Balandra Beach, La Paz

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Beach · Nature / Park
Step onto the otherworldly shore of Balandra Beach. Enjoy views of the striking blue waters set against the desolate and dramatic landscape, highlighted by beautiful rock formations and soft white sands. With shallow waters stretching out well beyond the shore, the beach offers swimming conditions suitable for even the youngest members of the family. The remote beach has little in the way of amenities, so bring plenty of water and food for a picnic, as well as some bug spray and a camera. Make Balandra Beach a part of your La Paz vacation plans using our La Paz trip planner.
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  • I went twice, the first time on a Monday no problem parking at noon. The next day it was busier, but still parking was available when people left or at the overflow spot. None of the weird police or.....  more »
  • Nice very shallow beach. Best view is from the top on the other side of the water near the radio tower on the top of the hill. This is about 20 min walk each way on supposedly private property (but...  more »
  • Because of Covid, only 120 people can enter to the beach, so If you want to visit the beach you need to be there early morning and wait. The beach is open at 11 am
  • I had read many reviews and bloggers about this spectacular beach and put it on our list of things to see when visiting La Paz. Due to the pandemic, I read that only 120 people were allowed at a time to visit and also read that cars began lining up at wee hours in the morning to secure a spot here. Not sure what wee hours in the morning truly met, we queued up in line at 6:30 am and were already 7 cars deep. The beach opened at 8. This is one of the top 5 most beautiful beaches I've seen in the world. Upon arriving, we parked, and not intending to stay long, we headed to the right and started climbing up the mountain. The views are gorgeous. It's true that the water in the cove typically remains only knee deep. On top of the mountain you can actually see in the water where it gets deep because of the drastic change of the beautiful blue hues. We climbed over the mountain and continued around to our right finding the mushroom rock. Some douche bag in the past has climbed on top of the rock to get the epic photo and has fallen. But has since been returned to it's upright position for more epic photos....just don't be a douche bag and climb on it. We spent a total of 90 minutes exploring the area and all it's beauty. It is a UNESCO certified location, so there will be no vendors here. Bring your own food and beverage, and take your trash with you. I did see a restroom though. And around the bend is a rental place for kayaks and paddle boards. You'll see an occasional stunning yacht in the distance as well. Definitely put this gorgeous beach on your bucket list, but don't forget to plan accordingly.

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