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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Las Grietas Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Water here is amazingly clear. Bring your snorkel and make sure to climb over the rocks to the third pool. We had this section all to ourselves for as long as we could manage to stay in the water. It was great. Not that many...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are really looking for snorkeling this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a place to relax with kids, put your head underwater (with a mask) it's really nice although the water is a bit chilly as it is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank jacobl581
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to take water taxy 2-3USD, get off on the other pear side and follow the trail to the Grietas. Do t forget to take your scuba/snorchel mask. There are some fish in a lagoon. Nice place to spend few hours for example before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SentinelCZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Swimming here was amazing, I recommend coming here on a warm day. it was a bit cold for me and my friends but it was totally worth the swim and jumping.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rcabrera95
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First we had to take a water taxi in Puerto aroyo ±5min. Then a short hike to Las grietas ( just follow the path) ±15min. When you are following the path you are going to pas a pink salt lake where the locals harvest their...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

It was a bit busy when we visited , but just swim to even the middle / end of the first pool and there’s not many people. Most people are hanging around the rocks at the entrance. Be careful on the rocks if you go...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank snapwaffle
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

It’s beautiful, free and totally worth visiting this incredible place. We went very early in the morning and there was no one else there. It was fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 23 September 2019

We took the water taxi from the main dock 80 cents per person. Takes about 5 minutes to do the crossing. Just wave one of the yellow boats down and they will come fetch you. Once on shore, the walk is about 20 minutes to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Snorkelled this ravine. Really nice and not too cold. Couple of bars on the way in which were nice. It’s free. If you want it to not be busy go before 11am and after 3pm.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dawn186306
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

It was a very informative walk and once here: the swim was amazing... I found this excursion to be well worth the effort to get here. A must when visiting Galapagos.

Date of experience: June 2019
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25 April 2019|
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Response from Carlos L | Reviewed this property |
you can take a couple of water taxi (boat) once you reach the ocean. It is a 20 min walk from Las grietas to the ocean, take a first boat to the Port and then a from there another boat to Tortuga bay. I walked one way and... More
18 June 2018|
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Response from mamafly | Reviewed this property |
It’s basically a “swimming hole” and no formal place to store items. I personally, wouldn’t take an expensive camera although I didn’t feel like anyone was out to steal anything. Lots of families / locals etc but also... More
25 June 2017|
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Response from K7988ASmariod | 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!