Punta Carola, San Cristobal

4.4
#9 of 16 in Outdoors in San Cristobal
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. To visit Punta Carola on your trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, use our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder website .
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  • April 14, 2017
    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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  • January 30, 2017
    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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  • November 20, 2016
    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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  • July 8, 2017
    Another gorgeous beach here in Isla Cristobal Galapagos. Swim, sunbathe among the sea lions, take a walk, simply gorgeous.
  • March 20, 2017
    Nice beach, lots of sea turtles swimming about. Beware of the strong currents.
  • December 1, 2016
    Nice view of the harbour and lots of seals. Very tasty grilled bananas!
  • November 27, 2016
    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.
  • October 7, 2016
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