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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” (165 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (216 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (276 reviews)
South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed 2 days 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 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank bestsZagreb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the walk for a lovely beach and the opportunity to see birdlife and marine iguanas up close. Take water with you as nothing available at beach. We enjoyed watching the small fish in the shallows of the rocks.

Thank jeni57mick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the recommendation from our hotel owner, not knowing what to expect, but were definitely wowed by our day spent at Turtle Bay. You start out on a walk (well defined pathway, easy walking) to the beach, which took us about 30 minutes...More

1  Thank WeylandFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. White sand, gorgeous waves, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and so on and so on....

Thank MichelleandAlan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in late April. We spent the afternoon. We were dropped off by our taxis at the entrance. It is a 2.5 km walk to the beach, then another 1 km walk to the bay. We enjoyed a few hours of swimming and...More

Thank AMFMooseCreek_On
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this beach, especially walking all way to the end and on the right finding a peaceful stretch of the beach for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. It felt heavenly to stay here for several hours and just relax. The beach is very protected, so...More

Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went 3 times!! Lonesome George is a must see. Last of his species. Very sad. Free to get in. Very flexible. Make sure you donate. Got to love Charles Darwin.

Thank rich311254
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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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