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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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Beautiful Beach be prepared to hike

It's a beautiful beach with 2 parts: 1st is what you see when you arrive and 2nd is the one around the bend(to your right). It's a hike to get to the main beach and then another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Tortuga beach is a very beautiful beach with a nice secluded cove awesome for swimming. When we went, the water was quite murky due to the high tides in the days leading up to our visit so it was not good for snorkeling but I understand this is not always the case. The walk into the beach is about 45... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful beach with 2 parts: 1st is what you see when you arrive and 2nd is the one around the bend(to your right). It's a hike to get to the main beach and then another hike to get to the one with no waves and really good for swimming and just laying in the sun. All in(there and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Like everything else on Galapagos, this beach is amazing as well. The beach is pretty quite and it just looks like a picture out of a travel magazine. It's perfect for surfing, but if you want to snorkel, or see some small sharks and other animals, you should walk a little bit further to the next lagune, where you can... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The ineffable beauty and solitude of these Islands is quite marvellous. There is still one place on this planet that has not been spoilt by human beings! The frigate birds with their huge red pouches and the Blue footed Boobies, the huge iguanas both land and marine and flightless cormorants can be seen nowhere else on this earth! The trip... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful beach on the island. It is secluded and is a great spot for swimming. The beach is a solid 35-45 minute walk on the path and once you get to the main beach it is very rough and normally filled with surfers so you will need to walk an additional 10-15 minutes to second beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beach is pristine and almost never crowded and it is part of a tour. DO NOT BOOK TOUR IN ADVANCE or you will pay triple. The cab drivers double as tour guides and are easy to book a day in advance. Online they were asking $149 and we paid $50 for all day for 4 of us. Do not expect... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Bring lots of water for the hour long walk or grab a boat taxi but expect to get wet. Either way it is absolutely worth it! This place is breath-taking! Huge sandy beach with birds and iguana's and crabs galore! A little mangrove lagoon around the corner is a wonderful place to swim if you don't like the waves, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After a short trekking from downtonw, we arrived to this so beautiful beach... Heaps of non-dangerous baby sharks passing through your legs, and a fascinating sunny day at the beach to simply enjoy your life...

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A wonderful, picturesque, white, soft sand beach with marine iguanas and turtles. Perfect for snorkeling and sheer enjoyment of relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This beach is breathtaking and well worth the trek there. Try to get there early, the earlier the better. It can get pretty crowded. My husband and I got there one morning before anyone else did and were able to enjoy nature at its fullest! This is the prettiest beach I've ever been to!

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