It’s no secret to those that know me either online or “in real life” that I have a true passion for all things México. The five years I spent living in that country solidified my adoration for it. While there I traveled the country as much as I could, but there’s just so much more to explore.
One of the regions I have been aching to visit for years now is Baja California Sur. Living in Los Angeles, it’s almost a given that you’ve at least made it down to Cabo once, but not me! So when I got an invitation from the La Paz, Baja California Sur fideicomiso to join a small group of travel writers and journalists to board Aeroméxico’s very first direct flight from L.A. to La Paz and explore the area for a few days, I pretty much jumped up and down in front of my laptop for a few minutes before I replied.
Not knowing much about La Paz and really only being aware that the Sea of Cortez was the place to be during whale-watching season (October-March), I embarked on this journey with no expectations other than to discover another piece of my México lindo y querido.
What I quickly learned once we landed in La Paz is that this is a quiet, family-oriented, relaxed, up-and-coming beach town. Time really seems to have stopped in this beautiful city that’s also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as it faces the Sea of Cortez, coined by Jacques Cousteau as the “world’s aquarium.”
There’s so much detail that I want to share with you about what I discovered in La Paz, the Isla Espíritu Santo and the surf town Todos Santos and why this is such an ideal destination to visit with kids. But a picture tells a thousand words, so for now here are a few pictures with highlights from my trip. Caution: the sea’s turquoise color is mesmerizing and like nothing I had seen before!