El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

4.5
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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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  • We took a taxi from our hotel in Puerto Ayora which took about 40 minutes and cost $40 for a return trip . It was a ten minute walk from where the taxis stop down a paved path to the beach. At the bea...  more »
  • A dream beach with an enchanted sea: you arrive by walking along a paved path about 500 meters long. Only downside, mosquitoes that prevent you from lying in the sun .... In the water it's a fairy tale!
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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.
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