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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | On the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Puerto Ayora
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I thought this was one of the most impressive beaches I've seen in some time. It was surprisingly not crowded and the sand was super fine & silky smooth with a wide, flat coastline that reflected the sun like a mirror - which made for amazing picture opportunities. Combine this with the handful of lazy iguanas lying around and the... More

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Blonay
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

we did not get to see the sea tortoises we were hoping to using kayaks as advertised as it was Sunday and there weren't any kayaks. It's a beautiful beach though, fun to sun bathe with iguanas and nice to see there were so many locals in spite of the long distance to walk. One of our rented bike's saddle... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is probably the longest walk to a beach that you'll ever have but its worth it. The sand is soft, the sea is warm(ish) and there are loads of marine iguana's and birds to see. We hired a kayak and went further I to the bay and saw loads of turtles popping their heads up to say hello. Back... More

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Chadds Ford
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37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This beach was pristine, and not overly crowded. Mostly because it was quite a hike to get to. The waves were perfect for some body surfing and even trying out surfboarding. Would love to have spent more time here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Go past the main open beach and find the smaller sheltered bay surrounded by mangrove trees right up to the beach. There is not so much surf or wind. The birds will come hang out with you under the shade of the trees.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What's not to like? Maybe only the walking distance... everything else is fabulous. Once you get to the quiet part, beyond the 'playa brava', you get to a nice secluded bay that has good snorkeling if the visibility is okay. If it's as bad as during our visit, you can still see rays floating just below and turtles popping their... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Your eyes will be blinded by the whitness of tnis beach sand. The first part of thebeach is a surfers paradise. You can swim and rest by the mangrove's shades. Really peaceful and quiet place!

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puerto ayora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All you need is Tortuga Bay! The best beach! With a fantastic cactus forest! With meditative marine iguanas, a clear water! And beautiful colors !

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Bainbridge Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We did not want to miss this beach, so we headed out in somewhat iffy weather. (We visited during October). The walk to the beach is along a beautiful path with lots to look at along the way. Once you arrive at the beach, you can stay here (bigger waves, pristine beach) or you can continue walking to the right... More

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Washington, DC and environs
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We left the tour group and went here. Worth the walk and nominal entrance fee (if there was one - I only remember we signed in). Spectacular white beaches. Saw our first marine iquana, Galapagos finches. Floated in the lagoon. Was a lovely afternoon.But I had to miss the Charles Darwin Station.

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