It takes a bit of work to get there (flying to SJD, then a 2.5-3hr shuttle) but it is so very worth it. You're in a unique biome, on a beautiful beach, and ferrying between the resort and mainland (La Paz) is quite easy. There is a full time staff on hand to help with the transfers. The condos are very nice, and it's easy to spend a ton of time at the pool and pool bar. For trips for fishing, whale sharks, etc, you are often going to a place you can see from the condo! (Pro tip: try asking the guides to pick you up at the dock and even drop you off on the beach:). Loved our time there, will definitely return. Check out the season you are thinking about: There are a few great times for fishing, whale sharks are Dec-Mar, there is a whale-watching season and a sea turtle season, etc.
We visited La Paz over Spring Break to do some fishing and relaxing. We stayed in Unit E304 , a 3 bedroom, 4 bath condo with excellent pool and water views. Paraiso Del Mar is a very nice resort comprised of 5 different buildings, buildings A-E, each housing privately owned condos. The resort sits alone on a peninsula known as the El Mogote and requires a water taxi to transport you to and from the main strip of La Paz, known as the Malecon. The water taxi runs back and forth all day based on a published schedule and you can catch one every 30 minutes which we found to be very convenient and an excellent way to meet some of the friendly Ex-Pats staying/living there who were all willing to share information about local restaurants and things to do.
My husband and I stayed for a month in the ground unit (A104). The condo exceeded all our expectations. It was gorgeous! The beach is right there, with dolphins and whales giving a show (almost every day) that we could see from our terrace. Chelle was great to deal with and made the booking process easy. Penny and Jon promptly took care of anything we needed and were a pleasure to deal with.
We spent a week in an area without electricity! Arriving at Paraiso Del Mar was beyond our wildest expectations. The unit was immaculate! And allowed for our large family to stretch out without tripping over each other. The accommodations were first class. The bedrooms and bathrooms were like being at an expensive hotel. Great kitchen with spices, oil and sugar. The TV in the living room was exceptional! We watched a lot of SHARK WEEK!
The condo was much larger than expected.. We had rented all 3 bedrooms with 3 couples and had plenty of room. We were able to cook a lot In the condo and have sunset dinners on the enormous deck... The condo really has everything you need... In the kitchen, bug spray if you need it, Beach towels, etc. You cannot beat the location and the amenities for the price!
What a beautiful vacation rental. We enjoyed everything about Paraiso del Mar, from the ease of booking with Chelle, to the luxurious condo, to the amazing beach, ocean view, lovely pool. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Alissia was very helpful in arranging fishing excursions, the chef cooked us delcious meals with the fish we caught! La paz has many very good restaurants and shopping. We are definitely planning to vacation here again!