Port of La Paz
Pto. Comercial Pichilingue, Km.17 La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico
WGS84: 24° 8′ 32″ N, 110° 18′ 39″ W
UTM: 12R 570020 2670145
La Paz is an emerging luxury travel destination. Set near the southern tip of Baja California Sur, La Paz is 140 miles north of the tourism mecca of Los Cabos. La Paz, meaning “The Peace.” is aiming to become a magnet for luxury travel and second homes without losing its tranquil, indigenous charms. This coastal gem offers warm Mexican hospitality amidst sugar-sand beaches, azure waters, and alluring wildlife. La Paz visitors can expect tourist amenities, but little of the touristy vibe of other coastal Mexican playgrounds.
La Paz hugs a beautiful bay on the Sea of Cortez, the waters that Jacques Cousteau once called “the aquarium of the world.” The capital of the state of Baja California Sur, La Paz is a safe destination with one of Mexico’s highest per capita incomes, first-rate medical facilities, and golf courses. Unlike many Los Cabos beaches, La Paz’s waters are not too choppy to swim in, and the Sea of Cortez offers myriad water activities.
La Paz promises an abundance of water fun in the protected Bay of Peace and sparkling Sea of Cortez. Aquatic enthusiasts can kayak, paddle-board, snorkel, scuba-dive, and simply splash in an extraordinary waterborne UNESCO World Heritage Site. An hour’s drive across the narrow peninsula to the Pacific shoreline brings surfers to good waves near the artists’ village of Todos Santos.
La Paz has long been an angler’s choice for multi-day deep-sea charters. Trophy catches include wahoo, rooster fish, tuna, marlin, and dorado. Below the waterline, scuba divers and snorkelers may witness hundreds of fish and a wide range of creatures from seahorses to hammerhead sharks and manta rays.