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The Best Ice Cream in La Paz

Summer is here and without a doubt the best way to cool off is enjoying the ocean view while sitting under a tree by the Malecon (boardwalk) with a delicious ice cream cone in hand.

There are several ice cream parlors in town, but this little gem is one of our favorites based on popular demand:

La Fuente has been in La Paz for around 25 years.  It is a Sunday tradition to walk down the Malecon, grab an ice cream and watch the sun set over the water. At La Fuente, they also offer “Aguas Frescas” as well as ice pops of very unique natural flavors such as Jamaica, lemon, vanilla and for those who dare to try something new, cucumber with chile or mango with chamoy. Many people argue that the ice creams from La Fuente are better than the famous gelatos in Italy. If you’re having trouble locating La Fuente while visiting La Paz, look for the huge polka dot tree, it’s impossible to miss due to the colorful, well, polka dots painted all over its trunk.

Free Things to Do in La Paz, Mexico

If you’re in La Paz and not looking to break the bank, no need to worry, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy, many of which are completely free. With many beaches to explore, how about taking a leisurely walk collecting sea shells and beachcombing for old treasures, followed by a romantic afternoon picnic in the sand?  Looking to get some color?  Why not take this time to go shirtless or strap on that bikini to get yourself one wicked tan by laying out along one of the many vast sandy beaches. You’re bound to get bronzed by doing so.

After you’ve experienced the beaches of the Baja Peninsula in La Paz, Mexico, you may be interested in learning more about the culture within the actual city of La Paz. Well once again you’re in luck as this unique town located next to the Sea of Cortez is home to many historic pieces of art, all available for your viewing pleasure. To accompany La Paz’s beautiful artistic history is its architecture, most notably the Nuestra Senora de La Paz Cathedral. The sightseeing you can experience in La Paz is truly breathtaking and something you’ll cherish forever. After a long day of checking out the allure of La Paz or strolling along the malecon, you may find yourself looking to strike up a conversation with some of the locals. Most are highly interested in teaching others about their history and the roots of the town they love, so we encourage you to be friendly and engage in great conversation!

To end your trip in La Paz while still keeping things totally FREE, check out one of the many hiking spots in or around town. We suggest that you head just north of town to the Pichilingue Peninsula or find your way a little south of town to the Laguna Mountains. While on your hike make it your mission to scope out the wildlife that call the Baja home.

So there you go, the how-to on making your vacation activities FREE in La Paz, Mexico.



Fun Activities at an Affordable Price in La Paz, Mexico


Planning your next vacation can be stressful. First off, and most importantly, you have to decide where you want go. Let’s say you decide to go La Paz, Mexico for some fun in the sun, great. Except now you must appropriately budget your Mexican vacation to this paradise by the Sea of Cortez. It is likely that a trip like this for your family can add up faster than you anticipate, but let’s be honest, no one wants to skimp out on their special two weeks they get each year. Well, don’t worry we have your back on this one! La Paz, Mexico is a place that offers up a wide variety of affordable vacation activities and here are the ones that make it in the top five for us:

1. Snorkeling

What better way to spend your beach vacation than in the water looking at sea creatures and all that the ocean has to offer? Guided snorkeling trips in La Paz are offered at a reasonable price of $66 per person at Marlin Adventures. Or if you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, why not pack up your own gear and go for it from one of La Paz’s many beaches.

2. Kayak Adventures

Rent out a half-day sea kayak for just $25 at Sea & Adventures, Inc, exploring the Sea of Cortez and all of her hidden coves. Who knows, you may even run into some friendly sea life or uncover a private beach spot where you and your family can set up camp for an afternoon picnic.

3. Beaches

La Paz is home to some of Mexico’s finest and most gorgeous beaches. From public to private, huge to small, La Paz has them all. Pack up some beach chairs, food, beverage and a beach ball to be entertained all day long. Check out Playa el Tecolote.

4. Hiking

If you’re looking for a day hike, head just North of La Paz to the Pichilingue Peninsula or find a more rigorous adventure in the Laguna Mountains South of La Paz. Either way, hiking is a good way to get the whole family out and about to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Baja Peninsula.

5. Horseback Riding

Take the family out for a half-day horseback riding adventure. This is another great way to see the scenery of La Paz, Mexico without being on your feet all day! It is also highly affordable and deals are easy to be found in town.



Getting to La Paz, Mexico

Beginning your adventure in The City of Peace is made accessible with various transportation offerings.

La Paz is served by Manuel Marquez de Leon International Airport (airport code LAP). The airport is 12  KM south of the main city, and features flights from Alaska Airlines, Aeromexico Connect, Volaris and VivaAerobus to the most important cities of Mexico including: Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and the U.S., with flights to LA and San Diego and more.

It is approximately a two-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas, should you fly into Los Cabos International Airport.

If looking for a genuine road trip, La Paz is at about 950 miles from San Diego down Highway 1, with beautiful scenery and landscapes.

From Mainland Mexico, you can catch a ferry that crosses the Sea of Cortez to and from La Paz to the port cities of Mazatlan and Los Mochis. Ferries do not run everyday, so be sure to check departure times.

Directions to Paraiso Del Mar

Located on the tip of a peninsula just 1/2 mile across the bay from La Paz, Paraiso del Mar offers 1,700 acres of paradise with nearly five miles of beach frontage on the Sea of Cortez.  From La Paz, Paraiso del Mar is a five-minute boat ride across the bay.

Paraiso del Mar
Plaza Vista Coral, Local 2
Topete y Marquez de Leon, Col. El Manglito CP23060
La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Paraiso Del Mar provides free airport to hotel, and hotel to airport transportation from Manuel Márquez de León International Airport. Please contact to arrange the service.

If you rent a car, exit airport to the left,  follow the road to La Paz-Constitucion, stay on the left line and follow the sign La Paz Centro. Pass Walmart and keep going straight. Once you are in town the road changes names to Abasolo; you will pass 5 de Febrero Boulevard with a stop light. Be ready to turn left on Marquez de Leon street. Enter Plaza Vista Coral, our host will be waiting for you by the dock where you take the boat to Paraiso del Mar.

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