4 reasons La Paz, Mexico, should be on your winter vacation radar


The hills outside of La Paz Bay. Photo by Bob Sexton

3. Surreal landscapes and solid weather

Aside from holding the occasional cacti or scrubby tree, the craggy hills on the outskirts of La Paz look like they wouldn’t be out of place on the surface of the moon. They stand in stark contrast to the crystal-clear blue water and stunning white-sand beaches found all along the nearby coastline. During the months of December, January and February, average temperatures fall between 20°C and 25°C. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for more heat, temperatures from May to September can reach the high 30s. While not technically a desert, La Paz only gets an average of 585 mm of rain a year. Translation? Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Most of the local panga fishing boats have some kind of bimini roof for shade. Photo by Bob Sexton