Tourists that love adventure travel and nature would be making a big mistake by missing out on a trip to La Paz.
Whether spending all their time there or making it a part of their Los Cabos vacation, La Paz is definitely worth a visit!
Where Is La Paz?
Located about two hours north of Los Cabos, the town of La Paz provides visitors to Baja California Sur a traditional beachfront experience on the Sea of Cortez.
What once was a small fishing village is quickly evolving into a resort destination location for travelers on its own.
There are some very unique opportunities travelers will find by coming to La Paz that they can’t find in Los Cabos.
Nature at its Finest
Start with La Paz being known for its whale watching. Tourists can take to the seas and spend a half-day or full-day out with the gentle giants of the ocean.
California gray whales love La Paz, and tourists visiting the area can find plenty of new ocean friends to hang out with for the day.
If gray whales are quite a visitor’s style, maybe they will prefer whale sharks instead.
In La Paz, tourists can get up close and personal with whale sharks by jumping right in the water with them. These passive filter feeders aren’t opposed to tourist visitors in the water.
Travelers looking for something fishy may want to take to snorkeling with colorful tropical fish instead.
There are plenty of places right next to the shore where visitors to La Paz can jump right in and enjoy swimming with the local fish.
If getting in the water is a little too adventurous for a guest to La Paz, maybe island hopping is a little more their style.
There are plenty of islands around La Paz, such as Espiritu Santo Island, where tourists can enjoy time with sea lions and other bird life while jetting from island to island.
Adventures in La Paz
One of the best locations for wind and kite surfers is close to La Paz.
La Ventana is a place for tourists to take their spirit to the wind by windsurfing and kitesurfing the crystal blue waters.
Divers looking to get close to some white and black tip reef sharks, the kind with teeth, can find their adventure around La Paz.
While a couple more aggressive sharks and rays have been spotted in the water lately, getting face-to-face with a shark definitely will be an adventure never forgotten.
Staying on land can also provide a number of adventures for visitors to La Paz. Lace up the hiking boots or sturdy shoes because there are plenty of trails to hike around La Paz to take in some dramatic ocean views.
Even visitors looking for some traditional adventure sports to test their stamina will find triathlons and cycling races scheduled throughout the year.
They can also decide to hit the seas in a boat and try their luck sportfishing in La Paz.
While Los Cabos may be better known for its sportfishing, there are plenty of great catches to be made by anglers off the coast of La Paz as well.
Something For Everyone
The fact is La Paz truly has something for everyone at the more relaxed pace of a traditional Mexican beach town. Instead of making it a day trip, travelers should actually enjoy a couple of days in La Paz.
There is plenty to explore and a number of great nature and adventure opportunities for visitors of every age and skill level.
Leaving La Paz out of a traveler’s trip to Los Cabos would definitely be a missed opportunity to experience Baja California Sur in a different way.
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