Monday, February 21, 2011

La Paz, Baja California Sur

historically significant since founded in 1535 by Hernan Cortés is not only the most peaceful state capital I have ever been to, it is also called “Aquarium of the World”.

In the Sea of Cortez you can find different types of whales, all type of fish, mantas, sharks, whale sharks, sea lions and most important for me, it is also home of great sea products such as blue crab, oysters, callo de hacha – scallops…

There are two ways to get there from Los Cabos. You can take the pacific highway and pass Todos Santos, the small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains. That route is a little faster and you could find also rich vegetable & chili farmlands, avocado -, papaya - & mango trees close to the road.

The other option is to drive from San Jose del Cabo, towards Los Barilles and the old silver town El Triunfo which was at one point the largest city in Baja where more than 10,000 miners where seeking silver, gold and other valuable minerals from the surrounding baja mountains in 1862.