La Paz, located on a large bay on the Sea of Cortez, is situated roughly 137 miles north of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, and is renowned for its sunsets, friendly residents, a long, calm waterfront, and most impressively, the city buildings that cling to the sides of the canyon and spill spectacularly downwards to the sea.
The peaceful feeling of La Paz is emphasized by its variety of small beaches, a seaside boulevard, many hotels, quaint restaurants, eccentric shops, and sidewalk cafes. Wander at leisure through the alleys and lively markets, marvel at the interesting museums, chat to the locals or relax over coffee at a trendy café.
However, if adventure is what you are after, consider taking a tour that offers some Cabo Pulmo snorkeling. This National Park, is wild and friendly, where playful sea lions and the beautiful underwater world of the Sea of Cortez collide in a kaleidoscope of tropical marine colors.
Perhaps consider the very popular winter tours that offer Magdalena Bay whale watching, on which visitors get to follow these magnificent marine mammals, and even explore mangrove canals, climb massive sand dunes and relax on one of the many secluded beaches along the way.
Kick back and enjoy the classic Pacific sunset, learn how to prepare local dinner delicacies or head out to sea for another round of stunning natural encounters. La Paz is much more than just an old fisher village, as the city’s many faces allow for discovery and adventure at every turn.