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Las Bachas: Is a white sand beach ideal for swimming on the southwest side of Santa Cruz.  

Las Bachas refers to the indentations left in the sand by laying turtles or departing hatchlings. 

Galapagos vacations, Santa Cruz Island, Las Bachas

On the shore there are marine iguanas and in the lagoon flamingo are common.


This coral beach is a great place for swimming and snorkeling.

Black Turtle Cove: Is a mangrove swamp on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. This is a great place to see large schools of Golden Rays, Green Sea Turtles (they are on the rare and endangered species list), White-tipped Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Lava Herons, Yellow Warblers and a variety of other bird species.
 

Dragon Hill: Offers a brackish water lagoon, flamingoes, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds

There is a short walk to the hill, which rewards with a great view and a nesting site of iguanas

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