Things to do in La Paz

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La Paz Attractions

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La Paz must see attractions

1. Malecon La Paz

You can find out about the history of La Paz with a stop at Malecon La Paz. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.
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You can find out about the history of La Paz with a stop at Malecon La Paz. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

2. Malecon Kiosk

Comprising an elegant two-story bandstand, the Malecón Kiosk is the most iconic structure on the coastal boardwalk of La Paz. Its upper floor offers a wider vista of the surrounding attractions and activities in this active beachside hub. Snap a photo of the emblematic white structure, framed by palm trees swaying in the breeze.
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Meet friends at this popular gathering point and admire the coastal views as you explore the many works of art decorating the esplanade.

3. Playa El Coromuel

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Playa El Coromuel during your travels in La Paz? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.
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Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Playa El Coromuel during your travels in La Paz? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

4. Marina Cortez

The Marina Cortez is a charming harbor equipped with a few restaurants and countless sails of boats. It marks the southwestern end of the Malecón boardwalk and its accompanying sandy strand. Make your way along the docks and pick out your favorites from the yachts, speed boats and sailing vessels.
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At the esplanade’s southern tip stands a modern harbor with excellent dining options, stunning views and modern amenities for boat owners.

5. Sanctuary of the Virgen of Guadalupe

The Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a religious gem with a marvelous dome in downtown La Paz. It is a large and peaceful church with a modern-looking edifice. Admire the open and airy feel of the nave, which is flanked by whitewashed columns.
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See this modern church come to life during festivals. It has a glorious dome and a bright interior filled with religious artworks. 

6. Whale Museum

The Whale Museum is one of the most fun and enlightening attractions in La Paz. Identifiable by the giant whale replica that appears to be crashing through a redbrick wall, the iconic site contains a range of audiovisual displays and whale skeletons. Learn about these enormous creatures of the deep in this modern museum.
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Videos, photos and large collection of whale and turtle skeletons provide a fascinating insight into the region’s extraordinary aquatic life.

7. Dove of Peace Monument

With its chest proudly puffed out, the Dove of Peace Monument is one of the most iconic emblems of La Paz. The bronze sculpture stands on the coastal promenade of the Malecón, overlooking the Gulf of California. Get a photo standing beside the large work of art, with scenic water making up the background.
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Built by the “Mozart of Painting,” this bronze signifier of peace is one of the main works of art lining the busy Malecón walkway.

8. La Paz Serpentarium

La Paz Serpentarium is an innovative animal shelter with a range of rare and endangered species from the region. With a focus on reptiles and amphibians, the site’s enclosures display snakes, turtles and spiders, among myriad other creatures. Fund the care of one of the animals here to help with its rehabilitation and the preservation of the species.
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Help the injured animals on their way to recovery and feed the birds and rabbits in this charming wildlife sanctuary.

What to do in La Paz

Free Things to Do in La Paz

Escaping to La Paz on a budget? The following can be experienced for nada.

Malecon Kiosk - If you'd like to increase the fun factor on your escape, you can do it here.

Constitution Square - Learn why tourists and locals alike enjoy the unique vibe of this place.

Dove of Peace Monument - Chat to a local resident and discover why many tourists stop by this place.

Nuestra Senora del Pilar Cathedral - Connect with your spiritual side or simply lose yourself in the tranquil ambiance at this sacred place.

Playa El Coromuel - Throw a ball around with the little ones or kick back and enjoy the sun at this delightful coastal spot.

Malecon Kiosk - Whether you can distinguish your daffodils from daisies, you're sure to find beauty in this stunning display.

Things to Do in La Paz with Kids

La Paz is a wonderful place for a family vacation. Bring the little ones along and try these top family friendly experiences together:


 

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