La Paz: A Paradise in the Sea of Cortez
Discover What to Do and Where to Go in La Paz
La Paz is one of the most beautiful cities in America’s west coast. Its long history dates back to its foundation by Hernan Cortés in 1535, colonized by the Jesuits in the beginning of 1700. It has kept its peaceful character, access to the sea and fishing population ever since.
There’s a splendid 7 km long boardwalk where we can find several souvenir shops and international food restaurants, as well as bars and nightlife options. As the gateway to the world’s aquarium (the Sea of Cortez), it offers all sort of aquatic activities, such as diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing and the best options for adventure tourism in Mexico.
The growing tourist investment has allowed La Paz to offer first-world facilities and tourism services, such as yacht rentals and luxurious fishing boats, as well as magnificent golf courses.
What to Do in La Paz
Wondering what to do in La Paz? Discover some of the activities and places that you cannot miss in La Paz, Mexico.
The beaches are some of the biggest attractions in La Paz. You can dive without worrying about strong currents or low temperatures. You’ll find white sandy beaches to swim and take the sun under a “palapa”. In many of these beaches you’ll be able to rent a boat to explore the coast. Among the most popular beaches in La Paz are Balandra, el Tecolote, el Tesoro, el Coromuel and Pichilingue, offering different services and landscapes for all sort of travelers. Ask in our reception for the different ways to access, as well as guidance to prepare yourself with everything you need to visit these beaches.
Espiritu Santo Island:
In the boardwalk of La Paz or in El Tecolote Beach you’ll find different agencies that will take you on this unforgettable tour. On trips that last around 4-8 hours, depending on the provider, you’ll admire the fabulous marine fauna of the Sea of Cortez, as well as the geology of this magnificent natural reserve; you’ll enjoy virgin beaches where the crew will offer you some seafood and the chance of practicing snorkel surrounded by sea wolves. There are also options for camping if you’re interested in the whole experience.
The Espiritu Santo Island is habitat and shelter of different endemic species, such as the gray heron, red-tailed hawk and the back-tailed jackrabbit. There are also sea wolves and seals. Although there was a time when the island was inhabited, now it’s just a recreational spot and one of the biggest tourist attractions in La Paz.
Restaurants and Nightlife:
The overall atmosphere of La Paz allows walking peacefully along the boardwalk or enjoying the many available shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs and nightclubs. Many great quality restaurants have opened its doors recently.
When it comes to golf, the city of La Paz goes hand in hand with the best international options thanks to its three spectacular 18-hole, par 72 golf courses. Costa Baja Golf Club has the most luxurious services and facilities; Paraiso del Mar features impressive views and Bahia de los Sueños Golf & Beach Club represents a true challenge for the most experienced players as it combines an intimidating ground with spectacular ocean views. The warm weather and paradisiac view of the sea of Cortez are an added attraction to this fascinating courses.
Day Excursions from La Paz:
Located no more than two hours away from La Paz there are some of the most colorful places to visit, including Todos Santos, El Triunfo, San Antonio, San Bartolo, Santiago, Buena Vista and Los Barriles.
The narrowness of the southern peninsula offers the option of enjoying other fabulous beaches. Places like Cabo Pulmo, with its fascinating coral reefs or Cerritos, with its growing tourist offer for surfers.
You can enjoy the abundant semi-desert flora of the area in a horseback or walking excursion, with over 3000 species of plants, including the giant cardon, the giant barrel cactus, the rock fig, mesquite tree and California Palm.
Among the most common animals are the coyote, the fox, the mountain lion, the bighorn sheep, the white tailed deer, and among the birds, the roadrunner, the buzzards and many birds of prey.
La Paz offers first-class sports fishing, along with vacation packages throughout the year for both experienced fishers and amateurs that want to feel the excitement of deep sea fishing for the first time.
The wonderful weather, as well as the abundant and challenging species like Dorado and Marling have made it one of the favorite fishing destinations in the world.