5 days and 4 nights in Marina De La Paz
We spent 4 nights and 5 days at the Marina de La Paz. Although they need no advertising,
I have to say that it was the friendliest and nicest place to stay in La Paz.
The slips were very reasonable (approx $30/night), the showers clean, free wi-fi
internet access, and a great little restaurant on premises where we had a few meals
and many drinks!
While in La Paz, we took advantage of the services of
Yoldanda of "The Paperworks" to get our
Tourist Visas and TIP (Temporary Importation Permit). She made the process
painless, especially as otherwise we would have had to bus or taxi to 3-4 places
20 miles apart. After a short interview, she accompanied us to the immigration
office where we got our 180 day visas, and the next day delivered the TIP to
us promptly at the appointed time. Highly recommended.
Also while in La Paz, we took advantage of the on-premises self-service
Laundry to do a whopping 4 loads of clothes and towels (and PK did one of his
own too!), and we made several provision runs and did some boat
work, most notably, taking the "battery combiner" apart and fixing it by
soldering some melted wires back into place. Finally the boat's engine
battery charging system was working again, we were well fed and rested,
and the world was a good place!
On Tuesday they had a parade celebrating the beginning of the Mexican
Revolution which was really fun to watch. Half the town turned out to
see the parade (and I think the other half was in the parade!).
We took care of some last minute paperwork on Tuesday (port fees
and checking into the port officially with the Capitan De Puerto),
before preparing to depart La Paz for Espiritu Santos.
We had a great time in La Paz and highly recommend it to other
yachtistas as well as general tourists. Much nicer than Cabo
San Lucas with none of the overt tourist come-ons. Just a genuine proud
Mexican city, untainted, if you will, by the presence of gringos.