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“beautiful beach”(153 reviews)
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Callejon Puerto Pichilingue 7 km, La Paz 23010, Mexico
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Reviewed today via mobile

It's a unique beach. Awesome colors, nice sand. Be careful with the jellyfish and rocks but only in specific areas. Perfect for children and families.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MoniAntics
Reviewed today via mobile

Went to beautiful Balandra Beach with MeXplore Tours. Great time. Started the tour with the whale sharks and had lunch on the beach. A place to go see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndreaVT802
Reviewed today via mobile

This beach is just amazing. We arrived in the morning after a quick visit to El Tecolote, it was about 9:30 so finding a place to park wasn’t an issue. We started to walk along the beach and just jumped into the water and we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anaslbatista
Reviewed yesterday

shallow, clear water, soft sand. great place for kids to play and swim. we had a picnic and the kids found lots of fish skeletons and cool things!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LesRaph
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach ranks one of the top ten that I've ever been to. There is something unique about being surrounded in this large 'cove', 'bay', or whatever we should call it. The tide comes in/out and it can be like being in a swimming pool....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank nlong2000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I guess we were there at low tide. VERY shallow. Was told by a tour guide that you can snorkel there. Must only happen at high tide so be sure to check before you go. Lovely location, food truck and the usual vendors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nancyhws
Reviewed 3 days ago

An amazing natural land and seascape. I'd recommend coming ready to hike a little and perhaps wade a bit and you can get away from the crowds and maybe have a couple hundred yards of pristine beach to yourself. Hike up to get the birds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank timmmcguire
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved this huge ‘pool’ . You can walk around with water ranging from your knees to your chest for the most part . If you do walk straight across the beach there’s a spot that’s deep enough that you have to swim thru it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frankgW1048IL
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a very unique place. The last 10 minutes of drive is very beautiful. We got there early and grabbed shade under a palapa. It did not take long for the crowds to come. It was a week before Christmas so we expected it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in search of diversity and authentic, less commercialized beaches and that’s exactly what we got, and didn’t like it. It’s crowded, garbage everywhere on the beach, but the water itself is fun for walking, shallow and unspoiled. Not worth a 2+ hour trip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Therese S
December 16, 2018|
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Response from SylvieMP | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in La Paz for one week and took the bus 3 times to Balandra. About 30 min ride. Very easy and cheap. Buy tickets at bus terminal on main strip. Many departure times.
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Silvia R | Reviewed this property |
I would go for it, just pack enough snacks, water (grab a super cheap cooler and ice from an oxxo store, they’re everywhere) and towels and be there early to grab a free shade and a nice spot. If there are no more free... More
Lori A
July 16, 2018|
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Response from 426NicoleB426 | Reviewed this property |
Right in on the beach it’s beautiful