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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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Beautiful - like something from Jurassic Park!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 NEW 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice beach, but it is more for families or picnics. you cannot really swim. You can just relax. There are beaches around which are more spectacular.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this beach and can't wait to go back. Clear, calm water that you can walk through or paddleboard on and gorgeous views. White sand and sand dunes to climb. Just a great place to spend the day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First there is no water , never mind swimming.Be very careful with the guy renting the chairs keep you eyes open he plays the money trick ,i did not pay attention and he change my 100 pesos to a 50 Pesos ,stay away from him or make sure to give him the correct change and keep you eyes on the... More 

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