Eco-tourism is the most important source of tourism income in La Paz, as people come to experience the area's marine wonders. There are some 900 islands and inlets in the Gulf of California, with nearly 250 designated as World Heritage Bio-Reserves. The primary tourist destination of the area is the Isla Espiritu Santo group, which borders the southeastern portion of the Bay of La Paz and are considered the crown jewels of the islands of the Sea of Cortez. Diving, snorkeling, and kayaking in La Paz are considered second to none. The area also boasts world-class marinas, boatyards and marine supply stores.
Golfers in La Paz won't want to miss CostaBaja Golf Club, Mexico's first Gary Player design. Other well regarded courses in the area include the Arthur Hills Course at Paraiso del Mar Golf & Country Club, and Bahia de Los Suenos Golf Club, which was designed by Tom Doak.
Getting to La Paz: Manuel Marquez de Leon International Airport serves La Paz with flights to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Los Angeles. Ferry services operate from the port of Pichilingue outside the city, connecting the Baja California peninsula to the mainland at Mazatlan and Topolobampo, near Los Mochis.
|CostaBaja Golf Club & Resort||La Paz||$160|
|Bahia de Los Suenos Golf Club||La Paz||N/A|
|Paraiso del Mar Golf & Country Club - Arthur Hills Course||La Paz||$64 - $74|
CostaBaja Golf Club in La Paz features one spectacular hole after another, with elevated tees and flawless paspalum fairways and greens. The Gary Player design also has ocean views on nearly every hole. Miss the fairway, however, and you'll probably find the desert.
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