If you are thinking of one of the idyllic La Paz vacation rentals, you will be near stunning beaches as well as golfing. There is a mountain nearby, the Sierra De La Laguna, where Baja becomes rugged, and the natural beauty of the area creates a magical feeling. Known for eco-tourism, La Paz delivers the breathtaking outdoors.


Play on the beach or don your snorkeling gear for a day of fun. Called “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez offers much sea life to see.

Malecón off downtown

You can swim from the beach off this downtown promenade. It spans 2.5 miles and contains a sculpture of Jacques Cousteau as well as sculptures of sea creatures, such as whales and dolphins.

Isla Espiritu Santo

Getting there is a ride on the calm water of the Sea of Cortez. As a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Isla Espiritu Santo and the surrounding islands are part of a national park.

You’ll see a plethora of colorful and vivid fish as you snorkel its waters. Sea lions often swim with the visitors here in the inlets off of Los Islotes.

You can book a day tour through one of the operators, such as Cortez Club or Sunrider Tours.

Playa Balandra

Shallow waters make this beach ideal for families. It is located about 20 minutes north of the city. Snorkel along the rocks and mangroves or get your kayak and paddleboard and explore the mangrove passages.

El Tecolote

With its deeper waters, swimmers enjoy this beach, a short distance from Playa Balandra. You can snorkel here as well and renting equipment is possible with the shops nearby. Tecolote also has restaurants where you can grab your lunch.

El Caimancito

Although built up, the waters of the beach are calm, and the sand is white and pristine.

Malecón off downtownSnorkeling With the Whale Sharks

Fifteen minutes by boat and you can snorkel or swim with whale sharks, gentle creatures that eat plankton, not people. You’ll take a tour boat out there; be sure to follow the guides, as these sharks are protected.


Avid golfers can find courses right around the city, with a variety of tee times.

Cabo del Sol – Desert Course

Listed with five stars on Golf Now, this course offers games for all skill levels. It’s 18 holes and scenic backdrop will provide the beauty and challenge needed for a great game.

Other courses include:

  • The Golf Club at El Mogote (La Paz)
  • Cabo del Sol – Ocean Course
  • La Paz Golf Club

Mountains and Lakes

Bike or hike the area of the Sierra la Laguna mountains that run through Baja. This range of mountains stretches from the city to Los Cabos to the south. Enjoy pristine beauty in its natural state as well as stunning views. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll be surrounded by diverse plants and animals. Views such plants as low-growing cacti and succulents as well as herbs such as damiana and oregano. The area is also known as a cloud forest.

Your local lake is the calmer waters of the Sea of Cortez, ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding.

Vacation rentals in this paradise will give you to chance to rest in the comfort and privacy of your home after a busy day exploring all that this fabulous eco-touring destination offers.