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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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When you visit santa cruz, you have to go to this beach. The way getting there is really easy. You'll see a lot of iguanas chilling at the beach, turtles and rays swimming in the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

When you visit santa cruz, you have to go to this beach. The way getting there is really easy. You'll see a lot of iguanas chilling at the beach, turtles and rays swimming in the water and beautiful views everywhere. Don't forget insect repellent!

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Either walk or pay $10.50 each way to take a boat. If you take the boat, buy the ticket around 8:45am at the kiosk near the pier, and then you'll leave around 9am. The same boat guy will pick you up around 1pm.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Long Pretty Surf Beach..... nice for sunbathing and quick swim. There are better beaches. Do not pay for a tour to see this beach, just take a taxi. Have the driver wait as there are few taxis. The walk is extremely long about 1.3 miles one way.

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Davis, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

First "beach excursion" -- we walked from Puerto Ayora town to the kiosk at the beach walk entrance and then to the beach through a beautiful cactus forest... many birds and lizards on the way. The beach itself was gorgeous -- with soft white sand, though dangerous currents for swimming. Walked to the end of this beach through a slew... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Long, beautiful, pristine, uncrowded beach within walking distance from downtown Puerto Ayora. No facilities (= no bathrooms/snack bar) at the beach. It's just you, the sand, the ocean, the sun and the local animals. Just beautiful. The beach can be accessed by boat from the docks or by trail (1.5 miles from the entrance gate where you have to sign... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A bit of a hike for the kids on a hot day, but was worth getting to the end to swim and see our first blue-footed booby. Nice place to swim and hike with a lot of locals who swim here as well.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Put on your walking shoes to visit Tortuga Bay. From registration to the beach is approximately 4.5k. Once there, you will see beautiful white sand beaches, blue water, all kinds of critters and amazing snorkeling, canoeing and swimming. Make sure you take plenty of water with you for the hike. You won't regret the walk.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

this beach is amazing and worth the walk, the sand could not be whiter and the water could not be more clear.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

well worth the long walk to get there. Takes at least 45 minutes to walk down the cobble path. Nice swimming in the cove, calm water, white sand, iguanas everywhere.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice and peaceful beach, there's a side beach next to the main one, which you can do snorkeling and i happen to see stingray there. Plan 3 hour there since there's a 30 min walk back and forth from the gate to the beach. The gate hours is 8-5 if i remember correctly.

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