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Puerto Chino Beach

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We saw boobies!

We went all the way to Punta Pitt, but didn't see any Blue Footed Boobies. Yet we saw a small group up close on the hill just above Puerto Chino Beach as well as a group of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went all the way to Punta Pitt, but didn't see any Blue Footed Boobies. Yet we saw a small group up close on the hill just above Puerto Chino Beach as well as a group of Frigate Birds. The visibility for snorkeling here is ok and you will see a few fish. There are also nice shaded areas under... More 

Thank Blabbott
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

With our Galapagos trip limited to just 8 days, we decided on a whistle stop 2 day stop off in San Cristobal and almost missed Peurto Chino - I'm so glad we didn't. It's without doubt one of the most stunning beaches I've ever visited. Two small pristine golden sandy beaches, perfect turquoise water and dozens of lazy sea lions... More 

Thank Luke K
Singapore River, Singapore
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88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Galapagos is about no predators including us ! no fear ! this was the big thing I got from our 8 day trip, walk next to a sealion, a nesting blue footed booby, any marine or aquatic life not possible anywhere else, this picture is taken on Puerto Chino a hawk looking a baby sea lion not a metre away... More 

Thank Leighw1967
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Many animals are here, and at times people too. Mostly the tourists are not in big groups but come in private cars or with a taxi and guide. We rode there on bicycles which was hard work on the way there as there is a long hill. On the way you can stop at a beautiful fresh water lake where... More 

2 Thank JSinSthA
Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This beach has sea-lions as well as people! Very secluded, you have to walk down a paved track for about 700 metres and you can sit on the sand or the grass or under a tree. The hill on the bay has blue-footed boobies.

Thank psychlura
Fort lauderdale
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Initially I was not thrilled with the length of the hike to the beach noted on he map at the head of the path as we had just finished a whole day hiking however it was so worth the hike to the beach. As we entered the beach area there were no less than 100 sea lions lying around. Lots... More 

1 Thank Tzippyfla
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Puerto Chino has beautiful fine white sand, but limited near-shore life to see when snorkling. In good weather wading can be wonderful, but depending on the season the flies on the beach are a huge, painful, nuissance. It can get crowded during tourist rushes, or empty on slow days. It is very nearby the tortoise center - and a public... More 

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New Jersey
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This beach was a little walk from the road but worth it! Very clean, clear water and no more than 10 people were there so not crowded at all. We soaked up the sun, snorkeled and explored a bit. The only downfall - biting flies! Bring bug spray!!

Thank Reina H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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399 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Sept 28 After Galapaguera Darwin took us to this secluded beach with very fine sand like Bachas Beach on North Seymour Island. The sand is finer than our sand on Oahu. Because of the stiff winds and cooling temperature, we did not get wet. There were no other people on the beach, just sea lions. We found shelter from the... More 

1 Thank alohatripper
Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This beach is a true paradise! There are lots of unique birds, pristine water, big waves to have fun with, you'll remember this spot for the rest of your life! One very important advice, put sunscreen. And then, put some more, and if you've finished swimming, hurry and put even more sunscreen after, I paid the price of thinking I... More 

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