El Dorado Ranch is located 7 miles north of the town of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Only 120 miles from the US, El Dorado Ranch is an easy 2 hour drive across the border. The Ranch serves as a vacation and retirement resort development like no other in the Baja.
Encompassing over 35,000 acres of land, El Dorado Ranch is the largest ranch in the Baja offering its owners and guest unparalleled recreation and breathtaking scenery. From our own beach one can walk for miles along white sand without worrying about crowds. The neighboring mountains offer 270 degree panoramic views of majestic peaks, one of which is over 10,000 feet in elevation. The air is clean, the land is pristine, and the recreational opportunities are abound.
The Ranch is also San Felipe’s premier vacation resort. Boasting San Felipe’s first golf course, our 18-hole championship golf course, Las Caras de Mexico (Faces of Mexico) offers golfers a round of golf like no other. Several on site restaurants, a Beach and Tennis club, a Pool, Off Road Vehicle rentals, guided desert tours, and a lot more guarantee enough activity for the entire family. Additionally, first time visitors can experience El Dorado Ranch with one of our very best priced travel packages. Click to learn more.
El Dorado Ranch has been in operation since 1989. Since its inception it has become the largest employer in the San Felipe area. With over 20 different home communities, El Dorado Ranch has over 7,000 property owners and approximately 1,400 homes and structures built.
Development at El Dorado Ranch has been done in the utmost environmentally friendly manner and has resulted in an ecologically sustainable resort and community. Within its subdivisions, the Ranch boasts the largest solar community in North America with more households using this form of alternative energy than anywhere else on the continent.
Additionally, the Ranch encourages the use of environmentally friendly home construction. The first straw bale home in the Baja was constructed at El Dorado Ranch. Since that time more straw bale homes have been built in our communities that anywhere else in North America.
Ranch Developer, Pat Butler, made U.S./Mexico history by privatizing El Dorado Ranch. Never before had the government authorized such a large land transaction to occur with an American developer. Nonetheless, the Mexican Government realized the Ranch’s track record of environmentally friendly development which certainly helped in granting the transaction. El Dorado Ranch boasts the largest solar community and the largest straw bale home construction community in North America. Our environmentally sensitive approach to development is viewed by many as a model of sustainable development.
Currently, the Ranch offers highly affordable real estate and vacation opportunity. Solar home sites with both sea and mountain views start at under $28,000. Home construction costs are as little as $120 per square foot. Combining the low cost of development with the low cost of living and it’s no wonder more people are looking at El Dorado Ranch as an option to U.S. localities. Our sister community, La Ventana del Mar, offers beachfront condos and golf course home sites. If you are interested in learning more about our real estate, click here.