We just got home from a Spectacular Spring Break in La Paz, Mexico. We flew down via Guadalajara, across the Sea of Cortez, to the beautiful town of La Paz. From the air you first see miles and miles of arid desert with a few cactus, but the brilliant turquoise ocean and white sandy beaches capture your eyes. Driving into La Paz is so colorful with tiled domes, and patios and walls splashed with dazzling bougainvillea. We stayed at the lovely Hacienda Paraiso B&B. Our hosts, Richard and Gloria, took such good care of us, arranging boat trips, taxis, and recommending the best restaurants and places to see. We totally loved our week strolling the festive Malecon, snorkeling with Whale Sharks, Sea Lions, & tropical fish, kayaking with dolphins, watching breaching Humpback Whales, exploring the amazing beaches, and camping for 3 glorious days on the Island of Espiritu Santo.
This was my second 2-week stay at Hacienda Paraiso and I want to go back again and again to this wonderful place. Richard and Gloria offer superior accommodations with a personal touch, you feel right at home. There is so much to see and do in La Paz and they can hook you up with tours, taxis, restaurants and attractions. The beautiful pool was an absolute necessity for our hot August stay this year. Breakfasts are more than ample in quantity and variety, and our room was spotless and very comfortable. Richard even offers books from his private collection so you can read up on the flora and fauna and history of the area while you're there.
My wife and hooked up with another couple ( our new friends ) in Cabo and rode our rental Harleys north to La paz in Feb 2012. When we arrived in La Paz we called Richard and asked if he had any rooms available as we were going to be staying the night after a long day on the road. Richard and his wounderful wife greated us with open arms and made us feel right at home.Once we had settled into our rooms, Richard offered to give us a ride into town to a great local restaurant. The next morning we awoke to another sunny day and a wounderful breakfast. It was even better than we had imagined.There hospitality is beyoned anything we have experience from our many travels over the years both in Canada and the US. Kodos to the both of you for being such gracious hosts. We will be returning in the future, but plan on spending more time with you. I would recomend this B&B to anyone who enjoys being pampered and good conversation. The king size beds were very comfortable. Next time I hope to get out on the water with Richard. Phil & Tanja from BC Canada
We chose Casa Tuscany in La Paz for its proximity to the heart of the city. We were not disappointed. Our room was small but nicely appointed with great decor and was very comfortable for the two of us. Great shower! The towels are plush and brightly colored. Breakfast was to die for. Carol, the owner, must be gaining a reputation for her outstanding Ebelskivers. What a treat! I can only recommend one check them out for themselves. We had a great stay.
If it is in La Paz, Baja Ca. ; an Inn, a B&B, or a Boutique Hotel, I probably been there. Most are acceptable but rather plain and in truth, need some repair. Courtyards can be small or cluttered and the amenities, few. Not so Hacienda Paraiso de La Paz Inn. The outside design stood out of the surroundings inviting us to want to see more. Once inside, we saw how truly special this place is, a real "Gem". I want to say this... I have been to many places some reviews have called "Gems" (out of shear ignorance of what's available), only to find a Zircon, not a Diamond. This place is a Diamond! During our stay (May' 10), we felt relaxed in a most spacious courtyard giving us both, privacy and beauty. When considering the package, beauty, charming, very clean rooms, outstanding pool,exercise room (which I used), personal safes, and secure indoor parking, this place is a steal. Richard and Gloria where most wonderful hosts and went above and beyond in making sure that we were enjoying ourselves. A highlight was the trip to see and swim with sea lions, very playful animals. That day, in Richard's boat, we saw Blue Whales and Dolphins too boot. Many people were in the warm water with them enjoying the frivolity of the ocation. What a wonderful day that was! Breakfast were both delicious (very Mexican) and filling, and again, Richard and Gloria were always asking if we needed anything else. If you plan to come only once to La Paz, or if you feel the place you have been to before is good enough for a second visit, do yourself a favor and try the New Hacienda Paraiso de La Paz Inn. Your tune will change and your value will increase. Their slogan is "Tu Casa en México" (Your Home in México), and they try very hard to live up to this. We look forward to going back soon! Dan and Shelia
un lugar hermoso en medio de la paz que es increible.
So relaxing and private! Wonderful accommodations and host, Richard, and hostess, Gloria. They provide a secluded home for you and wonderful varying menus for breakfast. Richard had gone fishing one day and came home and invited me for dinner. Not expected, but absolutely heavenly! No hotel art here, but wonderful real art and sculptures everywhere, including in room. I will definitely return one day. I can't say enough. Be sure to make this a stop on your vacation!
