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Address: 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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A Marvelous Day at the Beach

Tortuga Bay has 2 beaches. The first has intense winds and currents, great for surfers. The chilly waters are a great way to cool off after a several mile walk (it's easy) in... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Tortuga Bay has 2 beaches. The first has intense winds and currents, great for surfers. The chilly waters are a great way to cool off after a several mile walk (it's easy) in the sun. The 2nd beach is a completely calm, safe place to swim in warm bath-like waters. Great for all ages, snorkling, and soaking up the sun.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Once your taxi drops you at the entrance to the walkway that leads to the beach, you have a minimum 35-45 minute walk ahead of you. Initially, this is steep, but once you have negotiated the steps at the start it's pretty level the rest of the way. Take lots of water, a hat and appropriate clothing, plus lots of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's a bit of a hike but well worth it. After trekking through the cactus forest, we emerged on a virtually deserted white sand beach that seemed to stretch for miles. But be sure to heed the advice of other travelers and bring plenty of water as this pristine beach is maintained by the National Parks so there are no... More 

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Atherton, California
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This beach is about a mile west of Puerto Ayora. The trail is made of pavers and can be pretty hot during the day. This can be a blessing as it somewhat limits the crowd. There is also a water taxi for those who are interested. I was told it runs every 2 hours. It costs $10 per person each... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The hike was trying for 2 out of shape ladies, but MAN was it worth it! The hike was full of cactus and other dry coastal forest flora and fauna. The beach was pristine and absolutely stunning. LOTS of marine iguanas and crabs roaming around. The swimming beach was TEEMING with wildlife. We saw a boobie, an eagle ray, LOTS... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Gorgeous, pristine beach! Wish we could have been there for the turtle hatchlings but thrilled to see the marine iguanas. There is a small lagoon beyond with quiet, calm swimming. Although, they warn against swimming in this beach because of strong currents, there were some swimmers there. Just beautiful!

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Simply stunning beach and bay. We're told you could see marine turtles but did not come across any personally. The walk was 30mins without shade on a sealed track. Bikes are not allowed on this track. Don't expect any food or drink at the beach or bay. Lots of iguanas to see.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

After a pretty long walk on a well maintained stone walkway through cactus forest, you end up on a very wide scenic beach. There are several marine iguanas resident on the beach and provide great opportunities for great pics. Keep on walking to the right and you will end up at a quiet lagoon where you can kayak or snorkel... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This beach is very beautiful. White sand and beautiful blue water. Although at the time we went the current were strong ans we were warned it was dangerous to swim as people had drowned. So be careful. To get there you walk through a 2.5km path in the national park. There are no shops nothing so bring a lot of... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

5 friends started off in the town of Puerto Ayora and took a taxi to the beach, we read online it was 35min walk or 3min taxi. The car ride was like 1min which takes you to a booth to check in up a huge hill... then the hike begins. It is 2.5km and we were not prepared, we all... More 

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