Malecon de Puerto Ayora

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Malecon de Puerto Ayora
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,194 contributions
Great Waterfront!
Jan 2021 • Couples
We truly enjoyed wondering around the waterfront each night, as the nightlife was pretty cool, with many restaurants, bars, and gift shops all around. There were also plenty of animals and fish around the port, including some very neat sea lions!
Written 20 January 2021
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,201 contributions
Walk the waterfront and experience everything!
Jan 2020
Walk the waterfront and experience everything! Imagine a day on Mulberry Street. From bars, fish markets shops and my favorite the infamous water taxis that transport people and luggage to the outlying boats. Select your favorite bar or cafe, linger, get into the Galápagos groove, and experience the islands.
Written 31 January 2020
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
The centre of activity as the water taxis come and go
Jan 2020
A walk along the 'Malecon' is to walk along the main street adjacent to the sea, with restaurants, jewelry shops, tourist gift stores, holiday accommodation, tour agents and the like facing the sea. With the inter-island boats collecting and offloading passengers, water taxis form the vital link to the larger speed boats and to the beach and hotel area to the east of the bay. The local sea inhabitants take precedence over bench seats and form the 'sea lion' photo attraction. Elsewhere iguanas sun themselves away from the daily hustle. The skate board park provides for local sport activity, including volley ball and evening music, providing the opportunity for social gatherings. Taxis park up waiting for their next fair, although if you stay close to this area they aren't really needed to access the general tourist activities, which are mostly within walking distance.
Written 31 January 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,304 contributions
Enjoyable Waterfront
Jan 2020 • Couples
Like all island towns, the center of attraction is a stroll along the harbor and this is no exception. Plenty of restaurants, and, of course, souvenir shops, to go along with the tourists. Quite calm during the day, it picks up after 7:00 when everyone is out and about. We spent 3 nights in Puerto Ayora and loved it. Most shops and restaurants closed during mid-day.
Written 16 January 2020
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mfjaramillo
Quito, Ecuador153 contributions
Plenty of activities near the malecón (pier)
Jul 2019
You can take a water taxi to go to the beaches near Puerto Ayora or to snorkel a little bit outside the pier. Close to the pier you will also find a lot of restaurants, stores, and gift shops for all budgets.
Written 2 January 2020
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MorningstarMarilyn
Park City, UT116 contributions
Try to STAY in the middle of the Malecon
Oct 2019
The Malecon is very short as they go, but sleeping at one end means a lot of time walking everywhere. I suggest the center or closer to Baltra Ave and Charles Darwin Blvd. Tons of eats and shopping. NOTHING IS CHEAP. Be sure to go out to the ranch turtle sanctuary for a full day with 40-50 very very large turtles, nice deck to relax, great coffee, snacks. You do NOT need a tour. You can take a local bus or a taxi, and same to return, although there is a long long entry driveway covered with growth which is part of the pleasure, with egrets, tortugas and cows all along that path. Lovely for a full day!
Written 1 November 2019
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BobbyBShropshire
Bridgnorth, UK39 contributions
Interestings sights and close encounters with the wildlife.
Aug 2019
A great place for a stroll at any time of the day. Well worth a visit to the fish market to see the sealions and pelicans waiting for their share. Lots of shops selling good quality crafts and t-shirts and plenty of excellent bars and restaurants.
Written 17 August 2019
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
Nice malecon along the ocean, a pier, fish market, and craft center
Aug 2019
Puerto Ayora is a small place, along Charles Darwin street, there is a nice walkway that takes in a touristy section of town plus the marina, pier, and the fish market. Lots of critters, sea lions, iguana, turtles, birds. No need to grab a taxi, the walk is great! I might add that the malecon stretches from the pier and marina about halfway to the Charles Darwin Center.
Written 15 August 2019
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pbhomey
San Diego, CA2,905 contributions
There is a big difference between a pier and a malecon.
Jun 2019 • Solo
After spending 27 years in the US Navy, I know piers, After traveling to several cites, like Puerta Vallarta and Mazatlan, I know malecons.

Sorry Puerto Avora, you just have a nice pier.

Having said that, I did enjoy seeing the seals napping on the benches and deck.
Written 5 July 2019
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
A Nice Way to Shake off all the Food
May 2019 • Friends
The place to see sea lions, turtles, fishes, iguanas and all the nature that has reserved, this is a way to get your walk, shed off all the food from non-stop eating, enjoy and observe the wildlife nature has waiting for you.
You can take all day, half day, an hour or two to enjoy, your leisure is adjustable.
Wear sunscreen, bring lots of water and a tied hat that will not get blown away.
Since the ground is sandy in nature, wheelchair may not be accessible.
Written 10 June 2019
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