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Balandra Beach

Walmart Lapaz | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in La Paz
Type: Beaches
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Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This beach was perfect - the water was clear and serene, the beach was clean and it was very quiet. We snorkeled here for hours. Definitely my favorite beach in La Paz.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Do watch out for sting rays. DO the Baja Shuffle when in the water. The turquoise of the water is mind boggling. There is a stand that sells water and snacks. otherwise it is pristine but without restaurants.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite beach in the La Paz area! although it was a little busy,we still managed to find our own private area to relax on the beach ,swim and snorkel.I Spent hours at Balandra I wish I could be there everyday :)

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been here many times returning from fishing trips and I also got there on the way back from the island seal lion snorkeling tour. Its an amazing shallow bay and you see everything from panga's to mega yachts. It can be deserted or fairly crowded depending on the day and time. I would bring my own food and... More

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Seattle, WA
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We chartered an all day boat so we could go to the sea lions and snorkel, fish, and swim at other playas. Balandra is beautiful. You can look down into the water and see the bottom. There aren't many fish to see near the shoreline but further out, the fish are there. Mostly, clams, chocolate, white, and others.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful clean beach. Very picturesque. Shallow and great for young kids and older adults. You could spend all day at this beach. Relax, have lunch and swim all day.

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Walnut, California
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was the best beach to go w/ my 1 & 3 yr olds. There are no waves and the water is 2-3 feet high for majority of the beach. It was essentially a pool w/ sea water. We loved it. We were in the water for 3 hours straight!

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Napa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Shallow water, only saw one small stingray in the shallow waters of the playa. A few fish farther away from the playa along the rocky areas, but not alot. Take a boat to farther coves to find better snorkeling.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

About 12 miles from town. A most beautiful giant cove, with shallow warm water. Never very crowded. We always go there at least twice when we visit La Paz

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

this is way off the beaten path but so worth it. Very friendly locals beach. Family oriented, I suspect because the water is so shallow. The bay has got to be at least 5 sq. miles and the deepest was maybe 8 feet deep. Great for learning to kayak. No partying going on here. Just families enjoying the warm water.... More

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