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La Paz – Vendors now prohibited at Balandra Beach

  • La Paz – Vendors now prohibited at Balandra Beach

    Posted by mikel on October 24, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). Before the possible opening of the Balandra beach, in the municipality of La Paz, the authorities were questioned about the actions that will be implemented around the street vendors who used to appear on the site, for which the Government of Baja California Sur pointed out that “street vendors do not enter there, nor will they enter.”

    “The street vendors do not enter there, nor are they going to enter, if they have entered it means that there is an omission that Conanp (National Commission of Natural Protected Areas) has to correct immediately. By the 28th there does not have to be a single street vendor, there we are going to put the municipal police, the navy if necessary”, said the head of the State Executive Power, Víctor Castro Cosío.

    It is worth mentioning that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, access to bathers who wanted to enter the emblematic La Paz beach began to be limited; this, contemplating a charge that was initially raised at 50 pesos and that, later, ceased to be made.

    It was in August 2022 when, after the fire of a yacht in the vicinity of the area -which ended up sinking and leaving contaminants on several kilometers of coastline-, the closure of Balandra was determined.

    The opening of the mushroom beach is scheduled for Friday, October 28; As of that date, measures would be implemented such as the exclusive day for the inhabitants of La Paz, which will be every first Sunday of the month.

    For her part, the mayor of La Paz, Milena Quiroga Romero, said that she would “review the issue” of the vendors in Balandra; The Governor of Baja California Sur emphasized that order would be sought to prevent the beach from becoming an area like in other places.

    “We are going to enter […] they put up with that swineherd for many years, eh, so I agree that […] it is a protected natural park, it is 10 years old […] what we have to do is put order now, even if they bother Street vendors have the right to work, but they don’t, it won’t become an area like other places”, concluded Víctor Castro on the subject.


    bajajeepers replied 1 year, 9 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Volcan

    October 24, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Love Balandra and I’ve seen a few of them wade out into the water and float their goods for sale moving about over the years. Seems a bit novel but also a bigger potential for leaving trash in the water IMHO.

  • Volcan

    October 24, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    There is an area just slightly removed from the beach which could be approved for them to park and sell and it would allow them to stay in business while giving the rest of us a clear, unblocked view of the bay with less noise.

  • Dorado

    October 25, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Moving the vendors off the beach would be a big help for several popular tourists spots of the coastline down in Baja, especially around Cabo.

  • LowCal

    October 25, 2022 at 7:27 am

    Personally I’d prefer they make a greater effort to keep all types of vehicles off the beaches.

    • bajajeepers

      October 28, 2022 at 8:05 am

      ALL beaches or just those identified as areas where turtles bury their eggs each season?

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