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Balandra Beach

Walmart Lapaz | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in La Paz
Type: Beaches
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Winters, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We loved our afternoon strolling on the beach and walking across the bay with soft white sand. Hiking over to Mushroom rock at sunset was gorgeous. *<:`)

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We walked in the water for almost an hour. The water was several colors of blue. It was quiet and peaceful. We walked around a corner and saw a beautiful rock formation. (see picture). There were several types of fish near the rocks. We saw a puffer fish too! It was wonderful. We watched an adult pelican teaching its adolescent... More

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Oak View, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It is a pristine sandy cove with warm clear shallow water that barely reaches you knees. Some palapas on the beach for shade, but mostly quiet, calm, hot daze to be lazy. It's a must visit.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just a short hop fro La Paz, Puerto Balandra is a popular get-away for locals and yachtistas alike. Home to the famous "Mushroom Rock", Puerto Balandra offers great beach walks, beautiful snorkeling, and a great place for a picnic lunch. Those of us fortunate enough to have a boat, can enjoy the cool evening breeze and a sunset cocktail with... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You can walk across the entire bay in crystal clear blue waters. You can also walk out about 2 miles without the water ever getting above your waist. I guess there are sting rays that bury in the water but we never saw any.

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california
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just a short drive from La Paz. It is a protected beach with great snorkeling, warm water and diverse sea-life. Bring a lunch and some extra Pacificos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If I ever go back to La Paz again (which I'm 100% sure I will!), I'll spend one whole day at this beach and it'll be just like I'm in heaven! What other wrote is true.... I don't need to add anything. If you go to La Paz and missed Balandra beach, you have NOT been to La Paz!

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Pacific Palisades
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This beach is wonderfully beautiful. It is extremely shallow, calm, and entirely sandy. The color of the water startlingly blue/green. There was a snack truck but otherwise no facilities. Parking is limited, so I'd suggest going early or during the week. Locals like this beach for good reason.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Lovely spot for wading or swimming. Quiet for a public beach. Surrounded by beautiful mountains. Liked it for a day trip. Good for my puppies to play.

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london
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Make sure to rent the cheap kayaks here and do an hour kayaking by yourself. Turquoise waters, the mushroom rock, the mangrove swamps at the southern end of Ballandra all make this beach wonderful.

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