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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” (171 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (283 reviews)
“white sand” (68 reviews)
South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sea can be quite rough in some parts of the beach, so it's not suitable for snorkelling or swimming, but it's a great place to see the marine iguanas heading out to sea at feeding time and the view is amazing.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can walk a few kilometres, and climb some steps, you will really enjoy the walk to Tortuga Bay and along the white sands of this expansive beach. Walk west on Charles Binford Street. You will pass the ‘Street of Restaurants’ (very active in...More

Thank Sam w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach was definitely stunning. However, it was a very long walk (30-45 minutes) along a stone path to get there. Once there, there are no services, food, or shade.

Thank katjacob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstable be prepared to walk walk walk... If you are in great shape and you want to take pictures in the path you will make 45 minutes just to reach Playa Brava. Use comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring water and food with you (there is...More

Thank Lovely S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with Inguana colony at the right side of the bay. You can make some amazing pictures of the goodwill's who live there. If you take a good look, you will find the turtles in the small bay close to the Inguana's

Thank Erwin J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

well we did compair it to the great wall of china but it was worth it in the end. Its a 2.5 km walk along a cactus lined wall befor reaching the beach. large iguanas and beautiful water for swimming await another km up the...More

1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The stone boardwalk takes you through woods. Takes about 45 minutes to get to the beach. Once there you will be glad you went. Expansive aqua blue Pacific Ocean with waves crashing on the beach. Water is rough, so walk another 30 minutes on the...More

Thank lovetheoutdoors061
Reviewed 6 September 2017

You can easily reach it by a 40 minute walking from Baltra Avenue.The way is easy and beautiful. In the end of the beach, you may see lots of marine iguanas working on their tan rs. Recommend to bring snacks as there isn´t any stores...More

Thank Rafaella P
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It took me 1 hour walking at a brisk pace to get from the port area to where the kayaks are available for rent. Timing would have been closer to 90 minutes if I was walking at normal tourist pace with people. When you reach...More

2  Thank GHamp23
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Be prepared for a long walk from the National Park entrance along a board walk with very little shade which passes through a cacti forest. At the entrance of the NP you have to sign in at a small building where you can buy drinks...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
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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
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