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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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“long walk” (173 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (283 reviews)
“paved path” (40 reviews)
South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning beach! White sand that is unbelievably soft and turquoise water - but no swimming allowed! We hiked 40 minutes in 36 degree heat (Celsius) and were not rewarded with a cool dip in the ocean at the end of it. They said the...More

1  Thank Kristin W
Reviewed May 31, 2016

A great half day adventure!! The walk was beautiful to the beach although there is no shade until you reach the beach where you can swim. If you burn easily bring an umbrella or cover up well. We saw black iguanas everywhere but no turtles...More

Thank Carly M
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This was the best part of Santa Cruz for us. We walked along the white sands observing the wildlife and the crashing waves. We spotted a number of birds and some baby sharks swimming by the shore and not to forget the sea iguanas!! Snorkelling,...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed May 29, 2016

This beach moved me to tears, it is so beautiful. 30-35 minute walk to get there, you need to be reasonably able bodied.

Thank cavezemi
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Just outside of town you have to register in the little office before you take the path down to Tortuga Beach which can be a lengthy walk but once there you will be on a beautiful sandy beach. Take note that it can be too...More

Thank RazorRen
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The sand was wonderful to walk on, the lizards curious and interesting to see, the kayaking very safe and easy even for a novice. Beautiful view.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The beach is incredible but most of it is barred for swimmers due to the waves being too strong. Swimmers have to trek 45 minutes to a smaller cove.

Thank Jadedmenhir
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Sign in and there are opening and closing times, also recommend bringing half decent shoes for the 2 odd kilometres to get to the beach. The first beach is for surfers and the strong current means no swimming but further up near the mangroves is...More

Thank sakura_wingz
Reviewed May 25, 2016

It was worth the long walk photographing birds along the way. Take lots of water with you and an umbrella or hat due to the full sun. We found some washed up mini cubuzoa glass-like jellyfish on the white sand beach with many bird and...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed May 24, 2016

We decide to see some of the Galapagos Islands and we book flights by our own. In Puerto Ayora we stay in some nice Hostel for 4 days to see the places around and take day tour to some Islands, Tortuga bay was my favorite....More

2  Thank Jhosua A
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Response from MichelleandAlan | Reviewed this property |
from our rental house, near the kioskes, walk took around 45 min, but easy, paved, and scenic
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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