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Puerto Chino Beach

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Puerto Chino Beach

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Tour Lobos Island from San Cristobal

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After a scenic boat ride to the small island, enjoy an in depth land tour which takes you past numerous sea lions, frigates, marine iguanas, and more. Later, explore the underwater world surrounding the island with possible stingray and sea turtle sightings. Enjoy a filling lunch before your return to San Cristobal.
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Cherie C wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia503 contributions114 helpful votes
My husband and I have recently returned from a trip to the Galapagos Islands. The day that we went China Beach on San Cristobal, it was spectacular. Blue sky, perfect small waves, fabulous water temperature and super white sand. It was gorgeous. Coming from Australia where we have amazing beaches, this certainly compared to them. Unfortunately we had no wildlife around on our day, but that didn't spoil it for us. From the car park, I think it is about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the beach along a path where you can see many different cactus. We LOVED it. The only negative for me, is that there is no shade on the beach. I am very fair and really need to try and stay out of the sun if and when possible. However, I did my best to stay protected and we both loved. Take plenty of water and snacks. Enjoy.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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7Sylvie7 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Antonio, Texas30 contributions8 helpful votes
This was our teen daughter's favorite spot! Of course, mostly to take selfie! But it is a beautiful spot you can reach through an easy trail going through an interesting cactus area. Beautiful turquoise waters, a few lazy sea lions playing in the rocks and the water. Lots of shady places (OK, you might, like we did, have to share with one of the sea lions, but she was fine with it! Plenty of small friendly birds, very fine sand. This is probably one of the most beautiful spot I have been to. It reminded me of some of the beaches next to the Great Barrier Reef, in a smaller scale. Few tourists there but a lifeguard/nature guide on duty if needed. Just be aware that a lot of these sea lions seem to be males (it is probably a bachelor beach) so keep a 2 m distance with the bigger ones. Outstanding photo opportunities!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gennyzoe wrote a review Jan 2020
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One of the best beaches I have ever seen. White soft sand, turquoise water and black volcanic rocks. Not to forget our friends the seal lions Sun bathing right next to us.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mfjaramillo wrote a review Jan 2020
Quito145 contributions32 helpful votes
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My husband and I are avid mountain bikers, so we decided to go there biking. It's a tough ride because you have to climb about 15 kms from 0 (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno) to 700 meters (El Junco) and then go back to the 0m (Puerto Chino). On the way there you will find a couple of towns where you can stop for food or water, El Junco (the only fresh water lagoon in Galapagos) and La Galapaguera (a breeding spot for Galapagos tortoises). The ride is worth the effort. Try to start very early in the morning so the sun doesn't get you on the climb. The beach is really nice, specially if you like to surf. There are no restaurants close by so be sure to take enough food and water with you and also make sure your taxi waits for you to return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Arno De Feyter wrote a review Oct 2019
Ghent, Belgium14 contributions1 helpful vote
Great to catch some basic waves! Not many rocks in the water so the beach is safer when you fall in to the water. Sometimes you will see people doing surf lessons over here. And it's a beach where you can get to with a car. Happy traveling, Arno
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Date of experience: October 2019
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