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

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great beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This picturesque beach is situated about 20 minutes north of the city of La Paz and features clear to turquoise water that when we visited was only about hip-deep at its deepest points. You can access the rest of the Sea of Cortez if you exit the bay and the water there is also very calm but deeper. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This beach is paradise, we have been there before to visit the famous mushroom many times by boat, but this time we went there by car and visited the place, everyone there was very happy, paddle boarding, walking around, we all got into the sea, since it is not very deep and the water reaches your knees, we felt very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a beautiful beach - water crystal clear and you can walk across in low tide. Fun to watch the pelicans dive for fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Wowzers. This beach is gorgeous. Not a stingray in sight when we went. We rented paddle boards for 10$ per hour from the stand at the beach. It's a perfect place to paddle Never wanted to leave Bring water and snacks and stay for the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The day we visited the beach there were no bathroom facilities that we could find which necessitated us to leave early. The water had a beautiful turquoise hue and we were able to walk all the way across the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Beautiful, quiet beach with interesting topography. There's great wading and lounging in warm water Don't plan on snorkeling--there's no reef. The craziness is mostly confined to Tecolote, which is down the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spent most of one day here just relaxing and wading around in the water. It was getting to be low tide so the water was mostly knee deep but the water was crystal clear. We could see so many puffer fish and smaller "bait fish" swimming everywhere. The sand was powdery and pure white. Beautiful rock formations ring the... More 

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