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Las Grietas, Puerto Ayora

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Swim in crystal clear waters surrounded by craggy rock walls at Las Grietas. You'll find plenty of incredible nature on the path to the relatively hidden swimming spot, which you can reach by crossing a rocky lava field and walking by a cactus forest, before finally descending to the cool waters. Jump off the rock platform to make a splash, or grab your snorkel to check out the mysteries that lie beneath the surface. Don't forget to wear a pair of water-appropriate shoes, as the path can be extremely painful in bare feet. Our Puerto Ayora vacation route planner makes visiting Las Grietas and other Puerto Ayora attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Well what should I say ... If you stay at hotel Finch Bay is you can feel free to run, but I would not assume the marina by taxi boat go. I didn't really really really special. Quite nice, but on the Galapagos, you spoiled ....
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  • Thousand cute! You can snorkel since it is a natural crack in that depending on the tide is 8 meters or more of depth, you can see various fish since their water is transparent. I recommend wearing equipment for snorkeling since can be rented not always there, similarly carry shoes for walking, hat and sunscreen, because depending on the month the Sun can be very strong. Cracks have a tour short to walk and to observe other cracks as well as a very nice view of the Bay and the Santa Cruz Wharf. Highly recommended for children.
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  • Beautiful place, there is that walking a little for access, not forget bring slippers, in them cracks is can make snorkel, walks, and get views panoramic from their viewpoints. The visit in February and had too much people for a space very reduced before entering to the water.
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  • To get here you get a boat for 80 cent and walk through a relatively short trail. The walk here goes through some barren looking landscape but the watering hole itself is nice. I didn't personally get in the water but others seemed to enjoy it. There was about 15-20 people here so I imagine if you got here in the morning it would be a bit better.
  • Totally worth seeing. It takes about 20min to walk. You can rent snorkels or goggles. I went at about 930am in August and it wasn't busy at all.
  • Is a nice walk to get there and the water is crystal clear, really cool place but isn't big so can be crowded
  • Small but really cool little spot. Just need a quick water taxi to take you across the bay and a short hike later past the salt pools you'll find yourself here.
  • Nice place to walk a little and have a nice swimming time, the waters are calm and you can see some fishes, even small sharks