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raferguson


Feb 16, 2006, 7:47 PM

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La Paz, BCS, any tips or must see items?

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We are going to spend a week in La Paz, Baja California Sur, in March. Our current plan is that we will spend the whole week there, but we might spend a night in Todos Santos or down in San Jose del Cabo. I understand that the good beaches are north of town near the ferry, and we will probably take a boat excursion of some kind, perhaps to the nearby island of Espiritu Santus.

Any tips or suggestions, things that we should see or do, things that we should avoid? We are not planning to have a car.

Richard


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morgaine7


Feb 16, 2006, 10:03 PM

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Re: [raferguson] La Paz, BCS, any tips or must see items?

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Tecolote beach, 20-30 minutes from downtown, is very nice. Definitely go on a day-trip to Espiritu Santo, where views and wildlife are splendid. There's a fascinating colony of sea lions. It can be COLD on the boat, especially in the morning, so wear layers over your swimsuits. Excursions can be booked from various locations downtown and normally include transportation (may depend on where you're staying). A good source of info is the tourism office on the Malecón near Los Arcos hotel. They are very helpful and can point you to art exhibits or other happenings during your visit.

La Paz is pleasant for walking, and I've stayed there three times without needing a car. But if you plan to visit Todos Santos and Los Cabos, you might want to compare cost of renting one for a couple days vs. other options.

Great seafood tacos at the outdoor stand across from Mas department store. Enjoy!

Kate


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Feb 17, 2006, 1:29 AM

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Re: [raferguson] La Paz, BCS, any tips or must see items?

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The "good beaches past the ferry" are actually to the South of town, if you want to get technical. There is only one road to get to Todos Santos, and then on to Cabo so you won't have any problems if you rent a car and drive yourself. La Paz isn't a big city, but it can be very confusing and difficult to drive in so I'd skip the car rental if you plan to stay in town.

Try a search here for restaurants in La Paz http://forums.bajanomad.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=48
 
 
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