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Path to Playa Carola, s/n | Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach full of sea lions. Busier beach with lots of sunbathers and snorkelers. La Loberia and Tijeretas are easier to swim, but still nice for snorkelling.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bessie134
Reviewed September 2, 2019

from the town, you can take a walk to here, not far. this is a long beach with 100 sea lions, 30 marine iguanas, and about 30 people, 10 people sleeping on the beach, 10 walk around taking photos, and 10 in the water swimming...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jia Q
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Playa Carola was worth the walk. We like walking. It was a short, maybe 10 minute walk on a paved, hilly path, after the Interpretation Center. I waded in the water and a baby sea lion wanted to play with me. Was very relaxing, compared...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cyn M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

when you are walking past the interpretation center to go to the viewing towers you pass the sign leading to this beach. We stopped on our way back down. It was hot, we were tired and sweaty and hoped for a nice dip. Lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Great beach to visit in the morning to watch sea lions behavior and marine iguanas or at sunset for the best view of all San Cristóbal beaches. To get there pass playa Mann entrance and goon the road, it´s also possible to reach this beach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Ok beach with a bit of waves and lots of sea lions. When we were there it was a bit smelly so we didn’t stay long.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelDNA
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Lots of people talk about this beach. But it just seemed like a beach to us, not nearly as cool as Tortuga beach on Santa Cruz

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed March 12, 2018

This is the first beach we snorkeled in during our trip to the Galapagos. We didn't see a whole lot here as most of the sea lions were on the beach or rocks as opposed to the water. There were other beaches and spots that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is one of the beaches they don't recommend you swim in because of the tides, so I'm a bit confused by some of the other reviews... You can definitely surf here and it's a great place to see the sea lions without so many...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 687jacquelynj
Reviewed January 11, 2016

There isn't much shade available here, but you may not need it as you will be in the water so much. Because of the abundance of moss on the rocks under the water here, it is a great place to see turtles and if you're...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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