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Balandra & Pichilingue: hike, kayak and snorkel in paradise

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La Paz, Mexico
Balandra & Pichilingue: hike, kayak and snorkel in paradise

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Restaurant Bar Isla Partida , El, Del Tesoro, Playa Posada, La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico

We'll meet at the dirt parking lot of Isla Partida Restaurant, all the way to the left at Tecolote beach. This is located 30 minutes away from La Paz. Since this is a group activity, we have a waiting period of maximum 20 minutes. Your guides will be there in a Honda Pilot with kayaks tied on top.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mexico Travel Adventure
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Balandra & Pichilingue: hike, kayak and snorkel in paradise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Best day ever
, Aug 2022
Best way to experience the Balandra area hands down!!! The guides are so friendly and knowledgeable, and the activities are a blast and the best combination of things to give you a comprehensive understanding of this wonderful place. It was hot for sure but the hike felt totally manageable since you get the breeze up on the hillsides and some shade as you explore the intertidal zone. We learned a ton about the local vegetation, wildlife, and even geology and anthropology. Our guides' went out of their way to make sure we had a total blast, and it worked. Big time recommendation over here!!!
, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour! The hike was spectacular and unlike any other hiking experience I've had before (over desert rock/gravel, across empty beaches, through intertidal areas with overhanging rock). The kayak and snorkel were also lots fun and the corals and fish are amazing. What really makes the tour special are the great guides. Daleth and Lorenza were sorry friendly and knowledgeable and even more professional. They picked us up at our hotel in downtown La Paz in the morning and dropped us off at the end of the day (free of charge but we tipped well). This is the perfect outing to supplement the sea lion / whale shark tours and gives a really unique, local perspective on the famous Balandra Beach and La Paz in general.
Great way to spend the day
, Mar 2022
Wow what a hike this was. Definitely a workout. The tour guide for the hike was Lore. She was fantastic and a great guide. She has so much information about the area it was great to learn so much. Fede was our guide for the kayak and snorkeling. Again...fantastic guide. Loved the snorkeling and kayaking. He was full of information as well and pointed out specific things while we snorkled. These two guides are a great team. Both study marine biology so they are full of info. It was a joy to hang out with them. Also if you need a driver to get you to the excursion, contact the tour operator and ask for Fernando. Was a great driver and knew exactly where we needed to go.
Fantastic active and adventurous day!
, Mar 2022
This tour was excellent! We were a small group, 3 solo travelers plus 2 guides. Karen organized the tour and communicated effectively via WhatsApp. She was very responsive and provided all the info I needed/wanted to know re: gear, timing, meetup spot etc. Our 2 guides Lorena and Federico are both marine biologists are were extremely knowledgable and respectful of the flora and fauna we encountered. The hike was perfect for my hiking level (I believe they adjust based on the guests involved) and took us to beautiful and remote beaches and landscapes. The kayaking and snorkeling was also well executed. I brought my own equipment but they had gear ready to use as well. At the end of the 6 hour day, we all relaxed and chatted while eating some delicious ceviche homemade by Karen!! Just an amazing day and highly recommend.
Best kept secret in Baja
, Feb 2022
We loved this adventure- the natural protected area of Balandra was everything we hoped for and more. Remote, undisturbed, quiet, and filled with sea life. The intertidal zone was teeming with starfish, sea anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, crabs, and fish. The water was unreal beautiful. The vistas breathtaking. Guides Daleth and Fede were excellent, super fun to spend a day with and learn so much from- very knowledgeable. After hiking and then on to kayaking and snorkeling…it was all seamless, a well thought out tour. The ceviches for a final hurrah at the end rounded off an unforgettable day. Hope to return.
Beautiful Playa Balandra
, Dec 2021
This tour was amazing!! Our guides were young, earthy, and hella smart. We were led by 2 marine biologists on a 3.5 mile hike around balandra then spent the afternoon in kayaks. We hung out by the beach and talked about culture and the environment, what they observed in the area throughout the pandemic with water and wildlife. We kayaked through the mangroves then to a separate beach. If the wind picks up and you aren’t able to snorkel, it is still absolutely worth it. I wasn’t able to snorkel that day to winds but had an amazing day despite not snorkeling. I highly recommend this tour! My photos wouldn’t post.
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