3 things you should know before visiting La Paz in Mexico

Beach in La Paz

Beach in La Paz ©Tim Buss/Flick

La Paz in Mexico is a popular city and if you want to spend there some days, you might find helpful the information that we present you regarding the accommodation possibilities, transportation and shopping options in the city.

There are several camping areas near La Paz. Authorities often try to close these areas, but the caravans insist to be parked in these places. Among these are: Casa Blanca RV Park, the La Paz RV Park, the La Ventana Campground, the Oasis RV Park and the Yo Yo Campground and trailer park. Tourists traveling on a budget can stay at Hostel California.

It has about 20 rooms built around an outdoor terrace and is very cheap. The rooms are clean, airy, have private bathrooms and the staff is very friendly.

The Baja Paradise Pension has higher accommodation prices. This guest house has clean rooms with air conditioning, refrigerator, TV and shower.

In the center of La Paz you will find hotels like Acuario, Miramar, Yeneka and Hotel Pekin, a 3 star hotel. The newest hotel in La Paz is the Fiesta, a business class beach hotel located in Costa Marina Baja. The Los Arcos Hotel also has a good location and has two sections: the hotel itself and Cabanas. The Cabanas are clean, and have a safe in the room.

Hotel Yeneka in La Paz

Hotel Yeneka in La Paz ©zanniek/Flick

Transportation in La Paz

Taxis are available in the city of La Paz and the prices are very reasonable, usually from 5 to 10 bucks for a race in town. The aguila and Sucursal Malecon Companies are serving the city with buses. Local transport involves the following average costs: a ticket is 9.00 MXN, the gasoline (1 liter ) is 9.38 MXN.

Transportation in La Paz

Transportation in La Paz ©toastforbrekkie/Flick

Shopping in La Paz

You can walk on the streets in downtown La Paz and you’ll see plenty of small shops where you can buy souvenirs. Since this is a coastal city you can get fresh seafood. Do not forget to taste the shrimp, the lobsters, the abulón, the snail and others. La Paz serves the best fish tacos in Mexico. The Bismark Cito in the beachfront is serving tacos and shrimp.

If you eat in a restaurant in the city of La Paz, a cheap meal can cost about 78.50 MXN, a table for two that includes three dishes, can cost about 285.00 MXN. The cost of indigenous beers (0.5 liters) is 12.37 MXN, while the imported beer (0.33 liter bottle ) is 27.00 MXN. A Cappucino costs 28.00 MXN, a Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle ) costs 13.50 MXN and a mineral water (0.33 liter bottle ) costs 12.50 MXN.

Beach in La Paz

Beach in La Paz ©Tim Buss/Flick

 

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