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Bachas Beach

Bachas Beach

A major nesting site for Galápagos green turtles

Information about Bachas Beach






The name "Bachas Beach" (or "Las Bachas" in Spanish) actually comes from a mispronunciation! After the second world war, American forces stationed on Santa Cruz abandoned some of their barges there - "bachas" was the nearest some of the locals could get to pronouncing the English word, and the name has stuck. You can still see the remains of one of the floating docks the soldiers set up on one of the two beaches that make up Las Bachas Beach.

This beach is covered in white coral sand, and it's a major nesting site for Galápagos green turtles. There's also a lagoon just behind the sand which often hosts flamingos, ducks and migratory birds. You can also often find marine iguanas feeding on the rocky outcrops near the tide line.

The main beach is perfect for swimming, being very sheltered from the ocean swells, and is a very pleasant spot to cool off and to indulge in some snorkeling.

Interesting facts about Bachas Beach

Green turtle nesting beach

Flamingos in the lagoon

WW2 relics

Pictures of Bachas Beach

Bachas Beach
Santa Cruz - Bachas Beach -  samba galapagos cruise - gal0052

Possible Activities in Bachas Beach





Highlights Close to Bachas Beach

Animals in Bachas Beach

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