Best of La Paz

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around La Paz
In southern Baja, laid-back La Paz lies within easy reach of some of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches. Lacking the heavy tourist crowds of Los Cabos, the seaside city is one of the most authentically Mexican destinations on the peninsula. The attractive, three-mile-long malecón (waterfront) captivates strollers with its peaceful views over the bay, while the innovative museums, outstanding seafood restaurants and vibrant nightlife make for a worthwhile base while exploring the region.

Adventure comes in many forms in La Paz. Previous kimkim travelers have experienced the raw beauty of Espiritu Santa on hikes, snorkeling trips and kayaking excursions. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Sea of Cortez, the cliff-lined island has volcanic rock formations, virgin beaches and off-shore reefs teeming with marine life. You might even swim with whale sharks and sea lions while visiting the area. Other highlights include a visit to the white sands and turquoise waters of Balandra Beach, guided hikes in the mountains, and sandboarding down the sun-kissed dunes overlooking the Sea of Cortez.
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Spend time with the family on the beaches of Baja California Sur
Map of Southern Baja California Sur for Nature-Loving Families - 14 Days
Southern Baja California Sur for Nature-Loving Families - 14 Days

Active, nature-loving families with older kids will love the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula known as Baja California Sur. With gorgeous white-sand beaches, marine parks, and reefs around the coast, adventurous kids (and parents) can swim, snorkel, and spot wildlife. There's also a dramatic desert interior, which is great for biking and hiking adventures. You can explore it all, and much more, on this action-packed two-week tour.

Iconic Playa Balandra in Baja California
Map of Southern Baja California: Sea of Cortez Adventure - 9 Days
Southern Baja California: Sea of Cortez Adventure - 9 Days

Discover Mexico's Baja California, a uniquely beautiful region famous for its sweeping desert landscapes and long stretches of golden coast. Southern Baja California, in particular, claims some of the best beaches in the state, and you'll get to visit them while also enjoying adventures like swimming with whale sharks. Finish the trip in rustic style with a multi-day camping trip on an offshore island where you'll go snorkeling around mangroves and underwater caves.

Baja California
Map of Self-Drive Adventure in Baja California Sur- 12 Days
Self-Drive Adventure in Baja California Sur- 12 Days

Jet off to Mexico's famed Baja California region for boat tours and road trips to some of the best beaches and islands in the country. You'll arrive in La Paz, whose crystalline coastal waters are legendary, and where you'll enjoy beach time and excursions to Espíritu Santo Island. After doing some coastal hiking, snorkeling, and relaxing in hot springs, you'll finish the trip on the sun-kissed beaches of Cabo San Lucas.

Relax on the pristine beaches of La Paz on the Baja California peninsula
Map of Mexico City, Baja & the Yucatán - 13 Days
Mexico City, Baja & the Yucatán - 13 Days

Over 13 days, you'll visit some of Mexico's most naturally beautiful and culturally rich areas. Experience the food, culture, and history of Mexico City, hike the pyramids of Teotihuacán, then immerse yourself in indigenous culture on the Yucatán Peninsula. You'll also go off the tourist trail in Baja, California, with a boat tour of Isla Espíritu Santo, hikes through desert mountains, and snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo.

Other popular travel destinations in Mexico
Yucatán Peninsula · Mexico City · Valladolid · Oaxaca · Tulum · Mérida · Holbox · Puerto Morelos · Chiapas · Playa del Carmen · San Cristobal de las Casas · Cholula · Puebla · Palenque · Bacalar · Campeche · Cancún · Chunhuhub · Uxmal · Calakmul · Guadalajara · San Miguel de Allende · Guanajuato · Morelia · Querétaro · Cabo San Lucas · Pisté · Los Cabos