Hiking through the beaches and hills of Balandra

Balandra hike

Hiking through the beaches and hills of Balandra

Explore Balandra like no one else

The paradise of Balandra beach is made up of actually 7 beaches, where most people only know one or two of the beaches (the main one, and the one with the famous Hongo rock formation, formed by water and wind erosion). However, the Balandra protected area is much more extense and there are trails ideal for exploring it. During our hike, we pass through beaches, intertidal zones, rocky cliffs and spectacular views. We see lots of sea birds, invertebrates, and on occasion we have even seen dolphins, sea turtles, and mobula rays. 


This beginner-intermediate level hike will allow you to explore Balandra to its fullest extent. You'll learn of its geography, geology, fauna and flora, and it's history. Your marine biologist guide will lead you through marked trails passing through different scenarios, with magnificent views both from above and from sea level. An accessible hike for all audiences that will allow you to discover Balandra in a unique way.

Aventura - Balandra hike
Aventura - Balandra hike


We'll meet at 8 am at the designated point, where your guides will meet you and give you your entrance bracelets. We will park outside of Balandra. The hike takes about 2 -3 hours. It's important to bring good walking shoes that you don't mind getting wet, as well as sun protection, since you'll be walking in the desert heat.


  • Marine biologist guide
  • Snacks like granola or feuit
  • Water to refill your bottle (in the car)
  • Permits

Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Drinks
  • Food

You must bring

  • Good walking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • A small backpack


Price per person: MXN 800


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Flor Fueyo

Best hiking tour!

We had an AMAZING time. I highly recommend. Booking with Karen made us confident in hiking around Balandra. We ended up with a guide who is a marine biologist! And the whole hike we were learning about plants, birds, sea life along with seeing the wonderful views. You need sneakers, but ones you don’t mind getting wet with seawater. There are some rocky parts to navigate. Made it even more fun. Thank you so much for a magical tour!!

Gonzalo Odonoghue

Worth every peso!

This was worth ever peso! The views were magical, the water crystal clear and delightful, the guides were so kind and helpful! I think I was the slowest of the group but did not feel that I was! Maria was knowledgeable and so so nice! Go on this hike! I recommend it wholeheartedly. If you don’t have a car, ask Karen to refer you to 1-2 drivers. They will be much better than taking an Uber or DiDi! Wish we had done that!

Kimberly Cooper

Super interesting!

Our guide was Andrea, who was fun and incredibly knowledgeable about the area. She shared many interesting facts about the flora and fauna aswell as stories about the history and culture of the area. The hike was absolutely stunning with breathtaking views of the water. We truly appreciated Andrea being our guide and her love of nature sparked excitement and joy in us. The early timing is great too! Not too hot and still quiet along the trails. Oh! And she accommodated my nut allergy by bringing fresh fruit. Thank you thank you thank you!

Esther Veloz

Stunning views!

The hike was amazing with stunning views! Jose was very knowledgeable of the area and provided helpful insight to the marine life we spotted along the hike. I will 10/10 recommend this.

Ana María Mejía

Secrets of Balandra!

It was a great experience. My Tourist Guide Mauricio was friendly, knowledgeable of the region and he was very helpful. The views were picture perfect, so very beautiful. We saw Balandra beach, Tecolote Sur beach, Tecolote Norte beach and Tecolote beach. I took lots of pictures and Mauricio was very kind to take some of the pictures. Thank you so much Mauricio, the memories of those spectacular views will last a lifetime!!


For the wonderful beach of Balandra, we have 2 trails, each with different durations, viewpoints, and advantages.

La Antena

This hike starts 10 minutes before reaching Balandra Beach. It is a 3 km route (takes between 1-2 hours to complete). It offers the most spectacular panoramic view of Balandra, and along the way, we will observe different species of cacti and local vegetation. Great for people who don't want a long trail but want to enjoy an incredible view.

Original Balandra

This hike is for people who want to explore Balandra more in depth. It is approximately 6 km and takes us from intertidal zones to beautiful paradisiacal beaches, culminating in precious panoramic views. Moderate physical fitness is required, and it's necessary to wear appropriate attire for both sun and water exposure.