La Paz

La Paz is the capital city of Baja California Sur, Mexico, known for its stunning waterfront promenade, beautiful beaches, vibrant marine life, and as a gateway to the Sea of Cortez, offering a tranquil atmosphere and opportunities for water sports, whale watching, and exploring the rich local culture.

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  • πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ State: Baja California Sur
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ Visitors per year: 427,000
  • ⏰ Timezone: Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)
  • ✈️ Airport:Β La Paz International Airport (LAP)
  • πŸ’² Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights:
  • πŸ• Average Trip Length: 3-5 days
  • πŸ›ƒ Visa: 180 days
  • πŸš‘ Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • πŸ“² Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • πŸ”Œ  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • πŸ’° Cashless: No, still uses cash
  • πŸ’΅ USD allowed? Yes

La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico, was founded by SebastiΓ‘n VizcaΓ­no in 1596. Historically, it was a significant pearl fishing location until the early 20th century.

Its name, meaning “The Peace,” reflects the serene atmosphere of this coastal city. Surrounded by the desert, La Paz boasts a rich marine ecosystem in the Sea of Cortez, identified by Jacques Cousteau as “the world’s aquarium” due to its diverse sea life.

It has evolved from a quiet port to a thriving city that preserves its historical charm while embracing modernity.

La Paz is special for its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and recreational activities.

The city is a haven for eco-tourists and adventure seekers, offering unparalleled snorkeling, diving, and kayaking in the crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez, home to a plethora of marine life.

Its picturesque waterfront promenade, vibrant local markets, and the nearby Isla EspΓ­ritu Santo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, add to its allure. La Paz maintains a laid-back atmosphere, offering a glimpse into authentic Mexican life away from the typical tourist trails.

  • La Paz, Baja California Sur
  • La Paz Airport (LAP)
  • All-year-round destination
  • Rainy season: Jul-Sep
  • Whale season: Dec-Mar
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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