Looking for The Best La Paz Hotels? La Paz is a real Mexican city where 170,000 Mexicans live and work. It dedicates just a five block strip for tourist shops, restaurants and tours. Local business establishments intermingle with tourist stops and give the city a lived – in feeling. The romantic seaside walkway (the Malecon) is the vantage point for stunning sunsets and early morning walks. Relax on a waterside bench and enjoy the activity of local fishing boats and sailboats from around the world. La Paz is quickly establishing itself as Baja’s eco-tourism center with a wide variety of tours offered by professionals dedicated to preserving the environment. Get everything you need to plan and make your trip come true. Visit the beaches of La Paz here, or on our Pinterest site.
La Paz Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit La Paz is in November when temperatures are hot and weather is still dry but hotels are more affordable. Temperatures will be in the low 80s, just a bit warmer than the average 75°F you could experience during high season. High season in La Paz is in December. The Christmas week (December 20th to January 3rd) and the Thanksgiving week (November 20th – 28th) are also popular dates and these times will be crowded with elevated hotel rates.
Best La Paz Area Beaches
A treasure trove of shallow azure inlets and sorbet-pink cliffs, Espíritu Santo is one of La Paz’s gems. It’s part of a Unesco World Heritage site comprising 244 Sea of Cortez islands and coastal areas, and is a worthy day trip. A number of operators run activities here, including kayaking and snorkeling.
Playa Balandra is where the Baja California Sur does its best impression of the Caribbean. A horseshoe crescent of a bay that’s dashed through by talcum-white sands and glistening waters of turquoise blue, it would look right at home in the Bahamas. But, here it is, arcing through the Bahia Puerto Balandra north of La Paz under the gaze of the dusty desert hills.
Bahia Las Muertos
There are some waves here, because the beach is a touch exposed to the open waters of the Pacific due to its south-easterly orientation. However, they aren’t usually too bad, and there are some snorkeling opportunities in the reefs closer to the shore. We also love lazing around and watching the boats mooring up for lunch before crossing the strait to Mazatlán and Sinaloa.
Playa El Tecolote
Playa El Tecolote is one of the more famous and built-up beaches in the region. Enjoy white sands, sky-blue sea waters, and calm shores for snorkelers and swimmers. Spread out and chill, even if you’re coming with the whole family in tow. There are plenty of watersports, too, with jet ski rentals and kayak outfitters dotting the edge of the ocean.
Playa El Coromuel
This Beach is the closest to the central area of La Paz and is ideal to visit with the family and enjoy the sunset. It has all services, but it is recommended to arrive early to find an ideal for the children to play.
Best La Paz Restaurants
Burbulsa $11 – 30
Nice place with excellent music. Make a reservation in order to avoid waiting times. Highly recommended are the pizzas and pastas. Salads are also good choices. Service tends to be slow, but it’s understandable as the place gets crowded during dinner time. Web: Búrbula.
Santo Agave $31 – 60
The kitchen is great! Poblano food with a different touch on each dish. Very well presented and with good service (which in general does not happen much in Puebla). The prices are pretty decent and the decor of the place is very cool. You can have your cava and if you sit on the terrace, ask for the right side, it has more ambiance. Web: Santo Agave.
La Conquista Under $10
A hidden gem. This is a must if you want high quality ingredients for a quick bite. This place serves delicious cemitas and taquitos. Web: La Conquista.
Taco Fish La Paz Under $10
Great variety of fish and shrimp tacos, and quesadillas. Must try the Marlin quesadillas! Best fish taco place in La Paz! Great food, good service, and outstanding staff. Web: Taco Fish La Paz.
Kalakitas Mexican Food n’Drinks $11 – 30
Amazing Mexican food and great happy hour cocktails (4 – 8) for a great value. Stay for the live band which is also great. You’ll find great decor and a fun atmosphere. Web: Kalakitas Mexican Food n’ Drinks
Best La Paz Bars & Nightlife
The Beerbox La Paz
The BeerBox La Paz offers a comfortable and pleasant space immersed in the immensity of the beer culture, where you can enjoy quality products and spend a pleasant time with friends, couple or family. Enjoy their wide range of beers and styles. Web: The Beerbox La Paz.
If you like mezcal this is the spot to go to! They have a great variety of mescal. The place is clean and the owner is really knowledgeable and knows his stuff. The outdoor patio is a wonderful spot to enjoy your mezcal and a cigar, and it’s got a very hipster vibe to it. Web: La Miserable.
Great service and great drinks at incredibly reasonable prices. Good location too. If you love martinis, then you will love this gem of a martini bar. Web: Tabu.
Wonderful little place. The food is very good and the people very nice. Cold a/c, comfortable booths, free wifi, spectacular view and best beer selection in La Paz, Also, a great view of the bay! Web: Malta.
The Best La Paz Hotels