In a stroke of fortune, when we returned to La Paz on the last day, we arrived back in the middle of Carnaval. The locals told me that La Paz is the center of Carnaval celebrations for the entire Baja Peninsula. We missed the parades during the day, but the evening came alive with multiple free stages offering live music, dozens of food carts, carnival games and rides, bouncy houses, and souvenir vendors.
We returned to our favorite restaurant along the Maricon (waterfront) of La Paz to watch the action from the peaceful patio. Then we jumped (literally in Gabriel's case) into the action.