Information about La Paz, in Baja California, Mexico?
June 22, 2006 8:16 AM Subscribe
Can anyone share any first hand experiences in La Paz, Mexico? My wife has a distant relative who owns a bed and breakfast there, and we're having a hard time finding specific information about the town, nearby beaches, etc.
posted by jeff-o-matic to travel & transportation around Mercedes, TX (5 answers total)
La Paz seems to be a small town outside Los Cabos, but the information we're finding is sort of sketchy to base a trip for week or ten days there. The stuff I'm finding online and in guidebooks is pretty vague. In fact, it appears that most sites simply use stock photos of Baja as illustrations.
Some specific questions I have:
How far are the nice beaches from town? The bed and breakfast I referred to is near the center of town, and I'd like to get an idea as to how far everything is. Also, are the beaches right by the town any good at all?
Is the town itself quiet at night? I'd like to have some nearby bars and restaurants, but would prefer to avoid loud nightclubs and such.
Is the nearby diving/snorkeling any good? Again, I can find info that diving/snorkeling spots exist, but no details past that.
Any recommended way to travel from the Cabo San Lucas airport?
Is it just plain worth it to go to La Paz?
Any other information or recommendations for excursions nearby are appreciated. My spanish is rusty, but I have gotten along pretty well in the past in other parts of Mexico, Guatemala and Spain I've been to, so I'd be comfortable venturing out a little.