La Paz is an authentic Mexican citybustling,
vibrant and beautiful without the annoyance of street peddlers
and timeshare salespeople. Located on a large bay on the Sea of Cortez,
La Paz features a wide beach-front walkway called the Malecón
that offers a variety of daytime activities and stunning evening sunsets.
La Paz (meaning peace in Spanish) is the state capital of Baja California Sur and has a metropolitan population of nearly 200,000 people who enjoy one of the highest standards of living in all of Mexico
The area was inhabited at least 10,000 years ago by Neolithic hunter-gatherers but its modern history began in 1535 when Hernán Cortés arrived and named the place Santa Cruz. Although the original colony failed, Sebastian Vizcaino established the permanent settlement of La Paz in 1596. Today, the city offers all the modern conveniences you could want without giving up its 400-year-old colonial charm. » READ ON