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La Paz, Estado de Baja California Sur, Mexico

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How much money will you need for your trip to La Paz? You should plan to spend around M$1,572 ($84) per day on your vacation in La Paz, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, M$512 ($27) on meals for one day and M$292 ($16) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in La Paz for a couple is M$1,377 ($73). So, a trip to La Paz for two people for one week costs on average M$22,013 ($1,172). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to La Paz for one week usually costs around M$11,007 for one person. So, a trip to La Paz for two people costs around M$22,013 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs M$44,027 in La Paz. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in La Paz can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is La Paz? How much money do I need for La Paz?

How much does a trip to La Paz cost? Is La Paz expensive? The average La Paz trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these La Paz prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in La Paz
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The average price for one person for accommodation in La Paz is M$689. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in La Paz is M$1,377.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in La Paz
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in La Paz is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent M$292 per person, per day, on local transportation in La Paz.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to La Paz
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Food Budget in La Paz
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  • While meal prices in La Paz can vary, the average cost of food in La Paz is M$512 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in La Paz should cost around M$205 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in La Paz is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in La Paz
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  • Entertainment and activities in La Paz typically cost an average of M$167 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in La Paz
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in La Paz is M$377 per day. The usual amount for a tip in La Paz is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in La Paz
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  • The average person spends about M$166 on alcoholic beverages in La Paz per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in La Paz
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  • On average, people spend M$147 on bottled water in La Paz per day. The public water in La Paz is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

La Paz On a Budget
La Paz La Paz, Mexico
La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico. It has a population of about 215,000 people and is a significant commercial center for the region. The city has a good economy and a high standard of living when compared to much of Mexico. Much of the economy is focused on eco-tourism and there are many protected marine environments in the area.

The city sits on the Gulf of California and the Sea of Cortez at the southern end of the peninsula. If you're looking for a less popular destination than the nearby Los Cabos, then La Paz is likely the destination for you. The beaches are beautiful and the town is clean and safe.

La Paz has a desert climate with dry and warm weather year around. Summer highs are usually between 93 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit and winter lows are in the 50s Fahrenheit. Summer months can be very humid. Rain is not common at any point throughout the year, but abrupt downpours may occur during the months of August and September. The driest season is between March and June.
Most people visit La Paz for the beautiful beaches and various watersports. There are also several islands in the Sea of Cortez that you can visit on a boat tour. These islands are well worth the time and money, and the wildlife viewing can be quite impressive.

If you want to enjoy quiet, non-motorized watersports, then head to Playa El Tesoro. This is a protected bay that is ringed with aquamarine shallow water that has plenty of fish.

La Paz has many marinas, boat yards, and water activities. There are countless ways to get out on the water and no shortage of boat captains or guides who will take you there.
La Paz is a sprawling city. Malecon Road runs for five kilometers along the coast and has become a center for tourist development. This road is lined with bars, restaurants, and shops. It's easy to walk along the road as there is a large sidewalk as well as a bicycle lane.

There are a handful of hostels and hotels around town, but one great option is actually beach camping. There are a few places where free camping is available, and if you're willing to pay a little bit you can also find camping with more complete facilities.

Most people head to La Paz for the beaches and the water sports. You can pass the time relaxing in the sun, but many people choose to participate in a few activities while they are in the area. Whale watching is a particularly popular activity and you have the opportunity to see dolphins as well as gray whales. Snorkeling and diving are also popular activities, as well as visiting the nearby islands in the Sea of Cortez. These are easily visited during boat tours.

La Paz has an active nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs that stay open late into the night. There are also several Spanish schools that offer Spanish classes if you're interested in learning or improving your Spanish skills.
Food and Dining
Seafood is the obvious food of choice while you're visiting La Paz. You'll find everything from fish tacos to shrimp, lobster, abulon, and snail. Fresh seafood in the area is absolutely delicious and fish tacos are a local specialty.

If you're on a particularly tight budget, your cheapest option is the hot dog stands that you'll find around town. They make for a quick and affordable lunch.

The closest airport is Aeropuerto Internacional General Manuel Marquez de Leon. A taxi from the airport to downtown La Paz should cost between US$15 and US$20. You can also take a ferry from Mazatlan or Los Mochis on the mainland. It's an expensive option with tickets costing somewhere between $80 and $90 and the trip taking twelve hours overnight. Prices continue to rise so you should confirm the price with a ferry company before planning your trip.

Once you're in town the easiest way to get around is by taxis. They're generally plentiful, relatively cheap, and reliable. There are also bus routes in the area.

Biking is another great way to see the city and the surrounding area. There are several great bike rental shops around town where you can rent a bike by the hour or the day.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez

By backpackguru in Entertainment
La Paz is positioned on the Sea of Cortez and a many small islands in close proximity. You absolutely have to go snorkeling while you're here. You can hire a boat and a guide to take you out. Snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez is stunningly beautiful. The coral is vibrant and colorful, and you're see countless fish and wildlife. The visibility allows you to see for great distances. You have the potential to see anything from sea lions, to manta rays, to eels, and rainbow fish. Definitely head out more the once if the opportunity presents itself.

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