La Paz travel guide

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You're Going to Love La Paz

With a population of 171,485, La Paz is the largest city in Baja California Sur, Mexico by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything La Paz has to offer.

Where to Eat in La Paz

If you’re looking for affordable options, NEMI (Calle Francisco I. Madero 565) and Quemadero (Paseo Álvaro Obregón) are great picks.

When to visit La Paz

La Paz in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
La Paz in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to La Paz in July, when the average temperature is 86 °F, and the highest can go up to 98.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 51.8 °F, with an average temperature of 62.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 2.3″. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in La Paz, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to La Paz


When flying to La Paz, you’ll arrive at La Paz Leon (LAP), which is located 6 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to La Paz from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 5h 55m.


Another option to get to La Paz is to pick up a car rental from San José del Cabo, which is about 84 miles from La Paz. You’ll find branches of Avis and America Car Rental, among others, in San José del Cabo.


La Paz’s bus station is located 1.7 miles from the city center.

Airports near La Paz

Airlines serving La Paz

Good (402 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,067 reviews)
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Spirit Airlines
Good (2,859 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (178 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (579 reviews)
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LATAM Airlines
Good (886 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (232 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,749 reviews)
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Where to stay in La Paz

Average rates range from around $217 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $391 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of La Paz

Most booked hotels in La Paz

Costa Baja Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.6, 365 reviews)
Hyatt Place La Paz
Excellent (8.3, 924 reviews)
The Marine Waterfront Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 756 reviews)
Araiza Palmira Hotel
Excellent (8.1, 1313 reviews)
Hotel La Concha Beach Resort
Good (7.6, 2016 reviews)
La Posada Hotel & Beach Club
Any guest rating (25.5, 0 reviews)
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Renting a car in La Paz

Renting a car in La Paz costs $25 per day, on average, or $148 if you want to rent if for 6 days. Alamo, MEXRENTACAR and Payless are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in La Paz is the MEXRENTACAR branch at Camino al Aeropuerto Km 1.5, which is 6 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 28% more expensive than at La Paz Leon.

Expect to pay $4.88 per gallon in La Paz (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $58.60 and $78.13. The most frequently booked car type in La Paz is Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) are, on average, 66% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.