El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

4.6
#2 of 61 in Beaches in Ecuador
Journey through a protected environment and observe the animals in their natural habitat at El Garrapatero. As you walk through the trail to the beaches, keep an eye out, as you can often spot finches and lava lizards along the way. Once on the beach, walk along the shore until you reach the lagoon, where pink flamingoes often nest and eat. Since the area is protected, do not expect restaurants nearby; be sure to bring your own water and food. A visit to El Garrapatero represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Puerto Ayora trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • You get to the beach after a 40 minute taxi approximately and a 500 m walk. Very nice
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  • If you want to swim in the ocean, not a lagoon or a mangrove swamp, head out here for the day. Take a taxi for the 20 minute ride and book your return. I suggest that three hours is just about right. ...  more »
  • Really nice, isolated beach with shade. Great swimming; not really a snorkeler’s destination. You can take a taxi there from Puerto Ayora for about $15. Be sure to schedule a return. Even better, rent...  more »
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  • Cool secret beach.
  • A short taxi or car ride from Puerto Ayora is Garrapatero beach. Very nice and clean, with camping amenities for visitors. You can rent a kayak at the camping site.
  • A beautiful on Santa Cruz Island beach. You can go by taxi, it is only 40 minutes from the Centre. Once there, you have to register and remain open until 5 pm. It is important to carry water and a snack for the day. Ideal to relax and enjoy the sea.
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  • A peaceful place to share. Pure nature. It has a camping area and a natural swimming pool. Ideal for a long day of rest.
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  • Far was the beach that I loved most of Santa Cruz Island, sand white wonderful light blue turquoise sea
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