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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 19 Attractions in Puerto Ayora
Type: Beaches
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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The beach is nothing to scream about, I went there about 6-7 times as it's basically the main thing to do in town. The walk over there, about 45 min each way, is lovely. The first beach is bare and two times the water was really dirty (yuck...brown!) but you see iguanas. The second beach is a lot prettier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Tortunga Bay is incredibly beautiful. the bay is a lagoon with shallow water for swimming in. there is no current so its safe for kids... we even had a couple of small reef sharks swim near us... there are lots of iguana lounging about in the sand. the walk there is about 40mins and you see lots of lava lizards... More

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Quito
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Was dissapointing, because is small and also have big rocks in the water, the sand also isn't the best.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This beach is a must see. The water was pretty cold in September but I still went in. It was great watching iguanas swimming into the beach.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Go in the morning before it gets too hot. It is a half hour walk to get there but well worth the effort. Wonderful beaches. Great swimming. Lots of wildlife to enjoy.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked the hour long walk which wasn't that bad as I had read on previous reviews. If you have a little kid like we did remember to bring a stroller. The beach had powdery white sand and beautiful turquoise waters! There were lots of marine iguanas and sally light footed crabs on the rocks at the beach.

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Boise, Idaho
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Sunday is family day, so fewer taxi's available and less stores open. Great day to enjoy a beach and this one is the best in the area with flour like sand and a great swimming lagoon. It is a 1.5 mile walk on a terrific path. If you take your time and enjoy the walk, there are a variety of... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Although it's a bit of a hike to get to this beach, it is well worth it. Once you walk over the cobblestone path and hit the sand, keep moving to the right and go past the mangrove trees to find the "real" beach. Kayaking and Snorkeling are available in this area. No food or drinking water, though, so bring... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You access this path at the western edge of town, and need to register at the park office when entering and exiting. There are incredible cactus trees and lots of other vegetation along the path. We saw lots of birds, lava lizards, etc. We saw Sally Lightfoot crabs, young black ones and older red ones, and Marine Iguanas all over... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

the walk is worth it!!! the sand is so white and light it looks like flour. Beware of the wasps, I was beaten by one!!!

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