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El Garrapatero

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NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful beach” (23 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 12 February 2016

About 20 pink flamingos when we visited - majestic to watch. When explained able to see the difference from pink flamingos I have see in Africa. Lots of different birds to see if you are patient! Beach nice we were privileged to see iguana taking...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Worth hiring a camionetta for a drive to this beach. A nice boardwalk from the parking area offers many different plants and iguanas to see. At the entrance to the beach there is a ranger station with changing rooms/bathrooms. To the right is a lagoon...More

Thank lensmanct
Reviewed 11 February 2016

There is a 10 minute walk from the taxi drop off to the beach. On one side is a small lagoon where we say four or five American Flamingos. We expected to see more but were told that several birds and animals have died due...More

Thank Shiyana T
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The cost-benefit is just not worth it. It's about $30-40 for a taxi to take you there and back to town. (It's fairly out of the way and there's no public transportation there, so you have to arrange for your taxi to return at a...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

There is parking area with a walkway down to the beach. To get to the location is a 15- minute car ride. The walk takes 15-20 minutes each way. When we were there it was late morning and pretty hot so we were glad to...More

Thank Winslow11111
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Nice Beach area. Most beaches here are protected. So don't expect restaurants and souvenir shops. Bring your own towels, water, and food. We actually took a boat taxi here. He then picked us up a few hours later.

Thank MiamiArchitect
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I didn't see anything special here. Of course there is a nice ride with amazing views but I was not amazed by the beach. On one side you have flamingos which is nice but again it is just a beach. If you go take water...More

Thank sararW6283CV
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

You have to hire a cab to get to El Garrapatero and it will be the best $40 that you spend (don't pay the cab until they return to pick you up). It's a very interesting drive through banana and coffee farms to get to...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stopped here on our last day on the island and saw a few flamingos, ducks and other birds at the nearby lagoon where camping is allowed. The beach is nice and there aren't as many people as at other beaches on the island, but...More

Thank Blabbott
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Is a probably not well known activity but it is a truly must thing to do at isabela island. If you are staying in isabela then just rent a bike for the day and start doing some exercise. The way itself to garrapatero is great....More

Thank Christian M
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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