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El Garrapatero

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NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6189
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Day Trip to Cerro Mesa and Garrapatero from Puerto Ayora
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  • Average11%
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NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6189

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Beautiful beach; a lot easier to get to than Tortuga Bay, but not as beautiful, vast, and breathtaking as Tortuga Bay... Should visit, but not as another option to Tortuga Bay!

Thank Victor D
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We came to this beach for only a few hours. But it is a nice secluded beach with staff. You must check in and out. They tell you where to swim at to avoid the rocks under the surface and the currents. Not too many...More

Thank ChrisElvin
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an afternoon dip and happened upon a group of 4 flamingos feeding, a couple of marine iguanas, and other interesting sea life.... lots of crabs scurrying about. The beach is clean, with soft sand. It does close at 5 pm...

Thank lunanegra5
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This beach is not as crowded as Tortuga Bay. It is also very beautiful and calm. You can take a chiva car for $2 or a taxi for $20.

1  Thank ivonnesmith
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I went to this beach 4 times while on the islands; I was completely in love! You can kayak or swim, and the water was warm and the waves were nice. My advice is enter from the far left side or bring water shoes, as...More

Thank Lillian B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I rented snorkeling gear and experienced amazing things in the water! A sea lion swam right up to me under water and i also swam next to 3 sea turtles. I highly recommend doing this!

1  Thank tori10ga
Reviewed 15 March 2017

As one of the supposed better restaurants in the town, it was a Monday night and the place was packed (mostly with tourists, not locals). We had to wait for a table, the service was average, the happy hour drinks were weak, and the food...More

Thank CliffS418
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I did not have plans to visit this beach, but my taxi driver who took me around the highlands recommended it and I was glad I took his advice. The drive there in itself was beautiful. Like all the beaches on the Galapagos, it was...More

Thank Travelerchic123
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by El garrapatero. If you go to El Chato, ask your driver to bring you to them for an additional $5. It's a very easy walk, and you can see some cool landscapes that you won't see anywhere else. They are...More

Thank uclastarr
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a day to fill on Santa Cruz and decided to try this beach. We were staying in Puerto Ayora and had access to bikes so we decided to cycle to Bellavista (approx. 5 kms) and see how we felt then. Unfortunately, it is...More

Thank Paulahc82
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19 July 2015|
Response from ScottishTemplar | Reviewed this property |
It's easy to book trips when in the Galapagos. Your risk is that tours are full but it gives you flexibility and also the chance of cheap deals. We spent a week there and before arriving we only booked a hotel for the first... More

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