Las Grietas, Puerto Ayora

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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  • Cracks is a volcanic plate that I collapse, giving rise to different formations by way of tunnels. It is incredible to be able to see the Pikemen caring for their kids; wolves and turtles. It is a place you should not miss while on Isabela island.
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  • The water is amazing and wonderful for swimming and snorkeling, as long as you have the patience to walk for about 20 minutes and get to the final destination. There's no place for changing clothes, s...  more »
  • A nice salt water lagoon - nothing compared to other snorkeling places off-shore, though. Gets crowded with locals in the afternoon.  more »
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  • Fun swimming hole tucked into the rocks. Leave valuables at home as there is no secure place to store belongings. Also this spot is extremely crowded, so you may want to go early in the day.
  • Place was so amazing, I wanted to grietas too.
  • Beautiful and unique swimming experience.
  • Very nice, went in early morning.
  • Lugar muy visitado
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