El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora
(4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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 Puerto Ayora vacation builder to arrange your visit to El Garrapatero and other attractions in Puerto Ayora.
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  • The beach. Garrapatero is one must know on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, can be reached by car or like that bike you can do it, a little stronger, for a great day, swimming, making snorkeling walking playing, for taking pictures, carry something to eat and water, repellent for mosquitoes, sunscreen, Cap .and good want to have fun.
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  • beautiful beach worth visiting! a must see. Panoramic view in the middle of a presevee nature
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  • If you're looking to camp, Garrapatero Beach is the only option on Santa Cruz. It has a designated camping area. The good part is that it's in a wind protected area, the bad part is that it's not on t...  more »