Overview of Things To See In And Around La Paz

snorkling on La PazFrom lounging on the beach, snorkling, whale-watching, nightlife, to extreme sports and music, activities in La Paz in Mexico offer some of the richest experiences for tourists.  Here we list some resources to spark your interest.

The list of things to do in La Paz, Mexico is pretty long.  The video above is a great intro.

Some popular La Paz Activities

Walking on the Malecón is a must! Most of the town is oriented towards this wonderful beach-side walkway.  Museums, shops, restaurants and most tourist facilities can be found close by the Malecón.

There are a few museums around town that are worth checking out:

 Anthropology Museum.

Learn about the history of La Paz.  The museum displays paleontological and archeological remains found in the region.  There is a collection of fossils dating back to 60 million years. Cave paintings and engraved rocks depict everyday life of the first inhabitants in the peninsula. A good selection of books tells the fascinating history of the region’s Jesuit missions.  Make sure you visit the botanical garden. Open Daily – Located at Cinco de Mayo Y Altamirano  612-122-0162

The Whale Museum. Check out whale are, history and artifiact.  Then take a gander at the complete skeleton of a gray whale.  You can also handle baleen and whale bones.  Open Monday – Saturday.  Antonio Navarro between Altamirano and Heroes de la Independencia – near the Teatro de Ciudad

The Serpentarium
 Snakes, lizards, turtles and tarantulas – need I say more?  Founded by Abe Blank,  the Serpentarium shows off, and protects these important creatures of  Baja.  Open Tuesday – Saturday.  Brecha De California Y Guaycura.  612-122-5611. http://lapaztoday.com/Tourism/ElSerpentario/ElSerpentario.html

The nicest beaches are located towards the ferry terminal. Some are within walking distance of Casa Republica apartments, but the nicest (Balandra) is past the ferry terminal.

La Paz is always hosting some type of festival or event. Most are centered on the Malecón by the tourist pier (Muelle).

Folk Music in La Paz

Right around the corner from Casa Republica is a fabulous Spanish language school, “Se Habla La Paz”.  They offer free cultural presentations on Tuesdays.  Click for sehablalapaz.com.

While there are diving opportunities around La Paz, visitors of all ages can enjoy the sea lions at Isla Espiritu Santo, an island off shore, or an afternoon at the beach. Rent kayaks and paddle the day away, exploring secluded coves and deserted beaches. Click for http://www.espiritubaja.com.mx/

For the latest news, events, restaurant review cultural  and culinary events check out the only English newspaper in La Paz  – The Baja Citizen.  At   http://www.bajacitizen.com/

 

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  1. Posted July 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    We are not a hotel – we are apartments – you can make your own coffee in the morning withour talking to anybody!!! We are located in the best part of town and are the lowest priced. If you want a great deal check us out. Don’t be fooled – we are in the center of town….

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