Isla Santay, Guayaquil

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#2 of 8 in Parks in Guayas Province
Isla Santay sits connected to the city via an 840 m (2,755 ft) pedestrian bridge. The wetland island is a protected area, renowned for its biodiversity and conservation efforts. Explore the island by bike or on foot, passing through the small village where the island’s population of about 210 lives. You can stroll along the wooden boardwalk that crosses the island lengthwise, meet the crocodile community at the village, birdwatch, or experience the scenic green trail. Our Guayaquil trip maker site makes visiting Isla Santay and other Guayaquil attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Santay island is a place to walk, see mangroves, crocodiles, and nature there is also a restaurant where you can eat typical food prepared by the natives of the island, including are you can stay overnight in manage them rental as well as in the Island. Good ride.
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  • As of December 27, 2017, the bridge from Guayaquil is still shut for repairs. There is currently a boat ride leaving from next to the yacht club on Malecon 2000, with a 1 1/2 hour tour on land. The to...  more »
  • Worth a rent a bike or to some good tennis and walk over the bridge. Rich walk with family and kids.
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