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Las Grietas

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Address: Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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lovely places, amazing nature... if you enjoy water adventurous activities... this is the place to be... one of the most beautiful spots in Galapagos...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely places, amazing nature... if you enjoy water adventurous activities... this is the place to be... one of the most beautiful spots in Galapagos...

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Miller Place, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, I did snorkeling here and jump off the pier. I climbed over the sharp volcanic rocks and enjoyed the scenery. The salt pits were cool to see as you make your way from the harbor to the canyon. But, I've seen much better in New York (ausable chasm) and Puerto Rico (el yungee). Not worth the time if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was wonderful being here, we snorkel and enjoy the crystal water. We want to never leave from Galapagos

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant walk to get to this place, then an enjoyable swim once you get here. Lots of people here but an easygoing vibe - people looking out for each other, helping each other out of the water, lots of photos and videos of folks making the plunge. Fun. Water temperature refreshing, a little cool but you could stay in a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While most of our time in the Galapagos (ALL of which was wonderful) was spent either doing hikes in very hot humid weather or swimming/snorkeling in salt water, La Grietas was a chance to cool off in a fascinating lava-formed ravine, and have a swim without feeling salt stuck all over us afterwards. Not the the beaches weren't GORGEOUS (they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Catch a taxi boat across the bay to the beginning of the walking track and then enjoy the change of scenery as you head towards Las Grietas. On arrival enjoy a swim or just take in the beautiful surroundings. Don't miss the walk around the top to see the huge cactus and the wonderful views down onto the pools and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really less than a km walk from the water taxi drop off. Not much to see on the walk but this fracture is amazing. We got there around 2 PM and stayed for 30 minutes. That was when the tours and crowds arrived. the water is amazingly cook and refreshing. Definitely don't need a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One would need to take a water taxi for $.8 to get through the bay (5 minutes) and walk about 20 minutes through some interesting places. There are lots of birds and iguanas along the way, and a place to harvest salt. The body of water between the cliffs is extremely clear, exposing the large fish swimming. It is quite... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very neat crevice between two rock faces where the water is crystal clear and great for snorkeling though there is not much marine life. However, the water is very cold so prepare yourself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get from Puerto Ayora to Las Grietas you start with an aqua taxi ride across the harbour, 80c pp/p way. Once you arrive on the far side of the harbour, you head for Playa de los Alemanes (German Beach). This is a 5-10 minute walk directly along the footpath at the head of the dock. For Las Grietas you... More 

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