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[*] posted on 5-29-2019 at 04:38 PM
a week in La Paz


Well I made it!
Feels great to be back, it’s been 3 looong years since I’ve been in Mexico!

I’ll be keeping a log here for me and for anyone else interested in La Paz.


Flights went well. Very very humid at SJD airport though and a bit humid in La Paz right now but not as bad as Cabo area.

Took around 3 hours to drive up from SJD but that’s pretty normal.

One “checkpoint” ,which was at the beginning of La Paz city, but the guy was just playing on his phone and didn’t look up.

Just went for a Pacifico and now going to rest for a bit.

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[*] posted on 5-29-2019 at 04:42 PM


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[*] posted on 5-29-2019 at 04:47 PM


La Paz is a fantastic city. I love the beach to the north too. Enjoy yourself.




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[*] posted on 5-29-2019 at 04:51 PM


Thank you DavidK and MMc.

And MMc, I love La Paz as well and especially the beaches to the north. Can’t wait for tomorrow to get in the water!
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[*] posted on 5-29-2019 at 07:44 PM


What kind of vehicle did you wind up renting? If you feel comfortable driving it on a moderately rough road, I know of a pretty little cove east of La Paz that I usually had to myself.

4x4 is not necessary to get near the beach, but if you want to keep your eyes on the car, the last fifty yards over a sand dune is an obstacle to deal with.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/La+Paz,+Baja+California+Su...




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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 07:18 AM


Thank you AKgringo,
I’m in a normal car and think a sand dune may be too much for it but where is it so I can mark it on my map for the future. Thank you

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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 07:52 AM


M.O.D., the link is from Google maps, so it is marked. On the lower left corner of the link, you can change to 'map view' and the roads should show up, then zoom out to see where it is.

I last visited that spot in 2015, and the road was mostly paved, with just a couple of miles of dirt at the end. There have been a few storms since then, but at that time, you could get there is almost any vehicle and park behind the dunes.

If you think you might be exploring that direction, I will try and provide more useful info (memory permitting!)


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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 09:57 AM


I hope you are having fun.



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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 11:19 AM


I went to Tecolote a few times.
There are (were) a few beach clubs right on the sand.
Cool drink, food. People.
In front there were a few pangas. The Captains were young guys waiting for passengers.
I believe they would take you to Espirito Santu.
I was sitting on the sand enjoying a cold beverage in the hot sun and watching.
Eventually a small group of locals ladies found them.
The ladies were young and in "beachwear".
A few minutes talk and one of the young men pealed off his shirt and ran into the water and swam out a bit to the moored panga. He was very athletic and a powerful swimmer.
He untied and started the boat and eased it into the beach.
A few minutes of panga boarding and soon the bow was pointed at the island and full power applied.
As I was watching in awe and envy I think I saw him look back at me with a wink and a smile...
I knew I would need to live in Baja fulltime after that...
I was never the same again...





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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 12:05 PM


O' Dragon-Mother,

As I'll also be visiting La Paz shortly I'm doing a bit of research so this thread is of much interest .

One place that I'm going to check out is Dulce Romano. Great reviews.




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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 04:18 PM


Hi fishbuck, great story! It just takes that one perfect moment to see that you want to live life differently. And I suppose a boat full of women in “beachware” doesn’t hurt! Lol

Hi Paco,
I went by there this morning but had already had coffee and breakfast by then, woke up waaaaay too early.
It’s suoer cute and I will be going tomorrow for coffee and breakfast and can give my own review.

I’m at Tail hunter having a beer! You can’t miss me, lol


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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 04:37 PM


AK gringo.
I’ll try to find that beach. Thank you for the map link. I wonder if I can find the road, probably I’ll fly right past, lol
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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 05:45 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
AK gringo.
I’ll try to find that beach. Thank you for the map link. I wonder if I can find the road, probably I’ll fly right past, lol
He is absolutely right. It is a beautiful beach and my wife I have often had it all to ourselves but I wouldn't recommend trying to find it in a typical rental car. You will be out there by yourself (hence the reason for going) so if you do get stuck you could be a long way from help. You might make it. I remember going out there a few years ago just before Semana Santa and followed a truck towing a trailer full of porta-potties for the upcoming 2 week party. Yet then again, you might not. Heck, I don't trust typical rental cars on some of the detours!:biggrin::biggrin:



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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 06:06 PM


For breakfast I recommend Maria California. I think just their juice and smoothie menu alone is over 2 pages. They are always crowded but I've never really had to wait. The car wash guy always sees me coming and points out a parking spot so I get my car washed while having breakfast



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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 08:06 PM


No one seems to know why but it is party central here. It’s packed and tons of people drinking and lots of music. Everyone I ask says they don’t know why it’s so party like.

Today I went to Balandra for the day.
It was party central there too.
Tons of people, it was packed and everyone but me had coolers of beer, had I known I would’ve brought beers, anyways... it was packed and people were really drinking and lots of loud music.
Only bad part was the 3 drones people were flying. For forever. Right in your face. Otherwise it was gorgeous and fun to watch everyone enjoying their beers and each other ;)
I got a lot of sun today so just came in for the night.
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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 09:28 PM


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[*] posted on 5-30-2019 at 10:55 PM


Love La Paz!

Have a blast.


Here is a link to previous visits (EDIT)

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=89306#pid1109...

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=89266#pid1109...



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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 08:35 AM


*Iv havee been having timing out issues with WiFi so posting when I can*

Yesterday, day 2.5

I started the morning with my usual coffee and fruit and then a walk around town then decided to do the Isla espiritu boat trip.
My plans to go alone were dashed when I was told the price so went on the normal boat tour for $1300 pesos compared to $4500 for 3 hours alone.
Anyways,, was a great day on the water and in it. The woman that made the ceviche did a damn good job imo. It had cucumbers and carrots and celery and oregano in it. Yum
It was very busy out there. Tons of boats for tours and private boats.
I’m going to try to post pics, I may need to post one at a time thoigh, bear with me








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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 08:50 AM


After the boat trip, didn’t get back to hotel until almost 7pm, I just cleaned up, walked around town and went to La Fuente as usual, mango pina raspado, and then went to bed early as my skin is hurting! Too much sun in 2 days.

Today is a no beach day so my skin doesn’t hurt more.
I’m at Dulce Romero right now, enjoying the WiFi and meal.
It’s as great as everyone says and will post pics in a bit.

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[*] posted on 6-1-2019 at 09:17 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  

I’m at Dulce Romero right now, enjoying the WiFi and meal.
It’s as great as everyone says and will post pics in a bit.


x2. Had breakfast there few months ago while car was being repaired nearby. Love this place. Including the people.

Perfect latte.




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