How to get to and enjoy Las Bachas Galapagos Beach

Playa las bachas galapagos turismo actividades en las islas galápagos

The Enchanted Islands are full of fantastic places that you should know if you are already in them, we tell you how to get there and enjoy the Las Bachas Beachis located on the northern coast of the Santa Cruz Island which is the second largest island of the archipelago.

As a curious fact, the name "Las Bachas" comes from the incorrect pronunciation of "barges" (barges) by the U.S. military who were stationed in the area during World War II. They left debris and remains of barges, which can still be seen in certain areas of the beach.

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Playa las bachas galapagos turismo actividades en las islas galápagos
Playa Las Bachas – Galápagos – Ecaudor
  1. Flights to the Galapagos Islands: The first thing to do is to take a flight to the Galapagos Islands from the mainland of the Seymour airport (also known as Baltra airport), which is on a small island near Santa Cruz.
  2. Transfer from the airport to Puerto Ayora: You will need to take a short boat ride to the Santa Cruz Island. Once in Santa Cruz, there is a ground transportation service that will take you from the dock to Puerto Ayora, the main city and tourist center of the island.
  3. Transportation from Puerto Ayora to Playa Las Bachas: From Puerto Ayora you must hire a daily tour to North Seymour Island.

As a recommendation, for explore the Galapagos Islands, tourists choose to book a cruise that includes in its itinerary (depending on the purpose of the trip), several islands, this allows the organization of the cruise to know the Galapagos without missing any detail and with all the amenities on board. 

Climate in the Galapagos Islands is subtropical, with two main seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Although the climate can vary, here is an idea:

  • Rainy season (January to June): During these months, you are more likely to experience occasional rainfall, resulting in a greener, more lush landscape.
  • Dry season (July to December): These months tend to be drier and cooler. Water temperatures are cooler, but visibility for diving and snorkeling is usually better.
Playa las bachas galapagos turismo actividades en las islas galápagos
Flamingo en Playa Las Bachas / Foto archivo RT

Activities to do at Las Bachas Beach

  1. Wildlife observation: Enjoy the unique Galapagos wildlife, you can see sea turtles nesting and marine iguanas resting on the rocks. Don't forget to keep a respectful distance and avoid disturbing the animals.
  2. Snorkeling: Explore the crystal clear waters and observe the diverse marine life, including tropical fish, rays and, if you're lucky, even sharks! But don't
  3. Caminatas: Aprovecha la oportunidad de dar un paseo por los senderos cercanos y admira la vegetación única de la isla.

For sure it is very important to be prepared to fully enjoy the experience and respect the natural environment.

You should wear comfortable and light clothing due to the subtropical climate of the Galapagos Islands, it is recommended to wear clothes such as t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, shorts, shorts, shorts, also do not forget to bring your swimsuit because you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the beach.

The sun can be strong in Galapagos, so wear accessories that protect you from the sun such as wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses or long-sleeved shirts, and don't forget your sunscreen!

It is important to stay hydrated, so bring plenty of water with you during your visit. You can also pack some snacks to enjoy during the day. VERY IMPORTANT ! do not litter, try to carry garbage bags with you or keep it in your backpack.

Playa las bachas galapagos turismo actividades en las islas galápagos
Cruise on the rocky beach of Las Bachas - Santa Cruz - Galapagos


Can I have a picnic at Las Bachas Beach?

Yes, picnicking is allowed here, however, it is important to bring a garbage bag and be sure to take all waste back to keep the beach clean and preserve the natural environment.

Is it safe to swim and snorkel at Playa Las Bachas?

Totally safe for swimming and snorkeling. The waters are generally calm and clear, which provides a good experience for snorkeling and observing marine life, which is one of the main attractions of the island.

Where is Las Bachas Beach located?

is located on the northern coast of the Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos archipelago, which belongs to Ecuador.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Playa Las Bachas?

Las Bachas Beach is located within the Galapagos National Park, and is required to pay a entrance fee to visit it. This fee contributes to the conservation and protection of the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands, the fee is paid upon arrival at the airport.

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