Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSanta Cruz Island

Bachas Beach

Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest off the beach.


Highlights: World War II remnants
Animals: Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, whimbrels, sea turtles
Difficulty: Easy
Landing: Wet

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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