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Address: 11 Baja California Sur | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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Beautiful jewel.

This lagoon was very quaint and beautiful. Not very many people which made it very relaxing. The water was warm and clear. We were staying near Cabo San Lucas so it was a drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Marcia O
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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This lagoon was very quaint and beautiful. Not very many people which made it very relaxing. The water was warm and clear. We were staying near Cabo San Lucas so it was a drive but well worth it. We will definitely make this one of our stops the next time we vacation to Cabo!! Bring drinks and snacks because it... More 

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had heard it was amazing, but was beyond my expectations. A truly beautiful beach and a must when visiting Baja California Sur. I would only recommend going well equipped with your beach gear and a cooler with refreshments for there is not much available there!

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Balandra is picture-perfect, like those ads you see of white sand beaches with someone drinking a cocktail while staring out over the turquoise water. Be sure to walk to the iconic "mushroom rock" that's on all the La Paz brochures. (And try not to notice the rusting re-bar and cement holding it up!)

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Mineral Point
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My favorite beach in La Paz. Quiet, beautiful crystal blue waters on a quiet beach. A great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We just spent an amazing day at Balandras. The water rivals anywhere in the world- as good, if not better than Bora Bora, Turks, anywhere in the Caribbean, etc. One of the unique features that makes it great for kids and exploring, is the depth: it is only about 6 inches to 3 feet deep for hundreds of meters. so... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This unusual beach is in a large bay that on average is less than knee deep. There are some shelters from the sun and a guy sells some snacks from a truck, but otherwise the place is pretty abandoned. You an walk around points to the left or right and find a completely secluded spot quite easily.

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Oro Valley, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Continue on the road past the ferry terminal complex at Pinchilingue and you will drive past other small coves with beautiful waters and beaches. Towards the end of the road bear left at a Y junction to go to Ballandra. (Bear right to go to Tecolote). The waters are incredible shades of green, turquoise and blues. The bay is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's hard to believe how quiet this beach was, considering how pristine it also was and close to La Paz. You can rent a kayak from a local vendor here for about 8$/ hr and kayak to some of the other small beaches in the lagoon, which were COMPLETELY deserted. Pure romance and relaxation.

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Coachella, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Balandra is such a beautiful place. The water is crystal clear, warm, calm and only goes maybe waist deep. I've always felt too cautious of the sting rays which makes it overwhelming and can't really relax or enjoy Balandra to the fullest. So this time we opted for renting kayaks. We paid $200 pesos an hour for a 2 seater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

And yes you can walk across the entire cove with out getting your waist wet. This is a protected area by the Mexican Government and when you explore make sure you walk around .....all the way around to find the stones shaped by mother nature and her ocean.

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