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La Paz is the capital city of Baja California Sur, the state that contains Cabo San Lucas. La Paz is a simpler, less touristy destination than Cabo, but has all the amenities. It is a place to relax and get away from the Hard Rock Cafe style of tourist center. The contrast between the harsh and stark desert surrounding the city and the teaming waters of the Gulf is striking.
La Paz can be reached by airlines from Los Angeles, Houston and Phoenix, or by ferry from Topolobampo and Maztlán on the Mexican mainland. You can also get there by flying to San Jose del Cabo and driving for 2 hours up the coast. The road is a little rough, but the scenery is a good insight to the desert that surrounds La Paz.
Situated in a bay off the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), La Paz is intimately connected to the sea. Tourists will find world class fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving here. The area is filled with whales, whale sharks, sea lions, and other large oceanic creatures.
The Old part of the city begins at the waterfront and extends several blocks inland. Here you will find the hotels, shops, and restaurants that cater to tourists and locals alike. The cathedral, central offices, and small shops are typically Colonial Mexican.