Galapagos Bay Turtle

Tortuga Bay is a beautiful beach located in Galapagos that has white sand. Know its location - weather - flora and fauna - tourist attractions.

Turtle bay

Tortuga Bay or Turtle Bay is like on the old maps of the islands, located on Santa Cruz Island in Ecuador. There, the sand of an alabaster of purity, which decomposes like a handful of talcum powder on walkers’ hands and feet, contrasts with the turquoise sea. Several dark and porous rocks complement the landscape that offers rest away from any noise effort.

Galapagos Tortuga Bay a paradise in Ecuadorian territory as described by many tourists and recommend visiting this tourist destination.
Why is it called Tortuga Bay? The name was chosen for this bay because here turtles of the Galapagos Islands nest, it is the ideal place for wildlife viewing mainly sea lions, flamingos, iguanas, and some more species.
Tortuga bay Location: Tortuga Bay in the Galapagos Islands is also known by the name of Turtle Island. It is located approximately 50 minutes’ walk from Puerto Ayora
Tortuga bay Climate: It has 2 seasons: dry season and drizzles from June to December. Temperatures range between 18 and 20º C. The warm and rainy season is from January to May. Temperatures range between 24 ° C and 29 ° C.
Tortuga bay How to get there? You have two options: Option 1 make the journey walking from Puerto Ayora approximately 2.5 km, until you reach Playa Brava. Option 2 take a sea transport that takes you to the beach, everything will depend on your budget.

Tortuga Beach

Flora: Throughout its journey you can see a lush vegetation of dry type where a cactus species that is unique in the Galapagos Islands predominates, as well as many other indigenous and endemic species, in this place you will know a small sample of what Galapagos fauna and flora has to show you.
Fauna: Sea turtles that go to that place and leave their eggs. Other species that can be found here are pelicans, Darwin's finches, cucubes, pigeons and marine iguanas.
The Opuntias of Galapagos: they are very important in the ecosystems of Galapagos. Its pads and fruits are part of the diet of iguana and galapagos turtles. The size of the cactus varies according to the species and habitat. Keep in mind that the Opuntias de Santa Cruz are the highest on the island. Cactus finches need flowers, seeds and fruits of these trees.

Tortuga Bay- Galapagos Attractions

  • Tortuga Bay Trail: it has a length of 2.5 km and its journey takes about 50 minutes.
  • Tortuga Bay adventure activities. You can practice surfing, snorkeling, trekking
  • Playa Brava: The currents of this beach are strong. Be very careful when you swim. Perfect location for surfing.
  • Mansa beach: mangrove area and bay with creek. Recommended location for anything


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