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This Gorgeous City Near Los Cabos Is Growing In Popularity This Summer 

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La Paz, the capital of the state of Baja California Sur, is located only a little over two hours from Cabo San Lucas and has a lot to offer as a vacation destination.   

Beautiful beaches, a thriving artist community, friendly locals, authentic food, and endless opportunities to experience nature in all of its forms make La Paz an attractive option for those looking for a more peaceful vacation destination.   

This is why this gorgeous city near Los Cabos is growing in popularity this summer.

View of Buildings, Boats, and the Sea of Cortex in La Paz, Mexico

The Difference Between La Paz And Los Cabos 

La Paz and Los Cabos have a lot of the same things to offer, like unbelievably beautiful beaches and a wide variety of nature activities.   

The difference between the two is that La Paz, despite being the capital city, offers more of a small-town, authentic vibe.   

For those looking for something more charming with less of a party atmosphere, La Paz is a fantastic alternative.   

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How To Get To La Paz 

La Paz does have its own airport, but the connectivity with U.S. cities is very limited, with flights offered during the winter months from just a couple of cities.   

Los Cabos International Airport is much more connected, with direct flights from more than 20 U.S. cities being offered throughout the year.   

Transportation from Los Cabos Airport to La Paz is available for around $70 each way for a shuttle and even less for a bus.  There’s also the option to rent a car. 

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Where To Stay In La Paz 

Lodging in La Paz consists mostly of smaller boutique hotels, and there are many to choose from.   

There are numerous highly rated hotels spread out between the coast and the actual town itself, and either is a great place to stay.   

Some of the most popular hotels, with rates ranging from about $60 and up a night for August, include: 

  • Hotel Posada Luna Sol 
  • Hotel & Suites El Moro 
  • Seven Crown La Paz Malecon 
  • Malecon 1680 
  • Casa Juarez B&B 
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How To Get Around La Paz 

Having a car in La Paz is convenient because you’ll have the opportunity to explore more of the city and beyond.   

But you don’t have to have a car to have a good time.   

There are a number of transportation options to use when visiting La Paz.   

Both taxi services and Uber are available, with Uber being the less expensive option.   

There are also public buses available, which is the least expensive form of transportation. 

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What To Do In La Paz 

History, nature, marine life, culture, and more can be explored in La Paz.   

The Sierra de la Laguna mountains are nearby, the island of Isla Espíritu Santo, where there is amazing snorkeling and opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat, and tours offering everything from ATVing to hiking.   

Many tourists who visit La Paz also spend some time strolling through the seaside Malecon, where much of the city’s activity takes place. 

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Where To Eat In La Paz 

One of the best things about visiting La Paz is the food, which consists of more than just your typical resort offerings.   

Here you’ll find authentic Mexican restaurants, seafood, street food, and more.   

Some of the most loved restaurants include: 

  • Quinta La Peregrina  – Mexican 
  • Mack Fisher – Seafood 
  • Tailhunter Restaurant at Sea Level – Hawaiian/Mexican 
  • Mariscos el Toro Guero – Mexican 
  • Vrentino Baking & Co – Mexican/International  
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La Paz’s Growing Popularity  

More tourists than ever before are visiting La Paz, and it’s particularly growing in popularity among Americans.   

American tourists interviewed about why they love La Paz overwhelmingly point to the opportunities to explore nature as being the reason for choosing La Paz over Los Cabos or making it part of their Los Cabos vacations.   

For those visiting the area, a stop-off in La Paz will make the trip all the more memorable.

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