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Experience the Enchanting Viva La Paz Baja Club Hotel With Your Beloved

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Nestled on the eastern coastline of Baja California Sur lies the captivating city of La Paz. Just a scenic two-hour drive north from San Jose del Cabo or a brief one-hour journey from the artisan village of Todos Santos.

Translated to ‘Peace’ in English, La Paz is renowned as a picturesque hub for fishing and watersports, earning the nickname “the world’s aquarium” from esteemed French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau.

From October to April, both locals and tourists have the chance to swim with majestic whale sharks, the largest fish globally, known for their gentle demeanor.

Among the luxurious accommodations in La Paz is the boutique Baja Club Hotel, meticulously restored by Grupo Habita and acclaimed architect Max von Werz. The 1910 villa’s exterior, painted in a pearl hue, pays homage to its affluent pearl farming heritage.

Preserving its historic charm, the hotel showcases original exposed brick walls within La Paz’s old quarter. The ground level boasts a chic reception area, a cozy boutique, a lobby bar, and a captivating garden courtyard with soothing water features and alight chimineas come dusk.

Ascending the striking four-story addition, guests encounter a unique von Werz-designed spiral staircase leading to well-appointed rooms and suites, each featuring a private balcony overlooking lush gardens, the courtyard, or the azure ocean.

The architectural style mirrors a sleek cruise ship, accentuated by whimsical elements like a prominent marlin sculpture on the top floor, symbolizing the rich marine life of the Sea of Cortez.

Inside, rooms offer spacious king-size beds, plush seating areas, air conditioning, locally-sourced wood adornments, and elegantly tiled bathrooms with generous showers.

Each morning, guests gather at the terrace garden for a complimentary al fresco breakfast, featuring a delightful spread of juices, coffees, teas, banana bread, fresh fruits, yogurts, and granola.

Helmed by Greek Chef Panagiotis Vounost, the hotel’s Mediterranean-style restaurant serves up a delectable array of classic Greek dishes crafted from locally-sourced ingredients, including Baja California olive oil. Dinner options span from Saganaki and Greek salad to Chicken Souvlaki and artisan burgers.

Alongside a curated selection of books in the cozy library, you’ll find John Steinbeck’s iconic novel ‘The Pearl,’ a nod to the homestead’s history.

For those seeking adventure, La Paz promises a plethora of activities, including a scenic stroll along the Malecón promenade adorned with vibrant art and monuments. Notable is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, commemorating her visit to La Paz in 1983 and the city’s pearl heritage.

Nearby, The Lady of Peace Cathedral showcases awe-inspiring neoclassical architecture, housing a marvelous 18th-century baroque altarpiece and a set of resounding bells that echo through the city.

With its mesmerizing aquamarine waters, La Paz offers ample opportunities for aquatic exploration, from snorkeling and paddleboarding to kayaking and boating amidst diverse marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

Revelling in its vibrant fishing culture, La Paz hosts a series of esteemed tournaments attracting anglers from around the globe, culminating in Loreto in August 2023.

Unwind at the hotel’s pool, ensconced within the original brick walls, where guests can savor refreshing beverages under shady umbrellas or in the warm waters.

Completing the day, head to the rooftop bar for a mesmerizing sunset spectacle over the Sea of Cortez, with a margarita or beer in hand, a blissful end to your La Paz escapade.

For a tranquil and historical retreat, swap bustling Cabo San Lucas for the serene charms of La Paz on your next Baja California Sur sojourn.

For more details, visit the La Paz Tourism Bureau.

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