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Address: Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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This was one of our favorite activities in Santa Cruz (maybe our favorite). If you are looking to avoid groups of people and tours we recommend to go around lunch time. If you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Devin O
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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of our favorite activities in Santa Cruz (maybe our favorite). If you are looking to avoid groups of people and tours we recommend to go around lunch time. If you are feeling adventurous you can try out some cliff jumping here too.

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Finch Bay so this was an easy walk. If you go try for a time near high tide. The fish were not too interesting. The salt mounds on the walk out are interesting to try to figure out. Don't turn around when you get to the first spot even though it looks odd.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely pool in a slot fissure in the rocks - so refreshing for a swim. Seems quite popular with the locals as well. A highlight of our wandering that day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful place and during the walk you will be able to see lots of cacti and birds. Once you get to Las Grietas, you can swim there in cristal clear water. It's an amazing place. Make sure you go there before 3 pm though, otherwise you won't be able to enjoy the beautiful color of the water.

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Thank Yasna O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights for us--bring snorkelling gear! Scrambling over the rocks at the far end was a bit scary because they were slippery.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Puerto Ayora pier take a short yellow water taxi ride to Finch Bay Hotel (80 cents one way), follow the sign to Las Grietas (about 20 minutes walk). You will pass by a salt marsh (not very attractive) before continuing onto the entrance to Las Grietas. Sign in then take the stairway to where the swimmer/snorkelers are. I didn't... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is quite a hike to Las Greitas and we carried wet suits and snorkel gear. But, so worth it! It was like a little piece of heaven. Recommend wearing water shoes. It's very rocky. Wet suits came in handy to protect us from the rocks as well. Don't miss!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The walk to las grietas is easy and not that long. It is definitely worh it. The water is cold but snorkeling is great.

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good for a day-trip from town if you have time. The on-line reviews lack some important detail. The only way to get there is by water taxi and an easy 10 minute walk. The water is deep - not may fish, and the length of the canyon is less than 100 yds. If you are fortunate, someone will show you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Definitely recommend coming here at some point if you're staying in Puerto Ayora. Nice refreshing spot to go for a swim surrounded by sheer cliff walls. There will usually be a decent crowd of both tourists and locals.

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