Have you ever heard of La Paz, Mexico?
I have to be honest. I visit different towns in Mexico yearly, and I only recently heard of La Paz. This is exactly why Mexico just might be my favorite country in the world. I spent a month traveling through lesser known towns in Mexico earlier this year, yet I somehow missed La Paz. I find myself pleasantly surprised to discover a new side of Mexico every time I visit. This also means that I will always have reason to return. It doesn’t hurt that a flight from Texas is usually $200 and less than 2 hours away.
ABOUT LA PAZ
La Paz lies just two hours outside of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It’s the capital of Baja California Sur, but it remains laid back in comparison to many of the larger resort towns that many visit Mexico for. I stand by the fact that Mexico has much more to offer than the stereotypical resort vacation, and La Paz is the perfect example of that. It’s basically Heaven for anyone who is searching for adventure(think swimming with whale sharks & sea lions), idyllic beaches(#1 beach in Mexico), and possibly the best Ceviche that has ever touched your lips(#FACTS).
GETTING TO LA PAZ
La Paz has a small airport, but I flew directly into Cabo from Houston. You’ll likely pay less to fly into a larger airport, and then you can arrange transportation from there. Consider booking a shuttle with Eco Baja from the Cabo airport to the La Paz Malecon/Boardwalk
HOW LONG TO STAY IN LA PAZ
Admittedly, La Paz is a relatively small town. It’s perfect for day-trips or possibly even a two/three day weekend. You can definitely see everything within a weekend!
THINGS TO DO
SNORKEL WITH WHALE SHARKS
Most people visit La Paz to get up close & personal with whale sharks. I am proud to say that I found myself face to face with 5 whale sharks within a period of three hours. This was by far one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Check out Tuna Tuna Tours to book this experience!
SWIM WITH SEA LIONS
As if swimming with whale sharks wasn’t enough, I had the opportunity to swim with Sea Lions. It was hilarious to hear their howls and witness them in their natural habitat.
GO STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING
This was my first time stand-up paddle boarding and I fell in love! My legs were wobbling like crazy in the beginning, but it was so much fun once I got the hang of it! Check out Baja Desconocida Tours to book a session at Balandra Beach.
SWIM AT BALANDRA BEACH
Balandra Beach is known as the most beautiful beach in Mexico! There’s a lot of competition, so that’s saying a-lot. The beach is mostly full of locals and man, is it breathtaking! Be sure to take the short hike at the entrance of the beach for an incredible view from above!
VISIT ENSANADA GRANDE
Ensanada Grande was a true gem in every sense of the word. This beach can only be reached by boat, but I encourage you to make it a point to visit. It has the most crystal clear water I’ve ever seen with a pink hue of sand.
STICK AROUND FOR SUNSET
They say that no sunset in La Paz looks the same and I definitely believe it. Within the short amount of time that I was there, I saw the most beautiful pink and orange sunset.
CHECK OUT TODOS SANTOS
Todos Santos is a nearby ‘Pueblo Magic’(Magic Town) that’s worth a day-trip if you have the time. This is where I took surf lessons at Mario Surf School and simply admired the colonial architecture.
La Paz is literally a hop, skip & jump from Texas, so I’m sure that I’ll be back. It’s another destination has rekindled my love affair with Mexico.
Thank you to the La Paz tourism board for Inviting me to experience this destination. All opinions are my own.