El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

(4.3/5 based on 500+ 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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  • We were pleasantly surprised by El garrapatero. If you go to El Chato, ask your driver to bring you to them for an additional $5. It's a very easy walk, and you can see some cool landscapes that you w...  more »
  • We had a day to fill on Santa Cruz and decided to try this beach. We were staying in Puerto Ayora and had access to bikes so we decided to cycle to Bellavista (approx. 5 kms) and see how we felt then....  more »
  • The place is very nice and perfect for rest between so many activities that you can do. I recommend bringing a sandwich, an Apple, a bottle of water, a good book and enjoy.
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