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Las Grietas

Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador

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Reviewed yesterday

Take a water taxi which cost 0.80 cents. Then you should walk a little bit. In your way you will find Playa Los Alemanes and Las Salinas. I went at 16h30 and there was just 8 people in Las Grietas. Fortunately they leave and all...More

Thank Lovely S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Las Grietas, or "The Cracks" by far was my favorite place that I visited on Santa Cruz. One because it is basically free despite the $2 water taxi ride and two the natural beauty of the place. The amazing clarity of the water makes this...More

Thank Solstice63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this as part of a tour that only cost 35.00 for 4 hrs. 2 rounds of snorkeling, walking tour of a nearby island and finishing off with Las Grietas where we were able to swim in the crystal clear, cool water of this...More

1  Thank lovetheoutdoors061
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bring a snorkel, it's worth it. just a cool spot, not much fish, but so cool to see. definitely recommend going there on a boat day trip if you can afford it, instead of walking or taking a car there.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Las Grietas on a taxi boat with the intention to snorkel. Having snorkelled on San Cristobal where we were lucky to see loads of fish this wasn't a particularly exciting snorkelling spot (probably made worse by the fact that my snorkel was...More

Thank Jessica-2357
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quickly accessible via a 5 min water taxi ride and 20 minute easy hike to one of the island's hidden treasures. We went around 8:30am which I would advise no later than to avoid crowds of people who we passed on our way out. Gets...More

Thank JustinGall R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is nothing short of amazing!! Highly recommend it! I've never seen anything like this in my life. We snorkeled through both coves and we were able to see some fish. The scenery here is just breathtaking. Recommend going early to avoid crowds of...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went first thing in the morning - around 7am? the day I was leaving island. The hike was easy, but some beautiful views of Puerto Ayora from the trails leading away near Las Grietas. Was also calm and quiet with no one else around. About...More

Thank Alma R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cool place to swim and the cliffs were interesting but there wasn't a lot to enjoy for snorkelers in the first section. The bottom was so deep it wasn't visible and very few fish were swimming. The water was chilly but it...More

Thank Jaclyn08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to swim. Be sure to take your mask to see the underwater life! The water can be cold, so a wet suit isn't a bad idea either, depending on your tolerance.

Thank Stephen B
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Mario D | Reviewed this property |
Perdón por la tardanza. Si tiene horario hasta las seis. Normalmente se va en barca pero se puede acceder andando desde el puerto en Puerto Ayora!