We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Leigh, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Leigh is from the United States, and submitted the following report about La Paz. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Reasons to Visit La Paz
La Paz is a great alternative to nearby Cabo San Lucas and in my opinion, has a much more authentic cultural feel. There is not a Señor Frog's in sight! Take a stroll along the Malecon, indulge in delicious, inexpensive tacos everywhere you go, and choose from many outfitters for an excursion on the water. The sea here is the main draw – beaches, deep sea fishing, whale watching, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.
Posada Luna Sol is a nice guesthouse within walking distance of the marina and downtown area, and is the base of operations for Mar Y Aventuras, the outfitter I used for a 4-night island kayak camping expedition.
LaPaz can be reached directly by air from mainland Mexico. I flew into Cabo San Lucas, which has more flights from the U.S and took a shuttle van, EcoBajaTours, for a 3-hour drive to LaPaz. I walked everywhere, but taxis are also plentiful.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 2 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)