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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

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Address: Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus

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Please stay away in summer

Turtle numbers are dropping in Cyprus and this is an attempt to try and prevent them becoming even more endangered. Lara bay is lovely for humans but essential for turtles. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had some stormy weather and the beach had a lot of rubbish on it. They told us it was really pristine and I was quite shocked as there was a lot of bottles carrier bags etc. We did pick some up but there was no where to put it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Turtle numbers are dropping in Cyprus and this is an attempt to try and prevent them becoming even more endangered. Lara bay is lovely for humans but essential for turtles. You can get in your vehicle and go to another beach the turtles can not. If you must go, just visit the tanks where the baby turtles are being reared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This beach is about an hour's drive along a very bumpy unmade road, but its worth visiting. It is obviously geared up for turtle watching at the right time of year. The only place to eat is a very rustic and basic cafe on the top of a cliff, but the lady running the place is very friendly. We got... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were horrified to see the plastic bottles on the beach and rubbish thrown around by selfish people. The beach itself is quiet and scenic. There is the turtle station which is quite informative and we enjoyed finding out more about the turtles and how they lay their eggs in the sand then disappear. Such a shame about people spoiling... More 

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

stopped here on route with a jeep tour, long clean beach you can see the metal cages over the nests. well preserved, cafe close by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Need a 4 wheel hire car or an organised safari trip. A chance to see the turtles at this time of year. Views fantastic no crowds just golden sand and the med at its natural best..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Recommend going with a guide so much to see along the way , quad biking made it thoroughly enjoyable wouldn't recommend driving saw some stranded cars in soft sand , great beach , when you get there's lots of turtle nests on the beach and a small open shed type building with a couple of tanks with baby turtles its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was a bit of a mission to find and we had to rent a quad hike to get to it but we found it first time considering the whole place is pretty much a maze. It was the right time of the year too but we didnt see any turtles. But we snorkelled and it was essentially the clearest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went on a Jeep tour which incorpated this beach but it was at the wrong time of year in jan so 'no turtles' Aug to sept is best time t visit

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lara Bay is a really nice beach. There's also an area where the conservation workers raise some hatchling turtles, which was interesting, but the turtles wouldn't be there until breeding season.

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