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Honeymoon in La Paz: ideas please.


My son Christopher (29) is engaged to a wonderful young lady who was born in Mexicali (Spanish is her first language). They are getting married this summer and Chris wants to honeymoon in Baja (good kid).

Driving was an idea but maybe flying into La Paz from Mexicali or Tijuana will give them more fun days? On a pretty tight budget, so I offered to collect data on places to stay. I searched the most recent Nomad posts on La Paz accommodations and found these named by you all...

*Casa Kootenay: https://www.casakootenay.com/
*Hotel Mediterrane: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=84418#pid1054...
*A short term apartment rental: http://apartment.lapazweb.com/
*Hacienda Paraiso de La Paz: http://www.bandbhaciendaparaisodelapaz.com/

What is the latest opinion from you Nomads in La Paz or have stayed at any of these places?
How about other recommendations (under US$100/night)?

Chris knows Baja as far south as Lopez Mateos/ Magdalena Bay where he worked one summer for a sportfishing outfitter. So this (La Paz-Cabo area) is new for him.

Any other thoughts of places to see (besides the more obvious ones dad told him about) or places to stay...?
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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 10:43 AM


What do they like to do. Do they like being around the water and water type sports and/or fishing. Are they OK with the heat in the summer if not the Pacific side might be better. Being honeymooners lock in an A/C hotel room might not be bad.

Congratulation to them and you and Baja Angel.

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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 11:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
What do they like to do. Do they like being around the water and water type sports and/or fishing. Are they OK with the heat in the summer if not the Pacific side might be better. Being honeymooners lock in an A/C hotel room might not be bad.

Congratulation to them and you and Baja Angel.

[Edited on 2-21-2018 by TMW]


Thank you, yes we are very happy for them both.

While Chris does not like the heat as I do, he does like the idea of warm water to swim in. An AC at night in La Paz is major, I agree.
No fishing, this is a honeymoon so swimming in clear water, hanging on the beach sipping mango margaritas, perhaps a few sites. They will probably fly into La Paz and thus save 4 days of driving. They just will take a week off work. His first plan was to stay at Alfonsina's, L.A.Bay, Mulegé. The driving kills trying to see so much in just a week.

He has my 2012 trip web page when Baja Angel and I stayed 5 days of the 15 in La Paz and BajaTripper and Zully showed us such a great time: http://vivabaja.com/712/




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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 11:05 AM


David, just a wedding suggestion:
They do reasonable cost weddings at the Bajamar clubhouse for all sizes of groups. If it is a small wedding you can rent my house or others on the ocean bluff and get it catered by the hotel or hire a private GOOD local chef. Our walled patio seats 100+.
Other homes have bigger spaces if needed. Limo with private security available to the TJ airport for those concerned.




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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 11:15 AM


Thank you Ted, they have the wedding location already... in the San Diego area. Too many wedding guests are not able or likely to travel into Mexico. I appreciate the idea, however!



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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 11:28 AM


I liked Hotel Catedral in La Paz. Brand new, stylish, and clean. About $100 a night. Rooftop pool and bar. Cool vibe. A couple of blocks from the Malecón. The Malecón may still be under construction. Something to consider.
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I think summer is a bad time to visit La Paz. it is way too hot and muggy!
For same flight cost they could go to other places with better summertime climate...





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Check Hotel La Concha. It's older but nice, also a little out of town toward the ferry. Old World charm with great grounds, restaurant, bar, pool and beach. I would even call it romantic. Very reasonable prices.

https://www.laconcha.com/en




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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 12:28 PM


You could find something like this with A/C and a courtesy car....

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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 12:31 PM


Wonderful ideas... and only in the first hours of my post. I can't wait to share these ideas with Chris after work, tonight. Many thanks!



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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 12:40 PM


Just checked the La Concha site and found this,,,,

Special Offers
The best Mexico Beach Resort was never so affordable. La Concha Beach Resort puts within your reach the most incredible Hotel deals in La Paz along with exclusive packages you cannot miss. With a privileged location 10 minutes from downtown and right at the beach, La Concha Hotel offers you a long list of relaxing, exciting and fun activities. Take advantage of our Specials and Packages and make your reservation now to enjoy an unbeatable location, facilities and services among hotels in La Paz, Mexico.



