Things To Do In La Paz
La Paz, Mexico, there are many interesting things about this place that will make you plan a holiday immediately. It is different to know about which point to start with. This is a very beautiful city on the shore of Cortez sea and also this city is a capital city of Baja California. This place is having many interesting things to see and is grabbing the attention of thousands of tourists every year. In fact, this place La Paz deserves much more attention than what it is getting now. It is said that this city La Paz is on the south of Baja California and is the largest city in the town, but when you enter the city you will receive a warm welcome which you receive from a small town. This welcome in the form of a small town makes you more comfortable in this city.
There are many things that make this city popular like the sunset in La Paz, the water fronts and its relaxing, calm environment is something more interesting. There are a lot more enhancements have been done to this place, so that the beauty of the beaches and other things about this place can reach in an effective way to its tourists. This is going to be a great place to spend your holiday vacation with your close buddies or with your family. La Paz is suitable for the entire family trip as there are many things here which even kids can enjoy and get complete fun.
When To Go:
When there are so many good things about the place, then you may be able to stop yourself from planning the holiday right away. But the only point that stops you from planning your trip immediately is the weather details of the place. You always think about the best time to visit the holiday destination when you are planning a holiday. Here, with La Paz, you don’t have to worry about anything like the weather or right time to visit this place, the weather conditions of this place are comfortable all round the year. The only thing that you should be careful is just thinking about the two points like whether you want to enjoy the land tour like sightseeing or do you want to enjoy the water life like nature and water activities. If it is land tour then you can plan it between the months of October to May and if it is water tour, then plan it during the months of April to September.
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This is just based on what you want to do after reaching this place, but you are free to enjoy anything that is available in those months and everything is going to make your trip really interesting and memorable for you. Your kids are just going to love the view and the activities of this place for sure. Make sure to click a lot of pictures in this place. You should never miss visiting this place if you are in Mexico or if you are planning a holiday in a Mexican State, Baja California.
Before you start your planning, make sure that you are having a look at the things to do and see in La Paz. There are so many interesting things in this place that you cannot leave this place without visiting all of them. And if you are planning a short vacation, then you will not be able to see all these attractions. So, having a look at the things to do will help you in planning the duration for which you should plan your trip:
Normally, when you are discussing about a holiday destination, you will start the discussion with those places that you should visit during your trip to the holiday spot. But now for La Paz, let us start our discussion with the place which is good and ideal for relaxing after sightseeing or a very tiring tour in the city. That place is Malecon and this is just a place for sidewalk by the side of the beach or to sit and relax for sometime. Many people from La Paz send their evenings here and you should also definitely try this place to spend a nice evening on your trip to this place.
The view of the beach is going to be just amazing if you are visiting this place in the evening just before the sunset. Basically, La Paz is a place which is popular for breathtaking sunset experience and this place can be one of those beautiful places. You will the place, while your kids are enjoying playing in the sidewalk area. There are many places for shopping and dining as well, hence it is a combination of everything and you can start your trip with this place. It is all how you take this place.
How can your holiday be complete with visiting a beach on the beach holiday destination? One of the beaches that you should not miss among so many other beaches in La Paz is Balandra Beach. This is the beach that has received many good reviews from the tourists from all parts of the world and hence no one would miss this place. You should also mark this place as the must visit place in your to do this.
You will not be able to believe yourself that a beach can be so calm and peaceful in spite of so many tourists in this beach shore. You will just love the crystal clear and clean blue water, the view of the beach and the mountains surrounding the beach and the beautiful white soft sand of the beach. The view of this place has been just picturesque and you cannot imagine another location of similar kind anywhere else.
Playa Pichilingue (Pichilingue Beach)
Playa Pichilingue (Pichilingue Beach) is the name of another beach in La Paz but there is something special about this beach and that is this beach is popular for enjoying water sports like swimming, snorkeling, surfing and sport fishing as well. If you are interested in any of these water activities, then you should not miss this place at all.
You will have a question that when there are so many beaches in this place, then why just beach alone for water activities. The others are also suitable for water activities, but this is the best place where the current is just right as per the requirements to enjoy the water sports. And that is the reason many tourists and also the local people prefer this beach over other beaches in La Paz. So, you should also try if you like water sports.
Isla Espiritu Santo
This place Isla Espiritu Santo is said to be the best place for those people who love Kayaking and snorkeling. This is an island which is having blue water all around and the view if just awesome. You get a chance to dolphins, sea lions and many interesting and beautiful birds as well. This place is not protected by the government authorities, but this place is still very amazing and you can spend hours together at this place. Do not miss this place at all and also most important point to remember is click a lot of pictures for sure.
La Paz Cathedral
After so many places to enjoy in the water, now it is time to have a look at a place to forget and indulge yourself and that is La Paz Cathedral. This place is in the center of the city and you can reach this place very easily as there are many transport facilities available to this place.
