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Best beach we visited

The beach is in a cove of emerald green water. For reasons I could not explain, the water seemed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul E
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Best beach on San Cristobal!

Fantastic! Soft, white sand and great waves. I heard these waves could be too big on some days, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beach is in a cove of emerald green water. For reasons I could not explain, the water seemed warmer and clearer than elsewhere on the island. The swimming and snorkeling were the best we encountered on the island . It seems fairly remote and...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic! Soft, white sand and great waves. I heard these waves could be too big on some days, but the water was great with the yellow flag.

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You still have to walk around 1 km from the parking lot ro reach the beach. It is a nice serene beach. The sea is bit rough and windy as well. But overall, it is a nice place for swimming and sun bathing. There are...More

Thank indie_dive
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Love this beach. I cycled there from The port in San Cristobal - that is pretty intense so might have been worth taxi to El Progresso on the way there and the cycle. On the way back get a taxi to El Junco!! Lovely beach

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you are travelling on a budget and be there on Sunday, you can take a Municipal Bus from the Municipal Market at 8 am and for 2usd it takes you to La Galapaguera. From there, you can walk 20 minutes through the road and...More

1  Thank Rafaella P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The water was very cold, so we didn't snorkel, but we had fun watching the sea lions and looking at the shells. I found some hermit crabs and amused myself watching them for a while.

Thank Ingrid C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I went here as part of a highland tour organized with a local taxi driver. Unfortunately it was cloudy and a bit windy the day I was there but the beach was clean and there were some nice little waves. A few friendly seal lions...More

Thank juanofthejungle
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Yes, my second time here. Puerto Chino beach is on the other end of the island in San Cristobal opposite the main harbor. It is about 30 kms away. From the parking lot that has a sign, Puerto Chino, veer towards the left and follow...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing the various sights on the San Cristobal Highland Tour. Like all Highland Tours in the Galapagos, this one is basically a cab ride where you are driven to key points around the highlands of the island and given time to explore...More

2  Thank rodvilencia
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

A walk down a boardwalk pathway leads to a lovely beach where we saw blue footed booby, rays, crabs, lizards and so much more!

Thank Marye M
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