Balandra Beach, or Playa Balandra, located just outside of the capital city of La Paz, which is only about 2 hours from Los Cabos, is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.
Balandra Beach has even been designated as one of the best beaches in the area by popular travel publications and companies like Travel & Leisure and Tripadvisor.
Seeing it is believing it, though, so you’ll have to plan a trip to see it for yourself, but there are 7 things you need to know about visiting this beautiful beach near Los Cabos first.
How Far The Beach Is From The City Of La Paz
If you won’t be driving a rental vehicle to La Paz, you’ll have to consider how you’ll get to Balandra Beach, because it’s about a half hour outside of the city.
One way to get to the beach is by bus, which leaves from the bus terminal at the Malecon in downtown La Paz. Another option is taking an Uber from La Paz.
You can also book one of several tours that will not only take you to Balandra Beach but to other beaches in the area as well.
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One of the things officials are doing to help preserve this stunning beach is limiting daily visitors.
Currently, they cap the visitor entry at 900 visitors a day.
They allow 450 visitors in the morning and 450 in the afternoon, so you’ll have to plan accordingly.
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The 900 daily visitors that are allowed at Balandra Beach are allowed entry during two different timeframes.
The first group is allowed entry between 8 am and 12 pm.
The beach is then closed for an hour between 12-1 pm before the next group is allowed in between the hours of 1 and 5 pm.
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Preserving The Area
In addition to limiting the number of daily visitors at Balandra Beach, officials ask tourists to help preserve the beach too.
Getting rid of garbage, and using reef-safe sunscreen are two of the most important things you can do to preserve the beach.
Additionally, tourists are asked not to climb dunes or touch coral, plants, or marine life.
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Restrictions On Altering The Land
Another restriction that is in place to protect the delicate ecosystem of Balandra Beach is on altering the land.
Visitors are asked not to take seashells or sand from the beach or move stones that are on the beach.
Additionally, beachgoers are asked not to cut mangroves in the area, as they are home to numerous species of plant and animal life.
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Walking And Hiking
There are specific trails designated for walking and hiking and visitors are asked not to go off of these trails.
These trails go around the dunes to preserve them to protect the area’s ecosystem.
Pets are allowed on the beach but should be kept in the designated area in which they’re allowed, which is the main beach only.
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Why Tourists Love Balandra Beach
Playa Balandra is a stunning beach that is characterized by its bright crystal clear turquoise shallow water.
Balandra Bay is a natural protected area filled with marine and plant life that is surrounded by seven individual beaches, Balandra Beach being the most popular.
Most tourists visit the beach to get a look at the famous “mushroom rock,” kayak or paddleboard, hike to the panoramic viewpoint, walk out to the sandbar, explore the mangroves, or just sit back and relax and enjoy the stunning views of the breathtaking scenery surrounding Balandra Bay.
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