Romance Package
From $2,863.50 MXN

King Size bed with ocean view

Welcome set on the room (petals, cheese and fruit plate and two little wine bottles)

Romantic dinner for two with romantic stile: a glass of wine, salad and a sharing dessert, 3 different main dishes to choose.

Taxes included and special rate for an additional night.

https://www.laconcha.com/en/la-paz-hotel-deals
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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 12:57 PM


Coasta Baja is the best hotel by far.

Tell them to get one of the big corner rooms on the 4th floor. Very big balcony overlooking the ocean, marina. Service is top notch. Beach access, big pool. Steinbecks restaruant/bar.

Trust me on this one, for a Honeymoon you wouldn't want to go anywhere else in La Paz.

http://www.costabajaresort.com/






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Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  

I think summer is a bad time to visit La Paz. it is way too hot and muggy!
For same flight cost they could go to other places with better summertime climate...



goat is unhappy.....they might want to reconsider their plans :rolleyes:
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Quote: Originally posted by BigBearRider  
I liked Hotel Catedral in La Paz. Brand new, stylish, and clean. About $100 a night. Rooftop pool and bar. Cool vibe. A couple of blocks from the Malecón. The Malecón may still be under construction. Something to consider.


Malecon is almost finished - drove it today

I would recommend Hotel Catedral as well
very fresh, very young
and all the cool hangout places are in walking distance

not many tourists during the summer - so you could have your own private beach for the day over at Espiritu Santo




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Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Coasta Baja is the best hotel by far.

Tell them to get one of the big corner rooms on the 4th floor. Very big balcony overlooking the ocean, marina. Service is top notch. Beach access, big pool. Steinbecks restaruant/bar.

Trust me on this one, for a Honeymoon you wouldn't want to go anywhere else in La Paz.

http://www.costabajaresort.com/






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Looks great, almost hard to believe that is under $100!

Hi Harald, I found their website: http://hotelcatedral.mx/ but the English page doesn't work (for my son to read).

Thanks, Paco... that price is way over budget, but I will send Chris the link.

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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 03:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Coasta Baja is the best hotel by far.

Tell them to get one of the big corner rooms on the 4th floor. Very big balcony overlooking the ocean, marina. Service is top notch. Beach access, big pool. Steinbecks restaruant/bar.

Trust me on this one, for a Honeymoon you wouldn't want to go anywhere else in La Paz.

http://www.costabajaresort.com/






[Edited on 2-21-2018 by JZ]


Looks great, almost hard to believe that is under $100!

Hi Harald, I found their website: http://hotelcatedral.mx/ but the English page doesn't work (for my son to read).

Thanks, Paco... that price is way over budget, but I will send Chris the link.

[Edited on 2-21-2018 by David K]


Try opening it in Chrome and using Google Translate.




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Mexican websites rarely work - what do you expect?




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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 03:56 PM


I know its not in La Paz but its close...
We loved it here, unreal beaches, great hotel....decent restaurant (only drawback)...not too many people, 30min drive to Barriles

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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 04:31 PM


I would go with Club el Morro its 3.5 k from centro along the malecon. Nice big rooms and some with kithenettes. Decent pool also. Looks to be around 900 pesos summer rate. https://www.clubelmoro.com.mx/



If they want to be in right in the middle of things its hard to beat the old La Perla for around 1000 pesos.http://www.hotelperlabaja.com/s.

I checked Booking.com with a random mid July date and got those prices. I stayed at bothe places in Nov. 2017.







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[*] posted on 2-21-2018 at 06:29 PM


Thank you all, I have sent the links you guys gave on to Chris and Lyz. Keep the ideas coming.

He knows about the boat ride to Los Islotes, Tecolote, etc. but any other sightseeing trips they may like, please suggest. They are both into hiking as well as swimming. I know July is not top hiking time in La Paz, but even old dad and stepmom did some hiking on our July trip there. mangos are great in San Bartolo, too!




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