Tortuga Bay Beach

Bask in the Ecuadorian Sun

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.

Wide aerial view of the Tortuga bay area.
Wide aerial view of the Tortuga bay area.

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.

Tortuga bay is a popular spot for local surfers.
Tortuga bay is a popular spot for local surfers.

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.

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Share the water with some local swimmers.

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.

Sooth your soul to the rhythm of the ocean.
Soothe your soul to the rhythm of the ocean..
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