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How to Spend 1 Day in La Paz

How to Spend 1 Day in La Paz

Quieter than Los Cabos yet just as charming, La Paz is the ideal destination for culture lovers and sun worshippers. Though you could easily while away weeks in the Baja Peninsula, one day in La Paz is just enough to see the city’s highlights. Here’s how.

Morning: Explore the City

Get your bearings in La Paz’s historic center on a walking tour, which typically lead you along the malecón (boardwalk) and make stops at La Paz Cathedral and the Juárez Theatre. Or, hone in on the city’s murals on a street art tour. Just be sure to get started early in order to beat the heat.

Afternoon: Take to the Sea

Once the sun reaches its peak, take refuge in the salty waters Pacific Ocean while swimming with whale sharks. The coast of La Paz is one of the top places in the world to spot whale sharks in their natural habitat—full- or half-day tours increase your chances of spotting the giants and typically include round-trip transfers from your hotel for ease.

Alternatively, head to the UNESCO-protected Espiritu Santo Island, where you can spot sea lions, swim and snorkel, and lunch on secluded beaches. Plus, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the La Paz coastline en route.

Night: Dine at Leisure

For your first and last night in La Paz, return to the malecón to catch the sunset. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the city’s top restaurants for an indulgent dinner and drinks. Sampling some of the region’s seafood is a must—look out for specialties like almejas chocolatas rellenas (stuffed clams). Then, head to one of La Paz’s bars to sample several smoky mezcal shots; some dedicated mezcal bars offer immersive tasting sessions.

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Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park

Snorkeling Adventure at Espiritu Santo Island National Park

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Enjoy all the beauty the UNESCO-protected Espiritu Santo Island National Park has to offer on this snorkeling experience. First, spend some time snorkeling in the same turquoise bay that sea lions call home. Then, stop at one if the island’s beaches to eat lunch, and to swim, relax, or do more snorkeling. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for marine life because the national park is known to have more than 500 species of fish.
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  • 6 hours
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3 Day ” Coast to Coast”

3 Day ” Coast to Coast”

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Off-road tours are the most fun when you get to drive your own vehicle. On this tour, follow a local guide as you weave your way up the middle of the Baja California peninsula before dropping down to the coast. Along the way, stop to admire scenery or cool off in refreshing pools—chances are you won’t see many other travelers en route.
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  • 2 days 12 hours
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Whale Shark snorkeling at La Paz guided by a local marine biologist

Whale Shark snorkeling at La Paz guided by a local marine biologist

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Swim with peaceful whale sharks on this snorkeling adventure from La Paz. Join a small group sail and strap on all the complimentary equipment you’ll need—wetsuit, mask, snorkel, and fins. Then, jump in the water with an experienced guide and enjoy multiple swims with these gentle giants. Enjoy complimentary snacks, soda, and water.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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