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Balandra Beach

Walmart Lapaz | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in La Paz
Type: Beaches
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Napa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Shallow water, only saw one small stingray in the shallow waters of the playa. A few fish farther away from the playa along the rocky areas, but not alot. Take a boat to farther coves to find better snorkeling.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

About 12 miles from town. A most beautiful giant cove, with shallow warm water. Never very crowded. We always go there at least twice when we visit La Paz

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

this is way off the beaten path but so worth it. Very friendly locals beach. Family oriented, I suspect because the water is so shallow. The bay has got to be at least 5 sq. miles and the deepest was maybe 8 feet deep. Great for learning to kayak. No partying going on here. Just families enjoying the warm water.... More

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Riverside, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this beach, which is more like a cove, in June. It was very hot! We were lucky enough to get one of the free palapas for shade. There are lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent if you need them. There are also kayaks for rent too. We brought our own food and drinks, but the there is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We used eco Baja tours from the main bus depot in La Paz to get to Balandra. (about $8 per direction per person) Be sure to know the schedule really well for what time to get retrieved! It doesn't run too often. This is a Locals beach, and so we stuck out a little. But it didn't ever get very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful sheltered bay, umbrellas, tables, su loungers and kayaks for hire. Shallow and clear waters. Accessible by bus and with parking. shame the bus company is unreliable for the return leg, but taxi touts on hand. No toilets, but one limited snack truck, ice creams and fruit available. Avoid the weekends for more tranquility and less kids!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is by far one of the best beaches I have found in Mexico so far. Completely remote and off the beaten path, you will find this extremely hidden gem. I found it only by the recommendation of a friend in the resort I was staying in. The water is extremely clear and calm and makes it very easy to... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a Beautiful beach and so close to la paz. Loved the rock formations and shallow, warm, crystal clear water. We took a taxi out there with the plan on taking the bus back but we where told we had missed the last bus and luckily someone was there to call a taxi to bring us back. So don't rely... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas several years ago and were driving around La Paz and came upon this beach by accident. What a find! We spent the whole afternoon at this very special beach and now we return every year we go to Cabo San Lucas. It is definitely worth the 2 hour drive from Cabo. It is... More

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Frisco, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I beg you... don't go.... because really, I want it to be just the way it was the next time we go - quiet and perfect.

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