La Paz travel guide

La Paz Tourism | La Paz Guide

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 4 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, Azotea (Belisario Domínguez 387) and NEMI (Calle Francisco I. Madero 565) are great picks.

When to visit La Paz

La Paz in August
Estimated hotel price
$157
1 night at 3-star hotel
La Paz in August
Estimated hotel price
$157
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

Plane

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 San Antonio and takes around 8h 50m.

Car

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 Hertz and America Car Rental, among others, in San José del Cabo.

Bus

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

Plane

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 San Antonio and takes around 8h 50m.

Car

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 Hertz and America Car Rental, among others, in San José del Cabo.

Bus

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

Airports near La Paz

Airlines serving La Paz

KLM
Good (848 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,959 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,886 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (721 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,602 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,356 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (772 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (970 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (807 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (332 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (981 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (549 reviews)
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Where to stay in La Paz

Average rates range from around $132 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $272 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Seven Crown La Paz Malecon and Hotel Miramar.

Where to stay in popular areas of La Paz

Most booked hotels in La Paz

Hotel Catedral La Paz
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, 1668 reviews)
$168+
Hotel Indigo La Paz Puerta Cortes, An IHG Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, 271 reviews)
$329+
Seven Crown La Paz Centro
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, 1106 reviews)
$109+
Araiza Palmira Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, 1349 reviews)
$113+
La Concha Beach Hotel & Club
3 stars
Good (7.5, 1963 reviews)
$132+
Hyatt Place La Paz
3 stars
Excellent (8, 6 reviews)
$162+

Renting a car in La Paz

Renting a car in La Paz costs $25 per day, on average, or $102 if you want to rent if for 4 days. MEXRENTACAR , Payless and Budget 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, 2% more expensive than at La Paz Leon.

Expect to pay $5.45 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 $65.41 and $87.22. The most frequently booked car type in La Paz is Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Sportage or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in La Paz costs $25 per day, on average, or $102 if you want to rent if for 4 days. MEXRENTACAR , Payless and Budget 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, 2% more expensive than at La Paz Leon.

Expect to pay $5.45 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 $65.41 and $87.22. The most frequently booked car type in La Paz is Full-size (Chevrolet Suburban or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Sportage or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.