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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked a medium length trail to get to this bay. It has two beaches (brava and mansa) that is because on beach has big waves and the other one is very calm and has trees that provide shade. This is nature at its prime....More

Thank 327maggie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just went this afternoon. We walked from town which took about 45-60min. The walk goes up and down stairs and a cement path surrounded by cactus. Very nice scenery, and very enjoyable walk. The beach is absolutely beautiful, the sand is white, soft and perfect,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning. Well worth the walk. Could have spent longer there. A great ending to island hopping around the Galapagos. Not much good for snorkelling as the waves stir the sand .

Thank jonathannicholls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing here - no bathrooms, no canteens, no umbrellas and chairs. It is a pristine, beautifully isolated, protected area. So it was a big disappointment when we saw a plastic grocery bag with garbage just left in the trees and a guy with...More

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This secluded bay is quite a hike from the entrance. There is a 2 km trail that takes you to the first beach, Playa Brava, which is closed to most activities. Then you walk about 1 km down Playa Brava to this wonderful little bay...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 2km walk from the centre, with a little shop it is a lovely walk. (Careful of the money given though at that shop as I was given a $2 note which funnily enough doesn’t exist). The beach is huge making an place for yourself...More

Thank PreachersLittleRater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made the trek to the beach along the 1.5 mile walkway-- it's on pavers so it's pretty easy. However, when we got to the beach, the red flags were out and the sea was angry. Consequently, we didn't get to experience the abundant sea...More

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Went on a rainy day, it is a long walk up hill both ways (as my husband likes to say) a true 2.5 kms from the entrance. You can take a water taxi but when we went it was so rough (the water) there were...More

Thank SydneyBristow47
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This is an spectacular beautiful beach. This lovely turquoise color on the water is breathtaking. If you walk to the end of the beach and a little bit more, you will find an ever more beautiful beach to spend time under the sun or in...More

Thank Cathrine J
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The green sea turtles seemed to be having great fun riding the waves but if you you want to have a swim, walk the length of this beautiful beach to the sheltered lagoon at the far end. It is a pleasant walk from Port Ayora...More

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11 February 2018|
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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Response from piaget91 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, just saw this question. What did you end up doing? We did not do the cruise as my husband gets seasick. We just stayed at the Safari camp for a few nights. Was great.
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