Cruises from La Paz
La Paz, ‘peace’ in Spanish, is located on the coast of the Sea of Cortez on the southern end of the long Baja Peninsula in Mexico. The city has one of the highest standards of living in Mexico. It is a centre for commerce and marine biology. Ecotourism is strong and growing: there are 900 islands and inlets in the Gulf of California with 244 under UNESCO protection.
Local diving, snorkelling and kayaking are world class. Other local industries include silver mining, agriculture, fishing and pearling. The islands in the Sea of Cortez can be visited by boat tours that are well worth the time to check out.