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Stroll down the Malecon (photo by Jerry Lewis)

Places of Interest

Beaches are the main attraction for most visitors; however La Paz has a few notable sites within the downtown area. The Malecón The esplanade on La Paz waterfront stretches for more than 3 miles and it is the perfect place to watch a beautiful sunset. Along the walk, admire the sculptures; stop for a coffee break or for a bite at one of the many restaurants ; shop for local crafts or try the best ice cream at La Fuente. On Sundays, there are often free concerts and other cultural events. Cultural Center (old Palacio Municipal) Visit the Sala Codex Peninsula,Read More

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Get to Know La Paz

 As the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja Caliornia Sur, La Paz is the perfect place to experience Baja history, contemporary Mexican culture, and the Sea of Cortez, all in one trip.  This city of 226,000 holds the greatest concentration of people in Southern Baja—a marked contrast to the sparsely populated towns that dot the rest of the state. Here, you can shop for travel and home supplies; enjoy music concerts, festivals, haute cuisine, and fine art; study Spanish; explore hidden beaches and deserted islands; and dive some of the most exciting underwater terrain along the entire BajaRead More

A La Paz Beach

Plan the perfect trip

Many visits to La Paz are motivated by practicalities like studying Spanish, but the city offers plenty of other ways to fill your time as well! One Day Perhaps you are in town for business and have an extra day to explore the area, or maybe you are stopping for a night on your way to another Baja destination. Whatever the reason for your visit, there are many ways to enjoy a single day in La Paz. You might head to the malecon for a stroll, spend a couple of hours in a cafe, browse the shops downtown, and enjoyRead More

A Day of the Dead Altar in La Paz

La Paz FAQs

What’s the best way to get to La Paz? The closest international airports are LAP in La Paz and SJD/Los Cabos. Bus service is available to/from Loreto, Todos Santos, and Tijuana. What kind of transportation is available once I arrive? It’s not necessary to have a car in La Paz, although rentals are available at the airport as well as various locations downtown. Taxis are readily available, and city buses are another option for getting around. How expensive is it to travel to La Paz? Airfare into LAP runs quite a bit higher than fares to Los Cabos. But theRead More

As the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja Caliornia Sur, La Paz is the perfect place to experience Baja history, contemporary Mexican culture, and the Sea of Cortez, all in one trip. This city of 226,000 holds the greatest concentration of people in Southern Baja—a marked contrast to the sparsely populated towns that dot the rest of the state. Here, you can shop for travel and home supplies; enjoy music concerts, festivals, haute cuisine, and fine art; study Spanish; explore hidden beaches and deserted islands; and dive some of the most exciting underwater terrain along the entire Baja Peninsula. Walk along the waterfront promenade, known as the malecón, at sunset to get a feel for the place. Then venture in a few blocks to find restaurants, shops, galleries, and clubs; or head north a few miles to the beaches along the Pichilingue Peninsula.