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Address: South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | On the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Visit Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay like an insider
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Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island

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One of the best beaches

The walking effort worth it. Be advise to carry plenty of water and sunscreen. The second beach is the best to get relaxed in the water as it is like a pool

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Nice relaxing walk to the beach and return. Went early morning before the crowds. Saw more fish near the mangroves than in the lagoon. Don't bother with snorkling gear, however the swim is a nice way to float about and escape the heat. Only bonus was seeing a turtle laying amongst the rocks when taking a walk around the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The walking effort worth it. Be advise to carry plenty of water and sunscreen. The second beach is the best to get relaxed in the water as it is like a pool

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

After ver hectic 9 days in Galapagos, we spend our last day on Tortuga Bay Beach. Being used to Maldivian Beaches, this is a very attractive beach to visit. It is a long walk and be sure to take water and snacks with as there are no vendors on the beach. Nice for a walk on the beach and swimming,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

You can walk or take a taxi for $1 to get to the head of the trail to Tortuga bay. Even if you pay to go with a guide, the path that crosses the mangrove to get to the beach is at least a 20 minutes walk. The first beach is not for swimmers so you have to walk another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Go early 6:30-7am, enjoy the walk when it is cool and the beach when it is empty--we had the beach almost to ourselves for two hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A relatively short walk from the city, no need for a guide, a great quiet beach with plenty to see. Do not forget your sunscreen. We saw many birds, reptiles and interesting plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

An amazing beach with white sand and turquoise waters! A 45 min walk from town so bring water and snacks as there are no vendors on the beach! The snorkeling here is fantastic we saw plenty of juvenile sharks who weren't afraid of swimming towards us to say hello! Along the beach there are plenty of iguanas and loads of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Tortuga Bay on our first full day of a 10 day trip to the islands and this trek got me hooked. The walk out is long but they did a great job building a walkway through the natural vegetation to get to the beach and there was plenty of shade so the walk wasn't bad.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful beach. The walk is only 45 minutes if you walk fast...but it's nice to enjoy the opuntias, birds, sounds and other vegetation on the way. Once you get to the beach there's nothing but ocean, sand, and trees for shade. I loved this place :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A beautiful retreat for those who enjoy isolated beaches and close contact with nature. One can see many marine iguanas and sea turtles up close. Getting to this location requires a short boat ride.

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