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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  • Bring your own bike or rent one at the southern end of the island. Mangroves, crocodiles and a different perspective of Guayaquil waterfront and the Guayas River await you. Best is to use your bike as...  more »
  • They show bikes in the photo, but you can not cycle the interior. only to cross the bridge (which no longer exists because it fell from a ship crash a few days ago). It is a long walk, of several kilo...  more »
  • The day before I went to the island, the bridge closeby collapsed due to a boat. The only option for me was to go to Duran, a city nearby, and cross the bridge from there. From that bridge, it was abo...  more »

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