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Tortuga Bay

Tortuga Bay is a pristine location with a beautiful white-sand beach. It is a great place for swimming and even surfing. Tortuga Bay is also a favorite place for sea turtles (which gave the beach its name), sea lions, marine iguanas, pelicans, flamingos and lava gulls which are endemic to the Islands and are commonly found along the shore of most beaches.


Highlights: Pristine white-sand beach with sea turtles
Animals: Sea turtles, sea lions, marine iguanas, pelicans, flamingos, lava gulls
Difficulty: 1 hour walk
Landing: Dry

*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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