September 16, 2011

Sunset on the Malecon

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

On our last evening in Mexico we walked along the La Paz Malecón before dinner. It’s a 5 kilometer boardwalk along the beach and the center of activity in La Paz. We showed up about an hour before the sun went down, and there were tons of children and families walking up and down the beach, enjoying warm summer night.

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

It’s a pretty darn good spot to watch the sun set.

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

It always amazes me how quickly the sun goes from this…

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

To this…

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

And it’s gone.

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

It can happen in seconds.

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

I took this one out the window of a moving vehicle on our way to dinner.

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

The next day I flew back to LA, and I watched the sun set again from the plane.

Sunset on the Malecón | La Paz, Mexico

I could not get over how fiery red the sky over LA was immediately after the sun set!

Here are three of the restaurants we ate at in La Paz, just in case you find yourself there and need some recommendations.

Steinbeck’s – All fresh, all local. The steak, potatoes, and churros here were worth writing home about!
at the Costa Baja Resort and Spa

La Barcaccia – How Mexico does Italian. The shrimp risotto. Yes.
Costa Baja Marina
La Paz, Mexico
Within walking distance of the resort

Buffalo BBQ – Possibly my favorite meal in La Paz!
Madero 1240
Col. Centro, La Paz 23000

Have a beautiful weekend!

 



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Michelle Barrow September 16, 2011 at 3:00 am

Amanda, I think these photos are some of your very best. Absolutely beautiful. The sunsets were stunning, and I love the colors in the boardwalk photo! Great job!

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Kristel Louisa September 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

Oh my these pictures are really amazing. Such a beautiful landscape! The sunsets look so amazing.

xx
en la moda

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 16, 2011 at 5:35 am

Postcard or magazine quality photography. WOW!!!

Amanda…you are so talented. I hope you know this!!! :)

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kat @ Pretty in Pink and Green September 16, 2011 at 6:34 am

Those pictures are stunning! What a gorgeous sunset!

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jessica September 16, 2011 at 7:58 am

beautiful!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh September 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

Absolutely gorgeous pics! Nothing more relaxing that a sunset! Have a great weekend Amanda!

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Alice Hanson September 16, 2011 at 9:03 am

All I could think of was Stunning photos……apparently so did others. Thanks for the treat!
Smiles, Alice

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Crystal September 16, 2011 at 9:06 am

What beautiful pictures! It seems like a great place to visit

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Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

Sunsets are my favorite types of photos—these are stunning, Amanda! Just curious—do you edit much in Photoshop, or were the colors just that gorgeous? I find that most of the time, I don’t need to edit sunsets all that much!

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Angie September 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Oh my word, Amanda! Those sunset shots are so amazing. You need to come up with something creative to do with them – they can’t just stay on your computer!! Thanks for sharing.

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Bonnie A September 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Amanda….I follow several bloggers and I have to say I enjoy yours the MOST! You have such great variety to offer. I have tried several of the products you have blogged about. The Sanuk flip flops are the MOST fantastic. I have bought 4 pairs and 1 for my son’s girlfriend. We are nuts for them. I enjoy how you write and the wonderful pictures! So glad I have found your Blog.

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Donna September 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

The sunsets you have shown us are beautiful! It is amazing how quickly the sun actually sets, you’re right! I showed one of the grandchildren a sunset one evening on the coast, and they said, “OK, do it again!” Children keep us on our toes, for sure.

Thank you for sharing!
Continued blessings,
Donna

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PatriciaD September 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Oh, my goodness those are some AWESOME sunset shots (say that 3 times real fast). Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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Urban Wife September 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Lovely pictures! I’m a softie for sunset pictures. :)

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BECKY September 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Prettiest sunset I’ve ever seen. You are way talented in photography. You capture the awe in the moment along with such vivid colors and crispness. Thanks for sharing them with us. Hugs, Becky

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Jessica September 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm

A-MAZING photos! Seriously postcard worthy.

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Janet Thwaits September 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I love your site. These pictures are stunning. I enjoyed the quick vacation this afternoon!!

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Lotus September 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I sooo love sunsets! These are amazing shots you’ve captured. Have you taken pictures of Autumn sunrises? My job starts before sunrise in the Autumn and I am just in awe when I have the opportunity to absorb them before driving! BTW, I drive a city bus… ; )
Lotus

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Karen Melbourne September 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

My ultimate favourite photos of mine have always been sunsets and gosh darn did you capture them beautifully. Absolutely stunning photos, wish I was there with you :)

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Susan Kay September 17, 2011 at 8:01 am

I love living vicariously through you!! The pics are tremendously wonderful!! Not an overstatement. Have a beautiful weekend.

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Tina Thunell September 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

You pictures are very beautiful, you are a very talented photographer. , I am missing your old blog, recipes, decorating, scrapbook stuff, projects. The bake shops and hotels are not quite as interesting. I keep checking in though, but it feels more like a travel blog now.

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Enrica September 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Fantastic Pictures! Congratulations! Good job.

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kalie September 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm

make me want to go there!

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Ana September 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Oh wow, that is an incredible view! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a spectacular sunset, so now it’s definitely been added to my list of things I MUST see! I can’t take my eyes off of these pictures!!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Amazing clicks Amanda!! Breathtaking :)

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marla September 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Stunning sunset Amanda! Looks like such a fun trip :)

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Its all Greek to me September 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

It looks amazing. Fabulous photos.

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Denise September 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Wow!!!! Stunning, gorgeous.

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking September 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

Oh my goodness the pictures of the sunset are just amazing!!

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Nicole September 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

These pictures are gorgeous!!!

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Olga September 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Hi. i have your blog on my favourite pages, i have tried your recipes and i live in Cabo.. it is really nice to see you went to La Paz, i lived there for 5 years aswell… i just found it funny.. i cant way to try your BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER… you do you think it would work without the chocolate puding.. it is hard to find here…
Saludos
Olga

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