La Paz is the gateway to the wonders of the Sea of Cortez. The capital of Baja California Sur is well known as a desirable destination that offers good weather year-round, beautiful beaches and a wide variety of experiences for every visitor.
The fall weather is particularly perfect for outdoor activities because the temperatures are cooler, making it the best time of the year to tour the city and get in touch with the locals. Take a stroll along the Malecon or visit the Art Museum and maybe amble through the Organic Market to find products made with natural ingredients from the local region.
- Los Barriles
Located about 70 miles south of La Paz, Los Barriles is the ideal setting for adventure tourism. Here, visitors can enjoy activities such as kite surfing and snorkeling, as well as tours on mountain bikes and in all-terrain vehicles.
Another popular tourist attraction is sport fishing. This area features an abundance of marlin, dorado, tuna, and more.
You should dedicate at least an entire day to this beautiful place and let yourself be carried away by its extremely captivating natural elements.
- Espiritu Santo Island
Espiritu Santo Island was named a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2005 and a National Park in 2007.
The island is home to an unimaginably beautiful ecosystem where the desert encounters the sea. Visitors can enjoy pristine beaches as well as activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and diving where you can explore natural reefs and visit sunken ships.
It is a place worth touring on foot, so hiking is also a favorite activity.
In addition, Espiritu Santo Island is home to the largest reproductive colony of sea lions in the Sea of Cortez. It is entirely possible to interact with them through snorkeling or diving. September through May are the best times to visit. Remember, the Sea of Cortez is also an excellent destination to get in contact with amazing species such as whale sharks.
- El Mogote
This strip of sand has impressive sand dunes that are perfect for sandboarding. Nothing compares to the adrenaline generated by sliding down these dunes or driving a Razr at full speed through the breathtaking scenery. There’s no more exhilarating way to and see how the desert and the sea merge.
These are just some of the autumn activities La Paz offers. No matter what kind of experiences you might be looking for, La Paz always has a surprise in store.