Stayed at Paraiso Del Mar from December 22nd to January 4th with my family. The condo complex is on a private "island" which requires a quick boat ride to get there. First off, let me tell you that the condo we stayed in, D301, was fantastic! It was huge and everyone in the family got their own room, bathroom and balcony! The kitchen was very functional and was fully stocked with pots, pans, everything. And, if you prefer to BBQ, there is one available for your use. Our condo overlooked the pool area including Survivor Bar, with a view of the Sea of Cortez. Survivor Bar has amazing food and we ate there often, just make sure that if you want fresh fish for dinner, let the staff know in the afternoon! La Paz is truly a hidden treasure.
We did not hesitate once venturing into town as we felt completely safe and welcomed by the locals! Food in town is plentiful and reasonable priced and staff are very attentive, even if you don't speak Spanish but try a few words, they really appreciated it! There are lots of great places to visit, so renting a car was ideal for us. We visited Todos Santos, which is a little town where there are lots of places to buy souvenirs, local art and many little restaurants. And, not too far from town, is a hidden gem of a beach called Palm Beach, just off of the highway which was fantastic...caves and waves! Working with Chelle, the condo owner was truly an easy task. She was very helpful by providing a list of great local restaurants and places to visit. And, once you arrive, you are met by Penny, who lets you know the boat schedule, where to park for free, local activities and is generally there to help you out if you require anything! So, if you are looking for a relaxing family vacation, far away from those busy all-inclusive resorts, I would definitely recommend renting from Chelle and going to La Paz!