Visiting La Paz, Mexico
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Visiting La Paz, Mexico
Hi. We are planning a trip to La Paz with our 8 year old
daughter. Does anyone have any feedback, recommendations etc?
We went to La Paz in 2004 and loved it. We were child-free at the time, but stayed at a B&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:(http://www.clubelmoro.com/) They have many repeat visitors from all
over the world. Have a great time! Barbara
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
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!
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