(with apologies to Bruce Berger, whose book by the same name chronicles the early days of expats on the Baja Peninsula, especially in La Paz)
As you can see from the map to the left, La Paz is a long way from almost everywhere. We are near the end of a thousand-mile long peninsula that dangles precariously below San Diego. We are connected to the southern United States by a 2-lane, undivided road that is subject to flooding and damage after heavy rain storms. We are connected to the Mexican mainland by 2 large passenger/vehicle ferries and a host of cargo ships. Eighteen wheelers on the road and ferries and containers on the cargo ships provide most of what we consume here in BCS.
Fortunately for short-term visitors, there are several airports available. The La Paz airport (LAP) no longer has international flights, but it does offer daily service to several major hubs, including Tijuana, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City. Loreto International Airport (LTO), 220 miles north of La Paz, has seasonal service to Los Angeles and Calgary, Canada. But our most important airport, by far, is Los Cabos International (SJD), located 120 miles south of La Paz in San Jose del Cabo. SJD is the 6th largest airport in Mexico and is served by a growing list of more than 25 carriers. There are non-stop flights to many US and Canadian destinations and the airport recently announced non-stop service to London.
Many visitors to La Paz take advantage of the EcoBaja Tours shuttle bus that runs between our downtown bus terminal and the SJD airport 6 times a day. There are also several private transport companies that will deliver you door-to-door.
More information about SJD, including a list of carriers and their destinations, can be found HERE.