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Hike, kayak and snorkel in Balandra.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 110 reviews.La Paz, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Karen

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

The day begins early in the morning with a two hour hike through the hills and beaches that surround Balandra Bay. The hike is an intermediate level, it has some uphills and very rocky terrain. It will be guided by me and/or my partner. We will share all we can about the marine life we encounter, as well as the history of La Paz and its inhabitants. After the hike we will relax by a camp on the beach with commodities like shade, beach chairs, towels and snacks. We will continue the adventure by kayaking into the mangroves and Balandra's rocky reefs, where we will jump into the water for a snorkeling experience. The campsite will be waiting for us with a delicious ceviche, hydrating drinks, fruits and drinks. A relaxing afternoon awaits.
Please know that we will need your help to carry the kayaks and set up camp before the hike.
If you are a solo traveler please contact me before booking so I can explain some details that will be different if only one person books the experience.
The day begins early in the morning with a two hour hike through the hills and beaches that surround Balandra Bay. The hike is an intermediate level, it has some uphills and very rocky terrain. It will be guided by me and/or my partner. We will share all we can about the marine life we encounter, as well as the history of La Paz and its inhabitants. After the hike we will relax by a camp on the beach with commodities like shade, beach chairs, to…

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What's included

  • Food
    Vegan options available..
  • Drinks
    Hydrating drinks
  • Equipment
    I will provide the kayaks, snorkel equipment, campsite and anything we migh...
From $89
/ person

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 110 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a marine biologist, scuba dive master and a lover of nature. I've been living in La Paz for almost a decade and I still get surprised by all the paradises it hides. I am always amazed by the beauty of the natural word, and my favorite way to admire it is by immersing myself in it. Hiking, kayaking, diving and snorkeling are my favorite activities to explore the amazing environment that surrounds us. I have been an Airbnb host for over two years and meeting people from different cultures has been an incredible enriching experience.
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Where you'll be

Balandra is a popular beach that everyone can get to, however, the hiking trail and mangroves where we will take you are hidden treasures not many people know about.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 110 reviews.

Joni
March 2020
This was a great experience. Karen checked the tide chart and reorganized the order of our activities to give us the best experience. She provided a great lunch and included all the details to keep us comfortable. She was flexible about adding a last-minute guest to the experience. The day after our tour, I was stung by something underwater. (It turned out to be a sea urchin.) I reached out to Karen, and she replied with appropriate advice immediately, guided me to information online, and checked in on me later. So thoughtful!
This was a great experience. Karen checked the tide chart and reorganized the order of our activities to give us the best experience. She provided a great lunch and included all…
Anne
March 2020
This was a wonderful day. We are so glad we went and we would recommend it to others. It was a perfect mix of kayaking, snorkeling and hiking with time to relax on the beach. Karen and Jamie were wonderful guides. They had clear expertise and passion for the area. I highly recommend this experience!
This was a wonderful day. We are so glad we went and we would recommend it to others. It was a perfect mix of kayaking, snorkeling and hiking with time to relax on the beach. Karen…
Ryan
March 2020
I was looking for something to do in La Paz and stumbled acrossed this experience. Booking this was by far the best thing I could’ve done! It was EXACTLY what I wanted to do and every part was executed perfectly. Kayaking, snorkeling, eating lunch on the beach, and concluding with a hike! And they even woke up early to get fresh fish for the ceviche for lunch! A once in a lifetime opportunity! Would definitely recommend !!
I was looking for something to do in La Paz and stumbled acrossed this experience. Booking this was by far the best thing I could’ve done! It was EXACTLY what I wanted to do and ev…
Luis
March 2020
This was a wonderful experience. Everything about it. The hike, the food, the location, the kayaking. All of it. The hosts were wonderful and knowledgable. I can't recommend this enough!
Hellen
March 2020
Best „ tour “ and best guides ever!!! Everything was just perfect: - booking - communication - organization - the tour itself - equipment ... This is definitely no commercial touristic tour, it’s like going on an adventure with friends. Our guides Maria & Alvaro were amazing! They were super friendly, nice, kind and as marine biologists they had great knowledge about the whole Balandra area and the including ecosystems. The self made ceviche and lemonade was so delicious and the perfect food for these activities. The combination of hiking, snorkeling and kayaking was great. We really can‘t decide which part was the best. So this one day adventure was an incredible experience and could not have been better !
Best „ tour “ and best guides ever!!! Everything was just perfect: - booking - communication - organization - the tour itself - equipment ... This is definitely no commercial to…
Brian
February 2020
We had a great time, our guides met us right away in the parking lot, we got set up in a private umbrella area and then it was off to kayak through the mangroves! We got to see birds and back pockets of the bay that the average visitor would never know were there. The snorkeling around a coral outcropping was also top tier. We hiked a circle around the top of a ridgeline with spectacular views and were able to see dolphins and rays jumping out of the water! Overall the trip was well matched to our ability levels and everyone had a great time!
We had a great time, our guides met us right away in the parking lot, we got set up in a private umbrella area and then it was off to kayak through the mangroves! We got to see bi…

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    More tips

    The hike and the kayaking requires a good physical condition. By the end of the day you will need a really good night of sleep, but the adventure is a 100% worth it!

    What to bring

    Bathing suits

    Sunscreen