Arriving La Paz, Baja


Very Welcome to La Paz (Peace), Port of Illusion

Very Welcome to La Paz (Peace), Port of Illusion

On Monday, November 3, the Golden Princess arrived off La Paz, Baja California Sur, in the Sea of Cortez.  This is not a common cruise ship destination, and neither Ursula nor I had ever been here before so we were quite looking forward to visiting La Paz.  We were not disappointed.

Bay of La Paz

Bay of La Paz

Unlike all the other Mexican ports we would visit this cruise, La Paz is not a tender port.  You dock just off the city’s boardwalk, which runs along the bay.

La Paz Boardwalk

La Paz Boardwalk

The boardwalk itself is quite charming.  It is decorated with many works of art and even a giant oyster shell with a glistening stainless steel pearl (which you’ll see Wednesday).

La Paz Boardwalk

La Paz Boardwalk

The boardwalk also has a distinctive faux lighthouse for an added nautical flair befitting a sea port.

La Paz "Lighthouse"; for looks only

La Paz “Lighthouse”; for looks only

And how often do you see a two-story gazebo?

La Paz Boardwalk

La Paz Boardwalk

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