Exploring the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez and discovering the breathtaking shorelines of the protected Isla Espiritu Santo, make La Paz the one of the best ecotourism destinations in Mexico today.
Once in a lifetime experiences around the protected coves surrounding Isla Espiritu Santo play host to sea lion swimming adventures, whale shark tours, snorkeling sail trips and giant pacific manta ray encounters.
La Paz is also known as one of only three places on Earth where schools of hammerhead sharks congregate in the deep waters of the Bay of La Paz, and in the winter months, gray whales migrate from the Arctic Circle to the surrounding waters. During this season, whale watching expeditions depart from La Paz to Magdalena Bay, where blue whales, humpbacks and orcas also migrate.
On land, La Paz is probably most famous for boasting some of Baja’s most private and secluded beaches. The Balandra and Tecolote beaches are perfect for swimming, relaxing and makes for some of the best hiking in town.