"LA PAZ, Capital of BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR" Top 5 Page for this destination La Paz by ViajesdelMundo

La Paz Travel Guide: 95 reviews and 213 photos

La Paz city life revolves around the town's coastal promenade that lines Paseo Álvaro Obregón. Much of the city's dining and nightlife is here. The promenade stretches for several kilometers past sandy beaches. Strollers, vendors, fisherman, and the city's friendly residents make the malecón a lively spot for people watching and taking in the beautiful sunset over the bay.
The seaside Parque de la Amistad (Park of Friendship) with benches and a two story kiosk, faces one of the several piers that extend into Bahía de La Paz.

We live about 1-1/2 hours drive south of La Paz, and as often happens, I have just taken it for granted as far as logging it onto my VT pages. Since I spent the weekend there to attend a baby shower for a friend's daughter, I went around to a few places for info and photos.

Even though it is currently not the tourist season, the city was quite bustling Saturday evening, with lots of events and of course cruising up and down the MALECON! Seemed very festive! Lots of businesses were renovating in preparation for the return of the Gringos.

A good website to get a quick overview of the things to do (snorkling, diving, trips to nearby island, fishing, nearby towns, etc.) is MEXONLINE: http://www.mexonline.com/baja/lapaz-activities.htm

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:Hot in Summer
  • In a nutshell:PLEASANT, LOTS TO DO
  • Last visit to La Paz: Sep 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    As always, a pleasure reading your lovely page here!

    • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
      Jul 24, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Thanks, Dee! currently am in TN on a conference and Sunday fly out of ATL to London for a week and then spend Aug in Germany, returning Labor Day wknd!

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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Ha Ha I have found a new place to visit. So nice I need to come in person. M

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Charming trashcans and art work. Excellent hotel and restaurant selections. Wonderful page!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    i loved la paz. thought it was mabye the most charming town on the whole baja peninsula.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    The Ibarra pottery certainly catches my eye--so colorful! Thanks for a glimpse of La Paz...

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    PALERMO's RISTORANTE looks very nice. Thank you for stopping by my Wittlich page.

  • Gatopardo's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Oh! My best friend lives in La Paz! Such a small world!

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Trish, La Paz has always been on my bucket list. There must be more than a new Italian restaurant in La Paz. lol

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2009 at 1:47 AM

    What a pleasant-sounding (and looking) city - and I love the sound of the Casa Tuscany! Not to mention the ceramics, and of course that seal trash can ;-)

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