64 La Paz Cruise Reviews

Not much to see. Mexican towns seem to be either incredibly touristy with lost of huge hotels and a beach, or pretty much dead with a mission, museum, and one street of souvenir shops. La Paz was the latter, as was Loreto.
Not much to see. Mexican towns seem to be either incredibly touristy with lost of huge hotels and a beach, or pretty much dead with a mission, museum, and one street of souvenir shops. La Paz was the latter, as was Loreto. Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
I am rating here both La Paz and Loreto. Both were charming and in many ways beautiful.Loreto is a lovely place in an unhurried atmosphere. A pleasant surprise. I also like La Paz and would like to return
I am rating here both La Paz and Loreto. Both were charming and in many ways beautiful.Loreto is a lovely place in an unhurried atmosphere. A pleasant surprise. I also like La Paz and would like to return Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
This was the 1st time I was there and found it to be a very clean nice looking place that is being devoloped into a port. 30 Min ride to town.
This was the 1st time I was there and found it to be a very clean nice looking place that is being devoloped into a port. 30 Min ride to town. Read Less
Sail Date December 2010
We chose free shuttle to beach rather than town.Beautiful stretch of sand and to my wife's complete delite, it was covered in beautiful sea shells.Had some local food and a couple beers and back to the ship.Overall not much here.
We chose free shuttle to beach rather than town.Beautiful stretch of sand and to my wife's complete delite, it was covered in beautiful sea shells.Had some local food and a couple beers and back to the ship.Overall not much here. Read Less
Sail Date December 2010
Not much to offer here either, lots of police / army soldiers around. We went swimming with a whale shark. Excellent crew, facilities and experience. I would recommend it to everyone.
Not much to offer here either, lots of police / army soldiers around. We went swimming with a whale shark. Excellent crew, facilities and experience. I would recommend it to everyone. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
Next stop was La Paz, and we picked "Baja Cuisine and Beach Resort Getaway", done at the Concha Hotel y Club dePlaya. We paid $99 per, and folks who just picked "Beach Resort Getaway" for $99 pp, were both bused to the ... Read More
Next stop was La Paz, and we picked "Baja Cuisine and Beach Resort Getaway", done at the Concha Hotel y Club dePlaya. We paid $99 per, and folks who just picked "Beach Resort Getaway" for $99 pp, were both bused to the same place. We got the cooking lessons, they did not. You have to read the excursion description folks!!! We made five different salsas, plus marinades for a steak, eaten on tortillas, and had drinks and lunch. We had chef aprons, and hats, and all received cooking certificates when we left. The resort was very nice, although the pool was quite cold. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
La Paz was ugly and sucked. Don't do the La Paz City tour that sucked and was boring. The only thing worth it was spending less than $5 dollars for internet use.
La Paz was ugly and sucked. Don't do the La Paz City tour that sucked and was boring. The only thing worth it was spending less than $5 dollars for internet use. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
In La Paz we took the free shuttle to town & walked along the board walk, we went back to the ship & then took the free shuttle to the beach, Playa Tecolete, it was a beautiful beach, the water was too cold to swim in though.
In La Paz we took the free shuttle to town & walked along the board walk, we went back to the ship & then took the free shuttle to the beach, Playa Tecolete, it was a beautiful beach, the water was too cold to swim in though. Read Less
Sail Date February 2011
This was my favorite port. We got off the ship and got on a free bus to Tecolote Beach. It was far less crowded and developed than Peurto Vallarta or Cabo san Lucas. There was just one main restaurant/bar and maybe a couple small ones, but ... Read More
This was my favorite port. We got off the ship and got on a free bus to Tecolote Beach. It was far less crowded and developed than Peurto Vallarta or Cabo san Lucas. There was just one main restaurant/bar and maybe a couple small ones, but I couldn't really tell if they were open. There were free palapas for shade, no chairs, but the beach was soft! We walked way down to the south (I think!) edge to where the beach ended. Again, our 5 year old loved playing in the water and we were able to relax! We had fish tacos at the restaurant, they were excellent. We ate raw fruits and veggies and used ice at several ports and never had any stomach upset. An absolutely perfect day! Read Less
Sail Date February 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
Sail Date March 2011
Took a cooking and beach day experience - nice facilities but the Carnival price for the tour was over priced by about $40.00 per person for the experience. Dissapointing.
Took a cooking and beach day experience - nice facilities but the Carnival price for the tour was over priced by about $40.00 per person for the experience. Dissapointing. Read Less
Sail Date March 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 October 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
Sail Date December 2011
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 November 2014

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