There is so much to do in Baja Sur that I will start by describing a typical day after my wife and I arrive at our casa in La Paz.
First, we take a little siesta to refresh ourselves after the early flight on Alaska Airlines. Then we go shopping for groceries. Having a supply of non-perishable staples is one of the nice things about owning your own home, but we like to load up on fresh produce and warm corn tortillas right away.
There are some great supermarkets in La Paz, with everything you could imagine to delight your stomach … except a large selection of frozen TV dinners. In Mexico, people eat fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other wonderful products. Another day, I will tell you which markets we shop at and how they compare to those in the U.S.
After a snack, there’s plenty of time to head for the beach. Have you ever heard about the Sea of Cortez? Just 350 paces from our casa, its gentle waves murmur “Welcome Home.”
Last month a National Geographic ship was in the Bay of La Paz, and we have also seen visits fom Greenpeace and the Jacque Cousteau explorer. You probably know that Jacque Cousteau labeled the Sea of Cortez the “Acquarium Of The World.” That’s easy to believe when you witness the whales, dolphins, fish, turtles, sea birds, multitudes of shells … and that’s just from the vantage point on our little piece of the playa.
Windsurfing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling and diving will bring you even closer to these marine wonders of Nature off the shore of La Paz.
Of course, if strolling through the surf on an endless sandy beach is not your cup of tea, you could take in a round of golf, or just relax on the patio (with or without a cocktail) to read a book and await the brilliant sunset.
If we’re really tired, we might eat in and retire early. Usually, however, we venture onto the Malecon with locals and tourists enjoying the evening along the waterfront in the City of La Paz.
After strolling the Malecon for awhile, one of the fabulous restaurants catches our eye.
What is your delight tonight, dear? Will it be Chinese cuisine? Mexican food? Italian? Indian? Thai? Vegetarian? Seafood? La Paz is truly an international city with any dinner fare you could wish.
After dinner, we’ll stroll back along the Malecon to the electric boat and the relaxing 10 minute ride across the Bay of La Paz to our casa.
The next morning, we’re usually ready to awaken as the sun rises and plan our week. But that’s a post for another day …