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Address: 11 Baja California Sur | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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best beach in the area

the best beach in the area, no crowd, some palapas, transparent water, easy to access, close to other good beaches

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

the best beach in the area, no crowd, some palapas, transparent water, easy to access, close to other good beaches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best beach in La paz for family fun and relaxation. Trust me, you'll love it. I first went there with my parents when I was young. Now I brought my kids and they love it too. Just perfect.

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Belle Ewart, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We loved Balandra Beach. It was a destination selected from Trip Advisor during an overnight visit to La Paz while in San Jose for a wedding. It's currently unspoiled and beautiful but there were some signs nearby suggesting it might be about to be developed. That would be such a pity as the place really is special.

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La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is definitely one of my favorite beached in La Paz. It's a beautiful cove-like beach with crystal clear shallow water & smooth silky sand. If the tide is low enough you can actually cross the water and go to a sand dune where most people can only reach by kayak or boat (even though I personally swam across). They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Most beautiful of the beaches around, no services though. Just bring a soft cooler with some beverages a little sunscreen and you are good to go. beautiful white sand beach, very shallow. You can walk all the way across in certain spots. There is one vendor and you have to go to him to get something, very nice.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beautiful Beach and water. Try to visit during the week less crowded. Try to get out behind the small mountains..

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

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

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

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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