Big news for beach lovers! Balandra Beach in La Paz has just been spotlighted by one of the travel industry’s titans as one of the top 4 beaches in Mexico, making it into the elite list of the 100 best beaches worldwide. And it’s easy to see why. Described by Lonely Planet as “an enclosed cove beach with shallow deep blue waters,” Balandra is the epitome of a family-friendly paradise.
Just a 30-minute drive from La Paz, this beach is a haven for those looking to explore more than just the sand and sea. Tide pools, hikes to neighboring coves, and the unique arid landscapes peppered with cacti offer a blend of adventures for nature enthusiasts.
But what really puts Balandra on the map is its iconic mushroom-shaped rock formation. A hit on Instagram, this natural wonder has become the unofficial symbol of La Paz. Interestingly, despite nature’s attempts to topple it, the local community’s dedication ensures the rock’s “cap” is always restored, symbolizing the resilience and pride of La Paz’s residents.