With an international airport, La Paz is only two hours away from Los Angeles or Mexico City. Alternatively, you can fly into Los Cabos airport where you have a great choice of flights and carriers from Denver, Houston, Phoenix, and Dallas. From Los Cabos it takes three hours by road. Additionally, ferry boats arrive daily from Topolobampo and Mazatlan to the ferry station at Pichilingue Bay.
The Mexican peso is the legal currency, although US dollars are commonly accepted in most places. Major credit cards, such as Master Card, Visa, Amex, as well as traveler's checks are also honored in most places. Additionally, ATM machines are available 24 hours per day. Money exchange places are located in downtown La Paz as well as the banks.
_La Paz has one of the best qualities of life in Mexico, with several private hospitals and health clinics, as well as public hospitals and emergency rooms. Tap water comes from deep wells, and it is much cleaner than other cities where water comes from rivers and dams, However, drinking bottled water is advised.
_Spanish is the native language, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas. It is also not uncommon to find multilingual guides, including German, Japanese, Italian, and French.
Visas and Entry
Non Mexican citizens must fill out a Tourist card upon entering the country. It costs about US$ 25 and can be obtained at Mexican consulates, embassies, border crossings, automobile clubs and airlines flying from foreign countries.
It is valid for 90 - 180 days and it is not a working permit.
Baja California Sur is on Mountain Standard Time of the USA.
Baja California has a desert climate with more than 300 sunny days per year, and less than 10 inches (25 cm) of rain. This makes for hot summers (42C, 105F), but the evening sea breeze drops the heat to nice levels. Winter time has an average temperature of 20ºC, 70º_F. This attracts many visitors seeking to escape colder winters in their home countries.
_120V / 60 hertz outlets are American style so please bring an adapter. 220V European style outlets are available in most rooms.