La Paz

La Paz, Mexico, is a city of over 100,000 people. La Paz is on the eastern, sheltered side of the Baha peninsula. It is also nearby a large number of good anchorages. La Paz is the place for supplies and maintenance in the first good cruising region south of Puget Sound.

We wandered a good deal around La Paz and really like the city. It is unassuming and retains a small-town feel. La Paz has everything that you could want, but doesn’t feel like a city. Remarkably we didn’t run into any beggars or sleaze, possibly because there are very few tourists here.

We spent about a week in La Paz, at anchor. There are several marinas but transient space is in demand and there are waiting lists even to get a dock for a day. That having been said, rates are less than C$1/foot/day, which makes taking a dock here much more affordable than at Cabo San Lucas. The anchorage has good holding in 20 feet, sand. But there is a two knot current which mades a short tide rip out of moderate breezes. This makes dighy rides uncomfortable at times. We paid 15 pesos (about C$1.40) a day to use the dinghy dock at Marina de La Paz, which also let us properly dispose of our garbage/recycling/used motor oil and take on fresh water. However there is a fee to use the harbour, which is about C$1/day.

We’ll be cruising locally for the next few weeks.

3 Comments

  1. track scream put you in the middle of mountains again, but yes, better than nothing

    happy sailing

  2. you are well east of edmonton and closer to the middle of our time zone, you GPS navigators.

    bon voyage

    thanks

  3. Hey, guys – Your video of the leaping rays is posted at this address:

    Sorry that it seems to be associated with my name as the person who posted it; hope the attribution corrects that.
    We had a spinaker run back to La Paz – very sweet!