Magen's Bay is beautiful -- a park, so there's no vendors bothering you on the beach (although there is a bar, snackbar, and small gift shop there). It's surrounded by mountains with a couple of buildings on them, so it feels "tropical" and remote. Well worth the trip; I'd do it again.
The excursion was in conjunction with the skyride near the cruise terminal; the operator dropped us off at the base, and gave us stickers noting we'd paid.
After the skyride, we still had plenty of time to shop in the shops near the end of the pier. We picked up some local beer and soda to cool off with before returning to the ship.
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