About La Paz

La Paz is a modern Mexican city with a history that dates back hundreds of years. Located on a large bay on the Sea of Cortez, La Paz features a wide beach-front walkway called the Malecón that offers a variety of daytime activities and stunning evening sunsets.
La Paz (meaning “peace” in Spanish) is the state capital of Baja California Sur and has a metropolitan population of approximately 300,000 people who enjoy one of the highest standards of living in all of Mexico. Click the image to the left for a larger version.


Use the links below to learn more about La Paz and the surrounding area:

A Brief History | Local Government | Climate | Day Trips | Colonias