Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz

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Highly esteemed as one of the islands' most pristine sandy stretches, Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay features blue waters, rich wildlife, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Hike your way to the beach and then relax on the soft white sands, surrounded by marine vegetation and the famed local marine iguanas. Throw on your swimsuit, don your snorkeling gear, and explore the colorful underwater world of the bay's ecosystem, alive with fish and other aquatic species. You can even try your hand at surfing on the rougher waves, though keep in mind that currents and tides can be strong and potentially dangerous here. Put Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay into our Puerto Ayora online tour itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is a paradise. An extended beach, with a sea of crystal blue. where you can see native wildlife, such as black iguanas, crabs oranges and various birds
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  • This is really a surprise in my trip, for I expected the sea and beautiful views while I saw many animals that I never expected. I walked there and the walk is nice, especially the moment when you can...  more »
  • The walk to the beach is beautiful, it goes through a forest of cacti. But it is every minute of 45 minute walk and is extremely hot. The beach is breathtaking and it is relieving to take a dip in the...  more »
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  • Make sure to bring extra water. It's a long! The place is very big. You will find places to do snorkel safe. Algo at the end you will find a beach with no waves. Kids will love it!
  • Amazing place ... Walk among the marine iguanas while they bask in the sun and snorkel with sharks... Fabulous!!
  • Spectacular beach surrounded by only natural beauty. Untouched by man, i.e. no roads, buildings or construction. Nicest beach and a must see in the Galapogos. Much worth the long walk approx 25 min from the start of the path. Bring water and food. Ideally in a small cooler if you have one. The further beach has calmer waters for swimming and mangroves for some shade. Good snorkeling at the far end of the first beach where it is more protected from the waves. Sea Turtles, small sharks and marine iguanas can be seen here.
  • Peaceful and simply beautiful
  • Great beach. Tidal pool with little sharks
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