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Driving from Cabo to La Paz

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Driving from Cabo to La Paz

We are considering a Holiday trip to La Paz to windsurf, etc. Since it appears we can no longer fly from the US to La Paz, we would probably fly into Cabo and drive to La Paz. Any advice about safety on that drive, how long it would take, etc? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Driving from Cabo to La Paz

It's a very easy drive. Fly into Cabo. Look into Rental cars with Cactus Rentals or Dominic. I've had great experiences with both. You can search the Cabo forums for their reviews. They will quote you with the mandatory insurance included.

Two ways to get there. Both are good and give you a way to see some good sights. Check out a map. Either go up through Todos Santos on 19 on the Pacific side and get lunch there. Or Take 1 up through Triunfo and eat there.

You can be off the plane and in La Paz in 3 hours on a good day. Both ways are pretty drives and you're lucky you get to see some of the country side. That's part of what's great about Baja trips.

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2. Re: Driving from Cabo to La Paz

Easy drive whichever route you go however if you go around east side there are a lot of mountains and curvy roads but lots of cool little towns to stop in! either way it is about 2:45-3 hours from SJD Airport to La Paz

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3. Re: Driving from Cabo to La Paz


Note that when most folks say "Cabo Airport" they really mean SJD. The Los Cabos International Airport is north of San Jose del Cabo, about 30 miles from Cabo San Lucas. If you're flying into SJD and headed to La Paz, you don't need to go to Cabo San Lucas.

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4. Re: Driving from Cabo to La Paz

PacificNW is right. You don't have to drive into Cabo at all. As a matter of fact when we fly into there, we do our best to skirt Cabo and stay out of it the best we can. There's a nice toll road that will take you over the the Pacific side from the Airport and keeps you out of Cabo all together.

Edited: 10 June 2017, 09:56
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