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La Paz, Estado de Baja California Sur, Mexico

How much does it cost to travel to La Paz?

You should plan to spend around $114 (M$1,965) per day on your vacation in La Paz. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (M$640) on meals
  • $21 (M$365) on local transportation
  • $100 (M$1,722) on hotels

A one week trip to La Paz for two people costs, on average, $1,597 (M$27,517). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
  • One Week Per person
  • 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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to La Paz cost?

A one week trip to La Paz usually costs around $799 (M$13,758) for one person and $1,597 (M$27,517) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to La Paz on average costs around $1,597 (M$27,517) for one person and $3,194 (M$55,033) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to La Paz on average costs around $3,422 (M$58,964) for one person and $6,845 (M$117,929) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to La Paz has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is La Paz expensive to visit?

Prices in La Paz are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, La Paz is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is La Paz Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to La Paz?

The average La Paz trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these La Paz travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) M$1,722 ($100)
Local Transportation 1 M$365 ($21)
Food 2 M$640 ($37)
Entertainment 1 M$209 ($12)
Tips and Handouts 1 M$236 - 707 ($14 - 41)
Alcohol 2 M$104 - 312 ($6 - 18)
Accommodation Budget in La Paz
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in La Paz is $50 (M$861). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in La Paz is $100 (M$1,722). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

Hotel Prices in La Paz

Looking for a hotel in La Paz? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in La Paz based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $110. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in La Paz
Average Daily Costs

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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 $21 (M$365) per person, per day, on local transportation in La Paz.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in 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 $37 (M$640) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in La Paz should cost around $15 (M$256) 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 $12 (M$209) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. 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 cost for Tips and Handouts in La Paz is $27 (M$471) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $12 (M$208) 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 $11 (M$183) 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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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