Balandra Beach, La Paz Mexico – A Magical Oasis Beside The Desert

Balandra Beach in La Paz Mexico is a magical place in Mexico not too far from Cabo San Lucas! Learn more about it on the blog!
Balandra Beach in La Paz Mexico

La Balandra beach in La Paz Mexico may be one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. Hidden beside the dry mountainous desert of La Paz Mexico, Balandra beach is a paradise with crystal clear, glassy like water that is as calm as a swimming pool.

An overwhelmingly strong, yet calm energy takes over you when you are at Playa Balandra which may be the most special thing about this beach. It feels like a magical place!

Playa Balandra in Mexico, Baja Calfornia Sur.

Playa Balandra - This odd shaped rock is one of the things that make Balandra unique!
This odd shaped rock is one of the things that make Balandra unique!

Where is La Paz Mexico?

La Paz Mexico is not as well known as Cabo San Lucas, yet it is only a two hour drive from Cabo.  I took a day trip to La Paz to see Balandra beach during a week long trip to Cabo. Cabo San Lucas is fun and full of beauty, yet it was a nice to explore a new area and get a change of scenery in La Paz. 

The view from the car while driving through La Paz to Balandra beach. Beautiful!
The view from the car while driving through La Paz to Balandra beach. Beautiful!
First Impression of Balandra Beach, La Paz Mexico
First Impression of Balandra Beach.

Balandra beach is great for a relaxing day on the sand and perfect for swimming.

There are paddle boards and umbrellas for rent, however, it is a good idea to bring your own beach gear or at least a towel to lounge on the sand. There are some mini palapas for shade on the beach, but since there are not many, you may need to get there early for one!

Playa Balandra is a Perfect place for snorkeling! And yes there are lots of fish to see!
Perfect place for snorkeling! And yes there are lots of fish to see!

Can you snorkel at Balandra?

Balandra is not a well known snorkeling destination, but I brought my own snorkel gear with me anyway! I never go to the beach without it! At first glance, it doesn’t look like there would be much going on under water, but I was surprised at what I found!

There are fascinating and colorful coral formations growing on mini islands underwater. Small colorful fish swim and take refuge in crevices of the coral. 

If you are looking for bigger fish, there are lots just along the rock walls (to the right of the beach). The video above that will show you the best location for snorkeling and a preview at what you may see!

Bring your own snorkel gear or rent some before your get to Balandra. It is also a great place to learn to snorkel if you have not done it before. The water is shallow, clear and calm as a pool. I can’t think of better conditions to learn to snorkel!

The water is calm and clear at Balandra. All the water you see here is not even knee deep. Take a look at the people walking far out in the water!
The water is calm and clear. All the water you see here is not even knee deep. Take a look at the people walking far out in the water!
Balandra beach is an Oasis among the desert. The drive will take you through the desert to get there.
Balandra is an Oasis among the desert. You will take a drive through the desert to get there.

How to get to Balandra Beach?

You can rent a car to reach Balandra.  If you are in Cabo San Lucas and do not want to drive, you can book a tour or a driver for the day. I suggest booking with Oscar at Travel Cabo Tours who will also drive you to La Paz to swim with whale sharks if that interests you. I will leave their contact information at the bottom of the post if you would like to contact them.  Prices are very reasonable so I highly recommend them. You can learn more about swimming with whale sharks in La Paz here.

I hope you get the chance to visit Balandra beach to experience the “magic” of this place that is like no other. It is well worth the trip.

Have you been to a beach like Balandra? Or do you have questions about visiting Balandra? I would be glad to answer them in the comment section below!

 

Playa Balandra. A Magical beach in La Paz Mexico.

Info for Travel Cabo Tours: Phone 011-521-624-212-1102. Email travelcabotours@gmail.com

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