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. Put Laguna las Ninfas into our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Puerto Ayora.
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  • A pond on the way of tortuga bay, near the port and easy to reach. It's worth stopping for a quick peek as this in the same way.
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  • Is a spectacular Lake, a little dark with a sawmill that sometimes looks like a thriller. But it is beautiful.
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  • This is a cute place to walk around. It could be a romantic walk as well. You see plenty of fish and it's very secluded. It costs nothing to visit, which is nice.  more »

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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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