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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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

White sand and many iguanas to welcome us!!! We went there twice, we loved it. One of the nicest attractions of Santa Cruz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Definitely take the water taxi from the harbor in Puerto Ayora ($10 USD per person one way) to and from this gorgeous beach. One side is calm and swimmable. The other side is rough water and not good for swimming but truly, exquisitely beautiful. Sea iguanas are on both sides. The sun is STRONG. Sunscreen necessary no matter how tanned... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brilliant blue waters, marine iguanas sunning themselves, and lots of hidden gems await. Be sure to have water for your hike to the beach and I recommend wearing something other than flimsy sandals for the walk. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. And, oh yes, sunscreen! Also take time to find the cactus forest. You can walk above the shoreline next to it and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved the long walk on the stone pathway down to the beach. Gorgeous water and fun to see some animals!

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm not going to repeat all other 1000 + TA reviewers have said. This beach is a must visit. Why do we think this is the best beach? 1. 360 view of wildness - no tall buildings, just pure water, sand, dunes, volcanos 2. Iguanas, crabs, animals everywhere. They know you are in their territory, they will not be afraid... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice sand beach in Puerto Ayora. The walk until there is beautiful and it takes around 40 minutes. At the bay you can use the kayak and watch marine iguanas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Pribably this us the more beautiful beach in Galapagos. We stopped at the supermarket near the port to buy some water and snacks. There is no infra at Tortuga Bay. We walked 15 minutes to the major entrace. We got up some stairs to the gate. We bought additional water at the entrance gate and after sign our name we... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We arrived dropped our bags and headed to Tortuga Bay and our introduction to the Galapagos Islands. It is approximately a 2 kilometer walk from the edge of town. The trail is a stone walkway with small walls on the side cutting through the parklands natural area. Obviously school was just out as several surfers ran by us with their... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The beach is lovely but you will have to bring food, water and lots of sunblock. There are a few trees for shade but nothing else. however, the highpoint of our visit is that we got to snorkel with rather large sand sharks that were swimming around close to the glades

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lovely walk along paved walkway to beach. Go early morning as walk can be hot later in day. We saw many Iguanas along the beach and some baby sharks feeding on the algae in the ocean.

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