Travel to La Paz, Mexico – La Paz Kayaking Tours in Baja
Isla Espiritu Santo and Magdalena Bay kayaking tours begin from La Paz, Mexico. Travel to La Paz is easy from the US. This small waterfront city of 200,000 people is located in the state of Baja California del Sur. Cortes himself landed here in 1635 but failed to establish a colony due to its remoteness. Later Spaniards developed a lucrative pearl fishery at La Paz that was the subject of the Steinbeck novel The Pearl. Its primary economic activities are eco-adventure sports, general tourism, fishing, and agriculture. The occupants enjoy one of the highest standards of living in Mexico thanks to the prosperous and peaceful economy.
La Paz is a charming city, small enough to easily explore on foot, and is comfortable and safe for travelers. You will enjoy visiting its open air markets and numerous waterfront restaurants. The waterfront boulevard, known as the Malecon, has a bike path and beachside walkway. It provides 5 km of continuous access to the beach and great bird watching right in town.
Travel Advice for Sea Kayaking in La Paz, Mexico
La Paz has an international airport (LAP) convenient for flights from the US offered by several carriers such as Alaska Airlines and Aero Mexico. You can also fly into Los Cabos (SJD) then take the bus to La Paz if you want to explore the entire cape region on your kayaking vacation.
The preferred carrier is Alaska Airlines 800-252-7522 due to reliability factors such as punctuality and fewer problems with baggage. Aero Mexico 800-237-6639 has more choices of indirect flights from the central and eastern US.
We strongly urge you to contact the airlines, or speak with a travel agent, as soon as possible. Seats can be very difficult to obtain, particularly during the “spring break” period in March.
If you would like professional assistance with making your flight reservations, please call a flight or travel agent as we cannot help you with the airlines beyond the advice and tips we provide on this page.
Hotels in La Paz, Mexico
There are many nice hotels in La Paz, Mexico and they range from budget to luxury. Most are concentrated near the waterfront and we suggest choosing one near the downtown area to easily explore the markets. Our La Paz and Magdalena Bay kayak tours do not include accommodations (unless it is specifically indicated on your itinerary) so it is your responsibility to make these arrangements.
For general questions about travel to Baja for your sea kayak tour, including information on travel documents and health advice, please click back to the main Baja travel page.