Red Sand Beach

You’ve heard of black and pink sand beaches, but what about red sand? Red Sand Beach on the Galapagos Island of Rabida is easily one of the world’s most unique beaches — its red-pebbled shoreline looking more like the surface of Mars than an island coastline. The red volcanic shoreline comes from the island’s high iron concentration, giving it this distinctive color that you have to see to believe. And while it may not be the best beach for kicking back with a pina colada, you will appreciate its uniqueness and meeting the local wildlife like sea lions and marine iguanas.

Getting there

You can get a direct flight to the Baltra Airport from Ecuador. Canadians, Australians, Asians and travellers from around the world can easily get flights to Quito or Guayaquil. We suggest you take a flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. We recommend you cruise through the Galapagos Island onto the Red Sand Beach, Rabida Island.