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 Puerto Ayora vacation builder to arrange your visit to El Garrapatero and other attractions in Puerto Ayora.
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  • I was here during October 2016 so it was off season and almost without people.I took a 20km bike ride from Puerto Ayora and on a way stopped to see south american longest lava cave. After a getting to...  more »
  • After about 20 km of route and a hike of less than 1 km appears a dream Beach, the marine iguanas and various bird, you can swim quietly but get very close to the rocks, there are bathrooms at the Ranger Station and you can rent a kayak, behind there is a salt lagoon where usually there are flamingos. The snorkel hobo luck wasn't quite scrambled.
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  • It is a very quiet beach, fine sand and clear. From Puerto Ayora, you should take a taxi which brings you closer to 200 m, i.e. they do not have to walk a lot. You can bathe safely and make bird watching. Nearby you can see flamingos.
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