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la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

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venice, ca
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la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

how far is the drive from la paz to cabo san lucas and how far is the drive from la paz to san jose del cabo?

thanks in advance!

La Paz, BCS, Mexico
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11. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

The road between Todos and La Paz is now a breeze, pretty much a four laner..... an hour +/- ... We have a lot of tourists from Cabo come up for the day for lunch and to check out our area as a future destination!

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12. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

We just did the CSL-TS-LaPaz-Los Barriles-SJdelCabo-CSL loop this week (Aug 1 & 2)

The MX 19 highway is four-lane, interstate-type driving all the way from the outskirts of San Lucas to the Cerritos-El Pescadero area, where it turns into an undivided highway. The road drops into a single lane road through Todos Santos and there is just a bit of construction leaving TS. A clean drive, on another desert, 4-lane interstate highway bring you to the outskirts of La Paz. The total driving time was about 2:15 (2:30 into downtown).

We took MX 1 on the return trip, which took about 3:15 from the southern end of the Malecon in La Paz to Cabo San Lucas (via 29 peso toll road). The road is mostly 2-lane, US Highway type, although this road is more windy and dangerous. My wife was not very happy with the turns on some of the roads (especially between the 1/19split and San Bartolo (I loved driving it, however). The landscape is spectacular, however and once you hit San Bartolo, you can see the Sea of Cortez and the highway drops down into two large dry river valleys before it hit Los Barriles. (1:30 drive time).

Leaving Los Barriles, is mostly flat desert crossing over dry river valleys. We did this section at night (NOT RECOMMENDED) with the help of a very bright, almost full moon. (1:45)

Watch out for the random speed bumps (usually into/out of towns) and loose animals. A young colt ran across the highway into traffic just outside of La Paz, which brought all traffic to a standstill as it scurried back to the side of the highway. At night, this would have been an awful wreck.

Enjoy the trip and keep the rubber side down.

B Di

Phoenix, az
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13. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

Also just did the route through Todos Santos. This is a very easy drive and the road is in great condition. Took us a while because we stopped in Todos Santos for lunch, but easily could be done in two hours I imagine on very good two lane roads.

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14. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

nice tip thanks....can a girl go slone and feel safe?

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15. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

Yes. it is quite safe there!

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16. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

would love to go back to balandra , see its quite popular these days too . amazing place and loved the drive there too .

tip: watch out for the stingrays on the bottom of the bay , so many get caught out . shuffle feet along bottom of sea bed , dont lift and step in water . if you stand on one , and lots do , ask the kayak guy for advise and expect several hours of solid pain and a numb leg ;-(

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17. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

No one has posted here for 2013 yet - if arrival at Cabo airport is 1:20pm and then figure an hour to get through customs, then pick up rental car - not sure when sunset, would you get to La Paz before nightfall and is the road still staff from human dangers - have been reading about police stops, etc.?

Drove many times in other parts of Mexico and Costa Rica so well aware of the animal dangers ;-)

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18. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

Since you will be in Baja in March, you should make it to La Paz before dark. With the customs and the car rental...You should be out of the airport around 2:30-2:45. It takes 2 1/2-3 hours to make the drive to La Paz (depends on how fast you drive, number of stops, etc). With that, it won't get dark until after you have made it to La Paz.

Customs at SJD is fairly straightforward. Just beware of the timesharks after customs. As long as you do not make eye contact with them, look like you know where you are going, and move with purpose, you shouldn't have any problems.

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19. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

thanks - which route would recommend - up the coast or through Todos Santos, although we plan on visiting Todos during our stay in La Paz - I understand that is about 1 hour drive from la Paz?

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20. Re: la paz to cabo san lucas drive time?

I hope you found it awesome, we are doing the same this March! How did you like todas santos?