La Paz Mexico
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Feb 13, 2013 6:54 PM Last Post By: cybertommy
Feb 7, 2013 10:01 PM
La Paz MexicoHello,
I am planning to visit La Paz Baja Mexico at the end of February and was wondering if you guys and give me some recommendations of places/things to do. Its a little 3 day getaway. Flying in Friday and leaving on Monday. We'll be flying into SJD, Cabo Airport.
I've tried to do the search but very limited info on La Paz. Also, what's the best way from SJD airport to La Paz? I've found one shuttle company, but are there more than one company?
Thank you in advance!!
Feb 8, 2013 10:53 AM
1Spend a day relaxing at Playa Balandra, due north of La Paz (though technically "down" the coast). Several coves of bright white sand around a crystal clear lagoon that you can wade across. Say hi to all the puffer fish for me.
Hwy. 1 is the direct route from SJD to La Paz. I've never driven it, so I can't speak to the quality of the road, tho it looks fine on Google Maps. I've gone the other way, via Hwy. 19 on the Pacific side of the peninsula, on my to/from Todos Santos, but for you that would be longer in both time and distance because it goes by all the shopping centers and resort hotels that surround Cabo San Lucas.
Feb 8, 2013 11:09 AM
Feb 8, 2013 1:57 PM
3We were at a hotel in SJD and rented a car and drove to La Paz and back. It was a fairly nice drive and you really get to see a lot of the country. Car rentals aren't that costly and you just get the Mexican insurance when you rent the car. We drove North to LP and then took back the more coastal route back to SJD. It would be a long ride in a van that may or may not have AC. La Paz is not a very exciting place to visit. It is basically a fishing town. Hope you have a good hotel because there are not that many that are 3 star or better. Beaches are out of town area. Some hotels do not have A/C or heaters.
Feb 8, 2013 2:23 PM
4Whale shark tours are easy from La Paz, a definite highlight of my recent trip there. There are also lots of tours to Espiritu Santo island if you are looking to snorkel or kayak. If lazying is more your style, the beaches to the north are great. Wandering the malecon and having a beer at Fritz bar at sunset is also highly recommended.
Disagree with comment above about La Paz being boring to visit, I think its a great place for a quick get away. It's got tourist amenities but is a real mexican town and there is more than adequate dining and hotel choices for a short or longer stay. Highly recommend it over spending time in Cabo San Lucas or SJD.
Feb 9, 2013 2:21 PM
5My wife and I are on our 6th day in La Paz. It is a great town with a 7 kilometer Malecon which is great to walk with plenty of bars and restaurants. We are staying at the Hotel Colibri,(view it on Goggle or trip advisor) which is behind the Tail Hunter bar/restaurant and only 1 block from the Malicon. The managers are from Canada and are wonderful hosts with a breakfast provided each day. La Paz feels VERY safe and is a great time!!
Feb 9, 2013 6:04 PM
6I don't think poster #3 even got out of his/her rental car to check out La Paz with any sort of interest. La Paz is a university town and to throw it into the ”fishing town” category is naive; what city/town on the sea anywhere in the world is not a fishing town? La Paz is a wonderful city to visit and spend time in, and has whatever-stars hotels for every budget and taste. Obviously #3 had an all-inclusive meal or timeshare presentation they had to get back to in CSL.
Feb 10, 2013 8:42 AM
Feb 13, 2013 6:54 PM
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