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Address: 11 Baja California Sur | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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Espiritu Santo Island Snorkel Expedition
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Todos Santos and Espiritu Santo Island Snorkel Expedition from Los Cabos

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Beautiful, peaceful and a fantastic way to spend the day

This beach was lovely but the water was irresistible. We plunked down our gear and expenditures hours in the Sea.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I went to Balandra Beach when I first arrived in La Paz. I had done a lot of research online and reading the lonely planet travel guide and everyone said it was fantastic... however i found it to be average. i had before been travelling around the Yucatan on the east coast of Mexico and the beaches here are not... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This beach was lovely but the water was irresistible. We plunked down our gear and expenditures hours in the Sea.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely not worth a 2.5 hr drive from Cabo. The water is clear and shallow. We got bit/stung by some sort of critters (crab/jellyfish larvae or sea lice) I don't know, but that cut our time short at the beach. I have been to many Mexican beaches, so I was unimpressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Balandra is a jewel : so nice, so quiet, clear water, white sand. During the weekend it is a little bit crowded but it is normal so we usually go during normal days. You can choose to lay down on the beach for free or under a palapa paying some money to the owner of the little bar restaurant on... More 

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Canby, Oregon
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great city to visit. Very quite actually with many clear water beaches to visit. Snorkeling was pretty at most when you get close to the rocks. My wife was stung by a sting ray at Balandra Beach. That was the only bad part. Otherwise it was great.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The beach here is special-it is a beautiful aqua color and it is no more than waist deep across the entire cove. On your way to the main beach you will spot two or three beaches. Don't get lured in-Google it and drive the extra ten minutes to the main beach-it will be worth it. They rent umbrellas, chairs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went on a Sunday and arrived by 8:30am. Within one hour every palapa was taken. There is a truck with tourist rentals and plenty of people selling everything from Clamato ceviche freshly made, to mangos. The beach was full of local families. The water was crystal clear with soft white sand. A true gem.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We heard about this beach from several locals and finally decided to go check it out. WOW, glad we did! The water was crystal clear, calm and it looked like we were in the Caribbean. We heard this place could get crowded but we got there early and during the week so it was not too bad. Would highly recommend... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Tecolote Beach. Balandra is beautiful and was quieter, too. It feels more like a lake surrounded by mountains. Not much else here as far as food and entertainment. There was a stand with snacks and a cart selling fresh fruit. It's just beautiful here!

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Atwater, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed in Cabo San Lucas but was bored after a few days at our resort. After a reading a few reviews of other things to do outside of Cabo San Lucas, we decided two rent two vans to take our group outside of Cabo San Lucas. We hired a guide who we met through a previous excursion. He was... More 

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