Seasoned San Felipe visitors know this city is too beautiful, too busy and too exciting to dull it down by staying in a cramped and questionable hotel room. People who come back again and again to San Felipe know their vacation time is too valuable to spend circling parking lots, waiting in lines and sharing one bathroom and one TV with the entire group. Smart travelers know renting a vacation home is not only extremely cost effective, but also adds an exiting and fun element to their Mexican vacation. Besides swimming pools, large bedrooms and private balconies, rental homes have fully equipped kitchens that allow guests to prepare their favorite meals right in the comfort of their own home.

 In order to fully utilize this feature, you must stock up on the ingredients required to make meals at home. The best place to do this is Bodega Aurrera Superstore in San Felipe.

Think about it:

5 people x 3 meals a day x 7 days x $10 a meal= $1,050 spent on just eating out. That is $1,050 you could spend on margaritas, (don’t spend it ALL on margaritas!) fun souvenirs for friends and family back home, or just to have as extra spending money.  Making a trip to Bodega Aurrera will cost you a fraction of this price, AND allow you to cook and eat at home, a memory that will stick with the family for years to come.

About Bodega Aurrera

This grocery super store is located at 799 Mar de Irlanda Sur @ Calzada Chetumal in San Felipe, just north of the glorietta (a fancy name for round about). American visitors compare Bodega Aurrera in San Felipe to Walmart or Costco in the US. Bodega Aurrera is actually owned by Walmart. Similar to Costco, Bodega Aurrera has a warehouse like feel, with tall shelves for overstocked items, a full grocery store as well as an entire section dedicated to household appliances, bedding, TV and other electronics.  It sells items in bulk, so you can stock up on products that you know you’ll be using a lot of on your vacation. Unlike Costco however, you don’t need a membership to take advantage of their low prices.

 Follow Your Nose To The Bakery

The parking lot is large, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time searching for a spot. Once you grab a cart and walk in, a large banner and friendly employee greet you with a  “Bienvienidos!” and hand you a flyer featuring any specials or discounts going on that day, including where to find it in the store so you aren’t wondering aimlessly down the aisles looking for your desired item. Bodega Aurrera has a large bakery, and all you have to do to find it is follow your nose. The smell of freshly baked breads, cakes and cookies float through the air, and you won’t be able to walk away without putting something delicious from the bakery in your cart.

Everything You Need For Dinner

Most vacation rental homes have a private BBQ on their patios or balconies, and you can’t have a BBQ without a good piece of meat. The meat selection at Bodega Aurrera is extensive, and you can find everything from chicken to beef and pork. Pick up side dishes like potato salad from the deli, pick up a few cases of beer and soda to throw in the refrigerator, and make clean up easier at the house by throwing paper plates, cups and utensils in your cart. Everything you need for a delicious out door dinner is at your fingertips.

Bright and Beautiful Produce

For a healthy side salad or breakfast smoothie, Bodega Aurrera has a beautiful fresh produce section, bursting with color from top to bottom. Homemade guacamole is easy with just a few vegetables from this extensive section. It’s very possible to eat healthy on vacation, and access to fresh produce makes making good choices easy.

 Cosmetics and Healthcare Products

If you plan on stopping here when you arrive in San Felipe, you can pick up cosmetics and health and beauty products (toilet paper, sunscreen, shampoo and conditioner) when you arrive instead of trying to cram it into the suitcase and worrying about if the liquids in your luggage meet the airline requirements.

Little kids= A lot of stuff

Families traveling with small kids understand that there is so much to pack for such little people! Being able to purchase the bigger items when you arrive, such as pack n’ plays, strollers and diapers instead of paying an arm to ship it makes packing for and traveling with little ones a breeze.

 Beach and Outdoor Equipment

When staying in rental homes on resorts such as El Dorado Ranch, guests have access to the private beach just feet from their front door. Add some beach chairs, coolers and some water toys that you can purchase from Bodega Aurrera and you have just upgraded your day at the beach to a fun filled day with everything you need at your fingertips.

 Pharmacy On Site

Hopefully you’ll never have to visit the pharmacy while you’re on vacation, but its comforting to know that a fix for a scrape, cut or cold can be found at the onsite pharmacy.

 Amazing Customer Service

Bodega Aurrera has extremely helpful employees and plenty of registers to make checking out quick and easy. Have your hands full? Ask a friendly employee to help you out to your car, they’d be more than happy to assist you.  Visitors rave about the cleanliness of Bodega Aurrera, from the bathrooms to the parking lot, the employees are focused on maintaining a clean and safe shopping environment for everyone who walks in.

Bodega Aurrera offers prices similar to Walmart, and the quality is just as good (if not better!) This is a great one-stop-shop for everything you’ll need to stock up on for your vacation. If you are driving from San Felipe International Airport, this grocery superstore is only 30 minutes away, making it a great place to buy both hot and cold things and ensure they arrive at your vacation accommodation the same way.

More than likely, you’ll find yourself pulling into the Bodega Aurrera parking lot on more than one occasion to pick up some necessities. You’ll be impressed with the selection, customer service and cleanliness

  • Community: El Dorado Ranch
  • Business Type: Groceries
  • Address: Avenida Chetumal,1, 1,1,21850
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