San Jose del Cabo – La Paz by car
During our stay in San Jose del Cabo we rented a car with the idea to make one day trips to Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. So, after we already completed our trips to Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, early in the morning on Thursday, we left San Jose del Cabo and went towards Los Barriles and La Paz on Mexico Hwy 1.
The weather was great, just about perfect. December is an excellent time to visit La Paz, the summer humidity and heat is gone but ocean temperatures are still comfortable and great for swimming.
Distances we were planning to drive on this trip:
San Jose del cabo – Los Barriles 79 km
Los Barriles – San Padre 75 km
San Padre – La Paz 29 km
Total of 183 kilometers one way or close to 400 kilometers by the end of the day, when we return to San Jose del Cabo again.
We arrived in La Paz after 2 hours and 50 minutes of nice and relaxed driving, across the mountains and didn’t get the ticket in San Padre! Yay…
City of La Paz
La Paz, the Mexican capital of southern Baja California, is a happily ordinary, safe city with world-class saltwater attractions in the adjoining Sea of Cortez. This is the city of 220,000 people, about a two and a half hour drive north of Cabo San Lucas if you use the Todos Santos route. This is the state capital of Baja California Sur — the southern half of this desert peninsula, but it isn’t a major tourist center. La Paz has few big hotels, with no American names such as Marriott or Hilton. Unlike Cabo, most partying in the street is done by locals, not by drunken gringos…
Read the full review with lots of pictures on 'Zdenko's Corner' blog here: zkahlina.ca/eng/2013/03/02/day-in-la-paz/
Take care. Zdenko