We staid for a weekend in Hacienda Paraíso in La Paz and had a wonderful time. The facilities are very nice, as described in their website. Richard and Gloria are very friendly and willing to orientate the guests about what they can do around La Paz according to their interests.
This is a very special place! It is only one block off the Malecon, within walking distance of many restaurants, coffee, shops, and the lovely area where it seems that everyone is out enjoying the beauty of La Paz. We stayed in the Renaissance Room. It was spacious and clean with a king sized bed. It has a private terrace with views of the bay and the evening sunsets. Gail and Chalo are wonderful hosts! The breakfasts in the morning were outstanding, served in the relaxing garden by the pool while the hummingbirds put on a show for us. Gail and Chalo have so much knowledge of their area and their recommendations helped make the most of our time in La Paz. We even had the joy of having them join us for our day at Espiritu Island! Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We will return as soon as possible!
Hacienda Paraiso was more than a pleasant surprise. The owners were friends from the first hand shake. They were tour guides, travel directors, taxi, LaPaz consultants, and much much more. The first time in my many countries of travel that I felt completely comfortable in exploring a new place. Breakfast was outstanding, the location was quiet but if you wanted action on the Malecon it was 5 minutes away by car. We paid Richard and Gloria to take on a boat ride to see Whale Sharks and we could almost touch them. We saw Dolphins by the hundreds, flying rays, and we snorkled with baby sea lions that were inches away from us. We loved the local museum and restaurants (at least 1/2 price compared to Cabo) and met cruisers (people who live on boats) that were just fun and made life seem good. We plan on going back!
Zu Beginn und am Ende unserer Tour nächtigten wir im Posada Colibri. Nach unserer Tour freuten wir uns wieder auf das geniale Frühstück und die Kolibris, die mit uns im Garten 'frühstückten'. Die Gastgeber sind äußerst liebenswürdig und hilfsbereit, man fühlt sich fast wie zu Hause. Die Lage ist optimal: Nur ein paar Kilometer zu den Playas, die Stadt und der Malecon ist zu Fuß erreichbar. Danke an Gail und Chalo für die schönen Tage in La Paz, Theresia & Hans.
Drove up from San Jose de Cabo for a first time trip to La Paz. Best place ever, especially after looking at other places while in La Paz. Several types of rooms, very comfortable, terrace/garden/pool is your living room- much better than walking thru hallways of doors to your room. Turtle in the garden, scientific library with microscopes and fossils, spearheads, shells, etc from all over the region. Jacuzzi. Pool. Large garage for safe storage of car/etc; gracious hosts, great breakfast and conversation. A must try..
What a gem! The nest was spacious, clean with it's own bathroom. The view on the Malecon from the balcony is breathtaking. Loved it... The hosts Gail and Chalo are the best, breakfast in the morning is just what you need to get you energy for the day. We will go again. Sylvie and John
We stayed at Posada Colibri for three nights, originally two nights but loved it so much we stayed an extra night. It is a beautiful place. We were on the second floor with a great veranda. We could see the water from the room. The hosts were most gracious. Breakfast was out by the pool and the hummingbirds performed - it was beautiful. We will definitely return.
When we travel, my husband and I prefer to stay at a B&B because we often meet interesting people. That isn't always the case BUT what a wonderful surprise when we stayed at Posada Colibri. Our hosts, Gail and Chalo were a wealth of knowledge and warm hosts. If we return to La Paz to learn Spanish at the local Spanish language school, we will definitely stay at Posada Colibri again.
Among the many dozens of B&B's my wife and I have stayed in, Posada Colibri is in the top rank. It's small, quiet, neat, and nicely furnished. One street up from the Malecon (the waterfront boulevard), it's a short walk from restaurants, shops, and museums. Having lived in the house for many years, the friendly and energetic owners, Gail and Chalo, are a wealth of local information and suggestions for visitors. We stayed there in January 2010 with my brother and his wife, who were back for their second visit. The four of us shared the "Nest", the third-floor two-bedroom suite with shared bath, spacious living room combined with a well equipped kitchen, and large patio with a view over the harbor. Gail served us a fine breakfast by the pool in the backyard garden, and Chalo took my brother along with some friends on a morning hike. If our dream of returning to La Paz for a 2-4-week Spanish school comes to pass, Posada Colibri is where we'll stay.
Kind and attentive hosts. Tranquil place with healthy breakfasts by the garden. Great view of the bay and the sunsets! One block from the waterfront. In short, a Lovely little jewel! I'll be back! Note: I gave "Dining" an "outstanding" referring to the breakfast.