La Paz’s Historic City Center Offers Travelers a Little of Everything

La Paz is known as a tranquil Mexican town, where the cactus-studded desert abruptly meets the sea in eye-popping fashion, but it still manages to offer an authentic provincial experience, despite recent upscaling.

Located on a large bay on the Sea of Cortez , La Paz Mexico is made up of an arid peninsula extending some 800 miles south of the U.S. border. It’s famous for its Mexican food, pastel neo-colonial homes, beautifully updated waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, fiery sunsets, scuba diving, sea lion swimming and whale watching activities, among a variety of abundant marine life.

The city’s port at Puerto De Pichilingue allows for all La Paz shore excursions to dock in this idyllic region. Providing easy access to the town’s many adventures.

And while La Paz is, arguably, best explored on foot, take note that the city center is roughly 10 miles away from the cruise terminal. Buses leave from Pichilingue to Terminal Malecon at the corner of Paseo Obregon and Avenida Independecia hourly, between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. While cab fare from the cruise ship terminal at Pichilingue to downtown La Paz runs at about $8-10 USD.

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