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Las Grietas

Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 2-222-5085
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“swimming hole” (37 reviews)
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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, I did snorkeling here and jump off the pier. I climbed over the sharp volcanic rocks and enjoyed the scenery. The salt pits were cool to see as you make your way from the harbor to the canyon. But, I've seen much better in...More

2  Thank danfriedmanmd
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Pleasant walk to get to this place, then an enjoyable swim once you get here. Lots of people here but an easygoing vibe - people looking out for each other, helping each other out of the water, lots of photos and videos of folks making...More

1  Thank Piccadilly8
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

While most of our time in the Galapagos (ALL of which was wonderful) was spent either doing hikes in very hot humid weather or swimming/snorkeling in salt water, La Grietas was a chance to cool off in a fascinating lava-formed ravine, and have a swim...More

2  Thank Janice D
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Catch a taxi boat across the bay to the beginning of the walking track and then enjoy the change of scenery as you head towards Las Grietas. On arrival enjoy a swim or just take in the beautiful surroundings. Don't miss the walk around the...More

2  Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is really less than a km walk from the water taxi drop off. Not much to see on the walk but this fracture is amazing. We got there around 2 PM and stayed for 30 minutes. That was when the tours and crowds arrived....More

1  Thank FluffyToronto
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

One would need to take a water taxi for $.8 to get through the bay (5 minutes) and walk about 20 minutes through some interesting places. There are lots of birds and iguanas along the way, and a place to harvest salt. The body of...More

2  Thank Leewho
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very neat crevice between two rock faces where the water is crystal clear and great for snorkeling though there is not much marine life. However, the water is very cold so prepare yourself

1  Thank e3010e
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

To get from Puerto Ayora to Las Grietas you start with an aqua taxi ride across the harbour, 80c pp/p way. Once you arrive on the far side of the harbour, you head for Playa de los Alemanes (German Beach). This is a 5-10 minute...More

3  Thank nickmc
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It is a small lagoon between huge rocks. Better swim in the bay just before you arrive in Grietas. Lots of locals use it as a piscina. The water is freh, clean and deep. No fishes to see. Snorkeling is not interesting.

Thank Tis07
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous saline swimming hole, crystal clear water. The geology is stunning. This is a fissure in which tidal waters enter through the rocks. There are a few large trapped parrotfish & snappers. A very nice wooden stairway leads down into water, making it easy to...More

Thank Arlo H
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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!
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