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The Ultimate 4 + 3 In La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Four days and three night in La Paz. This is the ultimate guide on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do. Cheers!
La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico
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On the Baja Peninsula, La Paz is Mexico’s undiscovered seaside city. It offers a slice of laid-back Mexican culture with its pretty plazas lined with colonial architecture, a thriving local art scene and colourful markets. Thanks to its position on the warm, shallow waters of the Sea of Cortez, the city is a launching pad to some incredible snorkelling and kayaking adventures alongside sea lions and whale sharks. 

Just behind the seafront, you’ll find La Paz’s downtown area. A good starting point is Jardín Velasco, also called the Plaza Constitución, which is where the city’s old town can be found. Wander past colonial buildings like the cathedral and the city hall (Antiguo Palacio Municipal). A 10-minute walk from the old town brings you to the city’s seafront. Along the Malecón (5.5km promenade), you’ll find restaurants, bars and a few clubs. 

While in town, book a walking tour to learn a little more about the city. You’ll get to see some of the city’s colourful street art of the Ciudad Mural project, meet true paceños (a La Paz native) and try local delicacies like fish tacos. If you can’t get enough of the tacos, head to Mercado Francisco I for its market food. A 30-minute drive from town is Balandra Beach. With its natural charm and striking turquoise waters, some consider this to be Mexico’s best beach. Rent a kayak here, or hike to next beach along (San Rafaelito), to swim with the sea lions.

Getting To La Paz, Mexico

Directly into La Paz: If you’re flying out of Tijuana or have your own plane flying straight into La Paz is a great option. Other options of flying into La Paz will include a layover and run you around $1000 per ticket round trip.

If you want to spend a little less on your tickets fly into San Jose Del Cabo and take a taxi or a limo north to La Paz. It’s about a 1.5-2 hour trip by car and there are a few interesting stops along the way – if you’re into those kinds of things. The taxi ride should be around $100-200, max.

Places To Stay

Resorts

Costa Baja Resort & Spa, An IHG Hotel | La Paz, Mexico

CostaBaja™ Resort and Spa is just 10 minutes south from downtown La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. The resort is set on the magnificent Sea of Cortez overlooking a 250-slip double-basin marina and a white sand beach. Just north of the hotel, lies Isla Espiritu Santo where you’ll discover one of the greatest marine reserves in the world, along with the best sport fishing in Baja Sur. Endless Activities and Options on the Sea of Cortez Within the resort, activities are endless! Costa Baja offers exclusive access and preferred rates at Mexico’s only Gary Player-designed golf course, the tranquil Espiritu Spa – featuring locally-inspired treatments and full spa services, three pools, as well as multiple dining options. Unmatched Guest Rooms and Acommodations: Unmatched in La Paz, Costa Baja features luxuriously-appointed resort hotel rooms with views of the surrounding area, private balconies and 24-hour room service.

See why so many travelers make Club El Moro their hotel of choice when visiting La Paz. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Close to some of La Paz’s most popular landmarks, such as Kiosco del Malecon (0.5 mi) and CASA DEL ARTESANO SUDCALIFORNIANO (0.5 mi), Club El Moro is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Club El Moro Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, a sun terrace, and a picnic area are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Club El Moro Hotel, free parking is available.

While in La Paz, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Club El Moro Hotel, including Las Tres Virgenes (0.9 mi), Restaurantes Bismark (0.9 mi), and Sorstis (0.9 mi).

Should time allow, La Paz Cathedral is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

At Club El Moro, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to La Paz.

Hotels

Hotel Catedral La Paz

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in La Paz, look no further than Hotel Catedral La Paz.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as La Paz Cathedral (0.2 mi) and Calle 16 de Septiembre (0.4 mi), guests of Hotel Catedral La Paz can easily experience some of La Paz’s most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and Hotel Catedral La Paz makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service, a rooftop terrace, and a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy a rooftop pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

La Paz has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Sorstis, Oliva Al Mare, and Il Rustico, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you are interested in exploring La Paz, check out an art museum, such as Biblioteca de Historia de las Californias.

The staff at Hotel Catedral La Paz looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

Hotel HBlue

HBlue Hotel, offers 31 exquisitely decorated rooms, ideal for rest. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen 50″, safety box, servibar, coffee maker, hair dryer, water bottles and amenities. (Some rooms have a microwave). From our terraces, you can delight an extraordinary view of the Bay of La Paz and enjoy our outdoor pool, also an american breakfast buffet and restaurant-bar service. It also has an area of business center open 24 hrs for our guest.

La Posada Hotel & Beach Club

La Posada Hotel Boutique has 24 rooms with exclusive service, restaurant, meeting room, swimming pool, beach club, spa, beauty salon, gym, parking, pet friendly.

Air BnBs

La Paz - El Cortes

Peace Hostel

VRBOs

Hostels

Hostel Casa Esterito

Amazing hostel – I reserved the private room which had a very spacious room and bathroom and a nice view of the patio. The staff was very sweet and helpful. They offer yummy fruit for breakfast and amazing tacos and beer are for sale in the evenings along with stellar playlist. Great location, being 2 blocks from the malecón. Will definitely book again for all future visits. Muchísimas gracias ♥️

Great hostel overall! The staff/owner made the atmosphere so welcoming. The facilities are very clean and well maintained and there is lots of original art everywhere. We had a private room and it was super tiny but had windows, AC and a private bathroom with a shower. The bed is small, it’s a double/full bed, not a queen or king. We loved that they had parking for our car but street parking is easy. Once a week they throw a super loud party that goes till 1 am so plan accordingly either way!

Highly recommend this hostel in La Paz, stayed there for only a night and it was perfect. Could do an early check-in (at 10am) and rest as I needed. Mariana, Lilith y Fernanda who work there were really patient and friendly. Helped me with gutting a taxi and more. Even the owner and his wife took time in helping me print some documents. Excellent value for money, clean and safe (doors locked every night). Very chill place. Terrace is a plus! Thank you!

Chill vibes and family house set up.

Posada Don Antonio is a house built in 1992, with a beautiful Santa Fe Californian style, in the inn there are two private rooms with shared bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and patio areas are also shared.

La Posada is located about 10 minutes from the Malecon (Touristic area) by car and 20 minutes from the international airport of La Paz, around there are convenience stores, pharmacies and restaurants, and very close are two main avenues where you can use public transport and connect with the entire city.

Places To Eat

Golf

Excursions & Activities

Festivals

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