Tortuga Bay is accessed by an improved trail of rock and boardwalk surrounded by opuntia cacti, palo santo trees, and matasarno trees. The walk in the sun is rewarded with a spectacular white sand beach stretching across the southern coast of Santa Cruz.
Tortuga Bay beach is famous for its expansive and pristine shoreline that gradually descends into the sparkling Pacific Ocean. It’s a great place to try your hand at surfing (be careful) or just relax and soak in the sun with the Marine Iguanas.
A snorkel or paddle in the beautiful lagoons reveals the full richness of the Galapagos marine life. You can see marine iguanas, colorful reef fish, white-tip sharks, rays and the beach’s namesake, sea turtles.
Take time to walk through the Marine Iguana sanctuary – where you might also catch a glimpse of Blue-Footed Boobies and Frigate birds along the shore.