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Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)
Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)

Balandra Beach (Playa Balandra)

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37 Reviews
Callejon Puerto Pichilingue 7 km, La Paz, Mexico

The Basics

Balandra Beach can be visited independently or as part of a La Paz sightseeing tour. Full-day tours from Los Cabos visit Todos Santos, Isla Espiritu Santo, and Balandra Beach. Travelers who want to avoid the hassle of renting a car or navigating public transportation can opt for a tour, including snorkeling and kayaking excursions, that includes transport. Plan to carry enough food, water, and supplies for a day at the beach, as there are few amenities here.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Los Cabos

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The most amazing place I’ve ever been to
Eric_C, Apr 2021
A complete day in a Private Tour to Balandra Beach.
This trip was amazing! The beach is absolutely stunning and very very clean! The sunrise was amazing to see and the view from the top of mountains are amazing.. Our driver Ricardo was amazing and catered to all our needs! Highly recommend this trip and ask for Ricardo he is the best!
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Perfection!
Sergio_A, Sep 2021
A complete day in a Private Tour to Balandra Beach.
This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip to Cabos. Balandra beach is the most beautiful beach I have ever been to, the pictures just dont give enough justice to this place. The tour was just perfect, our guides, Ricardo and Hector, made sure we had enough time to visit every place and that we enjoy it at our own rythmm it is your own private tour, so everything was perfect! We enjoyed the tour so much and loved the service Ricardo gave us so much, that they became our private dirvers during our stay in Cabo San Lucas, they picked us up wherever we were and they even took us to the airport for a way more reasonable price than a Taxi. Dont hesitate anymore, do yourself a favor and hire this tour if you are planning to go to Balndra beach.
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Our first time in La Paz
Norma-B, Jun 2021
City Tour & Balandra Beach from La Paz
Our tour guide Jonathan was very nice , our pick up time was on time, my suggestion is to follow the itinerary as listed on tour description instead of 90 min at balandra beach we were there for 3 1/2 hours, we did not visited tecolote beach instead we went to another one very close to balandra something to do with lunch restaurant issues , I was really looking forward to visit Tecolote beach, when we asked about it , he offered to take us there but our group just went with the flow and said ok to the other beach ( our first time) lunch is included and it was decent. Like I said Jonathan was very nice and polite.
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Fun way to spend the day
anmarlon, Jan 2020
City Tour & Balandra Beach from La Paz
We enjoyed the tour with Jonathan very much as he was a very good tour guide and driver. We unfortunately didn’t get to see all that was included in the city tour due to Sunday closures, but Chita tours refunded a portion of the price due to this problem. The beaches and lunch were great - very enjoyable way to spend the day - especially if you’re new to LaPaz.
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Wonderful tour that everyone should take if in Baja
Bruce_F, Jul 2021
A complete day in a Private Tour to Balandra Beach.
The tour was amazing and Ricardo was an excellent guide. Balandra Beach was incredible and Ricardo made sure we were early enough to guaranty we would get a great spot. Make sure you do the hike to the top of the hill so you can get the full appreciation for this place. Todos Santos is always fabulous and a great spot for lunch and everyone is friendly and we made new friends at lunch. Cerritos Beach is the perfect way to end a great day. If you come to Cabo San Lucas you owe it to yourself to see other parts of Baja which are awe inspiring.
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Excellent day
alyssa_m, Jun 2021
A complete day in a Private Tour to Balandra Beach.
When I saw only 1 review I was skeptical but Ricardo was wonderful. He picked us up promptly at 3am. 2&1/2 hrs later arrived Balandra Beach. We just made it because they limit the people. Beautiful beach, hiked to top for sunset pics. Stayed until 10am then went to La Paz for breakfast to a great place Ricardo recommended. Next stop Todos Santos to walk around and have lunch/drinks. Had as much time as we wanted. Then on to a surfer beach which had a beach club called Cerritos Beach Club. Again we could have stayed as long as we wanted to. We opted to go back to our hotel after but Ricardo would have stayed with us all night had we chosen to. He is basically your private driver for the day. When we come back we will be using him again. Price was very reasonable so tip him well

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Arrive early if you want to beat the crowds, especially during high season.

  • Remember to bring sun protection and plenty of water, as the beach offers little shade.

  • Stand-up paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent.

  • The beach has basic facilities, including parking and palapas.

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How to Get There

There are several ways to reach Balandra Beach, located about 45 minutes north of La Paz. Buses depart from the Malecon bus terminal in downtown La Paz. Or, if you’re driving, take the Baja California Sur La Paz-El Tecolote highway. Some tours include round-trip transport.

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When to Get There

Balandra Beach can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists; during this time, plan to arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds and take advantage of the beach’s limited parking. Other times of the year are less crowded.

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La Paz Islands

No trip to Las Paz is complete without a visit to the islands. Don’t miss Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Partida, or the area’s resident sea lion colony at Los Islotes. Motor boats (pangas) leave from Tecolote Beach, just a few minutes north of Balandra Beach. Relatively untouched and teeming with wildlife, the area as a whole makes for an excellent day trip from La Paz.

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