Balandra Beach, La Paz

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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. Plan to visit Balandra Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended La Paz attractions using our La Paz itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I can only say the best beach is visited in my life, super recommended to climb the Hill to appreciate the magnitude of the beach, very advisable to wear good shoes for beach that much feet hurt with stones if you want to go to the fungus
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  • August 15, 2017
    Private beach with about a dozen shade shelters. A few vendors - food and trinkets - and you can rent kayaks (which I recommend). Very accessible via bus from the malecon in La Paz. I would be there n...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This beach is one of the best beaches of La Paz. You will see different shades of blue in the water, paddle board, kayak and swimming with Viewer you can make, the beach has waves and there is an area where you can walk to reach the famosisisimo fungus sloop to take photos. Recommendation sunglasses and beach shoes or sandals as there are some rocky areas close to the fungus.
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Where to stay in La Paz

The historical center offers some surprisingly budget-friendly options, with many small hotels and pensions clustered around the cathedral and the city beach. For something more luxurious, look about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, where you can find a few beach resorts offering swimming pools and exclusive restaurants.
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