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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | On the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Puerto Ayora
Type: Beaches
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

My family and I spent the afternoon at Tortuga Bay and fell in love wtih this beach. There were plenty of marine iguanas to take photos with, and although there were other people on the beach, it never felt crowded. You have to walk pretty far to get to the beach so bring good shoes (we only had flip flops)... More

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las vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to walk. The path is great and easy to follow but it is far. It was a beautiful beach but you can't swim in it; very rough. There is a calmer part nearby. I didn't love it. I guess I was expecting a whole lot more since everyone raved about it. I thought it was a little over... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

It is a long way to get there but absolutely worth! You can see a lot of marina iguanas and try to get funny pics with them (without disturbing them). You can rent a kayak for 10 USD 1 hour. I have seen only a marine turtle, but it was nice anyway!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Its a beach with flora and fauna. Nice soft white sand. The first beach can be a bit rough for swimming. I am not a surfer but there were people surfing there including locals. Walk a little bit further to the second beach which is a bit protected. Get proper footwear for the walk.

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Esbjerg, Danmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you go to Port Ayora and have some days there this place is a must see...Remember to bring water there is a long walk from the beach to get some.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Came with my son and another family from our hotel. We had packed a lunch and snorkel gear. We had to check in at the 'ranger's station' or whatever it is. We walked the 45 minutes in. The walkway is cobbled bricks and the walk enjoyable if not hot and humid. Even so we took our time and chatted. We... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Go there early morning and this beautiful beach will be all yours. When I was running there from town at 6.00 am I was the only person on the beach, but I met a baby turtle that had just hatched, iguanas, pelikans and six baby sharks in the small lagoon behind the beach. This might have been my most impressive... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My fiancé and I loved this beach! While a hike from town (some 45 minutes!) the location pays off! It's the longest and widest (during low tide) beach that we visited. The lagoon is great for swimming, as well as watch green herons hunt! The main portion is rough, but beautiful. I read many people complain about the snorkeling. Admittedly,... More

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Del Rio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The beach has waves for swimming and playing around in as well as a calm cove for the kids. Lots of animals-marine iguanas, pelicans, and stingrays. Worth the walk!

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denver, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I did not like the humidity or the steep stairs at the beginning of this hike, but DID enjoy the beach and the marine iguanas! Bring your swimsuit....it's a great beach!

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