La Paz, a sleepy fishing town with a population of 180,000, is a town that transforms itself into a world class diving and fishing destination when the water in the Sea of Cortez warms up. A short, picturesque 2 hour drive from Cabo San Lucas or an even shorter flight from Phoenix or Los Angeles, La Paz is great for anything from long weekends to longer stays.
Swimming, scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, sport and deep sea fishing, wind surfing, whale watching, island camping, jet skis, and many other water sports can be enjoyed in La Paz. Dive Los Islotes’ sea lion rookery, the El Bajo Sea Mount, and the wreck of the car ferry “Salvatierra”. Dive with the hammerhead sharks, sea lions, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays, and gamefish of the Sea of Cortez.
La Paz is a great town for handicraft and artwork purchases without the touristy feel of Cabo San Lucas. Some of the best scuba diving and fishing is yours to experience just hours from Los Angeles. The island of Espiritu Santo offers the perfect getaway from civilization…kayak, sail, or camp on and around the island. An abundant selection of restaurants will satisfy most preferences and price ranges.