La Paz, Mexico is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur. Its sheltered location on the Gulf is near the end of a peninsula that stretches along the Pacific coast from the southern tip of California. Here, ocean breezes moderate the temperatures year-round in this semi-tropical region.
The average temperatures vary by season, but never drop low enough for frost to form. Unlike other areas of Mexico, La Paz weather is not characterized by distinct rainy and dry seasons, and the city is not immune to tropical storms and hurricanes.
Overall, there is very little rainfall. However, there are a few things to consider in order to have the best experience when visiting.
August and September tend to be the rainiest months due to the North American Hurricane season. Furthermore, similar to the rest of the Gulf of California, the water temperature varies greatly with the seasons, with temperature around 68 F in the winter and 85 F in the summer.
December marks the beginning of Mexico’s high season, when the largest numbers of tourists from colder climates seek refuge from snow and ice. This is also the perfect time for sea lion swimming and whale watching in Mexico. But by the time winter officially starts, low temperatures in La Paz range from the mid to high 50’s, with daytime temperatures in the mid 70’s. This trend continues through January and February, with rainfall averaging 1 inch during December and February.
Nonetheless, the climate here is perfect almost year-round. And as La Paz offers up exquisite scuba diving, and some of the best snorkeling in the world, we can’t overemphasise enough what a perfect vacation destination this coastal city truly is.