The Guadalupe Business Association

This site is maintained by the Guadalupe Business Association - a 501(c)6 organization dedicated to the promotion, expansion and development of local businesses. Becoming a member is easy. Membership in the Guadalupe Business Association is priced by tier and comes in two flavors. The Basic plan offers a wide variety of benefits that are meant to help and support businesses in the community with tools and resources. The Prime plan offers all of the benefits of the Basic plan with some additional extras. Contact us for more information!

Discover Guadalupe

Guadalupe is located in Santa Barbara County, on the Central California coast near the famous Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,080 people residing in the city. The city was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946. California’s Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1, runs right through the downtown of Guadalupe. Guadalupe is an attractive home for families, providing safe and affordable neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, good schools, and a friendly environment.

a cinematic destination

Guadalupe has been on Hollywood's map since 1923 when legendary director Cecil B. DeMille filmed the cinematic epic The Ten Commandments. Since then, over 20 movies have been filmed in and around the historic town of Guadalupe and it's incredible sand dune landscape. If you're looking for a location for your next project, come take a look at Guadalupe and see how this charming little gem on California's central coast can add that missing "something" to your motion picture or documentary production.


According to the Small Business Administration:

For every $100 spent at small businesses, $48 is put back into the local economy.

But if that same $100 is spent at big box store or national retailer, only $14 makes it back to our local economy.

Business Spotlight

Periodically, the Guadalupe Business Association will feature one of our members in our business spotlight.  Take a moment and learn about some of our amazing members!

Sonam Narayan, Realtor

I am a local Guadalupe Realtor.  I enjoy helping buyers & sellers within our city.  My goal is to be completely transparent & ensure each of my clients get the best service.  I aim to educate & give all the facts so my clients can make the best informed decisions.  I strive to be the agent that puts themselves in YOUR shoes!  I want to know your story, earn your trust and go above and beyond for your housing needs.  I look forward to helping make houses into HOMES!


“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Jane Goodall

We are a family-owned Mexican restaurant.  It all started in 1988 with my father Manuel Diaz deciding on leaving farm working in the past and starting his adventure as a business owner.  In 2010 my father asked if I was ready to take over and I now run the business and love every second of it.  My wife and I really enjoy feeding the community!

We really appreciate everyone and everything all of our customers do for us.  Every day is a great day and we are glad to be a part of this community!

El Tapatio is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and can be found on Instagram at el_tapatio88You can also reach them at 805.343.2850.

Rural Community Development Corporation of California (RCDCC) was formed in 2017 to help fill the gap in capacity that rural communities, especially those considered disadvantaged, are beleaguered by. We at RCDCC believe with training, direction (planning) and support California’s rural communities can be more self-reliant, and create sustainable, livable communities that gain not lose populations.


To enhance and develop the capacity of rural citizen, community organizations, local business, and government entities through community development plans and actions to support rural communities in becoming resilient, strong communities that will grow from disadvantaged to livable, sustainable communities. 

Destination: Guadalupe

The (re)ascension of a Small American Town

Founded in the late 1800s, Guadalupe was once a boom town.  Over the following century, like many small towns, social, economic and infrastructure changes heavily impacted the city and other, larger cities grew around it.  Yet Guadalupe’s story is far from over.  With a new housing development and influx of new ideas, Guadalupe is poised to reassert itself as a destination location for shopping, arts, and tourism – the Gateway to the Dunes!

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