Excellent info thank you! Will check out La Perla.RESTAURANTS
One of my favorite places to eat in LP is Asadero Rancho Viejo. I think they have 2 locations. Their asada is good and plentiful, and there are a lot of sides available. There are a many other entres, but I always wind up with the asada. Baked papas are really good with a nice nutty flavor. (I'm not much of a rice and beans guy.) Beer is always cold.
Tailhunters has their own restaurant. Food is good, but it gets a little crowded and noisy for me, but I'm old and grouchy.
There is a good Chinese restaurant south on the Malecon, but I can't remember the name. Been there for many years. Jonathan or his wife Jill can give you the name.
Several resort type hotels but I avoid them. They tend to be a little outside of town and Taxi rides aren't that cheap. I really like LP and it is a great town to walk around and see the shops and the locals.
My favorite hotel in town is La Perla. It's clean and faces the Bay...walking distance to most of the town. Make sure you get the reduced rate which was about $57 per night the last time I was there. Google it and check prices. https://www.hotelperlabaja.com/
I don't know any specific boats or guides anymore (turnover is pretty high), but if you like to do things yourself fish a Panga. You are in open air, you can tie your own knots (I never like somebody else to tie mine) bait your hook if you want, etc. You also form more of a relationship with the Pangero than with a cruiser Capitan, especially if you try speaking a little Spanish. You don't have to speak much proper Spanish. They appreciate your trying even if you make a fool of yourself. If you try Spanish they will usually be less reluctant to try their English.
Also, if you take snacks, take enough for the Pangero. Same with cold drinks, but non-alcoholic for the Pangero.