La Paz Attractions
Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico
Anthropology Museum - The museum contains Photos of ancient cave drawings found in Baja, a copy of Cortes's reports on what he found in Baja, and mock Indian villages.
La Paz Beaches
Playa Balandra is located 13 miles north of town and has several small coves with calm water, good swimming, snorkeling and sea kayaking. This is a popular beach and can become crowded on weekends.
Playa Caimancito is located 3 miles north of town on the sea side of the Concha hotel. The beach has calm water, lots of sand, and it is nice to be able to get something to eat or drink at the hotel.
Playa el Tecolote is 15 miles north of town and is a popular place with the locals. You will find restaurants, beach chairs and umbrellas for rent. Camping is permitted as the beach has restrooms, fire pits and trash cans (no RV hookups here).
Playa Pichiligue is 10 miles north of town. It is popular for sun bathing and has places to grab a bite to eat.
Cruises - The most popular cruise is to Isla Espiritu Santo where people can visit the largest sea lion colony in Baja. See your hotel front desk or a local tour operator (price is around $70).
Fishing - La Paz is famous for sport fishing and you can rent anything from small panga boats (with guide and equipment) to large cruisers equipped with bathrooms. You will find that sport fishing here is far cheaper than in Los Cabos.
Scuba - You can find some excellent dive locations near La Paz, and there are several good dive operators you can google for more information. One of these is Baja Expeditions www.bajaex.com and another is www.bajaquest.com.mx
Sea Kayaking - With so many beaches and coves with calm waters, kayaking is a very popular sport in La Paz. Many of the beaches have people offering rentals and some of the local tour operators like www.kayakbaja.com will take you and the kayaks to prime locations.
Shopping - A must try for souvenirs is the Artesanias la Antigua California (Paseo Obregon 220). Be sure to see the shops between 16 de Septiembre and Degollado. You will also find an authentic "China Town" in this area (established by Chinese laborers who were brought here many years ago).
Snorkeling - Snorkeling locations are abundant here . . . though if you really like spending your days snorkeling, you will be better off buying your own equipment before coming here.
Whale Watching - December through March is the season and gray whales are the sight. Whale watching tours are most easily arranged through your hotel or local tour operator. Wear warm clothing (preferably water resistant) and bring a telephoto lens. Expect to pay around $120 USD for a 12 hour whale watching tour (you will need to travel 165 to 265 miles to see them). Price includes meals and guide.