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14 Best Places to Stay in La Paz, Mexico

Colorful La Paz, which translates to “The Peace,” is the capital city in Baja California Sur and one of the best places to visit in the Baja Peninsula. It’s located about two hours north of Cabo San Lucas. It boasts abundant sunshine, a beautiful malecon (waterfront promenade), and stunning white sandy beaches that edge a turquoise sea filled with all sorts of marine life, from whale sharks, dolphins, and whales to sea turtles and countless fish species. Mouthwatering cuisine can be found around nearly every corner to fuel activities like swimming, snorkeling, and even sandboarding, while a wealth of accommodation options provide an ideal base, from hotels to vacation rentals.

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A Marine-Themed La Paz Villa with a View of the Bay

One of the top vacation rentals in Baja California Sur, Casa Marysol is a marine-themed villa where you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez from the rooftop balconies and one of the two bedrooms. It sleeps up to five and is just steps from the Malecon, with some of the top bars and restaurants a short walk away. Enjoy many desirable features, including a gorgeous private courtyard with a BBQ grill, a hot tub, and a swimming pool. You’ll have a full kitchen, TV, and washer/dryer. The host provides complimentary beach chairs and beach towels too.

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CostaBaja Resort & Spa

Enjoy direct access to La Paz Beach, just 10 minutes from downtown, with a stay at CostaBaja Resort & Spa, one of the best resorts in Baja. Guests also enjoy magnificent sea and sunset views from every room at this luxury condo resort. All rooms come with private balconies, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, coffeemakers, and robes. Book a suite for a separate living room and kitchenette. There are many facilities to take advantage of on-site, including an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, a marina, a golf course, a spa with a menu of decadent treatments, a steam room, a lap pool, and a complimentary tea bar. There are also multiple dining options on-site, including Steinbeck Restaurant, which serves international fare with unique regional touches.

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Casa Paz

Enjoy an oasis-like paradise at Casa Paz, nestled in a quiet neighborhood just four blocks from the Malecon, one of the most beautiful destinations in Baja. It accommodates up to four in two bedrooms, ideal for a family or friends traveling together. It has a lovely authentic feel with locally made furniture and works of art that include paintings from local artists along with paintings from throughout the country. Upstairs there’s a patio where you can gaze out at the sea and watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, while the downstairs patio has a plunge pool and a BBQ grill. There’s a well-stocked kitchen, air conditioning units in every room, and a laundry room with a washer/dryer too.

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Hacienda Paraiso de la Paz

An hacienda-style B&B hotel, the Hacienda Paraiso de la Paz is just a 2-minute walk to the beach and offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and Mexican-style decor. A delicious complimentary breakfast is served every morning, and there’s an infinity pool surrounded by lush gardens too. It’s ideal for lounging around in the afternoon after a morning taking part in one of the many outdoor excursions that can be arranged, including fishing, diving, snorkeling, and trips to Espiritu Island, one of Mexico’s most alluring islands. Car rental services are available on-site, and there’s a fitness center if you’re still in need of a workout after a day of fun activities.

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Hyatt Place La Paz

Located just across from Marina Costa Baja, Hyatt Place La Paz is the closest hotel you’ll find to popular Playa Balandra, often named among the most beautiful beach destinations in Mexico, while downtown and the Malecon are about a 15-minute drive (or complimentary shuttle) away. Most rooms offer sea views, and some include private balconies. All have the standard amenities Hyatt Place is known for, including free Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. You’ll find a small pool with loungers overlooking the marina and the sea, a fitness center, and a restaurant/bar too.

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Casa Abuelita: An Exquisite, Historic La Paz Home

Casa Abuelita is a traditional, historic home built in colonial style over a century ago. While it provides a glimpse of the city’s past, including the original doors that hang beneath the wooden beams, guests enjoy plenty of modern amenities. Located in the heart of downtown on the most central block in La Paz, you’ll be just a short walk from the beach and steps away from trendy shops, cafes, and restaurants. The furnishings and decor are exquisite, including bird-themed murals and gorgeous works of art. Other highlights include the tranquil central courtyard, which includes a pool, sunbathing area, and a gas grill for cookouts. A full kitchen, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer are also included.

