CostaBaja Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The first five-star resort in La Paz
- Multiple open-air restaurants and bars
- Panoramic sea views from room balconies
- Attentive, English-speaking staff
- Great for avid golfers and fishermen
What To Know
- The 10-minute shuttle to downtown La Paz is free
- The beach club is a short golf cart ride from the main hotel
- Part of a 550-acre resort/residential community
- No bathtubs in rooms, but glass-enclosed showers
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
It’s all about the pristine water at the five-star CostaBaja Resort and Spa, set on the Sea of Cortez only 10 minutes from Baja’s capital city, La Paz. The straightforward rooms nod to the surroundings with stained wood and deep blue headboards; they also feature glass-enclosed showers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies with views of the resort’s adjoining 250-slip marina. The vibe is mellow, but there are all the expected amenities (an 18-hole golf course, a 60-treatment spa menu, three pools, five restaurants) and lots of activities. But if you want to lounge by one of the infinity pools or sip refreshing cocktails from one of the few outdoor bars, you can do that, too. The open-air Steinbeck’s (named after John Steinbeck, whose novel The Pearl was inspired by a visit to the area) serves a range of beef and seafood dishes and has an extensive tequila list (more than 400 labels).
In the Area
Schedule a tee time at the nearby CostaBaja Golf Club, which is the first course in Mexico designed by Gary Player. The par-72 course includes 14 oceanside holes and has views to the west that provide spectacular sunsets. For a bit of nature, visit the uninhabited Isla Espiritu Santo, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve just minutes from the hotel. And active types should take to the bright waters around La Paz, which are famous for their sportfishing; swing by the thatched downtown offices of Tailhunter — the company takes novices and experienced fishermen on boat trips to catch tuna, dorado, yellowtail, sailfish and marlin. Looking for some nighttime entertainment? The Orquesta Sinfónica de la Escuela de Música del Estado is a small but robust symphony orchestra, and it’s been going strong in La Paz for more than a decade.
How to Get There
We recently spent five nights here while we were in La Paz to fish with Tailhunters. We loved the place - our room overlooked the bay and we could hear the ocean. The balcony was awesome and we spent some time every night out there. My wife used the spa one day when she took a break from fishing and she loved it. It's a quiet, beautiful place and we would recommend staying there. They have a shuttle that goes into town and runs fairly regularly.
Nice sized rooms with views of the bay to see beautiful sunsets. Walking distance to several restaurants in the marina. Some of the boat trips to the island leave from this marina as well. It's about a 10 minute drive to la Paz but definitely worth the trip as the town of La Paz is not particularly nice. The concierge was very helpful in booking trips and making reservations. Also, quite close to Balandra Beach. The pool area is quite nice. I recommend having a car. One "complaint" is that the shower is in the room rather than in a separate bathroom so fine for couples but awkward for siblings
One of the best hotels Ive stayed in. Large rooms with views and everything you need to relax.
We only stayed one night but were touched by the fact that the small dog travelling with us was also well accommodated with an appropriate sized bed.
Great beach club and restaurants, it was the best of my stay, Also recommend the SPA. Great room service too.Its only a bit far from the center, and no direct transfer(only to the beach club and beach)
Costabaja Resort & Spa is luxurious place that you must stop at. It is a little distance from downtown La Paz but worth the 10 minute drive. If you need a convention location this is it. If you need a slip for your ship this is it.