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Located on the shores of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, La Concha Beach Resort offers an authentic travel experience with unique diving opportunities and marine encounters with pelagic species.

Just ten minutes from downtown La Paz, it has a relaxed atmosphere, modern facilities and first class service. All rooms, suites and apartments feature air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, mini bar, kettle and cable TV. WiFi internet access is available. 

The resort features a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym, spa, business centre, function rooms, gift shop, car hire and the Cortez Club is on-site for all your diving and water sports needs. A complimentary shuttle bus service to town operates daily. For those looking to explore the local beaches, it’s a short drive from the picture perfect Balandra beach with its welcoming white sands and turquoise waters. 

Cortez Club

The Cortez Club dive centre is located at La Concha Beach Resort, La Paz, and operates a comprehensive range of diving courses and water sports activities throughout the year. The 5-star PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC) also caters for technical divers and is both CCR and SCR friendly. Pick up/drop off on diving days is offered at all our preferred accommodations.

The 12 boats operate daily from the private jetty to a number of local dive sites including those around Espiritu Santo Island. Underwater highlights include the colony of brown Californian sea lions at Los Islotes and the schooling hammerheads at El Bajo. Diving is available year round and snorkellers are welcome. It’s possible to book additional dives and whale shark snorkelling encounters in season. Water temperature ranges from 21-25C and visibility from 10-30 metres. Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Groups
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Tech
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

BIG in Mexico

Dive the Sea of Cortez, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Discover the dive sites around Espiritu Santo and expect plenty of large marine life including sea lions, hammerheads and whale sharks.

  • When to go: Sep-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Sea of Cortez

Labelled the ‘world’s aquarium’ by Jacques Cousteau, you can expect an incredible marine diversity in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous for its variety of whales and dolphin species, the region is best visited in summer and is best suited to more experienced divers.

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, common dolphin, whale shark, humpback whale, olive ridley turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whales