Hike, Kayak & Snorkel in Balandra and Tecolote

Balandra Adventure

Hike, Kayak & Snorkel in Balandra and Tecolote

Enjoy an incredible excursion to Balandra and Tecolote.

La Paz is a paradise full of desertic beaches with crystal waters and fine sand. Of all of them, the famous Balandra Beach is without a doubt the queen of all the beaches in Baja, if not one of the best beaches in Mexico. It’s a protected flora and fauna area and an UNESCO world heritage site since 2012.

With us, you will discover the best kept hidden secrets of this bay: hills, surrounding beaches, and rocky formations that will take your breath away. We will begin with a fun, accesible hike, in the company of a marine biologist, who will guide you through this spectacular place, followed by a lunch and kayaking trip in nearby beaches.


Balandra beach is probably the most popular beach in Baja California Sur. It’s a true paradise and spectacular place that will fulfill the expectations of visitors.

Balandra can be accessed without booking a guided adventure, but beyond the main beach where most travelers get to, there are many sceneries, secrets spots, and amazing views waiting for avid explorers. In this adventure, we will immerse ourselves into Balandra Bay, and its best kept spots.

Aventura - Balandra Adventure
Aventura - Balandra Adventure

The day begins at Balandra at 8 am. Depending on the tides and wind, we might begin with the kayaking or with the hike.

The hike is pretty simple, lasting around 2-3 hours, depending on rhythm. During this time we will enjoy amazing views, while talking about the flora, fauna, and geology we encounter.

After the hike, we will head to Tecolote beach, where we will set up a resting camp with shade, chairs, and towels. Here we will also enjoy a delicious lunch, with fruit, ceviche, and snacks. We will go kayaking and snorkeling at a rocky reef in Balandra (usually before the hike) with fish and colorful marine invertebrates. Our adventure will be finished at 3 pm, but we recommend our travellers to stay at the beach and enjoy the rest of the day.


Duration: 7 hours.

Requirements: Respect the rules of the protected natural area.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons.


  • Guide
  • Equipment (kayak, snorkel, life vest, etc.). Wetsuit only during winter.
  • Permits for the protected natural area.
  • Lunch, snacks, and soft drinks.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Land transportation. It can be hired.

You must bring

  • Environmentally friendly sunscreen.
  • Bathing suit, comfortable shoes that can get wet, windbreaker during winter and spring
  • Cap and sunglasses.


Price per person: MXN 2000


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