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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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| South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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“long walk” (172 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (285 reviews)
“white sand” (68 reviews)
| South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two types of beach here - one on the open sea & the other on a calm bay. The latter is much more popular especially for local families & the sight of hundreds of big black marine iguanas & a few seals lounging...More

Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like a lot of other reviewers said, it is a long walk indeed, but it's well worth the trek! We had an awesome time here laying on the beach and taking in the sun. There was not a lot of people and we ended up...More

Thank Solstice63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely morning walking the beach and kayaking. The light and color are fantastic, and changed through the morning as billowy clouds drifted across the sun and sky. The 30-45 minute walk out to the beach is worth it, but it is best...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice beach where you can relax. When we visited, you could not go swimming because of the waves. Nevertheless, it is a long, beautiful beach with not too many people around.

Thank MGO99
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Don’t expect to see much in October in terms of wild life. Still warm, though. Iguana gangs and turtles nests were cool. Whitest sand I have ever seen!

Thank Bilge A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A nice 30 minutes walk (it wasn't a hot day so the steps and steepr parts in it weren't that heavy) to arrive at that beach. Sharks, birds, iguanas. A tip, may seem silly but.... go to WC before beginning the walk at the tickets´office....More

Thank vailis
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Tortuga Bay is definitely worth visiting and for us the best Place ok the Island! You See there Tortugas, Tiburones, Blue footed boobies and many Marine Iguanas! The 40 Minute Walk from Puerto Ayora is definitely worth it!

Thank Sebastian K
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The sea can be quite rough in some parts of the beach, so it's not suitable for snorkelling or swimming, but it's a great place to see the marine iguanas heading out to sea at feeding time and the view is amazing.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

If you can walk a few kilometres, and climb some steps, you will really enjoy the walk to Tortuga Bay and along the white sands of this expansive beach. Walk west on Charles Binford Street. You will pass the ‘Street of Restaurants’ (very active in...More

1  Thank Sam w
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This beach was definitely stunning. However, it was a very long walk (30-45 minutes) along a stone path to get there. Once there, there are no services, food, or shade.

1  Thank katjacob
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23 October 2017|
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Response from rich311254 | Reviewed this property |
Always do a cruise. The smaller boats can be a bit rough on the long crossings. Take sea sickness tablets. Its well worth it
27 August 2017|
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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
23 February 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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