El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

4.7
#2 of 37 in Beaches in Ecuador
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. A visit to El Garrapatero represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Puerto Ayora trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • the walk to the beach is short from the input. the beach is very nice. We saw flamingos is a positas.
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  • This is a lovely beach with lizards and sea turtles and dunes where the turtles lay eggs...Not to mention the gorgeous sand and water! People can stay all day...  more »
  • We ate last night at puerto ayora. We saw the comments in booking. You should be the best restaurant. Galapagos deli see it as for desserts, coffee, chocolate and ice cream in that it is the best without a doubt. Excellent service, I wish I had noontide last night there. 19 h 30 music show.
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Where to stay in Puerto Ayora

As a popular jumping-off point for Galapagos visitors, Puerto Ayora receives loads of tourists, and therefore features many of the accommodation options you might expect from a major destination. Though there are types of lodging to suit all kinds of budgets, prices in general tend to be higher in Puerto Ayora than in mainland Ecuador. The more upscale hotels catering to wealthier visitors lie along the waterfront in the vicinity of Avenida Charles Darwin, and offer excellent access to the sea, port, and restaurant scene. Consider renting out a private apartment room or staying in a smaller-scale hotel a few blocks back from the ocean in order to cut down on costs, as the city itself is easily walkable.
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