Isla Santay, Guayaquil

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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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  • We did the walk from Duran to Isla Santay with our six kids (ages from 1 to 14 years old). We should have probably brought a light stroller for our 4 years old.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A tourist spot where you can enjoy nature and excellent environmental preservation practices. The Islanders are very hospitable and the fauna hence be known directly and safely. Highly recommended to visit it when traveling to Guayaquil.
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  • A beautiful place, estero natural with a wide variety of animal species, very good idea walks of aluminum and plastic wood infrastructure, bridges of arrival are excellent, modern bridge cause on the Guayas River. I would recommend more information about times and distances of walks since the one is as 5 km from Duran more 2.5 km. to the camp of the place, which combined with the high heat, can be dangerous especially for people of the third age as not knowing Enter distances and then it is hard to reach and some without hydrating properly, the ride can become a tragedy.
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  • A beautiful place
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  • A walk through the island's reassuring and the aroma of the fabulous trees
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  • Walk a few minutes from the Centre of Guayaquil.
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