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Playa las Banchas is a lovely beach that happens to have some rusting barges left over from World War II. We found out that the American Army was in the Galapagos. They built an air base in Baltra that is now the airport and they...More
For land based Galapagos trips, this beach is a must if you plan to stay at all in the highlands of Santa Cruz! The beach is a short bike ride from the highlands, and lets you see a different side of Santa Cruz than the...More
The title is probably emblematic of any snorkeling activity in the Galapagos. This one didn't disappoint. I swam with 3 sea turtles and watch d them frolic and eat. I saw a white tipped reef shark--he didn't stay around long. There were thousands of beautiful...More
It was a second stop on our boat tour to the island of Seymour (lost of birdlife!): it is nice for snorkeling. We only had 45 minutes there on the tour so we had a walk around: we saw a lone flamingo (made some beautiful...More
A short, pretty uninspiring walk to a lagoon that held a solitary flamingo. Purely used by cruise operators as a first day filler whilst they wait to fill any last minute spots! I certainly could not recommend, even as a day trip out of PA....More
We visited Las Bachas beach in March 2018. The beach is named after the US WW2-era barges washed up there (only one remains).
This is a great place to see wildlife - diving sea birds galore, and behind the sand dunes, flamingoes in a lake....More
Came here in October 2017 as part of Guiding Galapagos tour. Our naturalist guide showed us the remains of the barges and explained that this beach was used by the US during WW2 to protect against Japanese attacks. We saw marine iguanas, flamingoes, blue footed...More