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Punta Carola, San Cristobal

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Visit Punta Carola to meet the sea lions that call this beach home. Other residents you can see up close include pelicans, seagulls, lizards, and turtles. Get in the water for some excellent snorkeling or swimming. There isn't much shade so make sure you bring a hat and sunscreen. Due to the lack of amenities in this secluded area, packing your own food and water is recommended. Add Punta Carola and other attractions to your Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary using our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation generator.
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(Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the nearest city to Punta Carola)

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  • Reach this beach is easy to follow the path of the Cerro Tijeretas, is a quiet beach, almost without people, where you can see sea lions, or simply enjoy the moment of our stay.
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  • By proximity (to only ones minutes walking from the port), by its beauty to any hour of the day and much more to the put of the Sun, by the contact with them animals (many wolves marine in the beach, turtles marine very near the shore e iguanas in als rocks close to the lighthouse). You have to pay anything to enjoy perhaps the best experience I had in San Cristobal.
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  • One more town beach, this gets a little more hidden. Accessible only by trail. Like all the others, is home to several sea lions, enjoying themselves swimming with you.
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  • Another gorgeous beach here in Isla Cristobal Galapagos. Swim, sunbathe among the sea lions, take a walk, simply gorgeous.
  • Nice beach, lots of sea turtles swimming about. Beware of the strong currents.
  • Nice view of the harbour and lots of seals. Very tasty grilled bananas!
  • The path has good views of the island, and Punta Carola itself is worth seeing. Not sure that the snorkeling here is any better than Playa Mann.
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