Coming from North America (USA or Canada) we recommend flying into Los Cabos International Airport (airport code SJD). With over 140 flights a day from carriers like American Airlines, United Airlines, South West, Alaska, US Airways, West Jet, Sun Quest, Delta, flying to Los Cabos offers the most flexibility. As a result, Los Cabos is becoming the number one option for travellers wishing to visit La Paz from North America. We recommend the shuttle service offered by Eco Baja Tours. This two-hour service from Los Cabos delivers you directly to La Paz in an air conditioned, luxury van with bi-lingual drivers and Internet access. Shuttle prices start at $35 American dollars, one way. If you require a more personalized service, just email us and we’ll be happy to organise your pick-up and transfer.
Coming from Southern California - Border Crossing
For several years now the airline Volaris has offered a flight from Tijuana to La Paz. Many of our customers from southern California and the San Diego area find this quick and easy flight offers incredible value. When visiting California, this is how the Cortez Expeditions team travels. Crossing the border using the new bridge! It is amazing. Check out the bridge information here
You can also read about one of our customers experiences using the bridge here on Trip Advisor.
Flying from Europe...
Coming from Europe allows you to fly directly from Mexico City to La Paz with one of many modern and excellent Mexican airlines. Flights to and from La Paz from Mexico City or Guadalajara arrive at least two or three times a day. The airlines offering this service are Aeromexico, Volaris, Viva Aerobus, Interjet and Aero Califia.
Driving is another one of our preferred methods, depending on the time of year. The two-day drive from San Diego to La Paz allows you to stop and check out the famous birthing areas of the grey whale, indigenous rock art, historic Spanish missions, sleepy Mexican towns, and some of the best beaches, surf, and scenery Baja has to offer. To learn more about this drive (something we do at least 5 or 6 times a year), email us.
Places to Stay..
Cortez Expeditions has two comfortable on-site rooms with single- or double-occupancy and are fully furnished with A/C, WIFI, a small personal safe, and laundry service. The rooms are contained within our compound. We recommend them for our tec, photo, and rebreather students since it provides you with a worry-free, distraction-free environment to focus on your training. Specially suited to divers, the rooms are connected with a common lounge and patio deck for socializing after a great day underwater. Our patio furniture is made from reclaimed teak from old boats (we pretend they were old pirate ships, but we can’t prove it!) Our tec, photo & CCR packages combine lodging with training. Check out our gallery of photos to see the rooms and our cool divers compound! We have a selection of paddle boards to take out on the sheltered and protected beach immediately on our doorstep. We also have three dogs, Four cats and a monkey. LOCATION Cortez Expeditions is located 50 yards from the beach, 15 minutes from the airport, and a 20 minute walk from the center of town and its bars and restaurants. Car rental, grocery stores, and the beach are all within walking distance. For those traveling with non-divers – or if you are looking for a luxury condo or all inclusive resort – there are plenty of accommodation options on the beach or around town. We have a portfolio of accommodations from $20 USD/night at hostels to $1000 USD/night suites, self catering…you name it, we have it! Email us for more info