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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 2 March 2017

You have to register your name from the entrance and it takes 20-30 minutes walk to reach the Tortuga bay from Puerto Ayura. It is a long white sand beach not meant for people but for animals. You find plenty of marine iguana here soaking...More

1  Thank colewanderer
Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of the best beaches I've ever visited. You can spend your time swimming, snorkeling, walking, enjoying nature.

1  Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Enter the park, check in at the top of the steps with your PP or VISA number, listen to the park ranger and set off on a walk. The path is well maintained and goes through a very large cactus tree landscape with plenty of...More

2  Thank Brando62
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I like to do hiking so I really enjoy the walk to tortuga bay beach, there is a spot where the flamingos stands in the middle of the trail

1  Thank Alvaro M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

NoTurtles but fun to watch the marine Iguanas play in the water and it is free just walk from town no taxi needed wear decent shoes for the walk thru the forest

1  Thank MLPUSA
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Definitely a long walk to explore this beach but it was worth it. Nice photo shoot, managed to see a few sharks, iguans. Quiet area to relax. I could see however if this place had many visitors finding sufficient shade would be a challenge. Need...More

3  Thank wayne54321
Reviewed 26 February 2017

charming pacific coast, but be aware of the sun... tons of sunblock must be used and the proper hydration... still too much fun beyond description. This spot is among my top places on the planet.

3  Thank vivagalapagos
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This beach is not only very beautiful with white sand and turquoise water, but also it's very pristine and untouched.....there are also marine iguanas, birds etc... that get very close to you - you feel so close to the nature!

3  Thank Timeless_Explorer
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Imagine a small group of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean around the equator. Uninterrupted views of every shade of blue, The sand is white and creamy smooth. The wild animals are so unafraid, they'll come right up to you. This place...More

3  Thank Vicky N
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There is a very pleasant 1.5 mile walk to the beach if you leave early in the morning before it gets hot. You'll first be met by water iguana, then crabs, seagulls and pelicans. Not for swimmers, though. Current is strong.

1  Thank DaveMac_13
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24 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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11 February 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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31 January 2017|
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Response from MartinYUL | Reviewed this property |
it's free