The Best La Paz Hotels

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

Espiritu Santo, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Best La Paz time to visit, La Paz weather, Best La Paz beaches, best La Paz restaurants, best La Paz bars, Best La Paz Tours & Activities, The Best La Paz HotelsEspíritu Santo

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.

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Playa Balandra, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Best La Paz time to visit, La Paz weather, Best La Paz beaches, best La Paz restaurants, best La Paz bars, Best La Paz Tours & Activities, The Best La Paz HotelsPlaya Balandra

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, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Best La Paz time to visit, La Paz weather, Best La Paz beaches, best La Paz restaurants, best La Paz bars, Best La Paz Tours & Activities, The Best La Paz HotelsBahia 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.

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Playa El Tecolote, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Best La Paz time to visit, La Paz weather, Best La Paz beaches, best La Paz restaurants, best La Paz bars, Best La Paz Tours & Activities, The Best La Paz HotelsPlaya 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.

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Playa El Coromuel, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Best La Paz time to visit, La Paz weather, Best La Paz beaches, best La Paz restaurants, best La Paz bars, Best La Paz Tours & Activities, The Best La Paz Hotels 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.

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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.

La Miserable

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.

Tabu

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.

Malta

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


26 Comments

  1. Courtney

    I love how detailed you are with every beach! This is great for a one-stop-shop as far as I’m concerned! I’m very passionate about travel, so reading this was right down my alley! Enjoyed the video too (I’m a super visual learner). Thanks for the info, I’ll be sure to refer back to it!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad I could help Courtney! I am trying to provide everything you need to plan your beach destination travel. It is a huge passion of mine for sure! Thanks for visiting BeachTravelDestinations.com!

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  2. Ramandeep

    Hello

    Great post, La Paz looks like an awesome place to travel. I love traveling and would love to travel in winter as winter weather seems pleasant. Surprising they seem pretty strict about car rentals, whether you are at fault or not wow haha, safest thing is to have you insurance policy in place so as to not land up in the jail. Thank you for the information. We have been starting to plan our trip to the Baja, and La Paz is actually where we want to vacation. Your post is great, and I will be using it to start making reservations. Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am so glad that the information is going to be of use to you. If you need any additional information while you are in the planning stage, please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I will help you in any way I can. Thank you for visiting La Paz Vacations.

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  3. Will

    I really enjoyed reading your site. I’ve been interested in a Mexico vacation for awhile, but I didn’t really want to go somewhere super touristy or somewhere where crime was going to be a real threat. La Paz looks promising. Now that I have decide on this area, I can start planning! Thanks for the info, I will definitely return back to your site when I am ready to start planning. Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Will. I am glad I could help you make your decision on where to go in Mexico for your next vacation. Enjoy!

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  4. Kyoko

    I have been to Mexico but only the central part to explore Mayan ruins. It was hot and muggy! I don’t know why I didn’t choose Baja to relax on the beach instead… Baja is one of the vacation places I would love to go but my dream has not come true yet (even I was living in San Diego for a few years!). Thank you so much for the great tips and information. This article really intrigues me to pick up the luggage and go to Baja right now!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad! You will love it! And it can be a bit cooler I think, especially being right on the water. Of course, summer months will be a bit hot and muggy. I would love to see the Mayan Ruins myself. I have been back to the Baja so many times, I do love it. You will love it too! Let me know if you need any additional information 🙂

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  5. Harjit

    Hi great review of La Paz. I love beach holidays and La Paz looks like a great beach holiday destination. I have never been to Mexico but it is a country I definitely want to visit soon. La Paz looks like the perfect place to visit first. A very thorough review and when I do eventually go I will be using your page as a travel guide.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Harjit, and I am glad you enjoyed the information on La Paz.  The Baja is one of my favorite places to go for sure.  I have been there many, many times.  I hope you can plan your trip soon.  Please let me know if you need any other information.  Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Agnes Nowak

    First let me complement you on your outstanding website, its breathtaking… Im woking on mine as we speak, and yours is so inspiring. I love beach destinations and I always carefully research my next adventure, I will for sure be using your advise for my next one.  I am so glad I found your site!  Looking forward to planning my next beach adventure!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Agnes and I am glad you enjoyed my website, beachtraveldestinations.com!  I hope you will find everything you need for your next beach vacation. 

