Las Grietas, Puerto Ayora

Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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. Put Las Grietas into our Puerto Ayora day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Puerto Ayora.
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  • I was surprised when I found out that they have now established a $10 fees for visiting this place (apparently post-covid). Its nice to visit, but feel the fees is a bit steep for a simple... 
    I was surprised when I found out that they have now established a $10 fees for visiting this place (apparently post-covid). Its nice to visit, but feel the fees is a bit steep for a simple...  more »
  • you do have to walk a bit on some rough terrain but its really pretty not much fish did I see but we spent about half an hour 
    you do have to walk a bit on some rough terrain but its really pretty not much fish did I see but we spent about half an hour  more »
  • Top 3 worst things: 1. The wasps. They are EVERYWHERE near las grietas. Saw one guy who was exiting the water get stung... sounded painful. 2. The guide. She made us wait at multiple points... 
    Top 3 worst things: 1. The wasps. They are EVERYWHERE near las grietas. Saw one guy who was exiting the water get stung... sounded painful. 2. The guide. She made us wait at multiple points...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit and relax. Bring good walking shoes.
  • A place worth visiting near Puerto Ayora, beautiful scenery. Be sure to bring cash to pay for the guide, $10 per person
  • Beautiful spot! Be sure to go as early as possible (at about 09:00 AM the first guided tours will arrive) as you will have an awesome experience when you are alone there! Bring snorkel gear and water shoes as you can climb over the second "pool" to a beautiful third one.
  • Beautiful..
  • It’s a must in SX. You have to visit this place and bring some masks to see som fish. Important tip: better if the tide is high!

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