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“BABY TURTLES!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
Akamas, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #29 of 106 things to do in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“BABY TURTLES!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Visited this on Evis' jeep safari. They are adorable. A few steps to get up and down. Our camera died, so we didnt get any pics of us holding them :-(

Visited September 2012
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“Turtles”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Absolutely love turtles went on a boat trip and saw them swimming by our boat ,wanted to see more close up so Lara bay is the way to go you go on a geep safari it's a bit bumpy you also need flat shoes ,there are sertain times of the year they nest so choose the right time of year to go or you'll be disappointed

Visited June 2012
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“I saw 2 turtles!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went on a day cruise and stopped at Lara bay for bathing. It was the 1st October, the first day it was possible for boats to go there. It was a good beach and there were a couple of turtles on the beach and they were showing them to children, and telling them about the egg laying etc.

Visited October 2012
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“great job!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you go on the jeep safari, these guys will explain their passion for saving the turtules. Well done guys :0)

Visited August 2012
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“Remote & secluded for detremined tourists only”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

A reliable four wheeled drive vehicle is essential because a visit to Lara Point requires a 4-5km drive over rough roads and wild landscape. Although it has to be said that a lot of tourists couldn't resist the temptation to subject their hire cars to abusive treatment to visit this area. Be aware that car hire companies charge the full cost of repairs to the underside of vehicles which have been damaged in this area.

Part of the Akamas peninsular this is one of the few remaining unspoiled areas of the Greek Cypriot coastline, probably helped by the fact that it was once a part of a British Army live firing range. The area is absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit. The beach at Lara Point includes a protected area where turtles have laid and burried their eggs. Apart from a cafe bar in the middle of no-where run by a family of Russian people this whole area is uninhabited and unspoiled.

Well worth the trip for determined and well prepared tourists.

Visited September 2012
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