Playa de los Alemanes

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Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
Jan 2020
A relatively small beach, obviously in demand by local families who seem to occupy both the beach and its boardwalk. The area is accessed by an 80c water taxis ride from the main pier across the bay, followed by and a short walk. Further along the path is Las Grietas where you are better able to swim between the rook walls. since the area was somewhat crowded we headed for refreshments in the adjacent Finch Bay Hotel to sit and watch the world go by.
Written January 31, 2020
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christon2012
North Carolina28 contributions
Dec 2019
There were lots of locals, a small restaurant and some food stands with snacks and drinks and a restroom. It was fun to watch the kids and the sea lions playing in the surf. Good place to relax or go for a swim. There were some shade trees as well. Very close to the Interpretation Center.
Written January 7, 2020
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jakemisra
Boston, MA35 contributions
Aug 2021
This is one of the few places in the area that can be enjoyed alone and without a guide. The beach is rarely crowded, and there is a good number of birds and wildlife around. I frequented this beach during my 2 month stay in the Galapagos.

While birdwatching there were definitely species I saw here and no where else. You'll need to be patient but it's worth it.
Written February 5, 2022
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SoCalAdventureSeeker
San Diego, CA543 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Peaceful spot with clear water and beautiful views. This is a small beach without many shade options so go early/late for the best experience. I saw small rays, parrot fish and lots of small fish that liked my feet. During low tide you can wade in the calm waters and see
Lots of sea life. Be sure to bring water and sun screen. To get to German Beach from the main area of town, just hail a water taxi. It is only $1 and the taxi will take you to the paths to the beach. It is a very short walk.
Written February 10, 2020
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,245 contributions
Mar 2020
Nice sandy beach with clear water and beautiful views but lacks of shade. There are many birds to watch and also some see life such as turtles, sharks, rays but little bit far away from the beach. This is a small beach without many shade. Easy to get but you need to take a water taxi 0,80$ and then walk about 5 minutes, it is same direction as to Las Grietas which is further along,
Written March 25, 2020
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Maaike
Santiago, Chile8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
It’s a nice place to visit and you don’t have to go too far to get there. Just take a taxi boat and walk a little. Most likely to see turtles and sharks will be further away from the beach, behind the first rocks. There you will see more activity in the water. It’s really nice.
Written February 1, 2020
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D C
Houston, TX484 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
Combine this beach with a trip to Las Grietas, and you have yourself a pleasant (and affordable) day in the Galapagos. It's close enough to town to come back for food and to get out of the sun during the hottest part of the day and go back in the afternoon along the way to / from Las Grietas. Better than El Garrapatero because the beach is basically as nice but it costs less than $1 to take a water taxi across the bay vs. $30+ to get to El Garrapatero.
Written February 8, 2016
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Arfilis
Edisto Island, SC189 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
We stopped here arfter going to Las Grietas. Compared to the the water in Las Grietas the water here felt almost steamy. We had our goggles so we were able to swim around and look under the water. The further out you go the more you will see. We saw rays and turtles. It was very nice. The water is also shallow and calm, so it is great for children. Bring towels, sun block, water and snacks. There is nothing to buy here, so you will need to have everything with you.
Written February 9, 2016
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Crystelshine
Surrey, Canada231 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
We didn't have enough time to go to Tortuga Bay and visited this beach on the recommendation of our hostel manager. Took a water taxi for 60 cents per person to the dock and walked ~5 minutes to the beach. The water was warm and the beach was sandy but it is a small beach. There were mosquitoes and spiders in water. We did see some wildlife here.
Written May 1, 2015
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LM82
Auckland, New Zealand79 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Why would you even call that a beach. It is dull, small, and not pretty. It's only a walk through when you go to Las Grietas. I wouldn't hang out there on a beach day...
Written May 23, 2019
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