Punta Carola, San Cristobal

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#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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  • I was in San Cristobal in September 2017 onwards. It is the coldest month in Galapagos. And here the water temperature was +15 degrees. For me it is very cold. This Bay is located within walking distance (only 10 minutes) from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. There are a lot of sea lions and some of the old Lighthouse itself staged a Rookery iguanas. I advise you to combine a visit to the Cerro Tijeretas Bay Bay where the water is warmer and you can swim. I liked it here. Recommend to visit.
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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 a few minutes walk from the port), for its beauty at any time of the day and much more to the sunset, by contact with animals (many sea lions on the beach, sea turtles close to the shore and iguanas in als rocks near the lighthouse) . You have to pay anything to enjoy perhaps the best experience I had in San Cristobal.
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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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