San Rafaelito Reef & Balandra

Boat Tour 



Adult: $1,350 MXN / $75 USD

Children (5-11 years old): $1000 MXN / $55 USD


Duration: 5 hours

Minimum 4 passengers


In 2016, Balandra was named “the best beach in Mexico” by USA Today magazine. Balandra is actually a large bay composed of seven sandy white beaches and turquoise waters, surrounded by beautiful rust-colored hills. The contrast between the desert and the sea is stunning! Enjoy lunch on one of Balandra’s secluded beaches, then paddleboard along the shallow coastline. Not far from Balandra is San Rafaelito Reef, where we will stop in for some snorkeling and encounter friendly sea lions.


What is included:

  • Lunch (fish ceviche with tostadas, ham and cheese sandwiches, pasta salad, diced fruit, granola bars, cookies and chips)

  • Drinks (water and soft drinks) – Please note: In order to reduce the use of disposable plastics, reusable bottles can be purchased for $ 40 MXN ($2 USD) at our office. If you already have a reusable water bottle, we encourage you to bring it on the tour

  • Photos taken by your guide will be sent to you by email at no additional cost

  • Snorkel equipment is provided (fins, mask, tuba and life jacket)

  • Paddleboards will be available for use at the beach

  • Umbrellas, beach chairs and air loungers will be provided for your comfort

  • Permits and bracelets for access to Natural Protected Areas

  • You will be accompanied by a bilingual guide, certified in first aid

  • Wetsuits.

What is not included:

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Tips are at your discretion, but greatly appreciated


We recommend the use of biodegradable sunscreen to help with the preservation of coral reefs. You can purchase biodegradable lotion at our office for $200 MXN ($12 USD).


We recommend bringing a towel, a hat and sunglasses. We recommend you bring a jacket or sweater during winter months as well. Water-shoes are not necessary, but can come in handy.


* Certain swimming restrictions may apply during the summer months (June, July and August) due to the sea lion’s breeding season. The snorkeling activity may take place at a different site

From US: 011.52.612.125.3972
From Mexico: 612.125.3972