The port city of La Paz has become the ideal site for all kinds of visitors. Its natural landscapes, deserts, mountains and seas — from the “largest aquarium in the world” to its islands that flank the bay — are the dream of every adventurer who enjoys diving, sport fishing, camping and extreme sports. It is secluded on the east coast of Baja California Sur, facing the Sea of Cortez and the capital city of the state with a population of close to 250,000.
La Paz is a place that offers firstclass services without losing the charm of a small city. Safe and cozy, but cosmopolitan, it has all the amenities a world traveler could want. There is an extensive range of possibilities for accommodations, with options for hotels and inns, including ones with all the comforts, as well as those for the traveler who enjoys nature and prefers to explore with a backpack on his shoulder.
For anyone who loves diving, whether a beginner or advanced, La Paz boasts an abundance of sites where you can enjoy a spectacular underwater adventure, not to mention more than 700 different species. La Paz offers a variety of different diving options, all of which depend on the weather, the conditions and the time of year. Enjoy diving with the sea lions of Los Islotes, the chance to see hammerhead sharks, whale sharks or the beautiful giant manta rays.
Fall through spring is the best season for diving and snorkeling, but some of these locations can be enjoyed year-round. Espiritu Santo features an artificial reef, the Salvatierra, a ship that was purpose sunk in 1999 for scuba diving. In 2010, the sculpture “Estancias Sumergidas” was sunk in Candelero Bay in the National Marine Park of the Archipelago of Espiritu Santo. The sculpture was conceived and designed so that, over the course of time, it will become another artificial reef, helping to generate plant and animal life on the seabed. Additionally, it will become an important highlight for scuba divers to visit and cross off their “must-see” list.
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