Playa Mann, San Cristobal

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One of the few coastal spots on Galapagos not devoted to conserving wildlife, Playa Mann is lapped by crystalline waters, ideal for observing marine life. If you like a bit of adventure, rent surfing gear from one of the kiosk on the sand and try tackling the waves. The beach is slightly rocky, so be sure to take appropriate footwear and approach the sea with caution. If you choose to snorkel, try to stay near the shore, where legions of colorful tropical fish can be observed easily. Before you head to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner , to make sure you see all that Puerto Baquerizo Moreno has to offer, including Playa Mann.
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  • Three large islands that make up the Galapagos Archipelago, San Cristobal Island is the most soda. It is the capital of the province included in the Galapagos Natural Park and has international airport, so it is a good point of access or departure. Not much more. At nine o'clock in the evening, the streets will be deserted as if they were the 3 in the morning. As in the rest of the Islands there to deal with the corruption of the "cash" or counted rabid (nobody wants to receive cards of creidto for that). It is, in a place as well, frequenting the places free and publicly accessible, as it is the case of Mann Beach, five minutes from the malecon and with spectacular sunsets. It is the place the locals attending and, unfortunately, also excited tourists newcomers who cannot fail to stress the sea lions that have made there colony. Please: do not touch the animals or photograph them very close. Females accept the photographic stops, but males rage with reason and creates an atmosphere little conducive to relaxation. Mann beach is fairly small, very fine sand, and small waves. It has several kiosks, exchangers, and is, like everything in Galapagos, Bucharest.
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  • The beach was crowded and the water surprisingly cool. It was fun to swim with the sea lions, which were plentiful, and we enjoyed the day. But it isn't the tropical beach experience you might get in ...  more »
  • This small beach wouldn't offer anything exceptional if it wasn't for the colony of sea lions that mangle with the tourists. It is a 5 minutes walk from the port, which makes it quite an amazing, acce...  more »

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