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  7. Weston

    This looks gorgeous! It’s interesting that it’s the most “Mexican” city, but you may here French, Portuguese, and/or Italian as much as English and Spanish. I love to travel and hear different languages being spoken as I walk through the streets.

    I’ve been on a cruise to Mexico and really enjoyed the weather and the beaches. The water was so warm. I’d love to go back and have more time on the beaches and trying out the restaurants.

    Great review of La Paz and all it has to offer to travelers. Thank you!

    Weston

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Weston and I agree 100%. I have been so many times over the years, and it still remains a favorite of mine for sure.  Thank you for visiting La Paz Vacations!

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  8. Howard

    This article has managed to peak my interest in a Mexico vacation. I am definitely a beach person and have vacationed to several Carribean Islands, Anguilla being my overall favorite. I guess that I have always second guessed any Mexican resort because of concerns over crime but La Paz seems ideal.

    How safe is that part of Mexico?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You know, both Cabo and La Paz, well the entire Baja Peninsula is really quite safe.  When you get to the mainland of Mexico, there is where you can run into more problems with crime.  I have been there over 15 times over the years with my son, and not once did we have any problems or issues with anything.

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  9. stich909

    Awesome site!!
    Me an my wife are in the process of looking for our honeymoon. A place to get away an experience new culture an whole new way to look at life. The way you have your site laid out makes it easy to find what to expect in the weather, what to do, night life, hotels, an what to expect in expenses. you defiantly made la-paz on our radar now.
    Do you recommend any other great vacation spots?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed reading!  It is really difficult to offer another great vacation spot without knowing what type of vacation you are looking for 🙂  If you want sun and sand and some fun in the sun for a honeymoon, then Cabo San Lucas would also fit the bill.  They have so many options with hotels that are more secluded and private to beach front hotels with all the excitement.  I would probably pick Cabo over La Paz for a honeymoon because of the wide variety of options and activities.

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  10. W Tucker

    I am a devout traveler and Cabo is one place I’ve never been, so I was very interested in this article
    You did a great job of reviewing the restaurants, bars, tours and things to do. It’s a good overview of La Paz and how it fits into the whole Cabo scene.
    I think it sounds like a good alternative to the traditional Cabo scene.
    Thanks for the article. I just made myself a pledge to get there soon.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I have been to Cabo too many times to count and La Paz is a nice alternative to the crowds of Cabo.  It is definitely a  good alternative as Cabo has gotten so over priced with everything.  I think you would truly enjoy the La Paz there as it has just as much to offer and more!

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  11. Heather

    I love your site, and the ocean is one my favorite places to be. I have never considered vacationing in la-Paz, but it looks amazingly gorgeous. You have peeked my curiousity. I will definitely consider the laid back Baja for my next trip. Thank you for the nice review, and I plan to check back in, and see where you go next.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok, Heather I am glad you enjoyed reading 🙂   The whole Baja is really a great vacation spot…one of my favorites besides Florida beaches of course 🙂  Let me know if you have any questions!

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  12. Ann

    Wow! What a great site for information about so many beautiful beaches! I love the detailed synopsis on each beach, the travel tips and the links for help planning arrangements for the travel. You’ve definitely done your homework and designed this site to share this information with us. I will definitely bookmark this site! I am so looking forward to planning my trip to La Paz, especially for the great beaches. What time of year should I avoid for the worst weather they might have?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Ann, I am so glad you found the information in the La Paz vacations post helpful to you. La Paz is a great area to vacation to for sure. The only time that I would not travel to the Baja, would be in September when they can get some pretty good storms in. Any other time of the year is actually great to visit! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  13. Ahmad Ballard

    Hello Matty. I am highly impressed by the overall of your website, it is frickin’ awesome!!! I am looking forward to traveling all over the world one day, and I would love to take a trip to La Paz. The weather seems very nice, and the hotels are nice as well. I would love to take a walk on the beach and try out the seafood. Thank for the blog and continue to do what you do!!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Ahmad! I am glad you enjoyed reading and found it helpful. I love the Baja, its fun, laid back, with a great atmosphere. You will love it too!

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