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El Garrapatero

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“beautiful beach”(26 reviews)
“tortuga bay”(21 reviews)
“rent kayaks”(8 reviews)
NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6189
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a taxi to take us here and spent an hour exploring tidal pools, walking on the beach, and photographing birds and scenery. You could spend more time swimming. There are bathrooms available. It takes 30 minutes to get there from town.

Thank triciab1945
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited during the week and it wasn't busy at all. Very calm beach, has a small area for snorkeling. We saw sea cucumbers, crabs and small fish. Recommend renting a Kayak and visiting the beach across, we saw tons crabs. We paid $10 for...More

Thank Cristina M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Definitely worth visiting this beach that is half an hour from Puerto Ayora. There are many birds and iguanas. You can also do kayaking. The path to the beach is well cared for and it takes about 10 minutes to walk from the entrance to...More

Thank Maria Ignacia R
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We stopped here during one of our day trips and it was a beautiful beach to swim and sun at. The walk to it from the parking lot is long but easy and there are no amenities here other than a spectacular view and beach...More

1  Thank Darci M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

You must see these land tortoises . They are gentle giants. HUGE. AMAZING. YOU MUST SEE. Take your cameras and lots of batteries .

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This was a nice beach and worth the rather lengthy hike to get there. The sand and waves were daunting until we went around the peninsula.

1  Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

At the recommendation of our hotel manager, we went here to grab a late lunch. The restaurant was only a couple of blocks from the port area on Charles Darwin Road. I had the grilled lobster which was outstanding! My husband had a fish dish...More

Thank AllisonCW
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We had a nice afternoon there! It would cost 20 USD to go up there with a pick up taxi (one way) - sandy beach, few rays and turtles there - you can do kayak for 20 USD per kayak (for 2 people)

Thank Agnes M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Very natural beach, inlet and coves. Lucky that for our visit, flamingoes were snoozing in the pond. Not close enough for a good picture though. My husband and I shared paddling a kayak across the lagoon through a strong current and cross-wind. It was hard...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a great destination after visiting Casa Mesa Reserve or just as a beach destination. Rent a taxi and bring a picnic. The water is beautiful, sand is nice. Not much shade though. There are picnic tables under the trees. The only reason this...More

Thank Rochelle F
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19 July 2015|
Response from ScottishTemplar | Reviewed this property |
It's easy to book trips when in the Galapagos. Your risk is that tours are full but it gives you flexibility and also the chance of cheap deals. We spent a week there and before arriving we only booked a hotel for the first... More