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San Rafaelito Reef & Balandra 

Boat Tour

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Price per passenger: $1,700 MXN / $95 USD


Duration: 4.5 hours

Minimum 5 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, diced fruit, granola bars, cookies and chips)

  • Beverages (water and soft drinks) 

  • 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 if needed.


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.

Our tour rates are in Mexican pesos. The price quoted in USD is an approximate, and may vary according to the exchange rate. All prices include taxes. There are no hidden costs. Your reservation will be confirmed once you have contacted us and completed the deposit.

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