Located along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur about two hours north of Cabo, the cosmopolitan city of La Paz is aptly named, translating to “the peace.” You’ll find sunshine nearly every day of the year for enjoying outdoor adventures like swimming with whale sharks and snorkeling in what underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau called the “world’s aquarium,” along with numerous cultural attractions and great shopping and dining. While you’re here, base your stay at one of these fabulous hotels for the most unforgettable experience.
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Costa Baja Resort & Spa (Prices & Photos)
Costa Baja Resort & Spa[/caption]Costa Baja Resort & Spa offers some of the most breathtaking views of the sea you’ll find and enjoys direct access to La Paz Beach, located just 10 minutes from downtown. A luxurious condo resort, each room boasts a private balcony for soaking up those incredible vistas including magnificent sunsets over the water. Just a few of the amenities include a golf course, marina, a spa with a variety of treatments options, a lap pool, steam room, fitness center, complimentary tea bar and an infinity pool with a swim-up bar. You’ll also have easy access to whale watching, snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, fishing and swimming with whale sharks and other excursions. There are multiple on-site eateries too, like Steinbeck Restaurant which serves international cuisine with unique regional touches.
Hyatt Place La Paz (Prices & Photos)
About 15 minutes from downtown along the Sea of Cortez, Hyatt Place La Paz is one of the best values around, offering exceptional service and well-appointed rooms, some with balconies overlooking the marina, an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar. Set right across the Marina Costa Baja, guests enjoy convenient access to the Beach Club and golfing at the Costa Baja golf course. This is also the closest hotel to one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches, Playa Balandra with its white, soft sands framing shallow, calm and clear turquoise waters that make it look as if it should be in the Caribbean.
One La Paz (Prices & Photos)
Located just a short walk from the seafront in the central historic district of La Paz and only a 5-minute walk to the pier where numerous boat excursions depart, One La Paz offers a comfortable and affordable stay that includes a beautiful outdoor pool with spectacular views over the city and the sea. It also hosts a restaurant that serves a complimentary hot breakfast and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a desk and cable television.
Hotel La Posada & Beach Club (Prices & Photos)
Situated on the beachfront, La Posada & Beach Club is a boutique hotel that offers an ideal location and stylish suites that all enjoy sea views along with a private balcony and terrace. Each one also includes a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a lavish bathroom with a spa tub, along with robes and slippers. Guests enjoy a free daily breakfast and can also take advantage of outstanding facilities like the gym, a spa with a temazcal sauna along with a variety of indulging treatments and an outdoor swimming pool. The on-site restaurant serves Spanish/Mexican fusion fare, while the bar/lounge is a fabulous place to sip a refreshing drink.
Las Gaviotas Resort (Prices & Photos)
Las Gaviotas Resort is situated within just a block of the waterfront promenade and only five minutes from Caimancito Beach where the water is calm and a nearby rocky reef makes it an ideal spot for snorkeling. It’s a great place to stay if you want to save on dining out, as each room includes a kitchen with an electric stove-top, microwave and refrigerator, and BBQ facilities are provided near the pool. Accommodations also include sofa beds, cable television, safes and Wi-Fi access. An outdoor swimming pool, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk are provided as well.
Posada LunaSol Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Hotel Posada Luna Sol is located near the Malecon and offers a wide range of facilities for relaxing and taking part in a variety of activities, including a tour desk, bicycle rentals and massage services. Each air-conditioned room includes cable television, free-Wi-Fi, a safe and bathroom with complimentary toiletries. You’ll also be able to take advantage of the terrace and shared kitchen, rent water-skiing gear or arrange for a sports fishing or snorkeling excursion.
Hotel Catedral La Paz (Prices & Photos)
Hotel Catedral La Paz is known for its world-class service that will make you feel like you’re a celebrity, located in the historic district across from the Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz, a 5-minute walk to the promenade, the monument to the Dove of Peace, and beautiful stretches of golden sands. Rooms include a terrace or balcony, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi – book a suite and you’ll also get a microwave, mini-bar and a living room with a sofa bed. A casual restaurant and lobby bar with an atrium is located on site, with complimentary breakfast served every morning. The highlight, however, is the rooftop pool with its stunning views of the cathedral and the city and a terrace with sun loungers.
Hacienda Paraiso de la Paz (Prices & Photos)
A hacienda-style bed-and-breakfast, the Hacienda Paraiso de la Paz is a two-minute walk from the city’s beaches and offers air-conditioned rooms with Mexican-style decor, seating areas, free Wi-Fi, cable television and refrigerators. Enjoy a free Mexican breakfast every morning and lounging by the enticing infinity pool surrounded by lush gardens in the afternoon, or take advantage of the tour desk where outdoor excursions can be arranged, including tours to Espiritu Santo Island, snorkeling and diving, fishing and more. The hotel also offers car rental services on site and a fitness center.