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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

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Address: Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus

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Very interesting.

Went on a jeep and deep tour and dropped in here in afternoon, no turtles but a beautiful beach. Interesting to see the nests. Take water!!!! Very hot and nowhere to buy anything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Went on a jeep and deep tour and dropped in here in afternoon, no turtles but a beautiful beach. Interesting to see the nests. Take water!!!! Very hot and nowhere to buy anything.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Road up to it, requires a 4 x 4, but worth the trip. The restaurant is friendly, the beach is gorgeous. The road leading to it is not suitable for a car - it is not a road, but a long track, that requires a larger vehicle.

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Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

there were several nest protected at the beach, the exhibition boards explained what is going on. Our guide said to us frankly that Cyperian people till 70s´ did not protect the turtles, on the contrary, they exported them for exclusive world cuisines. Now hopefully it has been changed and the giant creatures are protected strictly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visit here early morning morning, it's a bit of a trek and you need four wheel drive but it's worth it. I love to stroll the beach listening to my iPod and dining along, not disturbing a soul. We leave by 11.30 am just as others arrive, just love it. Another good time is around 18.00 in high summer,... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is what it is. The turtle nests are protected with baskets to prevent idiotic members of the public from touching or stealing the eggs. Mind you our greek cypriot guide admitted to taking the eggs when he was younger. tut tut. Worth a visit to say you have been there.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went to Lara Beach. Great posters and explanations of turtle conservation. Our 5 year old granddaughter had studied turtle conservation in school and LOVED the visit. Beach is beautiful and almost deserted

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

To get here was driving down a very rough "road" we had a jeep - I did see some "family cars" but I would not recommend it as it is hard on the suspension and part of the track is a steep incline . The journey was a bit bumpy but it was well worth it - secluded coves with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

we came here as part of a 4x4 jeep tour - I can't imagine a hire car would make it without damage... it's a nice beach, but the hut with the baby turtles was a terrible let-down - half a dozen babies swimming around in some dirty water with some dead ones - the water stunk! turtles are a tourist... More 

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Barnsley, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It's quite a trek to get there on very bumpy un-surfaced roads and dirt tracks. You can get there by car but it won't be in good condition after this trip - better to use a 4x4. Turtles only usually come out at night so during the daytime it's just an unkept beach with a few huts on. When we... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We drove up the coast to turtle beach and were quite surprised with the nice sans and gentle waves on the beach. Great please for kids to feel safe and go out quite far as there was a sand bank heading out which they could comfortably get to. Spent a few hours enjoying the beach and sea. Didn't see any... More 

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Address: Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos

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