Five Great Ways to Meet People in La Paz



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By Heather Borquez

Are you new to La Paz? Want to meet some of the cool and interesting characters who live here? Below are five great ways to meet people in La Paz.

  1. Hang out on the malecón! Sit on one of the benches on the beach side, or over on the shaded side where the restaurants are. Loads of people stroll by and all are friendly. Just say hello, or fall in step with them while they walk. They will respond, and soon you will have a new friend. It works! Trust me; I know.
  2. Drop by Club Cruceros’ coffee hour: 9:00 a.m. beside the Dock Café in Marina La Paz. This is a great coffee time, where for a small donation you can enjoy a cup of coffee and sit at any table, enjoying the cruisers as they talk about their seafaring adventures. You can join Club Cruceros at the same time; the office is right there. Club Cruceros offers numerous activities during the year, and not all are just for the boaters. There is yoga on the dock, club evenings, presentations during the year, and, of course, participation in the Baja Ha Ha sailing regatta that takes place once a year.
  3. Join a volunteer group. Volunteer groups are always looking for helpers, and there are many groups here working with kids or senior citizens, animal rescue, environmental groups, schools, etc. To find out more about the various volunteer opportunities, sign up for La Paz Gringos (A Yahoo group) and scroll through earlier posts to find activities you like; or enter “charities “or “volunteer” in the group search space. Lots of opportunities will pop up. You could also join the La Paz Gringos Facebook page and post your interests there.
  4. Go to the Farmers’ Market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. That place is a veritable social hour (oh, and foodie heaven). Everyone in town eventually ends up at the Farmers’ Market, so anyone you are hoping to meet will show up there. While at the market, be sure to try Silvia’s Uruguayan choripanes (sausages in a roll), or her porcetta and eggplant parmigana; Florent’s and Estelle’s delicious French pastries; Emilio’s amazing pies; Bella and Burt’s yummy assortment of baked goods; organic vegetables; bagels; organic meats, and so on.
  5. Join a real estate tour with me and meet other people new to La Paz! I offer free real estate tours (no pressure; just good information) once or twice a month to interested people. Send me an email and I will let you know when the next tour is. Tours begin after February 15th.

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

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