La Paz means peace in English, and it does count for what you can find in this gorgeous town. La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico, is a small city on the shores of the Gulf of California. It is between the coastal range and a bay, and is a seaport. La Paz is a simpler, less touristy destination than Cabo, but has all the amenities. The contrast between the harsh and stark desert surrounding the city and the teaming waters of the Gulf is striking. Industries in La Paz include silver mining, agriculture, fishing and pearls. With an average year round temperature of 24º C (75º F), La Paz Baja is a popular tourist destination offering world class fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The area is filled with whales, whale sharks, sea lions, and other large oceanic creatures also there are cultural tours through the city’s historic district introducing travelers to a centuries-old cathedral, the charming main square and the local museum.