La Paz, Mexico (February 7, 2018) – Romance isn’t all about red roses and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Couples who want to celebrate their relationship often turn to travel so that they can create unforgettable memories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Baja California Sur’s capital city, La Paz, is known for its enchanting ambiance and authentic Mexican culture, making it a great place to connect with your special someone. Here are three top experiences for you and your forever travel companion.
1. Get Your Heart Pumping!
Sharing adrenaline-filled adventures, such as swimming with whale sharks, is a great way to make memories with a loved one! These friendly fish can be seen in the waters around La Paz from October to March. While they are gentle filter-feeders that live on plankton, their sheer size– whale sharks can grow up to 12 m/40 ft in length- will get travelers hearts racing! Looking for other active adventures to explore with your love? Consider paddle boarding at the spectacular Balandra Beach, kiteboarding at La Ventana, or surfing the Pacific near Todos Santos.
2. Explore Todos Santos – A “Pueblo Mágico”!
Mexico’s pueblos mágicos (or “magical towns”) are destinations that give visitors a magical experience by bringing culture to life, showcasing a beautiful natural environment, and offering authentic culinary experiences. Todos Santos, approximately an hour drive from either Los Cabos or La Paz, is one such pueblo mágico, an oasis by the Pacific Ocean with a thriving arts and culture scene, and a colorful historic town center that’s perfect for strolling. It’s the ideal locale for a relaxing day trip or an overnight stay. Romantic accommodations include the super-hip Hotel San Cristobal that is located right on the water; Hotel Guaycura which is situated the heart of town; Hotel California, a property with a real musical pedigree. Just take your honey by the hand and dive in!
3. Feed Your Love
What do chilies, avocados, and chocolate all have in common? Two things: they’re all aphrodisiacs and common ingredients in Mexican cuisine! The restaurants around La Paz offer plenty of opportunities to linger over a romantic meal that brings together authentic flavors and specialties of the region such as freshly caught seafood. Opt for the modern Baja menu at NIM Restaurante under the stars in their courtyard; the smoke-kissed, wood-fired cuisine at Las Tres Virgenes; or propose a toast (or marriage!) with a bottle from the impressive wine cellar at Steinbeck’s at CostaBaja Resort & Spa. Take advantage of CostaBaja’s Valentine’s package and you can just stroll through the resort’s marina to get back to your well-appointed room. The package includes four nights at the resort, daily breakfast for two, a five-course tasting menu paired with wine at Steinbeck’s, and a couple’s massage at Espiritu Spa.Contact CostaBaja directly to book.
About La Paz, Baja California Sur
La Paz is located in the state of Baja California Sur, a two-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas. This area, whose name translates to “The Peace”, is a tranquil getaway featuring miles of undisturbed white sand beaches and endless opportunities for active adventure tourism. The La Paz region includes the areas of Todos Santos (“All Saints”), Espíritu Santo (“Holy Spirit”) Island, and the Sea of Cortez—famously nicknamed “The Aquarium of the World” by Jacques Cousteau. This culturally and biologically diverse area is yours to explore and enjoy.