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Sail Date: December 2015
We were there on Sunday and nothing was open. So we rode the shuttle into town and stayed on to head right back. It took about 30 minutes from the pier to the town. It's a nice seaside resort.
We were there on Sunday and nothing was open. So we rode the shuttle into town and stayed on to head right back. It took about 30 minutes from the pier to the town. It's a nice seaside resort. Read Less
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Sail Date: December 2015
La Paz was a 30-minute bus ride from the port (which had vendor stalls just past ship security lines), with interesting country to see on one side and the large bay or inlet on the other. My husband rode in but decided he didn't care ... Read More
La Paz was a 30-minute bus ride from the port (which had vendor stalls just past ship security lines), with interesting country to see on one side and the large bay or inlet on the other. My husband rode in but decided he didn't care to walk around so went back on the same bus. I walked down the Malecon to the south(?) end, talking to two college girls who were "ambassadresses" for their country, telling me something of their history and the significance of the different waterfront statues they were standing near. I had lunch (at Applebee's!) then wandered up the hill to the church and through a pre-Christmas street fair/sale, with almost anything you could want available, and lots of the residents buying food or school clothes or toys. Had a great time, felt safe the entire time though I was alone, and talked to some of the locals I passed. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2015
The Clam Bake in Lorento is GREAT! Fresh, clams, very good side dishes and service; beautiful dancers too! Lots of fun!! We go every time.
The Clam Bake in Lorento is GREAT! Fresh, clams, very good side dishes and service; beautiful dancers too! Lots of fun!! We go every time. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2015
La Paz was not worth the stop. I would stay on the ship if I were to do again. Absolutely, nothing to do or see here. 30 minute bus ride to town then to be dropped off with nothing to do. Stay on the ship!
La Paz was not worth the stop. I would stay on the ship if I were to do again. Absolutely, nothing to do or see here. 30 minute bus ride to town then to be dropped off with nothing to do. Stay on the ship! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2015
Spent more time on the bus to/from the city then in the city itself. Didn't seem like much to do if not on a tour.
Spent more time on the bus to/from the city then in the city itself. Didn't seem like much to do if not on a tour. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2015
We hit La Paz at their annual Carnaval festivities. What a hoot, hanging out with the locals. The ship docks there (no tender) but the dock is a half hour drive into town. Fortunately Princess (or the Chamber of Commerce?) provided a free ... Read More
We hit La Paz at their annual Carnaval festivities. What a hoot, hanging out with the locals. The ship docks there (no tender) but the dock is a half hour drive into town. Fortunately Princess (or the Chamber of Commerce?) provided a free bus. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
Took a bus to town and a cab back to the ship. Beautiful place. Didn't really do it justice as we left the ship quite late. We walked from the bus terminal to the church, toured the inside and back to the terminal, which was ... Read More
Took a bus to town and a cab back to the ship. Beautiful place. Didn't really do it justice as we left the ship quite late. We walked from the bus terminal to the church, toured the inside and back to the terminal, which was incredibly crowded with passengers trying to return to the ship. So we took a cab. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
Good stop with good shopping options for souvenirs. Great scenery on the way in the Sea of Cortez especially during winter months since you can see a lot of Gray Whales during their migration.
Good stop with good shopping options for souvenirs. Great scenery on the way in the Sea of Cortez especially during winter months since you can see a lot of Gray Whales during their migration. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
IT WAS Loretto BUT THERE WAS NO DROP DOWN FOR LORETTO! Great port, small tender port with a wonderful shopping area only 5 blocks walk from the pier. If you get off the ship, go directly to the church / plaza area in town as they do ... Read More
IT WAS Loretto BUT THERE WAS NO DROP DOWN FOR LORETTO! Great port, small tender port with a wonderful shopping area only 5 blocks walk from the pier. If you get off the ship, go directly to the church / plaza area in town as they do a great show.. Lots of dancers and good shopping. We had beer and snacks in town, small bar close to the main shopping area. We went back to the ship early as it was getting really cold and windy, which was good as they stopped tendering operations for a while as the seas were too rough. It then turned really nasty so they had to postpone the ultimate deck party to the 3 sea day. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around La Paz. There are lots of tourist police around and we found it to be very safe (despite the police incident that apparently occurred while we were there). The people were lovely and very friendly. We ... Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around La Paz. There are lots of tourist police around and we found it to be very safe (despite the police incident that apparently occurred while we were there). The people were lovely and very friendly. We would like to fly down here in the future for a week long getaway. Very quaint. We also really enjoyed the artisan market at the port where we docked. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
The last time I'd been to La Paz, there was hardly anything between the pier at Pichelingue and old La Paz. Now there are hotels, condo developments and a Gary Player-designed golf course. Very nicely done, but also very isolated from ... Read More
