La Paz, the capital city of Baja California Sur. Discovered by Hernan Cortes in 1535, was named Bay of Santa Cruz, but it remain virgin until 1720 when Jesuits came and build the Misson of Nuestra Señora de La Paz.
The downtown boardwalk known as El Malecón, is the center of this tranquil seaside setting of a Mexican City. few steps is the Cathedral, many restaurants, bars and coffe shops are also located in this tourist district.
If you are vacationing in Los Cabos for second time or more, done everything and seen everything, perhaps you want to visit La Paz, a completely different atmospher. You may want to go by your own, or take a City Tour. Any way, we will guarantee, you will love it.
If you are adventurous, rent a car the day before, so you can start early, I will recommend you to make the whole loop, starting take high way 1. Few minutes after the airport, you may want to take a picture at Tropic of Cancer monument and stretch your legs. You will pass Caduaño, Miraflores and Santiago, these are small communities based on true oasis, no too many thigs to visit, but you will discover the real way of Baja living. If you find local goods and candies, you won't reject. you can find hot springs in the area, you will need to ask the locals for directions, but leave it for another day, or you won't make it to La Paz.
Buenavista and Los Barriles have great beaches and many Americans and Canadians own houses that use on winter time. Some resorts are especialized for fishing trips, and that's the main business. Passing these towns you will start climbing to Sierra de La Laguna, the main mounain range in the area. many curves later you may want to stop at San Bartolo and enjoy a traditional breakfast of burritos and coffee.
Many, many curves later, you will see San Antonio and later El Tiunfo, these were mining towns, but now are almost empty, I will recommend to stop, stretch you legs and take some pictures of the reminders of their glory days.
Don't worry, you are getting closer to La Paz.