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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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“long walk” (166 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (218 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (279 reviews)
South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good 30 minutes walk to get to the first beach and the check point at the start is your last chance to buy something to drink. At first when you get to the first beach you will be dissappointed if you expect...More

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So there are two beaches at Tortuga Bay, the first is a long white sandy beach where the turtles come ashore to lay eggs. The issue with this beach is that there are strong currents so it isn't suitable for swimming. To get to the...More

1  Thank michaelfitzg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is nice with white sand. It's a good beach since access is easy once you get there and it's a quite lagoon. Getting there is the problem. Your options are to walk for 45 minutes from town or take a water taxi. We...More

Thank vandrea92114
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived there by boat and the beach is awesome. There a lot of iguanas and almost nobody at the "Playa Brava" as they do not recommend swimming here... a really nice beach to walk and enjoy the snorkeling. In the other hand, if you...More

Thank DaniK74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Galapagos archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for a good reason – the islands have a unique location, surrounded by the crystal-clear turquoise-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, rich biodiversity, with one of the riches marine ecosystems one can find out there...More

Thank dioscuriJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with marine Iguanas. We were also able to spot and photograph tortoises along the path from Puerto Ayora. That was really cool since most of the other ones that you can see on the island are penned up at the research center or...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was highly recommended by our hotel owners. After a long walk (wear walking shoes--if you are over 30), we were excited to finally get to Tortuga Bay. We snorkeled around the shore but couldn't see much.The beach was amazing with a fine ground white-yellowish...More

Thank LJoyeBroglas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Give yourself some time here, it seemed further than we were told. It's a hike, then the beach and at the end you reach the bay for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or just relaxing under the mangroves. Simply beautiful.

Thank TimeTraveler0123_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous beach! It will take you some time to walk there on the brick road but the beach is worth it. The sand is white and very nice. The ocean blue turcoise. It is possible to snorkle and see marine iguanas, turtles and...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed July 4, 2017

due to the season we didn't see sea turtules, but still the snow white sand beach is very nice and the path to there is very comfortable, some information say the the gate close at 6, but we realized that close time is 5 pm.

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February 23, 2017|
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Response from Carlos D | Reviewed this property |
Hi! you can only reach the beach after a taxi gets you to the starting point of a 40 minutes walk (beautiful, but carry your own shadow), or by sea taxi (US$ 10). It's an isolated beach and that's part of it's beauty. It's... More
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February 10, 2017|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
I too, walked from the town center and did not take the water taxi, so I do not know its schedule. I was in the Galapagos in January, They seem to be most active in the mornings and afternoons (feeding in the water), then... More
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January 30, 2017|
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