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Las Grietas

Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Look for a calmer time, as the yells of swimmers detract a bit. But it was very cool, salt water swimming. Snorkels were handed for seeing the parrotfish.

Thank OsoGata
Reviewed 31 August 2016

You take the water taxi from the P.Ayora port for 80 Cents and walk a little bit along a salty lake and reach Las Grietas. There were some People also locals but you can leave everything there and go swim in the Canyon. The firsat...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Gorgeous area to swim and take in the sights but not worth going to as an individual adventure. Bundle it in with a bay tour and see it ALONGSIDE many other sights on Santa Cruz and the surrounding area.

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was not particularly interested in visiting this place as it was just not at the top of my list. We had a spare half a day and decided to check it out, wow, it was incredible. Get the water taxi from the pier, just...More

1  Thank TJ T
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Take the water taxi from the main pier right across the bay for 80 cents. Walk along the path, there will be signs all along the way to las grietas. You will pass a beach, pink salt flats then walk through the cactus area to...More

Thank satobt
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Las Grietas is good to see place but not spectacular. You can snorkel for a half our and see the same fish over and over again. Most interesting are the formations of stone and the mixture of salt and sweet water.

Thank dischi007
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A relatively short walk after a short taxi ride from Puerto Ayora harbour, it is worth the visit to see this substantial fissure where you are able to swim - so be sure to take your swimming costume. Along the way are some brine ponds...More

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a decent spot to go snorkeling. It can get a little overcrowded though. It doesn't cost anything gets though so worth checking out if you have the time.

Thank Irish_Mike_100
Reviewed 23 August 2016

loved the walk to it. and loved the clear water. you can swim right up to the end where it is a little less crowded. the water is crystal clear and really refreshing

Thank dave w
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Thousand of years ago, this was created by nature. You can walk to this place, from "Finch bay". it is a 10-15 min. walk. When you walk towards this place, you will pass the salt lakes. Must see at galapagos.

Thank Blindbaek89
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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!