Sightseeing and Attractions

La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, a Mexican state on the Baja California Peninsula. It is known for its seafront Malecón promenade with beaches, parks and art by Mexican and international artists.

Whale Shark
One of the best tourist attractions in La Paz is watching and swimming with the whale shark, considered the biggest fish in the world, in its natural habitat in La Paz Bay.

Museo de la Ballena (Whale Museum;
This museum will be the ideal complement to add to your experience of whale watching, by learning about the theory of whales' evolution, order, classification, hunting history, feeding, distribution, matting and influence in the cave arte. There are three temporary exhibitions throughout the year, so be sure to check which one you will be able to visit during your stay.

Balandra beach
With its turquoise blue water, you will fall in love with Balandra, one of the best beaches in Mexico.

Scuba diving and snorkeling
An unforgettable experience that will give you the opportunity to enjoy the immense diversity of marine wildlife in both natural and artificial reefs.

Sport fishing
La Paz is very attractive for sport fishing. With species such as swordfish and marlin, you can have a great fishing experience in the Cabo del Este shores, which includes the communities Los Barriles, Bahía de los Sueños, La Ventana and el Sargento.

Espíritu Santo Island
Protected by UNESCO, the Island has one of the best-preserved ecosystems on the peninsula. There is evidence of people leaving here from 40 thousand years ago, but now it is home of sea lions, stingrays, dolphins, turtles and, in season, grey whales and gray sharks.

Important Dates
July 18, 2017
  1. Early registration
  2. Abstract submission
  3. Financial support application
December 1, 2017 (extended)
Closing Date
  1. Early registration
  2. Abstract submission
  3. Financial support application
December 22, 2017
Notification Deadlines
  1. Abstract acceptance notification
  2. Financial support grant notification
January 10, 2018
Confirmation Deadlines
  1. Confirm your presentations and attendance
  2. Confirm your financial support acceptance