The building of the cathedral has been just beautiful, but it is a very small cathedral. In spite of being so small, it is still very popular and many tourists visit this place without fail. When you enter in the cathedral, then you are going to feel relaxed and serene. Enjoy some time with the blessings of God in La Paz.
El Serpentario De La Paz
Now this is place for the entire family, but El Serpentario De La Paz is more interesting for your kids. Kids always love watching different kinds of animals and they will get to see many animals in this place and hence this is the place for your kids. You have many small reptiles, rabbits, birds, turtles and many other animals. Kids are going to have more fun when they get a chance to feed the rabbits and also the birds that are present at this place.
It would be a great experience for you and also your kids to be very close to these reptiles. You can also see some interesting snakes at this place. Your kids may enjoy them or get scared. So you need to be a bit careful. The place is maintained really well and the staff at this place are also very friendly.
Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur
If you are interesting in knowing about the history of Baja California, then you should visit Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur. This place in La Paz is having the display of many interesting exhibits and artifacts that you are going to love. All the things in this place are special and kids will also love to see all these things in this museum.
All the sign boards in this museum are in English and it will be easy for you to understand everything. The artifacts in this place are said to be the best one. Take at least 3 to 4 hours for visiting this museum and you will be able to enjoy all the exhibits in this museum. Else it would not be easy to explore the entire museum in just one day. This museum in La Paz is definitely worth visiting.
Another interesting for you and your entire family is Whale watching. You should book a tour package for this at any of the tours and travel companies. This is possible only if you are visiting La Paz in those months when the huge blue whales are migrating to La Paz. If you are lucky, then you will get a chance to see them or you can also check more details about the whale migration and book your tickets. You will be taken for a tour into the sea on a boat and from there you will get a chance to see the blue whales.
It would be a great experience to see so many huge whales just in front of your eyes. Your kids or younger people will love this activity more than the elderly people along with you. Make sure that you are following all the instructions given by the guide who is along with you. These tour packages are interesting because the guides will keep you updated about all the information related to the whales and their migration. They also will keep you updated about the months in which they are going to migrate back.
El Teatro de la Ciudad
El Teatro de la Ciudad is theater where you can a lot of things. You will have many festivals and shows held at this place. The shows and performances done at this place are performed by many popular artists who perform both traditional and western music of Mexico. The dance performances are also interesting as they perform the local dance and also some exciting stuff.
In the month of October, “The day of dead” is celebrated and you are going to have a great time in this event. All the young kids and the women are dressed up like Katrina. You should not forget to click a lot of pictures at this place as this is a very colorful celebration. The theater from the outside would look really simple and from inside it is really amazing with all latest facilities and features. The infrastructure here is also amazing and all latest.
Dove of Peace Monument
This place Dove of Peace Monument is also called as “the Whale Tail” is a very popular monument in La Paz which you should not miss. This monument is located on the north side of this city and you will get to see this when you are going to the airport or when you are coming from the airport. The color of this monument was white in color when it was constructed, but now it looks brown color. This color change can be due to the dust near the monument.
Now a lot of plants have been planted around this place and it may get really difficult to see this place or click a few photographs in the place as the plants are going to cover this monument. Many people who are completely new to this place may not be aware about this monument in the future. Now coming to the monument designing, the artist who designed this monument has designed two doves which represent the peace of the nation. But the artist has placed the two doves in such a way that they look like the tail of a whale when seen from a long distance. Do not forget to click pictures at the place as this place may not be visible clearly after a few years.
Museo de la ballena
If you want to get the information about the marine life in La Paz, then this Museo de la ballena is the right place. When you enter in the museum and by the time you come out of it, you would say that this is one of the greatest museums that you have visited in your life.
You will get a lot of information when you are reading the signboards in the museum and to help everyone learn, these boards are in English and that is something everyone loves. Take your kids also along with you, do not consider this museum as another boring museum that you have seen in the past. This museum is different and quite interesting as well.
You can enjoy the boat tours or boat rides, bikes and also the water sports on the beaches of La Paz. But how would you feel if you get a chance to enjoy the Baja Ferries? This is Baja Ferry is going to be the best experience in your trip to this place, but you will have to wait for a very long time to get a chance for your ride. There are very few companies in La Paz, which offer the Ferry services, but this trip in the sea water is going to be just extraordinary. The ferries are maintained really very well and the staff at the ferry is also very friendly. Now, at the beginning, you were told about the beautiful islands and the wonderful sunset, this is the time to enjoy them. If possible, try to book your ferry ride in the evening and you are going to love the breathtaking sunset in this place.
After so much information about La Paz, you must now be booking your flight tickets to this place. This is a place that can entertain people from any part of this world and you should not miss such wonderful city La Paz. Have a great trip!!
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