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La Paz Baja Mexico  La Paz Baja Mexico

La Paz Baja California Mexico is located right on the Tropic of Cancer, with a desert landscape and comfortable dry and warm climate year-around. The natural marine wonders of the Bay of La Paz and the surrounding area make it the eco-tourism capital of Mexico.


Back in 1535, Hernan Cortes discovered the La Paz bay and named it La Santa Cruz. Later in 1596, Sebastian Viscaino arrived with orders to conquer and convert the natives to Christianity. It was then that he named it La Paz - "the peace" - because of the people he encountered there. Today, La Paz has changed into a nice, friendly city, with the charm and beauty that allows you to relax and enjoy the climate, sandy beaches and most of all the warmth of it's friendly people.


La Paz offers some of the best fishing in the world, with unspoiled waters and an abundance of marine life, La Paz is a favorite destination for avid Baja anglers.


La Paz Baja Mexico Whale Watching Vacations         La Paz Baja Mexico Whale Watching Vacations

Sports & Recreation Activities

  • Sport fishing

  • Whale watching

  • Water sports on the beach

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling

  • Island and sightseeing tours

Cultural Activities

  • Museum of Anthropology 

  • Cathedral of La Paz constructed by Jesuit missionaries in 1720 

  • Library & Museum of the Californias which contains interesting paintings and old historical volumes

  • Malecon (a four-mile long oceanfront avenue) 

  •  Public market 

  • Regional art center 

  • Artisan's handicraft market.

La Paz Baja California, Mexico

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Welcome to the city of La Paz Mexico, La Paz famously named pearl of Mexico, and the capital of the State of Baja California Sur.

La Paz, capital of the State of Baja California Sur, is a very beautiful place, full of contrasts on its landscapes, with its desert, naturally decorated with cactus and beautiful beaches, separates the land from the sea, in a slant of color that impacts the pupil, creating a post card panorama that you will enjoy.

La Paz bay it's recognized for the tranquility of its waters, spectacular sunsets and wide turquoise color scale that blur its beaches waters. The city is characterized for its tranquility and calm living way, a place that makes a great show of its name, "La Paz" (The Peace), and that has become a world level recognized rest and retirement destination. The hospitality and warmness of its people make La Paz a comfortable and peaceful place.

For being the state with the biggest coast line in the country (2,230 littoral kilometers), the Activities related to the sea, such as Sport Fishing, Diving, Kayaking, Snorkeling, and other aquatic sports, are predominant and a big attractive to the zone, that you cant miss, apart of the paradisiac calmed waters and soft beige sand Beaches, that you can enjoy, for rest or entertainment.

The historical and culture richness of this city, are elements that multiply hugely the reasons to visit it. The Malecón, where Hernán Cortés anchored in 1535, it's one of the favorite places of the local people and tourists, showing the bay as a majestic and harmonious scenario surrounded by fun, Restaurants, gorgeous landscapes and comfort.

The city counts with all the services to satisfy the needs of the most demanding tourist, Flights, Hotels, Car Rental, Activities and Night Life those are the elements, that put all together, make the qualities, that make your stay at La Paz, for business or pleasure, be just your size.


It is a land of beautiful contrasts between desert, sky and sea, which is ideal to spend enjoyable vacations and also to get to discover why "Money Magazine" recently listed it as one of the 10 best places in the world to retire.

Its residents, “Paceños”, (those that have peace) are very peaceful, easy going people, always hospitable, with smiles in their faces, whose natural sincerity and pleasing manner blend in with the festive and friendly environment.

La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur; a bay of huge dimensions and a small bay surrounded by beautiful beaches of white sand that shelter the city.

The peninsula of Baja California has been populated for over 12,000 years, but little is known about these first settlers; only cave paintings have been left behind as a testimony of their existence. In the 16th century, the peninsula had only a few semi-nomadic tribes of fishermen, fruit and seed collectors, such as the Cochimi, the Guaycura and the Pericu ethnic groups. Hernan Cortes, encouraged by the fantastic stories such as the Las Sergas de Esplandian, organized the first journey to these lands in 1533. He even directed the second expedition, arriving at the bay on the 3rd of May of 1535, baptizing the land as the Bay of Santa Cruz; however after 2 years the camp was abandoned mainly because the dry soil would not allow cultivation. Finally, in 1596, Sebastian Vizcaino disembarked in the bay, renaming in La Paz and establishing a permanent camp. The Spanish quickly discovered the richness on pearls found in the place, resulting in their exploitation, which eventually would lead to a near extinction. In 1720, the Mission of “Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz Airapi” was founded and in 1974 the territory became a state.


Mexico Travel Net Vacations represent over 100 hotels, villas, condos and resorts throughout Baja Mexico and La Paz - starting from the San Diego border the Beaches of La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Corridor, San Jose del Cabo and beyond. Our expert bi-lingual Mexico agents will work with you to ensure your La Paz vacation is the one you desire. Relax at one resort in La Paz, or explore the entire Baja Peninsula.

Mexico Travel Net Vacations Baja Travel Specialists ensure you experience the vacation you are looking for while providing you the peace of mind you deserve during your travels throughout La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Corridor, San Jose del Cabo and the entire Baja peninsula.

Mexico Travel Net Vacations partnerships with the major airlines, wholesale Hotel and Resort contracts for travel to La Paz Mexico and the Baja peninsula will ensure our vacation packages include the best rates available.




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