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“Another gorgeous beach on Santa Cruz” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Garrapatero

El Garrapatero
19 km NE of Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
593 (0)5 252 6189
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Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
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San Francisco
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Another gorgeous beach on Santa Cruz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We came a little late in the day when we first arrived to Santa Cruz, so we didn't see much in the way of wildlife, the flamingoes where not there and hardly any seals, but many large pelicans, and some iguanas. The beach itself though is a wonderful spot and well worth the trip out there.

Visited December 2012
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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We were not impressed with any of the food we had on the Galapagos until we found this place. Better prices, much better food....especially the coconut fish and the herb fish. Tasty! Great service as well.

Visited November 2012
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Not very long beach, full of lava stones; be careful not to kick one. The cars reach a pont and one has to walk a bit to reach the beautiful beach.

Visited October 2012
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Miami
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Oh, the sense of peace and isolation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We visited El Garrapatero beach as part of our tour with Red Mangrove and loved this place. It's so quiet and secluded it just fills you with a sense of peace. Beautiful white sand beach with areas of volcano rocks. Got to see many birds and marine iguanas.

Visited September 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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71 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Enjoy a great swim!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Really enjoyed this beach. We walked with our guide down a path first and saw various Galapagos birds and trees. The beach was calm. Swimming was easy and refreshing. The water was not freezing -- even though we supposedly went during the cold water season.

Visited August 2012
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