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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

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Address: Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Nature preservation at it,s best

It,s great to see the dedication of the staff who preserve the breeding areas of the loggerhead turtlesThey offer a fascinating insight into their work.A bit out of the way,4x4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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newcastle
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It,s great to see the dedication of the staff who preserve the breeding areas of the loggerhead turtlesThey offer a fascinating insight into their work.A bit out of the way,4x4 advised,but worth the affort.Donations welcome,

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Arusha, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique place is under real threat from the Cyprus government and the developers. They want this natural beauty to be the backgarten of hotels and villas.Lara bay is one of the most important beaches of saving the careta careta turtles. Also green turtles lay their eggs here. The research center who operates here since 1975 is doing extremely important... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something magical about this unspoilt bay in Cyprus. No sun beds or tourist attractions. It is not an easy place to drive to so a four wheel drive is recommended; some of the tracks to it are very steep and very bumpy, especially after heavy rain. I have never seen a turtle on the many times I have... More 

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Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A real nature excursion. A beautiful bay for walking and cycling. Unfortunately the quads and 4X4's destroy the area. The waters in this area are very deep and undercurrents extremely strong, even close to the beach. A relaxing place with a beautiful view. Unfortunately people are slowly ruining the area. There is a restaurant nearby and plenty of parking.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

In winter months there isn't much to see. As we traveled in November we didn't get to see the turtles. There is plenty of information and our guide was very knowledgeable. Not really suitable for someone with disabilities as its a steep climb down and up unless your coming in from the sea. Worth a visit even just to sun... More 

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San Lorenzo in Bibbiano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We walked from the final bit of tarred road along the dusty track to Lara Bay. It was an interesting walk especially as I like geology and the rock/cliff formations were of interest. At Lara Bay the water is crystal clear, it is quiet and peaceful.

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Wingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

While we were on safari with Chris Andreou we visited this station. There's not really a lot to see to be fair although there is a place where you can read up on them and what work is carried out to preserve the turtles

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Two lovely beaches with superb views. The small information kiosk was very informative, explaining how the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs and what is being done to help them. Very interesting.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A Lovely beach even though we didn't get to see the turtles hatching or swimming out to shore due to the time of year, it was still a beautiful place to visit and our guide explained everything about what happens when the turtles come into shore to nest there is also a few huts with info telling you about it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Such a quiet place, very calm and plenty of tracks to explore around the bay. No access via public transport however many quad/buggy tours are available should you not want to take your hire car up there, beware the roads are very rocky and sandy. I had a Renault Meagan and it was not entirely the same car when I... More 

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