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Balandra Beach

Walmart Lapaz | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This beach isn't really a swimming beach, more of a sit on the sand and bask in the beautiful setting and sunshine. You could swim, it just never gets much deeper than 3 1/2 feet unless you really get out there. Seemed to be part local, part visitor destination.

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Phoenix Ariziba
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Took public bus from hotel to Balandra beach. Cheaper than tour. Tide swing is very great. Low tide can walk across bay. 5 beaches total.

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colorado springs, colorado, usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Balandra is like a huge wading pool of beautiful clear water. There are some rocky areas where you can snorkel. Kayaks are available for rent by the hour, single or tandem. Lovely beach with palapas to protect you from the sun.

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Malibu, California, United States
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152 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Family with teens and everyone thought this was one of the finest cove/beaches due to the purity of the water, hills down to the water, and shallow bay. You can walk in the water, all the way to the mushroom rock, (which is smaller than the pictures lead you to believe). The water is warm and there are two porta-potties,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

on a weekday we had much of the beach to ourselves, at least in the morning and explored the famous shroom stone, much of the bay is not very deep, great for kids, but glad we didn't have to listen to any squealing….

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Balandra beach is located in an almost enclosed cove lined with a white sand beach. Shallow enough for even the most timid swimmer within its confines but deep enough for sailboats to anchor at the entrance, it is also perfect for kayakers who can improve their skills by exploring the lush treed area that lines the shore at the inner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This beach is in the top 5 of all the beaches i have seen around the world and it is so unique... I enjoyed walking to the mushroom rock formation. this beach has no restaurant or bathrooms so if you are looking for a crowded beach go to el Tecolote with restaurant service and bathrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The beach itself is wonderful, knee deep water, warm and clear. But don't let the taco stand guy try to charge you 200 pesos to sit under their umbrellas. no signs or indications that they were a service, we assumed they were free as no one was policing the area and they were right by the other palapas.

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La Paz, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is one of the best beaches in Mexico. Totally worth the trip, I am sorry for the people that say they didn't like......You can't get better than this. This is the place where many locals learn to swim, water is shallow for a long way, water is crystal clear and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. I am so happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The paradise in the word. Beautiful clear water amazing sunset. We stayed with group friends this amazing time in the vacation. Recommend

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