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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place looks really magical to me. To get there you will have to take a taxi boat that goes for 2 minutes and costs about 80 cents. Than walk in a beautiful path until you get to Las Grietas. When went there on a...More

Thank NaomiCat12345
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went there with a friend who's local and we had a great day. Even though it was a little crowded but the further you swim, the less people are there. The walk to get there very nice too.

Thank sabi_xx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The color of the water and the surrounding are absolutely unreal!! A total Must seen in Danta Cruz. Nice walk to Laa Grietas.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a $1 water taxi to Finch Bay hotel and walk. We arrived as the morning tours were leaving and were 2/5 people in the crevice. It was absolutely awesome - the middle section is a little bit challenging to navigate because the rocks are...More

Thank Yarnietings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In September water was a little cool, so I used a wet suit and wet shoes, and it was perfect. There are benches at the site.

Thank Eugenia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is about a 20 minute walk to Las Grietas from the Finch Bay hotel dock. I made the mistake of visiting here mid-morning on a weekend day due to the throngs of people enjoying this natural wonder. My hotel's receptionist told me that you...More

Thank Ono O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful walk out to Las Grietas and a most enjoyable snorkling experience once there. We did this as part of an afternoon's bay trip and I would highly recommend the full trip.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went around 9-10am - took a water taxi (yellow boat off the dock where the boats are for the other island boats connect) for $0.80 per person across the bay. Walk (follow the signs) for a bit, the trail can become quite rough with stones...More

Thank SydneyBristow47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely a must see for all visitors of galapagos. In the clear water you can see all the plants and fishes till the ground. The trip there from puerto ayura is only app. 30 mins.

Thank Mario_BusinessTravel
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is an incredible swimming experience in pristine waters. The volcano fissure is filled with fresh sea water and well worth the quick walk. Highly recommended.

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17 June 2018|
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Response from Alyssa C | Reviewed this property |
There will be a lot of people swimming at las Grietas and everyone just throws their things on the rocks. I didn’t have any problem but unless it is a water proof camera I would suggest taking it. As for Santa cruise there... More
25 June 2017|
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Response from Mario D | Reviewed this property |
Perdón por la tardanza. Si tiene horario hasta las seis. Normalmente se va en barca pero se puede acceder andando desde el puerto en Puerto Ayora!