It doesn’t take much of a search online to figure out what my hobbies are — after all, I’m a travel editor, and I write about the things I like to do when traveling. Usually, that involves some kind of outdoorsy activity, like mountain biking, hiking, scuba diving, wildlife watching, or something else in that vein.
So it’s not a surprise that I love La Paz, Mexico — a colorful, laid-back, and beachfront town about two hours north of Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. While it offers all kinds of outdoorsy activities (whale watching is one of the most well-known), scuba divers know it’s the gateway to the colorful Sea of Cortez. And the Sea of Cortez has some of the best diving in North America, with wildlife like whales, hammerhead sharks, sea lions, giant rays, and all kinds of reef fish, coral, and other creatures.