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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Tortuga Bay Tour and Yacht Cruise to La Loberia Island
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“long walk” (167 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (218 reviews)
“marine iguanas” (280 reviews)
South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora | southwest of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank GHamp23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took ages to walk here from where we were staying but the beach is lovely and loved swimming here. Saw a baby shark and a sting ray while swimming. Iguanas are around the beach too. You sign in when you enter and make sure to...More

Thank Desiree C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked here from Puerto Ayora. You will need to sign into the guest log at the front of the park. Quite a walk down to the beach, but beautiful beach area. If you walk to the very very end of the first beach you enter,...More

Thank Alma R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get to Tortuga Bay one has to walk through a most interesting cactus forest. It is like an enchanting forest. There are plenty of birds and I saw and heared Mocking birds. On the beach there are lots of back Iguanas, all very friendly....More

Thank LambK2014
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It is a good 30 minutes walk to get to the first beach and the check point at the start is your last chance to buy something to drink. At first when you get to the first beach you will be dissappointed if you expect...More

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27 August 2017|
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Response from piaget91 | Reviewed this property |
Apparently it is quite a long walk, so we were able to take a boat
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