Fodor's Expert Review Balandra Bay
On the northeast coast, this beige-sand beach—popular with locals on weekends—is sheltered by a rocky outcropping and is a favorite of bodysurfers. Much of the beach is suitable for swimming. It can be rather noisy on the weekends. Take the Toco Main Road from the Valencia Road, and turn off at the signs indicating Balandra (just after Salybia). Amenities: lifeguards. Best for: surfing; swimming.