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Best Beaches Near La Paz, Mexico

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We dish on our favorite spots to wiggle our toes in the sand.

Baja California Sur is a hidden gem for beach lovers. Once you leave the crowds of Los Cabos, you'll find endless deserted beaches along the vibrant Sea of Cortez coastline.

And the beaches around La Paz, B.C.S. are a local secret that we're about to let you in on.

Whether you're looking for a wind-protected sunbathing haven, a goldmine of stunning seashells, world-class kite beach or turquoise waters, our beaches will knock your socks off (so that you can dig your toes into the sand!).

Here are some of our favorite beaches in the neighborhood:

Located 40 minutes south of La Paz, Palapas Ventana is your home base for year-round beachfront adventures.

Stay on the beach, eat on the beach, play on the beach.

Playa El Tecolote

Warm turquoise waters and the finest white sand await at this pristine beach just outside of La Paz. While most tourist flock to nearby Playa Balandra (also gorgeous), those in the know drive just a little further for a big reward.

Insider tip: Camping on beaches in Baja is a road-tripper's dream. It's often free as well, but won't likely have facilities. Pull up to a palapa at Tecolote and wake up to a heavenly view.

Palapas Ventana

OK, so we're a little biased. The beach out front of Palapas Ventana is our home. It's where we work and play. We launched boats, fillet fish, laugh over beers at the end of the day and watch kids play in the sand here. During the windy winters, our kite launch stays uncrowded and is the perfect home base for a dreamy kite session. You'll find some pretty incredible sea shells here, too.

Insider tip: Feeling left out during kite season? Learn to kite with us! Inquire about lessons with us and we'll get you out on the water.

Isla Cerralvo

Day trip with us to Cerralvo Island, the 16-mile long island visible from Palapas Ventana. We'll take you snorkeling with the curious sea lions at the southern tip of the island then lunch on a quiet beach. There really aren't words to describe the peaceful solitude of gazing across the channel at La Ventana while enjoying a wild, deserted island all to yourself.

Insider tip: Cerralvo isn't exactly deserted. You're sharing the island with thousands of goats! Don't forget to tear your eyes of the ocean and glance up into the desert mountains behind you for a glimpse of Baja's wild side.

Hot Springs

A notorious landmark in our hometown of La Ventana/El Sargento, Hot Springs beach is the perfect place to spend a day. The beach is absolutely massive, with a few palapas available for shade. It got its name because of all the geothermal activity in the area - there's hot water bubbling beneath the sand.

Insider tip: If you dig a hole deep in enough in the right place at the right tide, you might find yourself with a DIY hot tub right next to the ocean. Be sure to fill it in when you're done!

Ensenada de los Muertos

Just a short drive from Palapas Ventana through the town of Los Planes is a remote resort community and secluded beach. A favorite anchorage for yachts looking to escape the crowds-Muertos, contrary to its name-is full of life. Perhaps that's why some call it the Bay of Dreams. Sunbathe on the sand or snorkel through schools of colorful fish the beautiful rocky reef just steps offshore.

Insider tip: Inside the restaurant at Gran Suo and upstairs, you'll be delighted by a seemingly randomly EPIC collection of toy trains.

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Sunday, 23 September 2018