Mexia La Playa - Area Information
When you visit Mexia La Playa Vacation Retreat not only will you experience amazing accommodations but you will experience an amazing vacation surrounded by sun, beaches and the ocean. Whether you are looking for adventure or total relaxation, Mexia La Playa has something for everyone! At the end of each day, enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, while watching the most captivating sunset you have ever seen. Below are several great attractions in and around the area.
The Sea of Cortez is known for its incredible sport fishing. If you have a hankering to work up a sweat with a rod and reel, various private and shared tours are available, leaving from the La Paz marina. The East Cape is La Paz’s prime spot for fishing, and you will find marlin, tuna, sea bass, rooster fish, wahoo, and dolphin fish (mahi mahi) there. Each year, sport fishing tournaments such as the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament attract fishers from around the world to these waters.
Swim With the Fishes
The famous maritime explorer Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez, “the world’s aquarium.” Hundreds of species of fish make this area their home and dozens more come every season to mate and feed here. La Paz is your entrance into that world. Snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, and swimming with sea lions are all at your fingertips here.
Stroll Along the Malecon
The oceanfront promenade of La Paz is one of the city’s best urban landscape elements. It runs 20 or so blocks with vendors, tourists, and locals ambling along eating ice cream or sitting to watch the sun’s final moments in the sky. The length of the Malecon is also decorated with large sculptures create by Mexican artists from around the country, most with a sea or marine theme. Some of our favorites are the Mantarraya (“stingray”) by Salvador Rocha and La Reina de los Mares (“the queen of the seas”) by Rocio Sánchez.
Eat some Great Seafood
As one would imagine of a seaside town, La Paz is full of great seafood. There are lots of bars and cafes along the Malecon for dinner with a view, but a few of our favorites are Nim, Tres Virgenes, Apóstolis, and Mc-Fisher. Make sure you also make it to the Mercado Bravo, the town’s local market, where you can buy fresh seafood, Baja’s famous flour tortillas and produce, as well as take a turn at some of the local street-food joints such as Hermanos Gonzalez, which sells fish, clam, and scallop tacos.
Nim, Revolución de 1910 1110, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., +52 016121220908
Play A Round of Golf
There are a couple of great golf courses in La Paz with stunning views of the ocean. Situated between the Bay of La Paz and the Sea of Cortez in the Paraíso del Mar development is a course designed by Arthur Hills covering 56 hectares (0.56 square kilometers) of land. Within the Costa Baja development is a course by Gary Player, designed to combine all the best elements of the desert and the oceanside landscapes. Costa Baja is also home to the La Pintada restaurant, located right on the course.
Visit the Whale Museum
The local Museo de la Ballena is an homage to some of the area’s most frequent visitors – whales. Each year, pods of whales make their way to the Sea of Cortez to court and breed throughout the winter months. This cultural center gives tourists a deeper understanding of the biology, history, and future threats to these migrations and a whole lot of additional information about this giant mammal. You can also bask in the shadow of an entire whale skeleton on the museum’s patio.
Learn Some History
There are plenty of opportunities in La Paz for a little educational tourism to balance out all the physical activity. The town’s Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia is a great place to start and to get an idea of the pre-history of the area. The tour company Tours by Locals also offer a city tour through La Paz so that you can learn about the city’s development as a tourist destination. Several old colonial structures are worth visiting, including the Antiguo Palacio Municipal (the old City Hall), the Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), and the Misión de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz Airapí (the cathedral).
Teatro Juárez, Belisario Domínguez, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., +52 016121222090