El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

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Beach Nature / Park
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 took a taxi to the beach, the beach is very nice, however, there does not appear to be a lot of wild life there. A good way to spent the afternoon.  more »
  • This beach is not near town and, frankly, is not worth the cab drive. While it is quite nice, it is small in comparison to Tortuga Bay. If you can survive the long trek to reach Tortuga Bay, I recomme...  more »
  • We rented Kayaks and had a the opportunity to see amazing wildlife in the bay. We saw Eagle Rays, blue footed boobies and many Sea turtles, Flamingos. Worth a visit! Be sure to take what you need this...  more »