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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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| South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350, Ecuador
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“long walk” (192 reviews)
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| South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350, Ecuador
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"long walk"
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"marine iguanas"
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"white sand"
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"paved path"
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"playa brava"
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"water taxi"
in 54 reviews
"rent kayaks"
in 29 reviews
"minute walk"
in 60 reviews
"bring water"
in 42 reviews
"cactus forest"
in 20 reviews
"passport number"
in 17 reviews
"small sharks"
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"nice walk"
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"baby sharks"
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"calm waters"
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"around the corner"
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"turn right"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 0.80 boat ride to second pier where Finch Bay hotel is because mom couldn’t walk and visited German beach. Then got picked up by Tortuga Bay boat and went there. Walked all of the bay and then walked back to town via cobblestone path...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful hike with rewarding views. Both beaches are stoning. Plan on staying a few hours enjoying the calm waters of Playa Tranquila. If you are tired of have other plans, you can take a water taxi to downtown. There are no food...More

Thank Newport35
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful but LONG path (2.5 km) must be traversed to get to this beach. I didn't see any services once we got there. We carried in our boards and towels. Baby sharks swam just 10 feet out but didn't seem to mind our thrashing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tortuga bay is stunning. The beach runs for a very, very long way and has beautiful baby powder white sand. The walk to the beach is about 2-3 km from town on a paved path. There are a few hills to climb but it’s pretty...More

Thank Randy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent time here twice. Once in the morning, that time it was really crowded when I came to the beach. I walked the entire beach and spent most of my time hanging out at the lagoon which was safer for swimming. The wildlife was...More

Thank Manda G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

White sand, beautiful water, loved the walk to get there (i was able to do it in less than 45 mins)... the day I went it was not safe to swim, however at the end of the beach, (another km or so, worth the walk)...More

Thank manuee007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tortuga bay is certainly a great beach, don't get me wrong, but I think as far as Galapagos go there is better and certainly a lot less crowded. I don't particularly enjoy being surronded by loud crowds of kids and that's what I found in...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the trek out to the beach. There's a nice brick path to the beach (pretty sure it's more than a mile). The path alone takes you through interesting forest/cacti where you can spot tortoises and a variety of birds. Then you get to the...More

Thank Stefan G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The snorkeling was excellent. If possible spend some time on the islands too. The main islands typically have a lot of sea lions which are worth seeing.

Thank Vic K
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

You have to walk past the first section of the beach in order to get to the swimming beach. The first section is a stretch of almost unaltered sand beach (no trash and not a lot of people to step over) where you can just...More

Thank Angelina W
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Raquel A
11 February 2018|
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Response from vailis | Reviewed this property |
hello, no need of a boat. We took a taxi to the beginning of the park, where the ticket office is and walked about 30`along a nice road to arrive at the beach. Once there, you walk along it till you reach a peninsula where... More
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LizJacobs
23 October 2017|
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Response from jeni57mick | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering - I think you see more by boat, however we also stayed on land and had some time in Santa Cruz so believe you need to do both things to see as much as possible and to also have some relax... More
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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
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