About La Paz

To find out about La Paz in Mexico,  just imagine your ideal vacation in a place with the archetypical romantic sunset, delicious cuisine, endearing locals, and much more.

La Paz is the spot to wind down – whether that means dancing until the morning hours to you, or lounging on the lovely white sand beaches and waterfront.

About La Paz

Kayaking along Espiritu Santo Island

There are historic museums and the area is rich with local arts and crafts. You can venture to the nearby bays of Espiritu Santo Island and explore the ancient cave paintings.  If art is your thing and you can take classes at the local art school.  Or maybe you just want to hang out on the patio at Casa Republica apartments and daydream while looking at the back wall mural. (watch the video at the bottom of our about Casa Republica page).

You can get into sportfishing for tuna, marlin, wahoo, dorado and more, or just snorkel with playful sea lions or scuba dive with giant mantas and hammerhead sharks! Kayaking is also a favorite in La Paz, especially alongside the dolphins and whales.

Persimmon ridges slide off gently into turquoise seas, clear and bright in the light of afternoon Baja afternoon sun.

Walk the streets lined with a handful of historic sites and brush up on your anthropology at the Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia.

fish-taco in la paz

Where and what to eat in La Paz – from beach-side tacos to fine-dining

Whales have long been one of the Baja Peninsula’s most popular attractions, and the Museo Comunitario de Ballena (Community Whale Museum) pays homage to their long voyage down from the north.

Frosty white coves rim the desert landscape, perfect for a late-day rest after hours of snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Don’t miss an encounter with sea lions on the Isla Espiritu Santo, accessible on a day trip out of La Paz.

Head out to sea with a charter fishing boat and try to lure in dinner, or stay shore-side and brave the blinding colors of a Baja sunset.

Last but not least, Most banks (most with ATMs) and casas de cambio are on or around Calle 16 de Septiembre.

Getting to La Paz

The easiest way to get to La Paz is to fly directly to General Marquez de Leon Airport (LAP), which is located 15 minutes from downtown. With that said, direct flights are infrequent and generally more expensive than flying to San Jose del Cabo (SJD).


Transportation options

There is a bus service from San Jose del Cabo to La Paz. The bus is pretty comfortable with reclining seats and a bathroom. It usually takes a little over 3 hours. Check out their schedule at: www.shuttletolapaz.com.

Casa República Apartments are approximately six blocks towards the ferry from the bus terminal at Cinco de Mayo/Abasolo (Malecon).   The port of Pichilingue receives ferries from the mainland ports of Topolobampo and Mazatlán.

Highways 1 (south) and 9 (west) link La Paz to the tourist destinations of Todos Santos, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Highway 1 north takes travelers towards the towns of Loreto and the rest of El Norte.