Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz

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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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  • It was a long walk through some huge opuntia ( prickly pear). The species on Santa Cruz can get up to a meter in diameter and we saw some almost that big! Enjoy some of the birds along the way and it....  more »
  • Bring your snorkeling gear to really enjoy this beautiful beach. In 2 hrs we saw sharks, fish, pelicans, blue footed boobies, iguanas, a heron and probably more that I can’t remember. Amazing...  more »
  • We went to Tortuga Bay on 2/21/2020. Day was sunny, warm. We walked from Puerto Ayora to Tortuga Bay, which by itself is a nice experience, looking at trees, iguanas and birds. We then got to the.....  more »
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