La Paz, Mexico

Discover Villa de Portico, an Inspirato villa in the laidback community of La Paz overlooking a tranquil lagoon on the Baja California peninsula. This three-bedroom offers access to the amenities of Costa Baja Resort and Spa, which include a beach club, several restaurants, and spa.

The untouched marine ecosystem surrounding La Paz draws snorkelers, scuba divers, sport fishermen, whale watchers, and more from all over the globe

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Laidback Resort Community Near the World’s Aquarium

La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, a fitting name for this area of white-sand beaches along the eastern coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. But what distinguishes La Paz from other sleepy Mexican beach towns is the abundance of exotic marine life, which prompted Jacques Cousteau to call it "the world's aquarium." Swim alongside a gentle, bus-sized whale shark for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Escape to the island of Espiritu Santos to swim with sea lions, or land a trophy marlin in La Paz's celebrated fishing waters. And don't miss the capital city of the same name, a seaside gem with the romance and charm of southern Baja, but with less tourism.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
  • Currency
    Mexican peso
  • Language
  • Time zone
    2 hours behind NYC
  • Average temperature
    101°F in summer; 78°F in winter

Destination Highlights

  • Snorkeling and Diving

    La Paz is one of the world's premier diving and snorkeling spots, thanks to the biodiversity in the Sea of Cortez. Underwater attractions include caves, sunken ships, unique rock formations, and a variety of sea life.

  • Malecon Boardwalk

    La Paz has a rich international culture dating back over 500 years. Spend a day on the Malecon boardwalk or visiting historical sites. Indulge in the local cuisine or shop at the city's eclectic boutiques and galleries.

  • Vista Mar

    The resort's beach, Vista Mar, offers powdery sand and great snorkeling access. But consider driving 20 minutes to the isolated Balandra Beach area or 25 minutes to Tecolote Beach for water sports and beach-side restaurants.



  • Forecasting Your La Paz Vacation

    La Paz has a desert climate, averaging more than 300 days of sunshine per year. The average temperature during the winter months is in the 70s; during the summer it's in the 90s. Hurricane season runs from May through early October, but your chances of being caught in a severe storm here are slim.


Map of La Paz

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