Do not forget ear pads if your hotel is on the Malecon (most of hotels are there); it is the busiest avenue and, especially on weekends, the traffic is extremely noisy. But don’t ask for a room without the view of Malecon for this reason because it’s breathtaking, especially on sunsets.
Baja California Sur's capital
La Paz is a very lively town with 170.000 inhabitants; it's perhaps the only town in the Baja California Sur where you can experience the real mexican life. During day it may look sleepy but from sunset everybody is on the Malecon. You can admire beautiful sunsets there. Don't miss it.
"Desert between the Sea and the Pacific"
La Paz is an undiscovered gem just a few hours north of Los Cabos. To my mind, Los Cabos is ersatz; clean, orderly, and too well planned. La Paz is anything but this. It is organic, dusty and utterly unplanned. The open air taquierias are both cheap and delicious. The desert is, well, deserted. Unlike Los Cabos, it is not Florida-displaced. I have been there twice and I am sure I will return as soon as I can.
Day 5: Still at Camp - Day 6: Finally Movin' On
"A Hike In The Desert"
We got stuck for an extra day at our second camp due to high wind & waves. So we kept ourselves occupied by hiking in the desert.
"Lots of These On The Beach..."
"What a view!"
"Our shrine to the wind god"
"A ruined hacienda"
"Day 6: Back On The Water!"
The wind finally let up and the sea calmed again to nearly lake conditions. Here's a view of the Rio Rita from our kayak.
After paddling for a few hours, the crew picked us up and we rode on the Rio Rita to make up for lost time. It always amazed me that they could pack us all and our kayaks on the boat fairly comfortably.
"Our Third Camp"
Our second camp was the prettiest, but this one was a close second. Not for the attractions on land, but for the beach and the critters. We went whale watching, bathed with a seal, and started to see some good coral here. - Not to mention it started to get warmer here...