by Michael J. Shapiro | September 21, 2018
The International Convention Center of La Paz has opened for business in the capital city of Baja California Sur, about two hours north of Los Cabos on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The waterfront facility has been renovated and readied for showtime by a Spanish-Mexican joint venture that was awarded the management contract last year for the convention facilities in La Paz and Los Cabos. The La Paz facility is about 25 minutes from La Paz International Airport.
The 102,472-square-foot venue is on the Sea of Cortez, with panoramic views of the water from the large reception-ready outdoor patio. The convention center has two main halls -- the larger Balandra Hall and the more intimate Pichilingue Hall -- in addition to a red-carpet arrival area, registration space and dedicated rooms for speakers and organizers. The facility is outfitted with HD digital signage and advanced internet capabilities.
The in-house catering team works directly with local producers and can customize menus for any dietary requirements or other special requests.
La Paz is the most populous city in Baja California Sur, but with an estimated population of about 265,000 people, it still has the feel of a small seaside fishing town. The Sea of Cortez is home to 39 percent of the world's marine animals and more than 800 species of fish.