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By Heather Borquez

Friends and family coming to visit? Don´t despair. Here are five great things to do in La Paz to keep yourselves busy!

  1. Laze away the day at the beach … Need I say more? The white sand beaches that line the malecon are convenient and great for paddleboarding, as are the beaches a little farther out. La Concha Beach, Caimancito, Coromuel, Tesoro and Pichilinque. Farther along, Balandra is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Tecolote and Pichilingue offer beach restaurants. Try the “chocolata” clams that La Paz is renowned for. Buses leave several times a day from the main bus station on the malecon for beaches.
  2. Bay of Dreams Day Trip… A 1 hour drive from La Paz will take you to a beach that is almost too good to be true. Take the highway to La Ventana past the turn off for La Ventana. Another 10 minutes and you will see the sign and guardhouse (on the right) for Hotel Gran Sueño. Tell the guard you are going to the restaurant. White sugar sand and lovely swimming with a great restaurant. You can spend the afternoon there, eating and relaxing in the restaurant and enjoying their pool. A guaranteed hit!!
  3. For Foodies: La Paz has a charming and vibrant organic market on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. Filled with delicious offerings (pastries, lasagnas, organic chicken, breads and cheeses), it is not to be missed. There are coffee shops, a bagel shop and a bakery all close by. Corner of Madero and Constitucion.
  4. Strolling the malecon: The pure delight of strolling the malecon never fades; early morning walks or evening strolls when families are out with their children. Walk in yoga and pilates classes can be found on the beach. Nightlife is active in La Paz and is mostly centred around the bars on the malecon, making it another reason to enjoy the malecon.
  5. Golf at Costa Baja or Paraiso del Mar: The golf course at Costa Baja has reopened and is welcoming visitors. Stunning course and pay as you play. Similarly there is a very nice course on the El Mogote peninsula, part of the Paraiso del Mar development. Again, pay as you play.

Heather is a resident of La Paz and a realtor with Diamante Associates.  She can be contacted by email at heather@diamanteassociates.com or by telephone at 612 157 1984.


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