My journey from Mulegé to La Paz took me around 8 hours with the first part of the trip spectacularly sweeping along the Atlantic Ocean. I was starting to get into the trip, getting better at packing and unpacking the bike, finding better places to stay, what and where to eat and no longer feeling like I had been through the ringer after each day’s ride. I left around 8 am, had some breakfast at the hotel, packed my bike and got going.
I was planning to stay in La Paz around a week but ended up staying longer. Once in La Paz, I had to organize my ferry for myself and my bike to Mazatlan, Mexico, so I knew this would take some time to arrange. I booked a place in La Paz called Leo’s Baja Oasis, which was a little resort type hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
Leo and his partner were sensational, even giving me a massive upgrade into the main house for my stay. The WIFI was also great, which was a nice change! I fell in love with this city, so much to do and see and all within a short ride. From La Paz, I need up swimming with Whale Sharks, Snorkeling, Fishing and spending some time at the beach. I really cannot wait to go back there sometime soon.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, a Mexican state on the Baja California Peninsula. It has a lovelyMalecón promenade and some nice parks, with artwork by Mexican artists. In the city center, you have the Nuestra Señora de La Paz Cathedral and also a pretty cool whale museum.
The food there was sensational, and Leo and his partner pointed me to some of the better eateries in town. I highly recommend a visit to this beautiful part of Mexico, using the capital as your base to go to San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas and some of the other seaside resorts.