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Charge for Balandra Beach

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Everyone has heard of Baja’s beautiful Balandra beach - last year voted Mexico’s "best" beach by USA Today.


Located just outside La Paz, the pearl white sands of Balandra frame a turquoise lagoon bounded by rust colored hills. It is a beautiful natural setting and home to the famous El Hongo. The mushroom shaped rock that has come to symbolize La Paz in the same way The Arch does for Cabo San Lucas.


Well guess what -  there will now be an entry charge to Balandra beach. An announcement yesterday by CONANP confirms that all visitors over 6 years old, who are not residents of La Paz will be liable.  The 32 peso charge is in keeping with Rights Collection Program, which charges a small fee for entry and activities in all areas of natural protection (ANP). 

As the beach is part of the Balandra Flora and Fauna Protection Area (APFF Balandra), the charge will apply. (Another example of an ANP with an entry charge, is Isla Espiritu Santo).


Visitors will be required to purchase and wear the $32 peso bracelet as proof of payment.


A small price, for entry to such a beautiful place.

An unbelievable six of USA Today’s 10 Best Mexican Beaches are to be found in Baja California Sur. Four are in Los Cabos and two in La Paz.

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