La Playa :: Bartolomé Island
The Bartolomé visitor site, is a flagship site in the Galapagos Islands because of its wonderful beauty.
Possessing masterful landscapes, its main attractions being the beaches, the dunes and Pinnacle Rock. Among the species present, counted are the sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), which choose this place as a nesting site and the Galapagos penguins.
This site has two beaches: North Beach and South Beach. The north beach is the landing site where you can practice swimming and snorkeling. South beach is accessed by a small path along the mangroves and over the great sand dune.
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The two beaches are visiting areas that are connected by a path. The beach to the south is beautiful for walks and to observe stingrays and sharks, but swimming is prohibited here. The north beach is one of the best sites for snorkeling; in addition, most of the year it's mild and is an ideal place for swimming. Sometimes you can see penguins fishing.
Do not get too close to penguins when they are resting on the ground. It is better to see them and photograph them from the panga. It is forbidden to walk on the rocks on both sides of the bay, because you could easily disturb the penguins that were lying hidden in the lava and its vicinity.
Do not place clothes on the bushes.