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All reviews highlands tour white sand blue footed boobies on the rocks sea lions nice waves minute walk from the car park great pictures black olives taxi tour galapagos tortoises few hours galapaguera de cerro colorado bring bug spray sun protection the reserve san cristobal island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here as a stop on the highlands tour. We had about a hour so we had lunch and climbed to the top of the rocks on the right side. There is a trail you can follow. Beautiful white sandy beach with sea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joy_lee21
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We had two days of instructions on the beach and had a lot of fun. Lessonst are more expensive on Galapagos but having a private beach with turtles and seelions definitely is unique.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minikoffer
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Very clean beach though we did spend an hour with our guide cleaning up plastic bits. We chose to do this since the water was so cold. There were sea lions everywhere but they don't bother you. You can climb up some rocks to get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank taraship
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I was GRANDPAcking through the Galapagos and arrived in Puerto Chino as part of a San Cristobal 'Highlands' tour. Pepi, at Palma Del Mar 2, offers a 5 hour ‘Highlands’ tour for $40; $30 each for 2 or more people. It is, basically, just a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Wow wow wow. This place is definitely worth the visit. Secluded and it’s a paradise. My only disappointment is I didn’t get to go back there again. Snorkeling was amazing!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Not an easy beach to get to, a bit out of the way to get to. We stopped by this small beach at the end of our highlands tour and was really looking forward to some relaxation time by the beach, but we were swarmed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stephjac711
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I cycled 24km from town to visit this beach and I can tell you that this wasn't anything special. It was a quiet and secluded beach, with nice shallow water but that was it. There wasn't any wildlife or birds near the rocks or any...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Big_sexy97
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Our tour driver took us here. There were very few people as it was late morning on an overcast day. The beach is about a 10 minute walk from the car park. It was very quiet and tranquil.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Third stop on the Highlands Tour and one that shouldn't be rushed, so bring your repellent as those pesky insects are everywhere, a towel and simply enjoy. I spotted a few sharks near the shoreline and a couple of sea lions chilling on the rocks...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nordynkaa
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The walk to the beach is lovely & once you get there you will not be disappointed! Bring bug spray as there are black flies (not sure what they are called) that do bite. They are attracted to wet skin for some reason.

Date of experience: May 2018
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