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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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Amazing beach!

Visited Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz about 2 weeks ago during a short vacation at the Galapagos. It is about a 1.5 mile walk from the entrance towards the beach. At the gate you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz about 2 weeks ago during a short vacation at the Galapagos. It is about a 1.5 mile walk from the entrance towards the beach. At the gate you have to registrer at a small office where they also tell you the rules of at this beach. The walk itself is on a paved path. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visitors are encouraged to register at a small booth before they make their way towards the beach. The main beach is mostly frequented by surfers (currents too strong for regular swimmers), but nice to hang out and watch surfers. Bring enough water as it's about a 20-30 minute walk to get there and once at the beach, there are no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

walked here early each morning I could, no one else around, and baby sharks swimming around your ankles was magical.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice beach with clear waters and plenty of iguanas around. There is very little shade on the walk so wear a cap. If you continue to the end of the beach and around the corner there is a quite area with a little shade (but not much) and the sea is a bit calmer hear if you want to go... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really beautiful beach well worth the 20-30 minute walk. Be sure to wear WALKING shoes to get there as it is hot and long and you may get blisters if your shoes aren't comfortable. You will need to sign in at the office and they will ask for your passport # which we did not have so I wrote another... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a beautiful beach, but definitely bring water and a snack on a hot day. The best way to enjoy it is to walk there and then take a boat back to town. Though the boat ride is ten dollars per person, it is worthwhile to be on the gorgeous turquoise waters. Says that the currents are rough at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I traveled to Galapagos Island on an 8 day trip. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Beautiful beaches. The sea lions are adorable. They would sunbath on the board walk. We were also able to visit the turtle farm and other sites. This island is a must see. Be cautious as to where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A white and long sand strip dotted by marine iguanas that either walk or just stay still. The water is so clear and the color amazing. Further right, Playa Mansa is a calm bay perfect for swimming. To get there you have a good hiking and despite mostly being some shaded, hat, water and sunscreen is very advisable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walked to this beach a couple of times whilst in the Galapagos. It's a lovely walk there and once there you can rent canoes and snorkel gear. We had heard about some small sharks that sun bath out 150mfrom shore to the left hand mangrove ledge. We paddled the canoe out and found the Sharks snoozing. What an experience to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I saw a baby hammerhead and lots of other baby sharks in the shallows when I visited early in the morning. One of the highlights of my month long visit to the Galapagos. Visit both the beach and the lagoon when you go here. Snorkeling out from the lagoon wasn't that great because of low visibility, but I did see... More 

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