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La Paz: Travel Guide for First Time Visitors

  • La Paz: Travel Guide for First Time Visitors

    Posted by taco-tuesday on March 29, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    If you love sandy beaches, snorkeling, boardwalks and a laid back pace of life, the seaside town of La Paz is a must-visit for you. The capital city of Baja California Sur is without a doubt one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations with its picturesque boardwalk and nearby beaches where you will feel like you’ve discovered paradise.

    The name “La Paz” means “the peace” or “peaceful” in Spanish and that’s exactly what visitors will discover from the moment they first arrive in this idyllic seaside town. Whether you enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving or simply hanging out on a quiet beach, walk at sunset along the coastal boardwalk with a balmy breeze at your back, visiting cultural / historical sites or fine dining, La Paz has something for everyone.

    And if this is your first time visiting, here’s our TOP TEN suggestions:If you love sandy beaches, snorkeling, boardwalks and a laid back pace of life, the seaside town of La Paz is a must-visit for you. The capital city of Baja California Sur is without a doubt one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations with its picturesque boardwalk and nearby beaches where you will feel like you’ve discovered paradise.

    The name “La Paz” means “the peace” or “peaceful” in Spanish and that’s exactly what visitors will discover from the moment they first arrive in this idyllic seaside town. Whether you enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving or simply hanging out on a quiet beach, walk at sunset along the coastal boardwalk with a balmy breeze at your back, visiting cultural / historical sites or fine dining, La Paz has something for everyone.

    And if this is your first time visiting, here’s our TOP TEN suggestions:

    https://talkbaja.com/la-paz-travel-guide-for-first-time-visitors/

    La Paz: Travel Guide for First Time Visitors

    bajabill replied 1 year, 11 months ago 10 Members · 13 Replies
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  • mikel

    Member
    March 29, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    We enjoyed La Paz but large sections of the Malecon were being torn up for a remodel a few years ago and missed that. On our list for next winter.

  • BajaGringo

    Organizer
    April 1, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Both the East Cape and Triunfo areas are popular day trips for visitors to La Paz.

  • bajajeepers

    Member
    April 1, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Cabo Pulmo too

  • bajatraveler

    Member
    April 2, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    We spent 30% of our time in La Paz around the malecon – eating, drinking, walking and just hanging out / listening to music, 10% of the time to see other areas of the city and 60% of our time visiting areas outside of La Paz. That felt like we got it just right.

    • JuanSoler

      Member
      April 2, 2022 at 1:08 pm

      Seems like that ratio, more or less, matches up how I visit most of the larger cities down here.

    • mikel

      Member
      April 2, 2022 at 8:14 pm

      That was our general impression of how to spend our time there but the malecon area was a mess when we were there with all the construction on its makeover.

  • laguera

    Member
    April 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I love spending time in the Malecon area but it’s too hot to go in summer and storms can come in. La Paz is a perfect vacation destination from Christmas to Easter. We made the mistake the first time of going in September. The year was 2012 and after we got there, a tropical storm developed and we thought no big deal as long as it wasn’t a hurricane.

    WRONG!

    Our friends rental car was damaged and we spent a few days stuck in our hotel rooms with the car damaged, streets full of water, the hotel power out, hot, high humidity and scared / mad.

    After that we only go December thru April.

    • nashsimpson

      Member
      July 8, 2022 at 5:12 am

      My general rule as well – avoid areas with tornadoes and hurricanes during their peak storm seasons. Ruined one vacation, never again.

      • laguera

        Member
        July 12, 2022 at 9:35 am

        Same here, during hurricane season is a good time to visit other areas that you don’t have to check first on where the storm shelters are located.

  • JuanSoler

    Member
    April 6, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Here’s a deal in La Paz – rent an entire 2BR house with a pool and off-street parking just a short walk to the Malecon for less than 100 dollars a night:

    https://www.booking.com/hotel/mx/casa-oasis-la-paz-la-paz.html

    • tom-lindsay

      Member
      April 6, 2022 at 5:45 pm

      That’s actually a very good deal, definitely something to consider next time down.

    • taco-tuesday

      Member
      July 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm

      That is a very good deal for an entire house and so close to the malecon.

    • bajabill

      Member
      July 18, 2022 at 11:15 am

      We know a guy who spends his winters in La Paz and he always gets a hotel room to cover his first couple of nights while he walks the streets looking for a SE RENTA sign on a small house not too far from the malecon. Says that a lot of people don’t advertise online and he always gets a much better deal on a monthly rate.

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