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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 14 March 2017 via mobile

It is a great walk to Tortuga Bay and once you get there it's magic. This is as good a beach as you'll find anywhere in the world, and of course it's the Galapagos, so there are sharks, turtles, iguanas and other animals sharing the...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We walked to the Tortuga Bay Beach twice and loved the white sand and warm water. Also loved the marine iguanas sunning themselves.

1  Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This amazing beach of fine white sand was wonderful. Endemic Marine iguanas were both swimming and sunning themselves, and some tortugas were riding the waves before they broke on shore; and in the little very calm and well protected beach (playa) at the far end...More

1  Thank CliffS418
Reviewed 13 March 2017

After a 20 min trail from the city u get to this paradise of white sand and a snorkel point where u can find sharks if u are lucky. A need to go place in Galapagos Islands.

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

With a long walk from the entrance (more or less 5Km) it's a good place to see the iguanas walking on the sand and do some snorkeling. Very important: bring your water! There are no stores.

Thank Gabriel_Godoy_BR
Reviewed 13 March 2017

To reach this paradisiacal beach I walk for more than 40 minutes, but believe me. It definitely worth it! I kayaking there, and the sea was a plateau, so it was very easy. Ah! And I watched many marine iguanas warming under the sun, and...More

Thank m_alexp
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I was told in advance that this was one of the best beaches in South America and it certainly lived up to this billing. As noted before there are two beaches. The closest to Puerto Ayorta is reached via the paved pathway and has little...More

2  Thank DartmoorDan700
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Galápagos are known for wild nature! Unique animals ! But i didn't expect to find a paradise beach! Tortuga beach is just amazing ! U can see small sharks ! And at the end of the beach u ll find a small bay with sea...More

Thank Ac2279
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I spent a few minutes here but I liked how peaceful this beach actually is. I don't think this is a place for swimming but definitely is worth to visit it.

Thank LeitoCarvajal84
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great for surf, some snorkeling, has shadow at the end of it, so good for all needs. Need to go very early, it opens at 6am, becaus ethe sun can get very hot when returning thru 3km of walk. Very nice stone path to get...More

Thank TravelerOana
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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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