Local Government

The state of Baja California Sur consists of three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) and is administered by a publicly elected governor. BCS is divided into 5 municipalities, each with its own elected municipal president (i.e. mayor) and municipal council (ayuntamiento), along with numerous local public service agencies. The city of La Paz is located in the municipality of La Paz, while San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are in the municipality of Los Cabos. The other municipalities in the state are Comondú, Loreto and Mulegé.

Both the state and the municipality operate active tourism agencies (see our directory), which may provide additional useful information about the area.

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