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La Paz, Mexico

When Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes sailed into this quiet little bay in 1535, he tried to establish a colony called Santa Cruz. He later abandoned it but, luckily, Sebastian Vizcaino arrived in 1596, renamed it La Paz and the colony has flourished ever since. Here, you'll find a playground of activities that Cortes couldn't even dream of. From a festive downtown full of attractions to sun-drenched beaches, renowned for their soft, golden sand, to warm, inviting water teeming with marine life, La Paz offers a little bit of everything for everybody. And isn't that what vacations are all about!?

Points of Interest

  • Regional Anthropology & History Museum
  • Cathedral de Nuestra Señora de la Paz
  • El Serpentario Reptile Center
  • Local Art
  • Todos Santos
  • Underwater Adventure
  • Whale Watching
  • Beaches

More about La Paz, Mexico Points of Interest

  • Regional Anthropology & History Museum -

    Explore a wealth of fascinating artifacts and exhibits detailing the history of the indigenous peoples who made this enchanting area their home from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Cathedral de Nuestra Señora de la Paz -

    Sitting in the historical heart of the city, this charming 19th century cathedral reflects California mission style of architecture. Inside are a number of paintings and statues dedicated to Virgin Mary, La Paz's patron saint.

  • El Serpentario Reptile Center -

    Get up close and personal with snakes, iguanas, lizards, tortoises, albino cobras and giant pythons at this non-profit attraction. Observe naturalists, hold a creature, or even adopt an animal.

  • Local Art -

    Among the city's most notable traits is its dedication to its handicrafts and the artisans who create a variety of unforgettable works of art.

  • Todos Santos -

    Located on the southern Baja Peninsula, this charming paradise lies between the desert and the Sierra Laguna mountain range. Quaint village life, abundant agriculture, and miles of unspoiled beaches abound.

  • Underwater Adventure -

    With an average temperature of 60°F in winter and 80°F in summer, the astonishing natural wonders of golden sand and turquoise water beckon you to swim, snorkel and scuba.

  • Whale Watching -

    The Sea of Cortez plays host to a wide and breathtaking variety of marine life including finback, gray and blue whales, as well as dolphins, sea lions and exotic fish.

  • Beaches -

    Whether you stretch out on a blanket on the golden sand, go for a refreshing dip, or explore a cove or rocky islet, the best beaches in Baja are within easy reach of La Paz.

5 Excursions

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Highlights of La Paz

4.5 hours | La Paz | LAP-100 L A P - 1 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $84.95

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El Serpentario: Wild Animal Rehabilitation Center & Aviary

3 hours | La Paz | LAP-110 L A P - 1 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $84.95

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Hotel California & Todos Santos

6 hours | La Paz | LAP-115 L A P - 1 1 5

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $114.95

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Scenic Drive, Artisans & Shopping

3.5 hours | La Paz | LAP-130 L A P - 1 3 0

Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

From $59.95

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Snorkeling at Coral Garden

2 hours | La Paz | LAP-790 L A P - 7 9 0

Strenuous Activity

From $99.95

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