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Casa al Mar

One of the most raved-about hotels in La Paz, Casa al Mar offers a chic stay with polished cement interiors and rooms that overlook the Malecon and the water. You’ll be steps away from everything, including restaurants and rooftop bars, while the helpful, knowledgeable staff will be happy to provide insider tips about exploring and get you anything you might need, including beach chairs for your days at some of the most stunning beaches in Baja. Dining can be enjoyed right on-site, with Chef Hector Palacios whipping up highly acclaimed dishes focused on creative, authentic Mexican recipes influenced by the sea, all of which are made using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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Casa de los Geckos

One of the best home rentals you’ll find when it comes to location, comfort, and amenities, Casa de los Geckos is just a few blocks from the Malecon, yet it provides a quiet oasis for up to six guests in two bedrooms. You’ll have your own private heated pool that sits in a beautiful backyard with comfortable outdoor furnishings, along with a well-equipped kitchen for making your own meals, a washer/dryer, and powerful Wi-Fi. Plus, the traditional, handmade decor is gorgeous, providing lots of character while giving the place a more homey feel and landing it on lists for being one of the coolest Airbnbs in Mexico.

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Little House on the Beach

A two-bedroom beachfront casita for up to five guests, the Little House on the Beach sits just across the bay from downtown La Paz and is considered to be one of the most incredible Airbnbs in Baja. It’s pet-friendly and includes a fenced-in backyard so your four-legged best friend can have fun roaming around. Kayaks, bikes, and coolers are all provided, and there’s an outdoor pool too. After dark, head to the rooftop deck, where you’ll be able to enjoy the sparkling lights of the city and incredible stargazing with a telescope included. All of the essentials are provided as well, including a well-stocked kitchen with a juicer, blender, and coffeemaker. There’s also a flat-screen TV with U.S. and Canadian channels, a DVD player, and an extensive DVD collection.

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Luxurious Private Home with Pool, Hot Tub, Sea, and Mountain Views

Located in the popular expat neighborhood of El Centenario, about 20 minutes from downtown La Paz overlooking the Sea of Cortez, this luxurious private home accommodates up to 10 guests in four bedrooms. It’s perched on a naturally landscaped hill with native desert plants, providing spectacular views of the water and the mountains. Glorious sunsets can be marveled at from here, and after dark, you’ll see the sparkling lights of the city. Enjoy your own private infinity lap pool with in-water seating, soaking in the eight-person hot tub, and gathering around the fire pit. Plus, you’ll have two full kitchens that make it easier to make large meals. The master suite is detached from the main house, ensuring plenty of privacy.

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Exceptional Penthouse - Casa Cousteau

One of the top Airbnbs in Baja with ocean views, Casa Cousteau is a luxurious two-bedroom penthouse located in a private residence that overlooks the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy watching colorful sunsets from the rooftop terrace, which includes lounging areas, a soaking pool, and an exercise studio. The master bedroom has a private balcony that’s ideal for sipping your morning coffee while enjoying a view as well. You’ll have all the necessities, including a well-equipped kitchen with filtered tap water, Wi-Fi, a big-screen cable TV, and laundry facilities.

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Posada Luna Sol

One of the best hotels in La Paz, Posada Luna Sol is located near the Malecon, offering a comfortable stay in air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and safes. Massage services are available, and there’s also a tour desk for assistance with arranging activities like sports fishing and snorkeling excursions. There are some gear rentals available, along with a shared kitchen if you want to make some of your own meals.

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Two-Bedroom Condo with Pool in the Best Location on the Sea of Cortez

A stylish two-bedroom condo for up to eight, this spacious rental is located near the Malecon and the marina, with the historic center, restaurants, bars, breweries, and more within walking distance. You’ll have a private pool on the terrace for unwinding while watching the sunset, along with all the comforts of home. It includes a large open-plan living area with two sofa beds, a 45″ flat-screen TV, and a full kitchen and washing machine. A private, secure parking spot with remote control is included, so if you don’t plan to travel far, you can simply park and enjoy once you get here.

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Hotel Catedral La Paz

Located in the historic district across from the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz, just a 5-minute walk from the Malecon and the monument to the Dove of Peace, Hotel Catedral La Paz is known for its world-class service. Its friendly staff are often raved about. The rooftop pool is the place to be for relaxing or swimming with a spectacular view over the city. On-site, there’s a restaurant and lobby bar with an atrium, and guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning of their stay. Rooms include private balconies or terraces, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs.

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