La Paz Mexico

La Paz Mexico is an amazing coastal city capital of the state of Baja California Sur in Northwest Mexico.

Its name means "peace" given by a Spanish explorer alluding to the peaceful atmosphere and calm Sea of Cortez.

It is a traditional Mexican city with rich history and also a variety of fun activities and places to visit.

About La Paz

La Paz Mexico is a medium size city with great infrastructure to make living convenient with shopping centers, good schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, etc. Also, close to the city there are magnificent beaches, marine piers, and beautiful scenery.

Its climate is perfect with little rain during the year.

The average temperature in La Paz Mexico is 80°F (27°C), and it fluctuates quite a bit from a low of 60°F (16°C) to 90°F (32°C) thanks to the fact that is in a semi-disserted area.

In Winter the temperature will be cool with an average high of 85°F (30°C) and on average as low as 50 °F (10°C). In the Summer the temperature will be between an average high of 100°F (38°C) and an average low of 70 °F (21°C).

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Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

Places to Visit

Here are some of the best places to visit in La Paz Baja California:

  • Isla EspĂ­ritu Santo
    Holy Spirit Island is one of the most visited islands in the Cortes Sea located 30Km North of La Paz. It is the largest of a group of islands. The other islands are called Isla Partida, Los Islotes, La Ballena, El Gallo y La Gallina. They are all surrounded by beautiful reefs perfect for scuba diving. Among the most popular are San Gabriel bay with a low depth reef called San Rafaelito and Isla Ballena or Whale Island with a black coral reef. You can also find Sea Lions and other marine species.

  • Biosphere Reserve Sierra de La Laguna
    It is located 125Km Southeast of La Paz. It is the only conifer tree forest in the state of Baja California South.

  • Puerto Balandra
    It is located 22Km North of La Paz. It's a salt water lagoon with eight bays and calmed waves. Here you can find the typical mushroom rock formation typical symbol of La Paz. This is a favorite destination to spend time with family with authentic local restaurants, and aquatic equipment rentals.

  • El Tecolote Beach
    It is located 25Km North of La Paz; perfect to swim in the sea for its low slope. You can also find aquatic equipment rental including jet skies and boats that take you to the Holy Spirit Island for exploring or Scuba Diving.

  • Pichilingue
    It is located 18km North of La Paz, and is the most important port in South of the Baja Peninsula. There is a ferry that takes you to Topolobampo in the state of Sinaloa.

  • Our Lady of La Paz Cathedral
    It is located in downtown La Paz. The church has a cantera cross with neoclassic details. There are also paintings made by Jesuit missionaries.

Beach Activities

  • Surfing Here are some of the most popular beaches perfect for this sport: Pescadero, Los Cerritos, La Pastora, Punta Lobos, Los Esteros and San Pedrito.

  • Sailing

  • Fishing This is a popular sport with world known tournaments such as the Bisbee Offshore Circuit held in September and The Marlin Fishing Tournament, held during the month of August. In this area you can fish for marlin, blue, black and stripped, mahi-mahi, roosterfish and tuna. The most famous places are Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Partida, Los Islotes, La Ballena

  • Kayaking In one of its fabulous beaches.

More Things to Do

  • Shopping In downtown La Paz souvenir shops and markets with Mexican silver, Mexican clothing and crafts.

  • Village Tour Walk in the beautiful streets and in the sea side promenade in this culture rich town.

La Paz Mexico Dining and Nightlife

La Paz has a variety of restaurants with delightful sea food and international cuisine. You can find Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, American, Chinese and other authentic restaurants.

La Paz has great atmosphere and although is not the top place for partying in the Baja Peninsula (for that go to Cabo San Lucas), you will find bars and discos where to have fun. Most bars and restaurants are located in the Golden Zone in the Alvaro Obregon Avenue near the sea side promenade also called malecon.

How to Get and Move Around in La Paz Mexico

La Paz has its own airport (LAP) although there are very limited options for flying. There are a couple flights to and from major cities in Mexico; mainly Mexico City and Guadalajara.

To go to La Paz by air your best bet will be the San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas international airport which has regular flights from all major hubs in the US and from cities across Mexico.

Then, you will have to rent a car because it is a 190km (120mi) drive and it will take you about 2 hours.


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Where to Stay

In terms of accommodation, there are good options although the world class resorts are found mainly in San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas (Los Cabos). Here is a list of the most popular hotels.

  • Costa Baja Resort And Spa ****
    It is one of the few luxury hotels with beachfront.

  • Hotel Seven Crown La Paz **½
    Good reviews for its star level with great location.

  • Grand Plaza La Paz Hotel And Suites ***
    It has mixed reviews; Private beach.

  • Hotel Marina ***
    It is near the beach with a Marina view; A couple of miles from town.

The small town feeling combined with its unique surroundings, makes La Paz Mexico a perfect destination in Mexico for the tourist that wants to know more about real Mexico and have fun by the sea.

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