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Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

Updated: Jan 19

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

When We think about Los Cabos, we think of High End resorts, Fishing trips, World class Golf courses, night clubs and Activities. But if you like to explore, You definitely have to go to Balandra!

Balandra beach is one of the many natural paradises that you can find in one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico: Baja California Sur.

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

Famous for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, the light blue tones of its waters, its white sand and its shallow depth make an extraordinary contrast with the hills covered with rocks and typical desert flora of the region, they do justice to that fame. But despite its beauty, many people are still unaware of the existence of Balandra Beach.

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

Located 30 minutes north of La Paz, the state capital, and 2.5 hours from Cabo San Lucas.

It could be said that Balandra Beach is a virgin place, since tourism is scarce and visitors still do not leave negative traces since there is no tourist infrastructure as such, it only has a few palm palapas, some bathrooms, some service providers and sale of snacks and a small parking lot.

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

In addition to swimming, you can rent a kayak, go hiking, snorkeling, and walk to the famous Hongo, a rock formation that has been sculpted by the tide over thousands of years.

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

Depending on the sea currents in the Sea of ​​Cortez, there are times when you can cross from one side to the other walking through the sea, but in general it is a beach where the whole family can swim since the depth is very low and the waves are very gentle.

The hills that surround this beach offer views at a higher elevation that will take your breath away. If you like hiking, Balandra has many trails that will fascinate you, just keep in mind that you will hardly find a shade that protects you from the sun, and watch where you step as there are many loose rocks, bushes and prickly cacti as well as some snakes.

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

The truth is that it is worth following these trails since you can reach even more virgin beaches that surround Playa Balandra and that are also beautiful.

Balandra Beach, Jewel of the Sea of ​​Cortez

When observing the Balandra sunsets, it seems that time stops, as if you were in the middle of it for a few minutes. The colors of the water seem to change color, from blue to gold, according to the inclination of the sun's rays. A show you definitely must Experience.

A few minutes away is Playa Tecolote, where you can find restaurants, restrooms, and kayak rentals, jet skis, and even tours to the beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo.

If you want to see these beaches in person and find out why for many Balandra is the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico, in Ozeanity Expericences We will tell you how!


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