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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station Tours

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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
Set on an isolated beach, the Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station presides over the shelled creatures who come here every year to nest. Devoted conservationists keep an eye on the green and loggerhead turtles, safeguarding the eggs and young hatchlings and educating the public on the turtles’ plight. 

The Basics
The wellbeing of the turtles and their hatchlings depends on delicate circumstances. Therefore, it’s best to visit the Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station as part of a tour with an experienced guide. The conservation station is often included in safari jeep tours of the Akamas Peninsula, which typically stop at other area attractions like Avakas Gorge and the Baths of Aphrodite. Most tours offer the chance to browse the exhibits in the station and look for hatchlings, depending on the season. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lara Bay Turtle Conservation is a must for nature and animal lovers.
  • If you plan on spending a few hours at the beach, bring water and snacks.
  • Neither the conservation station nor the beach are wheelchair friendly; rocky and uneven surfaces make access difficult. 

How to Get There
Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is on Lara Beach, about 17 miles (27 kilometers) north of Paphos, Cyprus. The access road to Lara Beach is rough and unpaved; it’s best suited to travelers with a four-wheel drive.

When to Get There 
Egg-laying season usually lasts from May to August. This is the best time to go—you’ll have a higher chance of seeing newly hatched turtles in the conservatory’s water tanks. 

Wildlife at Lara Beach
Wildlife thrives on the remote and undeveloped Lara Beach, and turtles aren’t the only species you might spy. You may also see goats, as well as mouflons, a kind of wild sheep unique to Paphos. Nearer the shore, you may spot seals, which are known to frequent the nearby sea caves. 
Address: Lara Bay, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
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Explore the beautiful nature of Cyprus with this day trip form Paphos. Stroll around scenic limestone-clad Avakas Gorge. Walk along the Lara Bay and gawk at indigenous turtles nesting in their natural habitat. Discover Ayios Georgios, a church dating back to the sixth century. And then take some free time to wander on your own.
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Get access to the wildest and most rugged areas of the Akamas Peninsula on this tour via 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Enjoy visiting highlights of the area that traditional tour vehicles can't reach, such as the Avakas Gorge, Lara Bay, and the Baths of Aphrodite. Along the way, listen in engaging commentary from your guide on the region's history, culture, geology, and wildlife.
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Experience the natural wonders of Cyprus’ Akamas Peninsula by land and water on this full-day adventure from Paphos. Venture off-road on a 4x4 safari, see the Baths of Aphrodite, enjoy a thrilling hike through the Avakas Gorge, visit the Lara Turtle Conservation Project at Lara Beach, and cruise around the stunning Blue Lagoon.
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Venture off-road and explore the wild landscapes of the Akamas Peninsula by both land and sea. On this full-day tour from Pissouri, trek through the Avakas Gorge, visit the Cyprus Turtle Conservation Project at Lara Beach, discover the Baths of Aphrodite, and cruise around the beaches and islands of the Blue Lagoon. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Our journey will begin with a visit to the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite – Petra tou Romiou. We will then continue our way to the Akamas Peninsula, where we will visit the Avakas Gorge – a natural wonder with limestone walls up to 30 meters tall. Here, we will stop for a walk deeper inside, to get breath-taking views of the natural beauty. After, we will drive off-road to the famous Lara Bay, known as the breeding ground of the Green Turtles of the Mediterranean. The Cyprus Government was one of the first in the Mediterranean, to protect the turtle population and beaches where they nest. Arriving at a beautiful botanical garden, we will visit the Baths of Aphrodite - a natural grotto, filled with spring water. There will be time to have lunch at a nearby Cypriot family restaurant with a spectacular sea view.
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