El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

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Journey through a protected environment and observe the animals in their natural habitat at El Garrapatero. As you walk through the trail to the beaches, keep an eye out, as you can often spot finches and lava lizards along the way. Once on the beach, walk along the shore until you reach the lagoon, where pink flamingoes often nest and eat. Since the area is protected, do not expect restaurants nearby; be sure to bring your own water and food. Use our Santa Cruz vacation builder to arrange your visit to El Garrapatero and other attractions in Santa Cruz.
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  • We stopped for an afternoon dip and happened upon a group of 4 flamingos feeding, a couple of marine iguanas, and other interesting sea life.... lots of crabs scurrying about. The beach is clean, with...  more »
  • This beach is not as crowded as Tortuga Bay. It is also very beautiful and calm. You can take a chiva car for $2 or a taxi for $20.  more »
  • I went to this beach 4 times while on the islands; I was completely in love! You can kayak or swim, and the water was warm and the waves were nice. My advice is enter from the far left side or bring w...  more »