The state capital of Baja California Sur, La Paz is a wonderful city that offers its visitors beautiful beaches, fascinating colonial architecture and beautiful contrasting landscapes (desert and sea), all combined with great hospitality and services.

La Paz offers fantastic things to see and do that include unique beaches caressed by the Sea of Cortez, such as Playa Balandra; excellent diving at natural and artificial reefs; fascinating cave paintings; and a great variety of outdoor activities, namely ecotourism, sport fishing, and kayaking. One of the most fascinating attractions here is the gray whale watching tour, which is available from January to March.

At night, La Paz offers a wide range of bars and clubs, mainly centered around the boardwalk. If you want to get close to nature then Espiritu Santo Island is highly recommended, and is just 15 miles from La Paz. Another nearby place to visit is Todos Santos, a picturesque town with deeply rooted traditions where you can find the famous Hotel California (from The Eagles song).


La Paz offers a variety of landscapes, including desert, pristine beaches, and the beautiful bays of the Sea of Cortez. With its impressive cultural offerings and exquisite seafood, it’s also a great place for ecotourism and one of the most internationally renowned destinations for fishing and scuba diving, not to mention a wide variety of water sports and activities.


The beautiful beaches of La Paz are probably its main attraction because of their blue waters and great variety of colorful fish, ideal to relax and admire the beauty of the impressive Sea of Cortez. Tecolote Beach, located in front of the awesome Espiritu Santo Island, is one of the most visited of this region, as it offers several eating spots and recreational activities. However, Balandra Beach is the most famous for its rare mushroom-shaped stone that represents the typical emblem of La Paz.

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La Paz has an international airport that connects to 15 domestic destinations, as well as some international flights, mainly to Los Angeles, California, moving more than 850,000 passengers a year. As for ground transportation, La Paz connects with important destinations such as Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, Loreto, Ensenada, Rosarito and Tijuana through the Transpeninsular Highway that runs throughout the Baja California Peninsula throughout its 1711 kilometers.

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Events and Conventions Infrastructure

The city of La Paz has a Convention Center capable of holding up to 3,600 people in over 3,000 square meters. Thera are also other venues for congresses, exhibitions and festivals.

When you organize an event, incentive trip or convention meeting in La Paz you allow your guests or participants the chance to attend fantastic activities and enjoy a mouthwatering cuisine based on seafood, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

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Whale Watching

Each winter, from January until March, you can see thousands of gray whales begin their journey of 7000 miles, from Alaska, the western coast of Canada, and the United States, to the wonderful Sea of Cortez to mate and breed their newborns, mainly in Magdalena Bay, in Puerto Lopez Mateos, in Laguna Ojo de Liebre and in Laguna San Ignacio. These fantastic mammals can measure up to 15 meters long and weigh up to 15 tons.

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La Paz is famous around the world as a first class destination for professional diving. Here you can marvel over the extraordinary natural and artificial reefs. One of the most popular places for diving is the Suwanee Reef, ideal for beginners. Other interesting spots are the Islets: two gigantic and impressive rock formations in a mystical space that is home to a number of sea lions as well as many interesting natural reefs. Eighteen meters below, a sunken ferry from 1976 also houses a wide variety of animals in the depths of the ocean.

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The Malecon

The Malecon (sea wall) is 5-kilometer-long, along which you will find many nightclubs, hotels, bohemian bars, first class restaurants and local stands where you will be able to find the most beautiful local craftsmanship, as well as specialized stores in diving and sport fishing. It was built in the 20's but was recently remodeled with bronze sculptures that decorate it and offers a gorgeous landscape and the sunset on the bay.

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Sport Fishing

Sport fishing in La Paz has become extremely popular due to the amount of Black Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, Rooster Fish, Blue Marlin, Stripped Marlin, Snapper and Wahoo found here. The best places to fish in La Paz are Espiritu Santo Island, Isla Cerralvo, Punta Arena and the East Cape depending on the time of year. You will find excellent services and many yachts at the local marinas with all the equipment you need.

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Marinas and Cruises

Over the years, La Paz has evolved into a gateway to the Sea of Cortez. Large cruise ships sail along its coastline for the amazing views of its landscapes, marine life and islands. These ships weigh anchor at the large dock at Pichilingue port in La Paz, where passengers take transportation to downtown, the boardwalk and the Golden Zone.

For those sailors who prefer to cruise the seas on their own ship, La Paz has various marinas located on either side of the bay. These marinas offer all the necessary services with international standards, satisfying the needs of even the most discerning travelers.

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