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Balandra Beach: The Desert Meeting The Sea

Balandra Beach, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

White sandy, secluded, quite and clean. Balandra beach is one-of-a-kind. Explore the surrounding unique rock formations. Without doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico.

Mushroom Rock In Balandra Beach
Mushroom Rock

What To Do & Explore

  • Mushroom rock“. A ten minutes walk north from the main beach. It’s a reconstruction from the original one, since some tourists climbed and broke it few years ago. There’s good snorkel around that area. Keep walking for 5 minutes to reach an empty beach and more mushroom-like rocks.
  • Kayak / Paddle board. For rental on the beach.
  • Walk half way across the bay in shallow crystal waters. Specially at low tide, the water never seems to cover  you.
  • Hike around the surrounding hills. Admire the dry landscape meeting turquoise waters.

TIP! Balandra is becoming a popular destination. Go early to avoid crowds!

Balandra Beach in Baja California
Water Is So Shallow!

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How To Get To Balandra Beach

  • By bus. Autotransportes Aguila has daily buses departing from Malecon Bus Terminal. It takes 40 minutes and it costs 100 MXN (4.7 USD) for the round trip.
    • La Paz to Balandra – 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 15:30, 17:00 and 18:00.
    • Balandra to La Paz – 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 14:15, 16:15, 17:45 and 18:45.
Balandra Beach in Baja California
Framing Ships

Where To Stay In La Paz

Seven Crown La Paz Centro has both style and comfort. It is nicely furnished, with a modern design. It is located just a few blocks from the Malecon, but far enough to be quiet and paceful. Rooms are adequately sized, very clean, with comfortable beds and a large shower. The pool is a bit cold, but spotless. Free coffee and bottled waters are provided. The staff is very kind and helpful.

When Visiting Balandra Stay In La Paz
Hotel Seven Crown La Paz Centro

More Information

  • Bring food and snacks, since there are no restaurants and hotels. Take your trash.
  • Don’t forget your sunblock, sunglasses, or a hat. There’s not much shade.
  • Currency: Mexican Peso – 1 USD ~ 20 MXN
  • Travel Guide: Lonely Planet Mexico

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