- Created: 22 January 2017 22 January 2017
We stayed here for two weeks and enjoyed the property very much. The little ferry boat was always on time and only takes 10 mins. to the mainland. It is a nice place to stay because it is very quiet and away from the bustle but easy access to all the restaurants and activity. The restaurant on the property is very good as well. We had a beautiful view of the water and grounds and a very large 2 bedroom unit. The property managers are very helpful and always there to attend to any needs you may have. It is also very convenient to have the local phone which is provided in the rental. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. I would recommend staying here and if we ever return to La Paz we would stay here again.
- Created: 21 January 2017 21 January 2017
Stayed at Paraiso Del Mar from December 22nd to January 4th with my family. The condo complex is on a private "island" which requires a quick boat ride to get there. First off, let me tell you that the condo we stayed in, D301, was fantastic! It was huge and everyone in the family got their own room, bathroom and balcony! The kitchen was very functional and was fully stocked with pots, pans, everything. And, if you prefer to BBQ, there is one available for your use. Our condo overlooked the pool area including Survivor Bar, with a view of the Sea of Cortez. Survivor Bar has amazing food and we ate there often, just make sure that if you want fresh fish for dinner, let the staff know in the afternoon! La Paz is truly a hidden treasure. We did not hesitate once venturing into town as we felt completely safe and welcomed by the locals! Food in town is plentiful and reasonable priced and staff are very attentive, even if you don't speak Spanish but try a few words, they really appreciated it! There are lots of great places to visit, so renting a car was ideal for us. We visited Todos Santos, which is a little town where there are lots of places to buy souvenirs, local art and many little restaurants. And, not too far from town, is a hidden gem of a beach called Palm Beach, just off of the highway which was fantastic...caves and waves! Working with Chelle, the condo owner was truly an easy task. She was very helpful by providing a list of great local restaurants and places to visit. And, once you arrive, you are met by Penny, who lets you know the boat schedule, where to park for free, local activities and is generally there to help you out if you require anything! So, if you are looking for a relaxing family vacation, far away from those busy all-inclusive resorts, I would definitely recommend renting from Chelle and going to La Paz!
- Created: 16 January 2017 16 January 2017
This was our second time staying here, and we absolutely love it! The condos are spacious and extremely comfortable! We loved this one as it is right on the corner and your view is the ocean. The Survivor Bar restaurant has delicious food. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful! We had so many adventures from swimming with whale sharks, releasing day old turtles to the ocean, surfing, paddle boarding, swimming with sea lions, daily tennis games, pool side yoga classes and so much more! There is so much to do here! This is the ideal vacation spot for people who enjoy a combination of adventure and relaxation. It is our home away from home. We will be back next year!
- Created: 05 January 2017 05 January 2017
From beginning to end this was one of the most enjoyable vacations my family and I have had. The booking process was smooth and Chelle always responded our questions within one day. The final details about arrival and recommendations about our stay were kindly and timely provided by Penny, who welcomed us at Marina Cortez in La Paz. The condo was even better than we expected. The pictures do not do it justice. It is very spacious and comfortable. Great location just steps away from the beach! All the personnel at Paraiso Del Mar were very friendly and responsive to our requests. Having to take the water taxi and the shuttle to travel to and from the city takes some getting used to but it is well worth it. The complex is absolutely beautiful. Other people staying there were very respectful and we did not have any issues with loud neighbors or anything of the sort. The pool is very nice, and you can rent out a kayak or a paddle board for free to take out into the ocean which is very calm, no crazy loud rolling waves. If you prefer to stay in, there won't be any fights over the remote because there is a TV in every room and one in the living room. The kitchen was fully equipped, though we mostly ate out at the multiple restaurants that are walking distance from Marina Cortez. The dock at Marina Cortez is right where the malecon starts, which is perfect to walk around. The experience was overall really great and we would as a family highly recommend this to anyone.
- Created: 31 December 2016 31 December 2016
My wife and I selected this Penthouse property along with another 3 bedroom condominium in the E building for our 50th anniversary family reunion for our three married children and our six granddaughters ranging in age from 3 to 21. Everyone loved the accommodations. While the Penthouse could not sleep all 14 of us, it worked great for our family gatherings. The fabulous on-site Survivor Bar (extraordinary restaurant) delivered food to the Penthouse for selected dinners. (It's not open every day.) Chelle and Penny make great hosts and are most hospitable and accommodating! The property is very private and quiet but a short 10 minute free ferry boat ride from this interesting city of LaPaz. The whale shark snorkeling is a must --even for those who choose to just watch from the boat. This was our second visit to this property; we certainly hope to return!
- Created: 30 December 2016 30 December 2016
This condo is perfect for those who want a beautiful, peaceful vacation away from crowded, noisy resorts while still keeping resort-like amenities and décor. The space and layout of the condo is superb, with lots of room for everyone and views (and sounds) of the Sea of Cortez from every room. While we appreciated the modern appliances (including a dishwasher!), we loved the Survivor Bar beside the pool even more. We had intended to cook every day, but once we got a taste of the food served up by the fantastic bar staff, we were hooked and ate there every night it was open. The pools on the grounds are large, clear, and clean, and the grounds are wonderfully maintained. The condo and property look and feel like a resort without all the hustle and bustle. Best of all, the beach is right there! Miles of secluded, beautiful, sandy beach with millions of shells to collect. We loved that the condo included almost everything we could need so we didn’t have to pack it. There are beach towels, hair dryers, dishes, coffee, sugar, and more, so you don’t need to buy it and tote it back. We also loved relaxing at night watching the American satellite TV because it was one of those nice touches that make you feel a little more at home. Five-gallon water jugs are available for a nominal fee and trucked in regularly. The office staff are super helpful. Most of all, we appreciated the prepaid, local cell phone and the information Chelle and Penny gave us to prepare us for what to expect and what to do (including all the best restaurants!). All in all, this is a spacious, comfortable condo with fantastic views, grounds, and staff and much quieter than staying in the city. We highly recommend it!
- Created: 07 December 2016 07 December 2016
The condo was great. Lots of room for 4. The outside facilities were fantastic! The pool and hot tub could have been a little warmer, but after a round of golf both were great. The Survivor Bar met all your needs for food and drinks. Couldn't ask for better treatment from the staff. The golf course is well laid out to challenge any golfer, but is fun to play. The greens are in excellent shape! Looking forward to playing the course again. Marco and his assistant Maria treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism! Chewy, the chef at the restaurant and bar, provides tasty food and great drinks! We are looking forward to visiting again.
- Created: 10 June 2016 10 June 2016
We visited La Paz over Spring Break to do some fishing and relaxing. We stayed in Unit E304 , a 3 bedroom, 4 bath condo with excellent pool and water views. Paraiso Del Mar is a very nice resort comprised of 5 different buildings, buildings A-E, each housing privately owned condos. The resort sits alone on a peninsula known as the El Mogote and requires a water taxi to transport you to and from the main strip of La Paz, known as the Malecon. The water taxi runs back and forth all day based on a published schedule and you can catch one every 30 minutes which we found to be very convenient and an excellent way to meet some of the friendly Ex-Pats staying/living there who were all willing to share information about local restaurants and things to do.