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