La Paz' Top 5 Activities for Adventure Travelers

Discover the unexplored paradise at the heart of Baja

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: December 24, 2015

La Paz' Top 5 Activities for Adventure Travelers

Whether you want to swim with a whale shark, kayak or scuba dive the Sea of Cortez, La Paz offers a myriad of thrilling water sports for the adventurous traveler. With its reefs teeming with marine life and its warm, crystal-clear waters, La Paz is quickly becoming a "must visit" destination for those looking for the ultimate water experience. Conveniently located less than two hours from Los Cabos, La Paz has the small town charm with all the amenities an experienced traveler requires.

Situated between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, La Paz is home to more than 20,000 marine species. Called "the aquarium of the world" by the legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, this profusion of unspoiled natural wonder can inspire anyone's sense of exploration and discovery.
Its year-round calm and warm waters make La Paz a spectacular adventure destination waiting to be explored. Below are just a few of the many activities in La Paz to add to your bucket list:

Top 5 Adventure Activities in La Paz:

1. Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
The calm, clear waters around La Paz are perfect for diving in and viewing the spectacular array of marine life, including the majestic whale sharks. The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea and makes its annual return to La Paz to feed on plankton and enjoy the tranquil, warm waters. Swimming by one of these magnificent giants is a thrill you will not soon forget.

2. Diving
Whether you're a beginner or experienced diver, La Paz, offers some of the best diving in the Sea of Cortez. Among the must-try areas include Los Islotes, which is inhabited by colonies of sea lions, and Isla Espiritu Santo, an island with dozens of bays, artificial reefs and an abundance of marine life. Diving is year-around in La Paz.

3. Deep Sea Fishing
La Paz has become an international paradise for sport fishing and posses an extraordinary wealth of large deep-sea fish. Among the most coveted species are the striped marlin, blue marlin, black marlin, dorado, roosterfish and tuna. Fishing is one of the most popular activities for visitors to the region.

4. Stand Up Paddle Boarding or Kayaking
Avid and beginner kayakers and stand up paddle boarders will enjoy the serenity of the sea as well as the beaches near the city where they can view the most spectacular scenery and coastline vistas. For an extra thrill, you may be able to paddle close to the sea lion colonies as they frolic in the water or bask in the pristine environment.

5. Windsurfing/Kite surfing
Only 40 minutes outside of La Paz on the Sea of Cortez is La Ventana, a mecca for water sports such as diving, kayaking, surfing, and sport fishing. Its location causes a natural wind tunnel that makes this area ideal for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Although there is generally wind year-round, the official windsurfing season is from November to March.

Whether you are looking for a thrilling or a subtle water adventure, La Paz has an unforgettable experience to add to your bucket list. For more information, visit |Facebook: | Instagram: @GolaPaz #LaPazBCS |Twitter: @PureLaPaz

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