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Tortuga Bay beach

A white beach of exotic animals in Galapagos

•type:

•interest:

NATURAL

BAY

•location:
SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
•country:
GALAPAGOS (ECU)
 

Tortuga Bay beach

GALLERY - 

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ABOUT - 

Tortuga Bay beach

The peaceful white sand beach of Tortuga Bay bears that name because it is a nesting site for the black sea tortoise. That is the the traditional English name as it was recorded on the old maps of the islands. “Bahía Tortuga” (in Spanish), is a lovely beach 30 minutes by foot from the city of Isidro Ayora Port, Santa Cruz Island, province of Galapagos, Ecuador.

 

The beach has 2 seasons, the dry or drizzly season from June to December with temperatures between the 18 and 20º Celsius, and the hot and rainy season from January to May, with temperatures between the 24 and 29º Celsius.

 

The beach is divided into two sectors. In the "Playa Brava" (Brave Beach) sector its main characteristics are peacefulness and white sand, pure and refreshing, that dissolves like talcum in hands and feet of the walkers. There are no commercial activities of any kind, such as the sale of food or souvenir shops, therefore its state of conservation is optimal, under the surveillance of the Galapagos National Park guards. In this first section is not allowed to swim because the sea swell is dangerous.

 

The second sector is "Playa Mansa" (Meek Beach), with its turquoise waters, clear and calm, in a mangrove area, where swimming, snorkeling or kayaking is allowed. Brown pelicans nest in the mangroves where also marine iguanas, white-finned reef sharks, sea turtles that lay their eggs on the beach, stingrays and jellyfishes find shelter. Some other species are Darwin's finches, cucubes and pigeons.

 

A small road of 2,500 meters long leads to the beach from the city of Isidro Ayora Port, previous registration check in and check out at the office of the Galapagos National Park. Throughout its route there is abundant vegetation of dry type and predominates a species of cactus unique in the Galapagos. The ecosystem of Tortuga Bay is perfectly preserved.

 

PRACTICAL - 

Tortuga Bay beach

ADDRESS OR VENUE

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

Isidro Ayora Port, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands

  • Monday to sunday, from 06h00 to 18h00.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Isidro Ayora Port - 2,5km - 1mile.

DISTANCE TO CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Guayaquil city´s airport - 950km - 590miles.

PROFILE

• Interest:

NATURAL

• Kind:

SYLVAN

• Min. visit time hours:

2

PLACE

• Class:

1

• Altitude meters:

BAY

• Type:

3

• Altitude feet:

• Max. visit time hours:

5

RELATED ACTIVITIES

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Guided visits.

  • Experiential journey.

ENTERTAIMENT:

  • Sun and sea.

SPORTS:

  • Walking

  • Trekking.

  • Running.

  • Swimming.

  • Kayaking.

SPECIALIZED:

  • Bird watching.

  • Wild life watching.

  • Unesco World Natural Heritage Site.

  • Unesco Biosphere Reserve.

  • Natural National Heritage.

  • National protected area.

ENTRANCE FEE

The entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park is:

  • USD 6 national adults.

  • USD 3 national children.

  • USD 100 foreigners.

  • USD 50 foreigners from the Andean Pact (Colombia, Peru and Bolivia).

  • Children under 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Entrance is free to Tortuga Bay beach.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Light clothing.

  • Sunscreen or tanning lotion.

  • Water.

  • A towel.

  • Comfortable shoes.

  • Swimsuit.

  • A cap.

  • Mosquito repellent.

  • A camera.

  • A video camera.

DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

 

Tortuga Bay beach