Things to do in La Paz, Mexico

Our most recommended things to do in La Paz, Mexico

La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

1. La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

Cruise from  La Paz to the conservation area to swim with the whale sharks. Swim with an expert, ensuring that you are safe and confident with these amazing creatures. Snorkel at a nearby reef, visit a beautiful marina, or the city of La Paz while you wait to see the sharks, knowing that you are waiting because this endangered species is protected, so only a limited number of boats can visit at once. Enjoy seasonal fruits, waters, sodas. After your swim, have a few beers on the water. See the beautiful bay of the city of La Paz as you return to the same marina that you left from.

From Cabo: Snorkel with Whale Sharks in La Paz

2. From Cabo: Snorkel with Whale Sharks in La Paz

There are few experiences in the world that match swimming alongside the largest, most majestic fish in the sea. Spend an unforgettable day swimming among whale sharks, often called the "gentle giants," and have the adventure of a lifetime. Begin the tour with a relaxing drive out of Cabo San Lucas and through the beautiful Californian desert aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Once in La Paz, board a luxury boat and set off into the stunning Sea of Cortés to observe the clusters of whale sharks and other marine life that gather there during the winter. Suit up in your snorkeling gear and dive into the clear waters of the Sea of Cortés for a snorkel of a lifetime. Get up close and personal with not only whale sharks, but dolphins, sting rays and other fascinating underwater creatures. Once you've snorkeled to your heart's desire, enjoy a short break in La Paz to stroll around the beautiful boardwalk and indulge in a local lunch of Baja-style tacos and cold drinks before heading back to Cabo.

From La Paz: Espíritu Santo Island Boat Ride & Sea Lions

3. From La Paz: Espíritu Santo Island Boat Ride & Sea Lions

Discover the natural beauty of one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, and visit the beautiful Espiritu Santo Island. Swim among sea lions, and see various other marine species depending on the season on this daytime island boating tour. Explore more of Baja California, and see lush natural beauty in the middle of arid lands, and enjoy a phenomenal experience in nature where you can see a number of local marine species like whales, whale sharks, and multicolored tropical fish. Spot a variety of animals, including sea lions, which the island is famous for. Swim in the water with wild sea lions in their natural habitat. Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and beaches, and have a snack of fish ceviche while on the tour.

Cabo San Lucas: Jet Ski Rental

4. Cabo San Lucas: Jet Ski Rental

Experience the sublime beauty of Los Cabos bay from a unique perspective on a 30 or 60-minute jet ski adventure, and enjoy unforgettable fun with family and friends. Ride a state-of-the-art jet ski along the coast of Los Cabos, and relax as you are provided with a comprehensive training session and life jacket before setting off. Absorb picturesque beaches and the picture-perfect arch at speed, and feel refreshed as you splash through the waves.

La Paz: Transparent Boat Tour with Mushroom Rock

5. La Paz: Transparent Boat Tour with Mushroom Rock

Explore the waters around La Paz in a transparent bottom boat on this daytime boat tour. Cruise past beautiful islands and sandy beaches and make a stop to take photos with the famous mushroom rock and spot sea lions in their natural habitat. Start the tour by setting sail from the dock located at the restaurant "Sea Side Mediterraneo". Board the completely transparent boat heading to "Balandra", and start your adventure for the day. Pass by beaches like El Tesoro, Pichilingue, San Juan Nepomuceno Island (better known as Isla Gaviotas), and El Merito Island. Reach one of the most emblematic beaches in the La Paz area, where you will see the iconic rock known as "The Mushroom" of Balandra and enjoy an amazing photo session with incredible scenery. The last stop will be at Lobera (San Rafaelito) where you can admire the habitat of the sea lions and see incredible reefs with a great diversity of fish and other wildlife.

La Paz: Snorkeling Trip to Espiritu Santo Island

6. La Paz: Snorkeling Trip to Espiritu Santo Island

Visit crystal blue bays and gorgeous islets aboard a comfortable and fast catamaran. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing as you kick back and enjoy the white sand beaches. Head for Espiritu Santo Island on this inclusive trip. It is considered the most impressive island on the Sea of Cortez, surrounded by beautiful turquoise bays and immense marine life highly protected by UNESCO. Hop on board a comfortable and fast catamaran and set sail for the Sea of Cortez. Swim with sea lions and colorful fish in the famous marine park of La Paz. Make your way to the one-of-a-kind beaches on El Candelero or Ensenada Grande. Enjoy an inclusive lunch and admire the incredible beaches. Strap on your snorkeling gear and go swimming beneath the waves. On the way back to La Paz, enjoy stops to admire viewpoints of the whole island and its incredible rock formations.

