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How to get to & enjoy the Los Alemanes Beach

The beach of Los Alemanes is one of the most famous beaches of Santa Cruz, justo on the road to the Cracks you can find this wonderful place of crystalline waters, it is a small place full of tranquility, ideal to enjoy, relax and practice some swimming, especially at high tide.

Los Alemanes beach has become one of the most popular for the simple fact of being within the city, it is quite close and easy to get to; it is located on Santa Cruz Island, 15 minutes from Puerto Ayora.

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Tourist enjoys watching shorebirds in Los Alemanes - Santa Cruz - Galapagos

How to get to Los Alemanes beach?

The entrance to the beach is by sea from the Puerto Ayora dock, At the pier, you will find water cabs which will take you to the dock of a private hotel for a small fee of 0.50 ctvs per person. Once you have arrived at the pier, you must take a short walk of approximately 7 minutes, along a path that crosses saltwater lagoons until you reach the beach.

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Price of flights to Galapagos

Prices for flights to Galapagos vary depending on the airline, the season, how far in advance you buy your tickets and also the city of origin. Keep in mind that there are two main airports in the Galapagos Islands: the Seymour Airport in Baltra (GPS), and the san Cristobal Airport (SCY). 

Average prices for flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos usually range from $250 to $500 per person. roundtrip, If you are interested, you may find special offers or promotions at certain times of the year. 

Weather at Los Alemanes Beach

The weather in Playa de Los AlemanesThe Galapagos, like the entire Galapagos archipelago, is influenced by the cold Humboldt Current and has unique characteristics due to its equatorial location. In general, the Galapagos has a tropical climate.

Regardless of the season, the Galapagos are an excellent option for visiting throughout the year due to its unique biodiversity and wildlife viewing opportunities. However, visitors tend to prefer the dry season to enjoy milder temperatures and more stable weather for outdoor activities.

Map of Los Alemanes beach

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Map of Los Alemanes Beach - Santa Cruz / Google Maps


Activities to do at Los Alemanes beach

Los Alemanes beach is a fairly small and quiet beach, it is on the way to the Cracks, the activities you can do here are to practice some swimming, snorkeling and kayaking; in this spectacular place you can do landscape observation, coastal birds and marine fauna, also take advantage of the natural beauty to photograph it.

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Tourists enjoying a relaxing moment in Los Alemanes - Santa Cruz - Galapagos

Clothing and recommendations for visiting Los Alemanes beach

It is very important to take into account the natural environment and climatic conditions of the Galapagos Islands in order to take the appropriate clothing and recommendations.

You should wear light and comfortable clothing since the weather in the Galapagos is generally warm, I recommend wearing breathable clothing, such as t-shirts, short sleeve shirts or blouses and shorts or shorts, you should also bring your swimwear, the archipelago is perfect for swimming and enjoying the sea.

Don't forget to bring your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, the Galapagos sun can be quite intense.

Galapagos Islands - Playa de los Alemanes - General View


Where is Los Alemanes beach located?

This beach is one of the most iconic of Santa Cruz Island, is located just 5 minutes from the town of Puerto Ayora.

Is it safe to swim at Los Alemanes beach?

Yes, it is safe to swim at this beautiful beach, as the waters are calm and safe. However, it is always important to use caution when swimming at any beach and be aware of the sea conditions.

What is the best time to visit Los Alemanes?

The best time to visit this beach and the Galapagos in general is during the dry season, which runs from June through December. During this period, weather conditions are cooler and more stable.


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