Hike through beaches, rock formations, and intertidal zones
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.
We'll meet at 8 am at the entrance of Balandra beach, where your guides will meet you and give you your entrance bracelets. We will park outside of Balandra so we can walk to our cars when we finish the hike at Tecolote beach (10 minute walk). The hike takes about 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 for about 2.5-3 hours, and for about 5 km.
- Marine biologist guide
- Snacks like granola or feuit
- Water to refill your bottle (in the car)
You must bring
- Good walking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
- Sun protection
- Water bottle
- A small backpack