La Paz ferry port in Baja California Sur connects you with Topolobampo in Mexico with a choice of up to 6 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the La Paz to Topolobampo crossing is from 8 hours and the crossing is operated by Baja Ferries.
Not to be confused with the most populous city in Bolivia, La Paz is the capital of the Mexican State, Baja California Sur. The economy is primarily based on tourism and fishing, hence why the port is so pivotal to the revenue of the city. Ecologically, La Paz is very highly regarded with its beautiful waters open to snorkelling and diving opportunities, as well as the main pastime of fishing. The airport has eased the volume of traffic passing through the port, though there are still several ships operating in the docks.
Surprisingly, considering its tag as the most ‘Mexican’ city, La Paz is an incredibly diverse and cosmopolitan city with French and Italian equally likely to be heard as Spanish or English. It is nearly impossible to be bored whilst in the city – visitors can just wander around the quaint, rustic streets and stumble upon a unique art store or superb restaurants offering authentic Mexican cuisine. The energy of the city is embodied by the six-day festival featuring la Paz’s best music, parades and fireworks displays.
Away from the busy city centre, tourists are encouraged to sample the beautiful beaches whilst admiring the fiery sunsets. The evenings are still warm due to the naturally hot climate, making it the perfect location for a late night stroll. Arguably the most popular area is next to the port itself – Playa Pichilingue is a hotbed for tourists, offering a unique camping experience. The area is only a 100 metre walk to the port, so it is conveniently located for passengers looking to board ferries to Mazatlan. The crossings to Mazatlan last for roughly 18 hours and run a few times per week.
Ferry Terminal Pichilingue, Baja California Sur
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