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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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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

4  Thank WeylandFamily
Reviewed 3 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
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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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