Cabo San Lucas: Full-Day Whale Shark Swimming Experience

7. Cabo San Lucas: Full-Day Whale Shark Swimming Experience

Take a dive with whale sharks in the waters of Baja California on a full-day tour from La Paz or Los Cabos. Whale sharks are filter feeders, not hunters, so it's perfectly safe to admire these gentle giants from a respectful distance with an experienced guide. The day begins with pickup from Los Cabos. From here, drive down the Pacifico Highway crossing Todos Santos on your way to La Paz. Sail to the observation point, where you can spot the 30-foot fish feeding on plankton and other microorganisms.  Dive into the blue waters of the Mar de Cortes and capture the perfect shot of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.  Lunch and snorkel equipment are provided onboard, as well as bottled water and soft drinks. Be sure to bring an underwater camera to capture this amazing experience.

Balandra & San Rafaelito: Sightseeing & Snorkelling

8. Balandra & San Rafaelito: Sightseeing & Snorkelling

Arrive at San Rafaelito to admire a beautiful lighthouse. See a small colony of sea lions, where you will stop to swim with them. Continue the trip to Balandra, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, recently declared a protected natural area, due to its majestic beauty and variety of wildlife. Stop at the secluded beaches of Balandra, where you can swim, snorkel and enjoy all that this place has to offer. Explore its colorful reefs and glittering fish. Bathe in the crystal clear waters with its distinctive shades of blue. See the famous rock known as "El Hongo".

From Los Cabos: La Paz Snorkel and Sea Lion Adventure

9. From Los Cabos: La Paz Snorkel and Sea Lion Adventure

The Sea of Cortés adventure is an opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Step aboard a luxury yacht and prepare to be immersed in breathtaking beauty and natural wonders; it is truly the adventure of a lifetime.   Named by famed explorer Jacques Cousteau as "the world's natural aquarium", the Sea of Cortés is the 700-mile-long body of water embraced by mainland Mexico and Baja California. Begin your adventure as you cruise in an elegantly beautiful catamaran, towards the Espiritu Santo Island passing countless pristine beaches, clear blue waters, and stunning marine life. Enjoy a light breakfast with fresh fruit, cereal and yogurt to fill you with energy for a great day. Swim and snorkel in this stunning natural sanctuary amongst a breathtaking array of brightly colored tropical fish, manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, and sea lions to name a few! Arriving at "Los Islotes", jump into the clear waters and begin your ocean exploration, accompanied by expert guides. Your journey will takes you into one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet, a habitat that supports more than 900 varieties of fish and more than 2,000 species of marine mammals.  Emphasizing this importance, UNESCO has declared the Sea of Cortés a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Stop at the stunning beach of Isla Partida, voted the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico, and named by Travel magazine as one of the top 12 beaches in the world. Sit back, relax, and bask in nature and treat yourself to the freshly prepared lunch and unlimited open bar.

San José del Cabo: Airport Private Roundtrip SUV Type

10. San José del Cabo: Airport Private Roundtrip SUV Type

After you've passed through immigration and picked up your luggage at Los Cabos International Airport, proceed outside of the airport terminal building. The local partner's staff will be waiting with a sign to greet you. Please do not stop inside the airport terminal building as this will delay the transfer.  Hop onboard the luxury SUV and head quickly and directly to your accommodation. During your comfortable transfer, you will receive interesting information about Los Cabos and the surrounding areas. Once you need to return to the airport, you will be collected from your accommodation.

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What people are saying about La Paz, Mexico

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our guide Diego was head abd shoulders above many other guides I have had on scores of excursions. He was knowledgeable and if he didn't know the abswer to a marine life question he woukd look it up. He told relevant and interesting facts and anecdotes, and he worked his ass off making all of us comfortable and well-served. The catamaran was the most comfirtable I have ever been on (dozens) becsuse instead of webbing in the bow it was solid with cushioning and the seats were padded and roomy. We saw many fish and other sea animals at great reefs, both rocky and coral, a d the staff allowed us to snorkel at will onstead of in a tight knot whike keeping an eye on all of us. And the food was plentiful abd drlicious, fresh and healthy--as good as a fine restaurant! Our bus driver, Leo, was careful and efficient and we all survived the long drive and enjoyed a wonderful day in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz.

We always have a fantastic time with Cabo Adventures. I would say this is our 6th or 7th excursion with the company and we always are impressed by the service and the experience we have. This was no different. From the door to for transportation to the fantastic food and drink offerings to the beautiful boat (with a restroom!) and fantastic staff - just everything was great. Of course the snorkeling with the sea lions and other marine life made the experience what we sign up for and was amazing, but when you see other groups going by with nothing and we are munching on yummy food and having cocktails, you know we picked the right group to book with. Don’t miss out!!

This was a GREAT day!!! Dellis and guerimo were fantastic! They made the excursion fun, easy, and comfortable. They even took the time On our way back to explore a pod of playing dolphins! Recommend 110%!!!

At first, no one was there to greet us. But after we talked with the taxi drivers they directed us to Pascal who took us to our condo

Excellent ride first time using this had so much fun