The Gateway to the Sea of Cortez, La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur; with a rich international culture spanning 500 years, and less than a 10 minute drive from CostaBaja™ Resort and Spa. CNN Money Magazine and the New York Times named La Paz in its Top Ten Places to Retire in the world! With a population of approximately 220,000, La Paz boasts several universities, hospitals with emergency air-lift services, and is rated as one of Mexico’s safest cities.
La Paz, or the "City of Peace", has a peaceful energy that emanates from the sea, mountains and natural vibrations that leave you feeling rejuvenated and in harmony with the universe. Venture out into this historical city with its Malecon boardwalk lined with bronze sculptures. La Paz offers a wide variety of international cuisine from casual to fine dining as well as dazzling nightlife with an array of night clubs, cafes, and bars that cater to a wide range of tastes. Experience a variety of recreational activities from fishing and boating to off-road desert excursions. Please view addtional activities below:
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Glide through the turquoise water of the Sea of Cortez in a kayak. Have a picnic in a secluded beach and discover the wonders of the underwater world. Lose yourself in the immensity of the sea and paddle through a laid back lifestyle. Visit El Coromuel, El Caimancito, El Tesoro and Pichilingue and make sure to rent or bring your own kayak to transport yourself to the life you´ve always dreamt of – a perfect way to "re-charge" your own batteries
La Paz offers a magnificent setting for sport fishing. Black and blue marlin, Dorado, Wahoo and tuna are some of the most coveted species you can find.
La Paz is considered one of the premier destinations for diving and snorkeling in the world, thanks to its many reefs and biodiversity in the Sea of Cortez.
Baja California Sur has multiple places where you can observe the biggest mammals in the planet. Magdalena Bay, San Carlos, Lopez Mateos offer a variety of services to make your whale watching trip an unforgettable adventure. Discover the wonderful world of the humpback whales and sink into the enchantment of their singing, amazing jumps and fun games.
La Paz offers every activity you can possibly imagine. Whether you are an adventurer or a casual observer, the natural settings, rich history and the Sea of Cortez provide you with an infinite amount of fun, adventure and relaxation.
There are plenty of sites in and around La Paz where you can camp out. Whether you are looking for a nice secluded beach where you sleep off to the sound of the waves or a nice quite desert to explore, La Paz has it all.
La Paz, like many other cities in Mexico, offers an array of architectural styles that captivate its visitors. With over 500 years of history, some of these churches and houses tell a story of their own about the first inhabitants of the Peninsula.
Besides culture, natural beauty and water sports, La Paz also offers great shopping. Fashion boutiques, department stores, Mexican curious stores and shopping malls to fulfill the needs of the avid shopper.