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Las Grietas, Puerto Ayora

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • We did the short walk to Las Grietas while staying at Finch Bay Eco Hotel. The walk is a relatively flat path and with signs to follow. However no shade so it's pretty hot. We were curious about the s...  read more »
  • The cracks is an ideal place for those who want to spend a good time swimming. The ocean floor has considerable depth so you have to be a good swimmer to enter there. The only bad thing is that so popular and so small that is always is completely filled with people. To make sure you spend some time quiet and solitude should go very early in the morning.
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  • You definitely must know the cracks! both the ride and the walk to get there are worth. And the place is simply overwhelming. The water is crystal clear you can swim with the fishes.
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  • 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
  • Nothing too much to it; it's a lovely place for a swim and a mess around in the water - I suggest heading there as early as you possibly can in the morning, you can have the place to yourself whereas later in the day gets incredibly (crazy) busy!
  • Well worth the hike. The water is clear and cool. Really beautiful.
  • One of the best snorkelling place in Puerto Ayora The new path is fantastic
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