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Las Grietas

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Address: Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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To get to this place you need to take a water taxi from Puerto Ayora to Angermeyer's dock, then walk up an to the left off the Angermeyer's property on to a shaded path (at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

To get to this place you need to take a water taxi from Puerto Ayora to Angermeyer's dock, then walk up an to the left off the Angermeyer's property on to a shaded path (at first). Follow the signs to Las Greitas. It's approx 35 min at a slow pace. Once you reach the Finch Eco hotel you need to... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Absolutely incredible views from the top. Swimming from one end to the other is exhilarating. Be prepared the water is very cool.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We got here early, based on other reviewers' comments. We arrived when it was scheduled to open and no one else was there, except a few locals. The gate was closed but, well let's just say, they knew another way to get in instead of waiting for someone to come unlock it. So this was probably a unique experience, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Went for a swim on a hot day it was beautiful but WAY too overcrowded. There was no where to leave your things and the ground are all muddy so it gets very slippery. Lots of people of all ages jumping off the dock and it get dangerous when it's busy like it was. There's no lifeguard supervision so I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This place was quiet when i went. Great snorkeling. Very clear water. I went later in the day. If you continue on the trail to the top of the cliff you can see a fantastic view.

Thank Mag M
Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I don't say it's not worth a visit, but definitely not my favourite spot. Not that much to see. Nothing surprising or amazing. Collects too many people and it's not anything like a relaxing swim.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We went to Las Grietas on our last afternoon in Santa Cruz. It was a lot of fun. The swimming was a bit crowded but it was quite interesting.

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

To go here, take a water taxi at Puerto Ayora's Harbour, and go to the pier of "Playa de los Alemanes". After a 20-minute walk, you will find this wonderful place. Go with proper shoes, because you will have to walk through sharp volcanic rocks. It is great to swim in this natural cave. Take your snorkel with you and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

After a hike at midday in 85+ degree Fahrenheit the cool waters of Las Grits were extremely welcoming. The water is surprisingly cold and brackish as it is fed by rain water and salt water. There was not allot to see in the way of wildlife, however it was a unique snorkel/free dive spot due to its slightly murky water... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Las Grietas is a small water hole located between to small cliffs. Water is salty has it comes from high tides. You have to take a water taxi from port of Puerto Ayora, then walk about 20 minutes on a rocky path. You can climb on the rocks to different heights and jump in the cool refreshing water, or do... More 

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