Is La Paz the Best Place to Live?

Learn all about living in La Paz Baja California Sur.

If you’re unfamiliar with La Paz, it’s a gorgeous beach and the capital of Baja California Sur. La Paz is on the Sea of Cortez. And has some breathtaking landscapes and is unlike most other beaches in Mexico.

It is safe, full of vibrant marine life, comfortable weather similar to the Mediterranean, fantastic seafood, great nightlife, and very reasonable rentals for all budgets. Living in La Paz is comfortable and very enjoyable.

La Paz has over 300 days of sunshine a year, and the average temperature is in the 80s and 90s- drier weather than other beaches in southern Mexico. This is great if you suffer from allergies due to mold and humidity.

In our latest video, we want to show you why we love La Paz and think it could be one of the best places to live in Mexico.

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So what do you think? Is La Paz the best beach to live in Mexico? Let me know your thoughts!

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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  1. jimmy puckett says


  2. jimmy puckett says


    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Jimmy
      Depends on the handicap. But if you’re referring to mobility issues, most of Mexico doesn’t really have the ramps everywhere and things we are used to in the USA

  3. Laura Mazerolle says

    In La Paz, are there small communities of Canadian expats and snowbirds? Is it possible to pay about $500Cn/m for a very nice 2 bedroom casita close to the beach? What’s the cost of living there compare to Progreso in Yucatan? Thank you!

  4. Patty Caldwell says

    Hola! My daughter and son in law have sold everything and are researching what are the best aces to live near the water for families with small children. She was I terested in Marida but it’s pretty hot all the time. Today she said they were looking at La Paz? Have any ideas??

    • Mariana Lange says

      It can get really hot in La Paz also, but it can also get really cool in the winter months.
      If she wants less heat, I’d suggest Baja California- like Ensenada, Rosarito and the surrounding areas. Otherwise, I’d suggest not living near the beach. There are several highland cities where the temps never get above 80 or below 50

  5. Eddie Ramirez says

    What is the cost of living and is the health care also the crime rate

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