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Puerto Chino Beach

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Nice peaceful beach.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tzippyfla
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Calli W
New Jersey
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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400 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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 

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 

2 Thank Fredi125
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Amazing place, an escape to paradise! Definitely worth visiting. Of course, with your best friends on Galapagos - the sun protection and insect repellent :) Also take some water with you, because there's nowhere to buy it around the beach.

Thank Turan N
San Francisco, California
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333 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Yes this beach is wonderfully clean, warm with white sand and turquoise water. There were plenty of lava/volcanic rocks but the beach is wide enough to find a sitting spot. The challenge I can find here is .... how to get here. It is so far out in the boonies and there are no public transportation. You either get here... More 

1 Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Chino beach or Puerto Chino has soft white sands, interspersed with black volcanic rock amid vivid green rain forest! It is such a peaceful beautiful beach.

Thank AW1008
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This beach is located 23 kms away from main town in San Cristobal Island. You can hire a tour that takes you to 4 different locations including this at the end. The cost for the tour is $60. From parking lot you have a 12 minutes walk to the beach were you go up until a rock you have a... More 

1 Thank Mateo J

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