This is an example of our preferred hotel, though availability is not guaranteed. If a given hotel is not available for your tour date, we will reserve you a room at a hotel of similar appeal and quality in the same area.
El Angel Azul
El Angel Azul is a charming Bed & Breakfast Inn housed in the former historical State Courthouse building and is considered by the INAH (National Institution of Anthropology and History) as an historic monument.This beautifully restored landmark is centrally located in the colonial quarter of La Paz. Its lush central court yard, known for its hummingbirds and local cacti, is a small sanctuary where guests can experience a quiet and peaceful day in the middle of downtown, some blocks from the Malecon (Waterfront), the old cathedral, shops and restaurants.
El Angel Azul preserves the roots of the architecture remaining from the middle of the last century. With its French windows and seven-point arches it demonstrates the geometrical lines typical of the style of that time. The building formerly was the district court house and has been abandoned for ten years before it was restored in keeping with its historic value.
As you enter El Angel Azul note the ancient walls, covered with washed paint based on natural pigments. Enjoy the courtyard that has been turned into a small botanical garden with its many species of cactus and other desert plants. All nine double rooms and the second floor suite are hand decorated with pigments from Queretaro and mosaics from Puebla. Wireless internet is available throughout the patio and the lobby. These are just a few of the details that make El Angel Azul a fascinating place that recovers the spirit of the culture of La Paz. This comfortable and friendly B&B offers a very private and truly Mexican experience in one of the most unforgettable cities in the Baja peninsula.
Your Hospitable Hostess
The owner Esther Ammann from Switzerland will be your hostess. She arrived in Baja for surfing in Todos Santos for the first time in 1995. She fell in love with La Paz and started to renovate and rebuild El Angel Azul in 1998. The inn opened in 1999 with 3 rooms, a restaurant and a gallery. Two years and seven more rooms later she made the wonderful decision to create a very private and special B&B with the most beautiful garden in its center. Esther used to travel most of her life but she never found a place with the beauty of the Baja and the special kindness of the people of La Paz. Esther will help you to assist in planning your activities or booking any services and/or day trips.
Each room is individually decorated and has a beautiful view to the wonderful garden.
Suite: Room for 1-2 guests, located on the second floor. Suites have a queen size bed, private bath with shower, air conditioning, refrigerator, radio and CD player, BOSE IPod sound dock and a big private terrace.
Standard rooms: Available as single or double, beds are available in either 2 or 3 twin beds, 1 queen size bed, 1 queen size or 1 twin bed. Standard rooms have a private bath with shower, air conditioning and radio.
Historical rooms: Available for 1-3 guests. These meticulously restored rooms have either 1 queen size and 1 twin bed or 1 king size bed. They have a private bath with shower, air conditioning and radio.
Breakfast at El Angel Azul
A daily beakfast is included for every guest at El Angel Azul. Coffee is provided on the bar beginning early, and breakfast is served between 8 am and 10 am. Breakfast includes the following: Juice, coffee or tea; tortillas or toast with margarine and jam; as well as a choice of either eggs of the day, fruit with yogurt or swiss muesli. For those departing early on a group trip (kayaking or diving) a continental breakfast of coffee, juice and muffins will be provided prior to your departure.