Laguna las Ninfas, Puerto Ayora

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Stroll the wooden pathway under bright green mangroves at Laguna las Ninfas. Study the water for sea turtles and baby sharks, and pay attention to descriptive signage to learn more about the trees. Away from the busy harbor (but an easy walk from the town center), the inlet supports many bird species, such as waders and warblers, which nest in mangrove treetops. The lagoon's blend of fresh and salt water teems with marine and freshwater fish, playful sea lions, and stingrays. Plan your Laguna las Ninfas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puerto Ayora using our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Small lagoon with mangroves, very clear water and a few a few animals (birds, fish, a seal). You can go around drum on a wooden footbridge. The usual, somewhat shallow educational boards do not. So in passing quite nice but not a highlight.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Laguna due to TripAdvisor visited and found. A beautiful peaceful place. Boardwalks läuf you through the mangroves and get much erklärt(Schilder) bottom line: worth a visit...
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  • August 12, 2017
    This small mangrove is close to our hotel. I have already run the button a few times and enjoyed the calm and the beautiful water. Today we saw a little Skate swimming. Furthermore, a lot of small fish and small birds. We have no flamingos seen. It's just a nice and quiet place.
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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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