La Paz is the capital city of the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico and a major regional commercial center. In 2010 the city had a population of 215,180 people, but its metropolitan population is larger due to surrounding towns including San Pedro, el Centenario and el Zacatal. Its surrounding municipality, the 4th-largest in Mexico in geographical size, has a population of 251,870 persons on a land area of 20,275 km2 (7,828 ml2).
La Paz was inhabited by Neolithic hunter-gatherers about 10,000 years ago. They left traces of existence in the form of rock paintings close to the city and throughout Baja California Peninsula. On 3 May 1535, Hernan Cortes arrived in the bay by La Paz and gave it the name "Santa Cruz". He tried to start a colony but due to logistical problems abandoned his efforts after several years. In 1596 Sebastian Vizcaino gave the area its modern name.
During the period January 10, 1854-May 8, 1854 La Paz served as the capital of Republic of Sonora. However, the project of William Walker collapsed because of lack of US support and pressure from the government of Mexico to retake the region.
Eco-tourism is La Paz' major source of tourism income as visitors come to enjoy city's marine wonders, and its diverse and unique terrestrial species. Tourists also visit the balnearios. There are around 900 inlets and islands in the Gulf of California with 244 under UNESCO protection as World Heritage Bio-Reserves. Isla Espíritu Santo group, bordering the northeast portion of Bay of La Paz, are considered 'crown jewels of the islands of the Gulf' (referred to as Sea of Cortez), the primary tourist destination of the region. Its kayaking, diving and snorkeling are considered world class.
Highlights: Beaches, Diving, Fishing, Biosphere Reserve
Port La Paz cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from La Paz, Baja California Mexico. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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