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Baja 1000: what to do in La Paz

By Tribune Travel

November 14, 2023

Baja 1000 is the most important off-road race in the world. La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors during its 56th edition. In order for tourists to enjoy their stay to the fullest, the city has prepared a small guide that includes everything from gastronomy to water activities.


La Paz is an ideal destination for lovers of water activities. One of the most popular attractions is swimming with whale sharks, which is possible from October to April. It is also possible to snorkel with sea lions nesting on Espiritu Santo Island, release turtles in Todos Santos, visit a pearl farm, or hike in the nearby mountains.


Baja 1000 car racing near La Paz


In addition to its natural wonders, La Paz also has several tourist attractions. You can visit landscapes such as the boardwalk, the Cathedral of Nuestra SeƱora de La Paz. You can choose beaches El Coromuel, Tesoro and Pichilingue. There are museums and the Serpentarium. Visitors can also make excursions to nearby towns such as El Triunfo, San Antonio or Los Barriles.


Gastronomically, La Paz offers the traditional flavors of the Pacific Coast. Typical dishes include hot dogs, popularly known as “hates”, fish tacos, machaca burritos and shrimp with garlic mojo, cocktails to delight the palate.


The activities of the Baja 1000 began on Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 with the two days of mechanical contingency. On Thursday, November 16th, the competitors will leave La Paz. The motorcycles will start at 01:00 am and the cars at 09:00 am. A total of 330 riders from 20 countries are expected to participate.


These are the key points for the Baja 1000 on the La Paz Malecon


Since this is the 50th anniversary of Score International, the starting point of this edition of the Baja 1000 is on the Malecon of La Paz. A crowd of off-road fans are expected.


Baja 1000 vehicles racing


We know that most of the fans will want to have the best place to watch the competitors go by. Thus, here are the main points to help you find the best place on the promenade to do so.


The organizers have divided the area of the promenade into three zones:



This is the operations area, so to speak, because of the location of the City Express Hotel, Baja 1000 headquarters and press room, as well as the parking lot that will be in front of the Marina Waterfront and a restroom area. This zone extends from the City Express Hotel to Los Cocos.



This area, also called the scoring zone, begins at Los Cocos and ends at El Molinito, where the scoring ramp will be located, more precisely, the ramp will be located at the “Mercado de los Pescadores”.



It goes from El Molinito to the Kiosk, also called the Aficionado Zone, it has two restrooms, one in the Francisco King Park and the other in the Kiosk, also in the Kiosk area will be located what the organizers call “Fiesta B1K”.


Now that you know the key locations along the boardwalk to watch the start of the Baja 1000, get ready to be in the best place to see the competitors kick up dust in their vehicles.





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