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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Isla Santay and many more Guayaquil attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Guayaquil trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Santay island is an Ecuadorian island. It is in the Guayas River 800 metres away from the city of Guayaquil and belongs to the Durán canton. The area of the island includes 2,179 acres. There are 56 families located in 46 houses, 36 of which are to the income of the area. Minicensos have established that the island has between 207 and 230 habitantes.1 from 10 October 2000 the island is a Ramsar site (No. 10412 ref), the sixth wetland declared in Ecuador with a total area of 4.705 hectares. As of February 20, 2010, the Santay island is also a protected Area and is part of the national system of Protected Areas such as National Recreation Area.
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  • In the middle of the rio Guayas, created an island and nature artists, became a place of recreation. There is the bridge that was born in the Gold Street and ends at the edge of the Santay Island, this being a tour to allow the river breezes, caress your face and amenore your body heat, walking allows improving physical condition and stay healthy, then arriving at the island we found a path that their edges keeps natural vegetation that does not oblige to breathe pure air which fortify our lungs. Are 2 to 3 hours of a full enjoy mother nature in its simple State and without destructive intervention by the hand of humans, walk and live an experience with taste of adventure that will allow us to know we live ready to enjoy these extraordinary landscapes provided by mother nature,
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  • It is a great place for walks on foot or by bicycle, observe vegetation dominated by, birds, crocodiles, buy crafts and taste typical dishes of the costa.