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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very beautiful place that can be reached with a non 4x4 car even if the road is a little bit chaotic and hard to find. In September, we saw only a few tourists around and has a wonderful beach for ourselves. Unfortunately no turtle at this time of the year. Prefer the beach at the end of the peninsula... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wrong time of year (June) for actual hatching of turtles but a fascinating experience nonetheless. The little museum explaining everything was fascinating and looking at the marked off egg hatching areas was appreciated,

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is suppose to be a Turtle reserve, and the place as littered with plastic bottles, and human rubbish that must have been taken there. IF YOU TAKE IT, THEN TAKE IT HOME. A hard uneven road to go on, but well worth the few

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lara bay and Turtle beach are reached when the Tarmac runs out along a stretch of very touch track. With a four wheel drive this poses little problem. The reward is calm and tranquility at these beautiful bays. Just one family and three couples on a vast classically curved beach at turtle bay, in November. No titles now, but lots... More

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Telford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited Lara Bay as part of our 4x4 excursion. Beautiful beach, gorgeous views and we were told a lot of interesting information about the turtles. We even got to see some of the baby turtles too which was just gorgeous. Shame we didn't get to stay longer as part of our excursion, would love to go again.

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

a very nice beach,no stones.Must be careful to swimm because of turtle eggs in the saund.try to have a trip. we went with Jimmys jeep from Evis pub

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've visited a lot of beaches and this is the best! Never seen any turtles and the road to it wasn't the best and they could do with a few more signs, but once your there the place is quiet and the sea is perfect!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

me and my boyfriend visited here in Oct 2014 we came here by the wave dancer boat cruises and by a buggy safari which we booked on the same stand as the wavedancer. we went from paphos to coral bay to lara bay to amakas forest. I wouldnt suggest driving here. The turtle leave in september! but when we visited... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited Lara Bay a few times in the years I've spent in Cyprus.. Always had a decent hire car, from a standard family car to a big 4x4, and every time the drive there has literally been petrifying. DO NOT MISS THE SIGN! Most times we've just missed the season they're out, but you can see the little eggs /... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We only had a quick visit and didn't see any Turtles, there were plenty of markers identifying the locations of nests but we kept well clear. Sure it will be a wonderful sight when hatching is upon the area

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