La Paz's natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation.
The city was founded by Hernando Cortez on May 3, 1535. As years passed,
many tried to colonize it; Sebastian Vizcaino in 1596, Isidro de Atondo and
Antillon in 1863, plus Jesuits Juan de Ugarte and Jaime Bravo in 1720. But it
wasn't until 1811 when Jose Espinoza established the first permanent
settlement. In 1830 La Paz became the official capital of Baja California Sur.
La Paz now has a population of 170,000.
La Paz Hotel Reservations
A well known spot for visitors to eat, relax and meeting some of the locals
is the Malecón, a sidewalk that follows the waterfront for several miles.
The Malecón is also a popular place for the young crowd of La Paz to meet
and have fun. Evening walks in the Malecón offers a perfect view of the
sunset. Other activities in La Paz include fishing, diving, snorkeling, mountain
bicycling, sea kayaking, and whale watching. |
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