La Paz is a little corner of Mexican paradise that a few in-the-know travellers have discovered. Many want to keep it a secret and I may regret sharing how much I love La Paz.
CostaBaja Resort & Spa is a quiet place to base yourself for exploring La Paz’s charms and relax after the amazing animal encounters here. The resort is a short drive from the downtown area near the marina and golf course (which boasts sea views from 14 of its 18 holes). The resort is split into two — at the beach is the beach club, requiring a separate fee, with an infinity pool and restaurant. Past the marina is the hotel with another pool with swim-up bar and several restaurant choices, including the premium Steinbeck’s, with marina and golf course views.
The decor throughout the hotel is desert-calm with splashes of ocean. I loved the manta rays gliding by in the open air hotel lobby with views out to the pool and ocean.
My corner Super Suite room was immense, with two balconies, both perfect for watching the sun sink into the sea at the end of the perfect day. My king bed was most welcomed after long days enjoying the sun and surf of La Paz. The room was equipped with a mini fridge, coffee machine, safe, and a large desk with television. The sink area was in the bedroom space, with a separate toilet room and a huge shower room with smoked glass windows. Standard rooms have a smaller glassed-in shower.
CostaBaja has a spa and gym, though you’ll need to book a longer stay if you want to enjoy them. There are just too many things in La Paz to pull you away from the hotel, from snorkelling with sea lions at Isla Espiritu Santo, snorkelling with whale sharks near downtown, standup paddleboarding with rays and turtles, or having grey whales approach your boat in Magdalena Bay, on the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula.