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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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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

It's a beach! A big white beach! With iguanas. I guess if you're into beaches then you might like this place. It's a bit of a trek (an easy trek) to get to although it's worth it, really. I enjoyed it most early in the morning when it felt like I had the place to myself. And then, at 9am,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I wish I could give this beach a score of 10 and then some. I have seen some beautiful beaches but this was just the best I can remember. It just seems so secluded due to the long walk to get to it, but even the walk there is amazing. The Opuntia Cactus that is only found in Galapagos are... More 

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Forestville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

wonderful beach, you see iguanas, birds, perhaps turtles though I didn't, great long walk (beware of midday sun) along a boardwalk where you grasp the dry, lava, scrub environment, before you reach the beach and mangroves that give shade. Tide draws way back making beach more a wading spot, but then it comes in and swimming in still, aqua waters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

2.5km walk along pedestrian path to a stunning beach then ten minute walk to lagoon to swim among baby hammerhead sharks etc. Clean, quiet, secluded.

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Panama City, Panama
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had a terrible tour company in the Galapagos, Servitour. These insane people scheduled this outing at 2pm. It is a looooong walk from the road to the beach with very little shade. By the time we reached the beach we were beyond miserable. It is a beautiful beach best visited in the EARLY morning! Be sure to bring an... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Planning your trip: 1. There are two ways to get to the beach. By boat or by foot. No car or bicycle permitted. You can catch the boat at Puerto Ayora docks. It will cost you $25 round trip. By foot the hike will easily take you halfan hour. 2. If you go by foot,the beach entrance is few blocks... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I do not want to repeat what others have already mentioned in their reviews. I would add this is a must visit place. You can access this place without a guide but you must prepare for a long walk. There is no change room so make sure you wear your swimwear under your clothes, bring drinking water and food. Plan... More 

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Holladay, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The beach was spotless with white sand and blue green ocean. Plenty of wildlife - marine iguanas, beautiful crabs, plenty of birds and a lagoon full of fish and small sharks. Not to be missed! A 3km walk from town on a very nice paved trail.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The walk is a short uphill (up one flight of stairs) followed by a beautiful 20 minute flat stroll through forest. The walk itself was worth the time. Then we got to the beach. Incredible, massive, white sand beach. The beach is so large you do not even notice the other people. We saw a bunch of marine iguanas and... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's a unique beach. You access it via a long trail (30mins on foot). When you arrive you are at a very long white beach with plenty of Iguanas. It's recommended not to swim here because its strong currents. But when you get to the end of this beach, there is another one with a U-shape and very calm waters.... More 

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