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Pichilingue (La Paz) Mexico

Compared to busier tourist destinations, Pichilingue offers a more tranquil atmosphere. It's an excellent place to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings away from the crowds. The surrounding landscape is characterized by rugged desert mountains and cacti, creating a stark yet stunning contrast with the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. The waters around Pichilingue are rich in marine life. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can explore vibrant coral reefs, colorful fish, and other underwater creatures. The area is mainly known for encounters with sea lions and whale sharks.


Ship Location

 The Pichilingue Ferry Terminal is officially known as the Terminal Marítima de Pichilingue. La Paz is about 12 miles away from the cruise terminal.


Getting Around

Pichilingue itself is small and walkable. You can explore the immediate vicinity, enjoy the beach, or visit local cafes and shops on foot. Taxis are a convenient way to travel within Pichilingue and to nearby locations. You can usually find taxis near the terminal.


Busses run to La Paz, and taxis are available for those not on a tour. La Paz means "peace" and has an easygoing feeling. The waterfront promenade is a fun area to explore, with palm trees, sailboats, shops and cafes.



Engage with the local community to learn about their way of life, traditions, and culture. Local markets and events can provide insights into the region's customs and crafts. Given its coastal location, Pichilingue is likely to have seafood restaurants where you can enjoy fresh catches from the sea. Local cuisine, especially dishes featuring seafood, can be a highlight for food enthusiasts. Pichilingue's proximity to the Sea of Cortez makes it a gateway to nearby islands. Consider taking a day trip to explore islands like Isla Espíritu Santo, known for its pristine beaches, marine life, and opportunities for activities like snorkeling and kayaking.


Nearby La Paz is the perfect place to take a stroll, go whale watching and shop the wares of artisans at local markets. The Regional Museum of Anthropology and History introduces the Baja Peninsula, from the prehistoric indigenous cultures who lived here to the state's role in the Mexican Revolution. The Whale Museum explains the differences between the six whale species that migrate to Mexico's Pacific Coast every winter.