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5 Ways The Charming City Of La Paz Is Improving For Tourists

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Los Cabos is vastly renowned for its breathtaking beaches, luxury resorts, and high safety levels. Hundreds of thousands of visitors decide to choose their place for their vacations year after year. 

But if this is not your first time in this municipality, you may be wondering whether there are any nearby cities worth visiting during your trip. 

Afternoon view of the La Paz waterfront in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The answer is yes. Plenty of little towns, from El Migriño to La Ventana, are ideal for tourists wanting to escape Los Cabos’ crowds. 

But there is one city in particular that has lately put a great effort into improving its image for tourists: La Paz! Here are five ways this charming city is leveling up for visitors. 

A World Portal 

Aerial shots from La Paz bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

According to local news, La Paz will soon become the first city in Mexico to have a so-called ‘portal’, basically a massive screen, with a global connection.

This project was promoted by the Federal Ministry of Economy and will allow people to communicate with those living on the other side of the world. 

According to the Mayor of La Paz, Milena Paola Quiroga Romero, the ‘World Portal’ will be located in a popular site in the city, even though the exact place has not yet been disclosed to the public. 

Talking about this project, the Mayor of La Paz of La Paz stated: “It is a door through which we can see another city in another country and the people who are there. They can greet us and we can greet them. The portal will change every hour. Sometimes we will see someone in India, others we are going to see someone in the United States, in Europe, or in China.”

More Green 

The Malecon harbor front road in La Paz, Baja, Mexico

Another great news concerns the busy Agustín Olachea Boulevard. This road was recently ‘reforested’ with over 300 different species of plants! 

Some of the species that have been chosen for this project include torotes, biznaga, lechuguilla, matacora, plums, cardón, among many others.

This initiative is part of the ‘Camellones Choyeros’ program that will continue to bring more greenery to La Paz in the following months.

Hollywood Vibes

La Paz Sign

When thinking of Hollywood, we immediately picture the iconic letters overlooking LA. But people heading to La Paz soon may one day be able to say the same.

The general director of comprehensive management of the City Council of the City of La Paz, Patricia Ahumada Verdugo, recently announced that the local government is planning to place huge letters indicating the name of the city on the popular Cerro Atravesado. 

This area is now being fully renovated and it is popular among locals wanting to enjoy a walk while having a great view over the city. 

The letters will be 1.5 meters in height and will feature colors inspired by the sunset.

Safety first 

People stroll the commercial district of downtown La Paz.

Of course, the La Paz government is also trying to improve its safety levels to keep tourists and locals safe. Local authorities decided to launch the so-called ‘Ángela Drink’ campaign. 

Thanks to this initiative, women feeling threatened at a pub can now order a ‘Ángela Drink’ to signal the danger to the barista.

Talking about this issue, the head of the Directorate of Public Security, Preventive Police and Municipal Traffic, Rut de La Fuente Velázquez, said that whenever a woman orders such a drink: “the workers of the bars and restaurants (should) inform the public security agents to respond immediately.” He later specified: “We have zero records of any possible victim who had to use this code to protect her own safety.”

Cleaner than ever 

Spilled garbage on the beach

Lastly, La Paz is now cleaner than ever! This is largely due to the so-called ‘more than recycling’ collection day, thanks to which over 500 kg of trash were collected in the city. 

According to local news, people who took part in the project managed to recycle 312 kg of batteries, 102.4 liters of used vegetable oil, and 78.8 kg of plastic, just to mention a few materials.

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