The last time I'd been to La Paz, there was hardly anything between the pier at Pichelingue and old La Paz. Now there are hotels, condo developments and a Gary Player-designed golf course. Very nicely done, but also very isolated from the city.Despite it being a Sunday, downtown La Paz was holiday hustle and bustle. The street fair, with a blocks-long stretch of shopping booths, was full of people. A very real city, with real people. The guy on board who said La Paz was a "nothing" town could not have been farther from the truth.We had booked (and been waitlisted for) a shore excursion tour to the artisan colony of Todos Santos. The tour was inexplicably cancelled. The explanation from the Shore Excursion staffer was that, since we were calling at La Paz on a Sunday, nothing in Todos Santos would be open. I disagree with her statement. Given the state of tourism in western Mexico, which is lousy at the moment, the galleries and shops in Todos Santos would have been happy to throw open their doors for a busload of cruise passengers, even on Sunday. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
La Coruna actually but not on drop down list! Walking distance to town, lovely place with loads of shops, ideal place to buy your cigs if a smoker
La Coruna actually but not on drop down list! Walking distance to town, lovely place with loads of shops, ideal place to buy your cigs if a smoker Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2011
I liked La Paz. However, it is not a good cruise destination. This was an unscheduled stop due to weather (Puerto Vallerta sadly got nixed). The ship docks at such a remote out of way place that it takes at least 20-30 minutes to get to ... Read More
I liked La Paz. However, it is not a good cruise destination. This was an unscheduled stop due to weather (Puerto Vallerta sadly got nixed). The ship docks at such a remote out of way place that it takes at least 20-30 minutes to get to town. The cruise line bused everyone to town. Of course the lines were long so we skipped and got a cab. Food in La Paz is excellent. We ate lobster at the Bismark. Other then that - there is not a whole lot else to do there. The shops are all full of the typical tourist crap. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2011
La Paz was a very nice authentic mexican city. A complimentary shuttle was provided either into downtown or to the beach. We decided to go to downtown and after walking through the main area and along the Boardwalk we found a welcoming bar ... Read More
La Paz was a very nice authentic mexican city. A complimentary shuttle was provided either into downtown or to the beach. We decided to go to downtown and after walking through the main area and along the Boardwalk we found a welcoming bar on the beach to just enjoy the view and sip a drink. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2011
We hit the first free bus to tecolote beach with son in tow. Beach was nice. Had to rent chairs from local vendor, no problem. Bought some cokes and enjoyed the water. Son enjoyed the water and built sand castles. We left at noon as most ... Read More
We hit the first free bus to tecolote beach with son in tow. Beach was nice. Had to rent chairs from local vendor, no problem. Bought some cokes and enjoyed the water. Son enjoyed the water and built sand castles. We left at noon as most people were arriving and the wind started picking up and battering everyone trying to get into the water. Go early. We then went into town for some shopping and tacos. This time we ate some great fish tacos. Had Marlin, shark, and lobster tacos. It was open air across from the malecon. I wish I could remember the name. It was very shady and and about three blocks south of the bus drop off. I would go back here. This place was rated number two for our taco experience. Rated a four because our son enjoyed it so much, it is not a huge tourist mecca yet, and we had fun, not necessarily for the services available. although they did look to have some nice places to stay. Very quiet town for relaxation not party. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
This was our first time in La Paz. There were buses at the port to take folks into town or to a beach. There was a mariachi band that played to greet us as we left the ship. I went on a wonderful Carnival sponsored excursion called the ... Read More
This was our first time in La Paz. There were buses at the port to take folks into town or to a beach. There was a mariachi band that played to greet us as we left the ship. I went on a wonderful Carnival sponsored excursion called the Kayak Adventure. We were taken in a small boat to a private deserted beach. Then we got into 1 or 2man kayaks. This was my first experience with a kayak so I asked to go with one of the guides. The bay was calm and fairly shallow. There were life jackets one could wear and we were given water/soda to drink. There was also a safety boat following us. It was a lovely experience!!! On the way back to the ship we saw whales breaching and sea lions playing! I highly recommend this trip! The only bad part of the day was the fact that the free buses to town stopped at 2:30 so if you came back later you had to take a taxi. My husband really liked La Paz!! He thought the architecture was beautiful and the shops were nice. We would really like to go back and spend more time there. It seems to have a nice combo of town/shops/and beach activities!! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2011
Took a tour bus excursion into la Paz. The dock is out in the middle of nowhere. Ride took about 20-25 minutes. We stoped at an old garage where the had handmade looms. They demonstrated how they make string and then make it into bankets ... Read More
Took a tour bus excursion into la Paz. The dock is out in the middle of nowhere. Ride took about 20-25 minutes. We stoped at an old garage where the had handmade looms. They demonstrated how they make string and then make it into bankets and other hand woven items. Very interesting. They had a small shop where you could purchase items made there. We also stopped downtown and shopped at some of the local stores and street vendors. You can buy the same jewelry here as you can from the guy out at Yalapa at a better price. Necklaces run about 8 dollars in La Paz We also stopped at a pottery shop where they make high end clay fired pottery. The tour guide was from that same area of town so I think maybe they had something going on, but it was very interesting and we did buy some very nice coffee mugs and lovely turtles. Read Less

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