You can travel around to many of Mexico’s beach towns – Cabo, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta – and none of them quite have the feel of La Paz.
For me, a lot of that is tied to one fact: La Paz’s strongest population segment is its student residents, who come from all over the country (and world) to study at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, considered to be a top choice for students studying marine biology.
This young, educated, ambitious population sets the tone for the vibe of La Paz, one that favors daily outdoor activities over late-night shenanigans. They are united by a strong commonality, a fascination with the place that surrounds them.
“La Paz is not just a vacation destination,” said Karla Baledon, local resident and Marketing Manager at Puerta Cortes Resort. “We have the best marine biology university in the whole country, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. It’s a natural laboratory for students, who come from all around the world – that’s why we have a lot of younger citizens.”