3-Day Media Tour in La Paz, Baja California Sur


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Last week I had the enjoyable pleasure of meeting a few writers and bloggers from the United States that were on a 3-day media tour of La Paz. These writers represented publications such as International Living, Los Angeles Times, Jetsetter Magazine, San Antonio Express and Houston Chronicle and were invited down to visit the city by Emprhotur and Paolucci Communications, the PR firm hired by Emprhotor to help market and promote La Paz internationally.
The media group had just arrived to La Paz and Kat, my partner and crime, and I were to meet them at Trocadero Bistrot et Du Vin located at 965 Morelos, between Revolucion and Madero for a late dinner. The writers were interested in knowing what it was like for us living in La Paz and general information on retiring and/or moving here.
We all arrived at Trocadero at roughly the same time and were greeted by Agustin Olachea and Ana Garcia from Emprhotur. Introductions were made and in a short time, Kat and I felt that the writers were spirited and fun and the two of us enjoyed our evening answering questions and giving our opinions on a variety of topics. Conversation was light but definitely meaningful; I could tell from the start that the writers were relaxed but eager, looking forward to their planned adventure in La Paz.
I must mention our hosts, Trocadero – the food was fresh and beautifully prepared and served. I enjoyed the best duck tacos and mango and scallop ceviche! The wine selections for the evening were spot on and our server, Rodrigo, was friendly and knowledgeable and then some. Chef Maria Fimbre also came out for a visit and was thrilled that we were enjoying our evening so much. Trocadero serves tapas and has a full wine bar, so it was the perfect place to visit for an evening of delicious food and wine with delightful chatter!
When all was said and done, Kat and I said our goodbyes to the group, promised to keep in touch, and then enjoyed another glass of wine, compliments of Rodrigo.
I later learned from Ana that the media tour included the opportunity to take part in one of the most popular adventures in the Sea of Cortez when visiting La Paz; a trip to the friendly sea lions of the Los Islotes colony. Locals and visitors of all ages can enjoy swimming with the pups or watch them lounge on the jagged rocks. Even the boat trip out to the inlands is exciting in itself!
The media group also spent time at a few of the developments, including Playas de La Paz, Jeffrey Curtiss’ luxurious resort; Azul Cortez, the 2,000-acre planned coastal community on the Sea of Cortez, just a 15 minute drive from La Paz; and CostaBaja, the 550 acre 5-Star resort which includes a 250-slip marina, hotel, beach club, private residences and a Gary Player Golf course.
I am sure after their 3 days in our beautiful city, it wouldn’t be hard to describe to their readers why so many expats have chosen La Paz home. The weather is just about perfect, give or take a month or two in the summer. We have some of the best restaurants around and great shopping with new stores popping up all the time. And what can I say about the people of La Paz; warm, friendly and always inviting. Top all that off with low cost of living and there really isn’t much else you could ask of La Paz.
Now that I think of it, I wish I had their assignment.

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