Destination guide

Discover jewel-toned La Paz

With pastel-colored houses, sunny plazas and a breezy waterfront promenade, it's easy to fall under La Paz's spell. The Bajan town captures the hearts of vacationers with a timeworn beauty that dates to the Spanish colonial era. Spend your days peering into stone churches, devouring crispy fish tacos and shopping at local markets. La Paz is also a gateway to Baja's jewel-toned coastline. La Paz vacation rentals make the most of the setting with stunning waterfront properties. Needless to say, 1000 shades of blue and green will elevate your morning coffee to the next level.

Things to do

Swim with whale sharks in La Paz

The Museo de la Ballena offers a fascinating glimpse at Baja's flourishing gray whale population. Inside, you'll find audiovisual displays and beautifully preserved skeletons, all accompanied by a soundtrack of ethereal whale songs. La Paz vacation rentals also put you within striking distance of Cabo Pulmo National Park, a kaleidoscopic marine reserve that boasts some of Baja's best diving and snorkeling. As you explore the park, you'll find yourself immersed in a wonderland of rainbow corals, cruising sea turtles and, if you're lucky, a whale shark or 2.

Activities

Sleep under the stars in La Paz

At sunset, you'll find locals strolling along El Malecon, a 3.5-mile-long promenade lined with sandy beaches and open-air sculptures. It's impossible to resist the allure of Espiritu Santo, a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of more than 200 islands. Whether you opt for a kayaking tour, snorkeling trip or catamaran cruise, you'll be smitten by the aquamarine archipelago. Want to really connect with nature? Why not spend a night sleeping under the stars on a "glamping" trip? Overnight stays are the best way to discover Espiritu Santo's sandy beaches, pink-tinged sea cliffs and hidden sea caves.

Weather

Pack a costume for Carnaval La Paz

While some parts of Baja get much colder in the winter, temperatures along the Sea of Cortez rarely dip below the 70s. Balmy nights are perfect for seafood BBQs and ice-cold Coronas on the deck of your La Paz vacation rental villa. Visit in February and you could catch Carnaval La Paz, a colorful celebration featuring street parades, glamorous costumes and plenty of tequila. Crowds always spike over Christmas, New Year and the US summer break. If swimming with whale sharks is on your wish list, visit from September to April.

Natural features

La Paz – a gateway to Baja California

La Paz sits on the south-east tip of the Baja California Peninsula, around 2 hours from Cabo San Lucas. The landscape is dramatic, with the aquamarine waters of the Sea of Cortez standing in stark contrast to the sunbaked interior. As well as being one of North America's prime gray whale-watching destinations, La Paz also offers a unique opportunity to swim with whale sharks. The Sea of Cortez is a haven for the gentle marine giants, which flock to the warm waters to feed on krill.

How to get there

How to get to and around La Paz

The nearest airport is in La Paz, Baja California Sur (LAP-Manuel Marquez de Leon Intl.), located 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around La Paz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 284 vacation rentals near La Paz. From 86 Houses to 148 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near La Paz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to La Paz?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in La Paz:

  • Esterito: 66 vacation rentals
  • Lomas de Palmira: 51 vacation rentals
  • Colina del Sol: 63 vacation rentals
  • Las Garzas: 19 vacation rentals
  • El Manglito: 49 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to La Paz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in La Paz. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marina Cortez: 284 vacation rentals
  • Anthropology and History Museum of Baja California Sur: 283 vacation rentals
  • Biblioteca de la Historia de las Californias: 283 vacation rentals
  • Malecon Kiosk: 283 vacation rentals
  • La Paz Serpentarium: 284 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around La Paz listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in La Paz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 86 Houses in La Paz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Paz include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 148 rentals available
  • Villas: 15 rentals available
  • Studios: 99 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in La Paz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 168 vacation rentals with pool available in La Paz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.