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

Definitely make the drive out to Playa Balandra. One of the best beaches I have visited. The water is bathwater warm and like a large crystal clear teal blue pool. Worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely make the drive out to Playa Balandra. One of the best beaches I have visited. The water is bathwater warm and like a large crystal clear teal blue pool. Worth the visit for sure.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A bit out of the way, another 15-20 north of La Paz in the middle of desert but located in a secluded bay off sea of cortez. Literally walked/swam to the other side, to a very secluded beach maybe 300-400 meters across; fairly shallow. Beware of tide and also tiny jellyfish? got stung a bit but not too bad. Beach... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

To me it was ok not awesome just ok. The water made my eyes burn really bad for a few minutes. There were a lot of flies Everywhere. To me the water didn't feel fresh just yucky.

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1 Thank diegolcg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be the best bay in all of Baja California. Lots of palapasfor rent but being your own food and drinks.

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Thank bajabil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's be honest, this entire coast is bountiful when it comes to stunning beaches. Balandra beach is just a touch more special. You'll have to visit to see why. For starters, it's very accessible by car, just a short drive out of La Paz town. When we arrived, there was a sea turtle laying eggs on the beach. If that... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balandra is breathtaking! Depending on the tide, you can walk straight across to the other side, usually in the morning. Crystal clear water, but be very careful, manta rays camouflage under the sand and the sting is very painful. Balandra Rock is a landmark and may be seen by walking along the beach. A must see and only a short... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad someone told us about this beach as it was pure paradise and as Jaques costeau says it is a natural aquarium. The colors of aquamarine green, copper sulphate blue and dark blue come together where the depth of the waters ares shallow for miles and miles. You can literally walk for hours on this water at... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has the best time here the beach was beautiful we rented a canopy and a paddle board. People are selling food at the beach but take drinks in a little ice chest. Will definitely go again

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Menlo Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is very beautiful, shallow, perfect for kids.. The down side is: lots of jelly fish that you can't see. Take Windex with you. Will save some burns!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So, kept hearing about this beach from locals in Cabo San Luca. They said if you go to La Paz, you have to go to Balandra Beach. It is beautiful, but it's not touristy at all. It's off the beaten path - which we like! But, it's not very clean at all. Lots of beer bottle tops and other small... More 

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