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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

Address: South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | On the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Long beautiful beach, just a tip…its damn hot so take a umbrella for the 40 minute walk there along the path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

rented boogie boards in town and hit the beach. Long walk but a very good walk. Waves were great. Beach closes early.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The sand on this beach is so white and soft!! We came here three times in total. The walk is a bit sweaty (you can do it in 25 minutes if you're walking at a decent pace) but the views you get on the other side are so worth it! The colour of the sea and sand are incredible. Also... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

this is one of the few excursions on puerto ayora you can do on your own without a guide and I highly recommend as a half day trip. Get a cab to drop you off at the entrance-if you don't know the town it can be difficult to find. there is a little station at the top of a hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The signs on the entrance will tell you that this is about a 2.5k walk to the beach but it is well worth it. There are two beaches (and a bay) There is kayaking ($10 USD) water taxi (if you do not want to walk) and plenty of blue footed booby's, marine iguana's and seal lions for pictures! We spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

you must check in and out, do not forget they will find you. This is a long walk about 45 minutes, the walk is well paved but very very hot. Make sure you take enough water with you. Tell the guy you will swim no matter what. I told him I was only interested in taking pictures, but the long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I got to this beach before my return home in a flash. There are 2 beaches but to get to them you gotta walk like 20 minutes. The beach was empty but looked beautiful. Make arrangements for pick up. The entrance is in a residential area and no many cabs stop by. My driver never showed up so I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I am a solo female beach loving adventure seeking traveler and would say this is a must see beach. Yes it is a bit of a walk and no there is not anywhere to buy food or drinks on the actual beach or a bathroom but you can either bring what you want like I did or buy it at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You must sign in at the office when you arrive, so be sure to have your passport number. There is no charge, though. It's quite a long hike (over one mile) on a wooded trail, but it is worth it. The trail itself is a fascinating mix of cactus trees and other native plants where birds enjoy the flora and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Perfectly natural. No sellers of anything. finest white sand. beautiful bleu and warm water. Be careful the first beach can be dangerous. We can find iguanas and pelicans. Wonderful day.

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