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Los Cabos Vs. La Paz: Which Is Better For Your Next Vacation?

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La Paz and Los Cabos are the two areas within the Mexican state of Baja California Sur that receive the most tourists year in and year out. Although these areas are within the same state, the experience that travelers can expect from each spot can be quite different.

People At A Pool In An All Inclusive Resort

Not only are the resorts obviously not the same in one city and the other. Also, there are price disparities and even activities outside the resort to consider.

Los Cabos Has More All-Inclusive Options

First things first, Los Cabos wins by default when it comes to which of the two destinations is better for your next all-inclusive vacation. That’s because exactly zero of the hotels in La Paz operate under an all-inclusive model. At least not year-round.

Trip Advisor, for example, says that the Marine Waterfront Hotel in La Paz is the best all-inclusive deal in the city. Currently, though, the hotel offers a continental breakfast and has restaurants on the property, but you can’t purchase an all-inclusive package. 

View of the Pool and Hotel at Grand Velas Los Cabos

When it comes to Los Cabos, the number of hotels that offer all-inclusive packages is more than 20. People who are actively looking to book All Inclusive packages to Cabo hotels need to be careful in this process, though.

Some properties offer these packages, but just because the property offers an all-inclusive deal, it doesn’t mean that all of the prices that you see online for that property include the deal.

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Prices May Be More Affordable In La Paz

Even though there are no all-inclusive hotels in La Paz, there’s still a chance to find good deals in the region. There are 4 or 5-star hotels like the Seven Crown La Paz Centro Historico and Hotel Catedral La Paz that offer nightly rates at less than 150 dollars with a free breakfast.

Hotel Front In La Paz Mexico

In Los Cabos, the lowest fee for an all-inclusive hotel is offered by the Posada Real Los Cabos resort in San Jose del Cabo. They charge a nightly fee of about 250 dollars. That’s considerably lower than what most Cabo resorts charge, which can be north of 500 dollars a night. Of course, access to food is much easier in Los Cabos, but technically you could head to La Paz on a tighter budget.    

Los Cabos Hotel With Tourists Flocking the pool area

It’s Easier To Get To Los Cabos

Even though lodging can be a bit less expensive in La Paz, the money you save could be spent getting to the area. The La Paz airport hit record visitor numbers throughout 2022, with 124 weekly flights on average using the facility to land or take off. 

Volaris Plane on the runway in a mexican airport

Los Cabos, meanwhile, saw an average of 500 flights arrive or take off per week throughout the entire year. With those numbers, it’s evident that finding a direct flight to Los Cabos from anywhere in the world is more likely than finding one to La Paz.

In fact, there are no direct international flights to La Paz airport. Foreign travelers who want to get to La Paz have to do so through Tijuana, Mexico City, or Guadalajara. Another common option is to fly down to Los Cabos and rent a car to get to La Paz.  

Road From Cabo San Lucas To La Paz

Your Choice May Come Down To The Type of Resort That You Want To Visit

Los Cabos is easier to get to and has more options in general. That being said, La Paz is still a worthy place to visit. There are plenty of pretty beaches like Balandra beach in the vicinity. Also, there are plenty of hiking trails that you can access near La Paz.

We mentioned that getting to La Paz is much more complicated than getting to Los Cabos. That can actually play in your favor as a traveler, though, since the city is not as crowded as Cabo is. Particularly during the current Spring season when Cabo is expected to see record visitor numbers

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Thursday 20th of July 2023

It is wromg that the only option for getting to La Paz from Cabo is only the car. There are multiple cheap and comfortable shuttle services from Cabo S.Lucas and from the airport SJDC. Ecobayatour is only one of those you can find online