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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island
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“long walk” (171 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (283 reviews)
“white sand” (68 reviews)
South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

You will walk for at least a half hour in full sun during the day but once you arrive you will have an amazing beach that is not crowded at all. When there are waves this is a great area to surf alongside sea lions,...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It's a bit of a trek to get to this beach. You must walk 4.5km but the cobblestone path is in excellent condition. Bring lots of water with you as there are no services at the beach itself and the man in the hut at...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We have been to TB several times.Everybody advises you to go in the morning because of the walk of 2,5 km and the heat but we liked it more in the afternoon. At the wooden canopy near the playground swing you can buy a ticket...More

Thank StiTza
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Great beach, not too much in the way of snorkeling, but beautiful white sand beach and nice little lagoon, called beach 2, at the far end on your left. 30 -45 min walk along paved path. Bring water as there is none :)!

Thank Jens F
Reviewed 18 May 2016

a beautiful beach but the long trail is a killer in the heat. Be prepared w good shoes and lots of water!

Thank jeannie21497
Reviewed 18 May 2016

One of the many beautiful and peaceful places on Galapagos Islands. It's a little walk from Puerto Ayora city.

Thank mette-fahrenholtz
Reviewed 18 May 2016

What a walk to get there, but it was worth it! A white sandy beach and clear waters await you along with the loitering marine iguanas. It's a good place to take some time to soak in the sun. A must visit!

Thank gafhy
Reviewed 17 May 2016

One of the best beach I have been to, very soft, it will take you about an hour to walk down to the part of beach you can swim, its good for surfers too.

Thank Angela X
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

It's a beatiful beach where you can find shark, a little fishes it's a paradise you can enjoy this beach

Thank Diego F
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is a definate must see when on Isla Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. Go early in the am, and take a cab to the entrance - it is a haul, but worth it. Swimming in the lagoon is special so bring your bathing suit...More

Thank Kimberly H
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27 August 2017|
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Response from MichelleandAlan | Reviewed this property |
from our rental house, near the kioskes, walk took around 45 min, but easy, paved, and scenic
24 February 2017|
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Response from Carlos D | Reviewed this property |
Hi! you can only reach the beach after a taxi gets you to the starting point of a 40 minutes walk (beautiful, but carry your own shadow), or by sea taxi (US$ 10). It's an isolated beach and that's part of it's beauty. It's... More
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11 February 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
I too, walked from the town center and did not take the water taxi, so I do not know its schedule. I was in the Galapagos in January, They seem to be most active in the mornings and afternoons (feeding in the water), then... More