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Address: 7 km de Pichilingue, La Paz, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$150.00*
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A nice slice Baja Mexico

Stayed in La Paz for a week and it was a blast!! it is a samll fishing town with enough activites to keep you busy for a week, slow pace good food and firendly folks

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Roscommon, Michigan
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Roscommon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in La Paz for a week and it was a blast!! it is a samll fishing town with enough activites to keep you busy for a week, slow pace good food and firendly folks

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is breathtaking. Water is turquoise - emerald. Beach is super clean with free palapas. Super easy access from the road. Must see when in La Paz!

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No idea why Balandra is the best rated beach - especially when Playa Tecolote is 2 minutes down the road!! Balandra is crowded, with little parking. Because the beach is so shallow for such a long way out (really bad when the tide goes out), sting rays come and nestle under the sand, to warm themselves. Really important to wear... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rather than the typical "beach" from a postcard this is more of an inlet creating shallow water right across the bay. Its about 25 min drive from the centre of La Paz or $300 ish in a taxi. We didn't have a car so relied on the taxis but they were very good about retuning at the end of the... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived quite early (9.30) in the morning and for the first half an hour there were quite a few sand flies because of the absence of wind; we were told they come from the mangroves at the back of the beach. So remember to bring some spray just in case (luckily we had some). The beach is lovely (but... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This bay is just fabulous, nothing quite like it. Can easily walk for a mile through the shallow water. We wore reef walkers so as not to step on anything.

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balandra is a protected beach with no restaurants and vendors It is extremely tranquil with no waves and it is not deep so you can walk a lot inside the small bay and water will hardly go above your knee level. Ideal for small children There is a small hill that you can hike to get outstanding views.

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west coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at balandra. Such a Wonderful beach. So quiet, so clean, clear water. Wow! Note the city bus comes here.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Balandra bay is a beautiful natural setting, within easy reach from La Paz. It is ideal for kids as the shallows extend forever and make for an inviting playground. The area is now very developed and hugely popular. The days of sitting there on the beach quietly by yourselves are definitely over. Many more palapas have been erected along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited La Paz specifically to see Balandra Beach "The most beautiful beach in Mexico" we were not disappointed. We had the opportunity to return during high tide & go kayaking. It was amazing! During low tide we were able to walk to the mushroom rock & take great photos. It's definitely a place you have to see for yourself.... More 

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