Hello dear friends of our travel community! once again here with you to provide you information hoping that you will enjoy it, still do not know which beaches you’d meet on your next visit to Galapagos?. In this time we will let you know the most beautiful and famous beaches of the enchanted islands. First of all, we want you to understand that this top is based on popularity, actividades and international appreciation that these beaches have received, no more to say, here we will show you the 10 most beautiful beaches of the Galapagos Islands.
10.- North Seymour island beach
On the beach of Seymour Island you can watch the famous frigate with her big red “buche” hanging from her breasts with a large colony of pelicans and sea lions swimming in a very funny way due to strong waves crashing against the rocks in rough seas.
9.- German Beach – Santa Cruz
This beach is just about 5 minutes walk from the town of Puerto Ayora, if you are not fond of long walks and want to avoid 40 minutes hike, this beach is recommended, it is a beach looks like a lagoon because its waters are very quiet and almost no waves. Why beach Germans? The native tells that this beach was crowded only by Germans yers ago, others say that this was once a private beach bought by Germans, but nowadays it is visited by both domestic and foreign tourists without restriction.
8.- Mann beach – Isabela
Located 10 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island, here you can dive, surf fishing and sailing along the coast. This beach is surrounded by birds that nest and feed on its shores. Near this beach is “La lobería” and “Carola” beaches. This is a highly recommended beach for swimming, sunbathing because of its soft white sand.
7.- La playita – Isabela
As its name suggests it is a small bay that lies on the road when one goes to visit the Isabela’s islands, in this way you will also visit the wall of tears. Under the shade of the mangroves is the most striking marine iguanas sun shelter and a rustic roof has been built to relax and enjoy the scenery.
6.- Playa grande – Isabela
This beach has a subtropical environment, coconut palm trees on its banks and extensive white sand beach to relax and watch countless species of seabirds such as boobies, frigates, pelicans, gulls, among others; marine iguanas of different sizes are posing on the lava rocks and sea lions are always frolicking in the waves. This beach is perfect for romantic walks, appreciate the sunset, swimming or surfing for both beginners and professionals.
5.- La lobería – San Cristóbal
This beach is perfect for photographers to take pictures of lots of beautiful sea wolves and their babies resting on sand and rocks, for that reason it is called sea wolf beach. The vegetation that can be found on its route to this beach are button mangrove, white mangrove, chala, Rosewood, cotton and Tiquilia; It is located 10 minutes from the airport.
4.- Tortuga Bay – Santa Cruz
It is one of the most popular beaches of Santa Cruz Island, this beach is divided into 2 parts. First bay is perfect for surfers because of its strong waves, and the other bay where for tourists can enjoy it, snorkel or sunbathe because waters are calmer. There is a time to visit this beach, from 08:00 until 17:00 and is accessible by a footpath from the town of Puerto Ayora.
3.- Carola beach – San Cristóbal
Located in the north-east of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno town in San Cristobal Island, this beach is popular worldwide for surfers because of the quick and strong tubular characteristics of the waves, to get to this beach you have to take a path that is connected to “las tijeretas”. This is perfect for a walk in the evening with family. This beach is occupied by a colony of sea lions, among the vegetation and rocks there are hundreds of marine iguanas resting.
2.- Bartolomé island beach
The Bartolomé island beach is considered one of the most signature Galapágos destiny because of the its beauty; it is divided into north and south beach. In the northern beach is located a small port for landing and most of the year the water is gentle which is perfect for snorkeling; it is always surrounded by sea lions, colorful fish and penguins. In the south beach is accessed by a path that connects these two beaches, in here is not allowed to swim. Its main attractive is the pinnacle rock, it is a huge lava formation that eroded over time. Bartolomé beach was nominated in 2013 as best beach destination in the world travel awards.
1.- Gardner bay – Española island
Located on the northern coast of the Española island, the most important attraction of this beach are sea lions sleeping and playing along the bay on the white sand. it was elected in May 2013 by CNN as one of the top 25 best beaches around the world for its flora and fauna. This island must be visited with naturalist guides, the activities in this beah are: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, diving and panga ride respecting the schedules stipulated by the PNG.
In conclusion, the enchanted islands has more than a dozen pristine beaches yet to explore and discover, some with more calm waters and suitable for different activities or relax on soft white sand, others in which only can admire its flora and wildlife and take your best photos. I hope this article has been satisfactory, see you at the next opportunity.
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