Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz

#1 of 401 in Outdoors in Ecuador
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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. PutGalapagos 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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  • the place is very nice and clean, most important thing: i saw a baby hammerhead shark !!! that made my day..  more »
  • This was the first thing we did after arriving on Santa Cruz, as we didn't need a guide and it's a relatively short walk from Puerto Ayora. The trail itself is about 1.5 miles long, paved, and leads.....  more »
  • Its about 2.4km from the front to reach the beach. Great Beach though with lots of iguanas just roaming around the beach. For more calm waters, go to the other end of the beach and you find lots of people chilling, kayaking and snorkeling.
  • It's just a short hike away and you get to see one of the most beautiful beaches for your money! Money?! Oh wait it's free! Try to go there early when its empty!

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