Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz

4.8
#1 of 450 in Outdoors in Ecuador
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. Put Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay into our Santa Cruz online tour itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Went two times to this beach. The first part is beautiful, you will find several iguanes while walking. The white sand is postal card quality. The second part is where you can swim. Nothing particular...  more »
  • The walk in is a easy 2.5k to reach the beach. Then turn right and walk to the end of the beach, this is where the snorkeling is. We went right at 6 when the gates of the park opened and were rewarded...  more »
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