48 Hours in La Paz, Mexico

How To Spend 48 Hours In La Paz, Mexico

La Paz is the capital of Mexico’s Baja California Sur region and is home to some wonderful educational museums on wildlife. Spend 48 hours in La Paz for a new take on Mexico.

You’ll find eco-friendly, educational day trips that take you up close for wildlife encounters. Get active in and out of the water, and enjoy local delicacies after a long day of sand and sun.

How to Spend 48 hours in La Paz, Mexico

Friday Afternoon

Once you arriving early in Los Cabos, transfer two hours north to La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. Check into CostaBaja resort, change into your bathing suite and enjoy a drink by the pool.

After shaking off the flight and soaking up some sun, go to dinner early at Steinbeck’s, which is home to one of the world’s largest collections of tequila. Enjoy a leisurely meal, then climb into a comfortable bed to get a good night’s sleep before a busy day ahead.

48 Hours in La Paz, Mexico


Rise early for breakfast before a full day on the water. You’ll take a short drive to a nearby dock to pull on a wetsuit and collect your gear for a day of snorkelling with wildlife. Take a boat to Espiritu Island where you will swim with wild sea lions and see an array of exotic birds. Afterward, take lunch on Balandra Beach, one of the most beautiful in Mexico.

In the afternoon, you’ll cruise to another point in the Bay of La Paz where whale sharks come to feed and grow in their adolescence. In the wildlife protected area, you’ll leap from the boat and swim as fast as you can to keep up with the largest fish in the sea. It’s truly a magnificent experience and one you won’t soon forget.

For even more fun on the water, head into the city center after a day of swimming. You can grab a beer and a paddle board at Harker Board Co. right on the main drag.

Hit the water in La Paz

Sunday Morning

Wake up and hit the pool one last time or head back to the city center for breakfast and a stroll along the Malecón. Order some of your favourite authentic dishes like chilaquiles or huevos ranchers to get your fix one last time before take off.

CostaBaja Resort, La Paz

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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