Tortuga Island

As denoted by its name, Tortuga Island is home to a substantial population of turtles, owing to the frequent migration of marine turtles who come to nest on the sandbanks. Along with the presence of turtles, the coastlines of Tortuga Island are rich in fish and salt evaporation ponds, which have been utilized by both native and colonial settlers throughout history. Notably, this was most prominent in the 17th century when the Dutch colonizers arrived, leading to a contentious response from the Spanish government. In 1638, the Dutch were forced to evacuate the island, resulting in Tortuga Island being unoccupied ever since.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight that the beach is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the spectacular sea, with many recommending it. Visitors love the beautiful sights and the magic of the place. However, one visitor complained about not being able to obtain a visa as a US citizen.

Where is Tortuga Island?

Latitude: 10.9336421 / Longitude: -65.3094564

Tortuga Island is located in Venezuela. The following map of Tortuga Island shows the exact location.

Where to Stay near Tortuga Island?

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