Rosy red ridges slide off gently in to green seas, clear and bright in the light of afternoon Baja afternoon sun. La Paz sprawls over the thumb of land that extends into the Bahia de La Paz.
Visitors to La Paz can be certain, in this uncertain world, of stumbling across a sensational sunset and short proper sun block, getting burned. Wander the streets of this mid-sized city for a handful of historic sites and brush up on your anthropology at the Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia.
Whales have long been one of the Baja Peninsula's most popular attractions, and the Museo Comunitario de Ballena (Community Whale Museum) pays homage to their long voyage down from the north.
Frosty white coves rim the desert landscape, perfect for a late-day rest after hours of snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. Don't miss an encounter with sea lions on the Isla Espiritu Santo, accessible on a day trip out of La Paz.
Head out to sea with a charter fishing boat and try to lure in dinner, or stay shore-side and brave the blinding colors of a Baja sunset.
La Paz is 223 miles south of Loreto. Ferries to Mazatlan and Topolobamp connect regularly to Pichilingue, the ferry terminal 15 miles north of La Paz.