La Playita
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Isla isabella, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador

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Road99go
Quebec, Canada1,064 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
When you visit the tourist center on Santa Cruz, they tell you that Isabela Island is all about beach and no animals. That's not true. Yes they have a better easy access to a beautiful and long beach. So after a visit or a tour, you can just lay on a great sandy beach, swim or surf the waves.
A visit who is not mention on this site, and worth the couple of hours, is "The Centro de Crianza de Tortuga". Better than its brother Darwin Center on Santa Cruz. The path and wood walkway make it a nice walk, where you come across iguanas, birds of many kinds, docks on "Poza Baltazar" and nice vegetation. After the center, 150m further, by the Isabela water reserved, you can watch the flamingo feeding in the pond.
Written July 16, 2013
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AshleyW1987
San Francisco, CA145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
We found this place after renting bikes to ride to the "Wall of Tears" (a somewhat brutal ride in the Galapagos heat!) WHAT A FIND. Came back here each day to play with the sea lions and the penguins in the water. Recommend going at feeding time (1 hour before sunset) because all the animal friends are out then!

About a 30 minute walk from the end of the town of Puerto Villamil. You can walk along the beach to get there or take a bike. Taxis are allegedly not allowed but we saw some locals taking taxis there.
Written January 15, 2016
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC3,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is a cute little beach on the outside of town, on the road toward the Wall of Tears. It's small (like its name!), but worth a stop, even if you only go out and watch the waves from the shore. :) We loved it!
Written August 12, 2015
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FLETCH1963
Castle Rock, CO22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
After the tours, bike ride and seeing all kinds of birds and animals this is a great way to end the day. A very short walk from the "downtown" area. Just relax and look at waves or take a swim.
Written July 12, 2015
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Mags
Nontron, France637 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
A small beach with a shady hut and benches to relax on and watch the marine iguanas who seem to move very little except to venture down to the beach for a cool off in the sea. Having 10 days on Islabela and lots of time to enjoy this beautiful island we decided it was our favourite beach. It is situated at the end of the very long beach which is at the end of the town. Most days we would walk to it with a picnic lunch of fruit and just laze there.
Sadly most visitors don't spend enough time exploring the islands by foot, mostly on a short organised cruise or land based tour. We are so happy we were able to spend 25 nights in the Galapagos - and it didn't break the bank either!
Written January 18, 2015
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Just a few steps from the main roadway to the Wall of Tears, there were many Marine Iguanas on the beach, squaring up to each other and battling for supremacy. Fun to watch.
Written May 4, 2019
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Millet02
Atlanta, GA511 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very nice little beach. Small benches to sit. Many iguanas on the trail and coming out of the water. We also saw a sea turtle and a sea lion in the water.
Written August 19, 2018
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ZZZ
London, UK61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Not sure why it’s listed as a spa, a nice beach and that’s all
It’s in the path to the wall of tears, a nice spot to enjoy the sound of waves but definitely not a soa
Written February 10, 2018
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masoares
Rio de Janeiro, RJ594 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Despite the name suggesting a small beach, I expected La Playita to be more beautiful and still than it really is. It is a really small cove, but there are waves big enough to prevent small children to bathe alone. One has to walk quite a couple of kilometers to get tehre, on the way to the Wall of Tears. It can also be reached by bike, and despite people say that no motorized vehicles go there, I have seen small tourist "buses" (like trolleys under wheels) to get people there. Take food, water and sunscreen, as there isn't anything to sell there.
Written February 7, 2017
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satobt
Hilo, HI1,698 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is a very Small beach on the way to wall of tears. Not much else. You will pass the main beach which is really big right before you get here.
Written August 29, 2016
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