Visiting La Paz, Mexico

Archived Q&A and Reviews


Going to La Paz with a 8 year old

August 2006

Hi. We are planning a trip to La Paz with our 8 year old daughter. Does anyone have any feedback, recommendations etc? thanks Betty

We went to La Paz in 2004 and loved it. We were child-free at the time, but stayed at a B with a couple families. We did not rent a car (nor did the families). We hitched rides out to the beaches. No problem - just don't expect seatbelts and seats for everyone :) . The seaside shack dining at the furthest beach was some of the best food we had, also a little place on a side street - ''La Fonda'' - it was also quite excellent. We hired a local boat owner a couple days to take us snorkling and to Espirito de Santos. He sits in his boat in the mornings near the pier along the Malacon, just in front of the ice cream shop (great ice cream). He'll take you to swim with the sea lions (awesome!!) and other nearby sites. We also walked to the Ibara family pottery shop and the weavers, both were very interesting to see - for kids too. We toured a couple museums and a church, but nothing of too much note. THe public market is fun to see - few English speakers there. Oh, that said, we didn't speak Spanish, but got along just fine. Either the other knew enough English, or was willing to work through the gestures to figure out needs. We also ate at an excellent street taco stand that was a block off the Malacon on a street running parallel, they grill in their little stand and have picnic tables out so it takes up 20 feet or more of sidewalk, not just a quickie-hotdog stand type of vendor would love to go again!

Club El Moro is a great family friendly, inexpensive hotel on a beautiful property in La Paz. It is run by my husband's uncle, Ricardo, and he and his family live on-site. I have spent many wonderful vacations there, including bringing my family and my two nieces with me. One of my nieces had a birthday on the trip, and they helped us set up a pinata in the yard for a little party. It is an ideal location from which to explore La Paz and the surrounding Baja area (Todos Santos is nearby and is worth visiting). They are quite good at helping to set up various activities for their guests, and their staff also speaks English. Check out their website:( They have many repeat visitors from all over the world. Have a great time! Barbara

Hotel in La Paz that's great with kids?

Nov 2005

Can someone recommend a hotel in La Paz, Mexico, that would be great with kids? I'm thinking in terms of pool, play areas, relatively clean, good food, and perhaps rooms with kitchenettes. Ideally, we'd love to be somewhere that's not a huge, generic hotel. There are tons of places on the web but they all look the same. Anyone know anything about Perla, or El Moro?

Hello fello BPNers, My friends just got back from La Paz in October and loved the La Marina hotel (maybe one word?). Their royal suites have two rooms and a kitchenette for about $70/nite. The hotel amenities include pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, and restaurant. It's centrally located and the first hotel on the main drag. They also recomend Baja Pirates for deep sea fishing. Hope this helps! Laura