What To Do in 3 Days in La Paz BCS, Mexico.
A small little beach town on the Sea of Cortez has been making its mark in the travel news lately. And it should be. There are so many gems for travelers to La Paz, and this guide will help you plan a 3-day adventure, that you will not forget.
Day 1 – Assuming that you have gotten lucky and landed in La Paz early, take yourself to grab amazing ceviche to kick off your trip. You are sure to find great choices all over, but may we recommend a tiny pop-up stall at the corner of Guadalupe Victoria and the Malecon? From fish ceviche, to fresh clams this tiny spot shows up with big flavor in all of their dishes. They have soda and water, but if you are looking to enjoy a beer while you take in the beautiful sea view, you are welcome to bring your own. Bring cash.
After lunch, take out some bikes (Trip and Homes rents bikes!) and explore the sea front on two wheels. Take some photos, hop into a beach volleyball game or grab some ice cream at La Fuente, right in front of the pier. Getting a feel for this little city on a bike your first day will be well worth it.
There are so many great places to enjoy dinner in La Paz, but the view from the newly opened Oliva will not disappoint. From the fantastic Fagiolini salad to the Agnolotti pasta, the food is some of the best you will find in the city. Did we mention the view?
Day 2 – Get out on the water. If you came for the whale sharks, see them! Book an amazing experience through Trip & Homes and get the most out of your sea adventure. Whale season is in the winter so make sure to plan accordingly.
But even if you are in La Paz not during whale watching season there are so many reasons to go out on the water. The biggest one is the water that is clear to the bottom, the perfect environment for snorkeling or scuba diving. Take a short boat ride to Playa Balandra or to the island of Espiritu Santo to get the best looks at nature’s offerings here.
The water works up a big appetite so after you drop your sea gear, venture to one of La Paz’s best kept dining experiences – La Casita. The “little house” is a great spot for modern Baja cuisine. From decadent sushi rolls to lamb chops, the cozy spot is perfect for enjoying a glass of Mexican wine and reviewing those photos from the day.
End your evening with a little live music at La Morante art bar close to downtown. Make sure to check their schedule on their Facebook page, but if you are lucky, you can catch world-class jazz or local bands in the pirate themed bar.
Day 3 – Don’t miss the chance to have a great Mexican breakfast at Mercado Bravo. With food stalls, fresh fish vendors, and fresh juice options, this local spot serves the best Birria, menudo and tacos around.
End your 3-day trip with a climb up La Paz’s highest point. The hill-ish mountain at the south end of the Malecon is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the water. You can easily park at the bottom of the hill (just past the gas station) and take the 45 min to hour-long walk up the hill any day of the week. Don’t forget to take some amazing photos of the city, the marina and the sea view.
There is so much to see in La Paz, far more than can be accomplished in three days, but these stops and sights will give you a great taste for the city. Check out other blogs here for tips and ideas of how to spend more time in La Paz. And know that Trip & Homes has you covered for your next adventure!
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