I really thought the food in La Paz was excellent. I did not have a bad meal during the entire week. I stayed at the La Concha which had a great restaurant, but every place had good food. I loved the shrimp cocktails, the fajias, the fish with garlic and butter, plus the flan. The Mexican breakfasts were really good too. Excellent refried beans. God this is making me hungry.
Check out my Trevi Italy restaurant tip page for another shrimp cocktail experience.
LA PAZ, Capital of BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
La Paz city life revolves around the town's coastal promenade that lines Paseo Álvaro Obregón. Much of the city's dining and nightlife is here. The promenade stretches for several kilometers past sandy beaches. Strollers, vendors, fisherman, and the city's friendly residents make the malecón a lively spot for people watching and taking in the beautiful sunset over the bay.
The seaside Parque de la Amistad (Park of Friendship) with benches and a two story kiosk, faces one of the several piers that extend into Bahía de La Paz.
We live about 1-1/2 hours drive south of La Paz, and as often happens, I have just taken it for granted as far as logging it onto my VT pages. Since I spent the weekend there to attend a baby shower for a friend's daughter, I went around to a few places for info and photos.
Even though it is currently not the tourist season, the city was quite bustling Saturday evening, with lots of events and of course cruising up and down the MALECON! Seemed very festive! Lots of businesses were renovating in preparation for the return of the Gringos.
A good website to get a quick overview of the things to do (snorkling, diving, trips to nearby island, fishing, nearby towns, etc.) is MEXONLINE: http://www.mexonline.com/baja/lapaz-activities.htm
La Paz, Capital of Baja California Sur
Our brief visit to La Paz was centered on sightseeing and shopping....ok, it was centered on shopping! La Paz is a bustling city of about 200,000 - the 4th largest city on the Baja and the largest in Baja California Sur, It is also a free port and as such has a lot of overseas goods.
The tourist area is down by the seaside malecon (Paseo Obregon), and the main shopping district is within a few blocks of the malecon, centered around Blvd. 16 de Septiembre.
A romantic walk along the lovely malecon as the sun is setting is highly recommended!
La Paz, pt 1
"Looks can be deceiving..."
From above Baja seems to be barren of much vegetation except for cacti. The wrinkled brown landscape - the vivid blue Pacific and Sea of Cortez. It wasn't until landing in La Paz that I saw a lot of scrub, brush, palm trees and cacti.