in Ecotourism is ensuring a different attitude to the natural environment. Now we have the Upper Gulf of California Biosphere Reserve which is run by the Unesco Natural Biosphere Reserves Program.
This Natural Reserve in San Felipe is the only place in the world you will find the thousand year old Cardon Cactus. This area has become a major visitor’sattraction due to the selection of one of these giant specimens that was transported to Seville, Spain during World Expo ’92. The area has also become a favorite spot for photographers worldwide as it is a superb background for photo sessions.
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