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A GNP certified guide is not required to visit this site.
Ochoa beach is a frequent stop for day tours, after Kicker Rock or Isla Lobos. Similar to Manglecito it has white sand with no rocks in the landing area, and shallow crystal clear water which is full of small fish. It is a good spot for snorkeling and diving in deeper water and for testing your equipment.
There are a few colonies of Sealions here, and you can swim with them in shallow water, or watch them frolicking along the shoreline – a wonderful opportunity for kids to get close to Sealions in the water, where they are harmless. Keep your distance on land though, at least 3 meters is recommended.
On the north side of the beach a wall of lava rocks extending out to a point, provides shelter for a few marine birds, including Pelicans and the occasional Blue-footed Boobie. While on land, you might get lucky and see some mocking birds which are endemic in the area. Also behind the beach there is a small lagoon which is a good bird watching site.