Malecon de Puerto Ayora
Malecon de Puerto Ayora
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,027 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Well this is a nice walk to go and the “water taxi jetty” is full of animals and…erm…taxi!
We were there several times a day to take our hotel boat to come and go and the quantity of animals so close to shore is very good: starting with sea lions and cormorants and baby sharks to turtles we have seen it all!
A free Galápagos “safari”!!!
Written February 18, 2024
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MorningstarMarilyn
Park City, UT126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 1, 2019
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BonkersExplorer
Philippines119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
I enjoyed strolling from one end of the Malecon to the other. Despite being the commercial hub of Sta. Cruz Island, there's abundant wildlife everywhere, you'll be fascinated. There were interesting architectures as well that blended with nature. It’s also where you can buy souvenir items and book daytrips or longer with boats. An ATM machine can likewise be found here.

Here's a tip: Do not use online travel agencies such as Columbus Travel like I did. Sure, they reserved me a spot in my preferred boat but other than that they just took my money and could not care less afterwards. I suggest you book directly with the boats in Puerto Ayora and you’ll get a price three times less than the published online rates. Do use the travel agencies’ websites to compare reviews of the boats. Have fun!
Written December 13, 2017
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Heleana von der Becke Zambonino
Montanita, Ecuador92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
its a 20min to 30min walk from the west side to the eastern part (from the frontal view to the sea) to go from ProInsular, get some supplies for the walk and end up in the Charles Darwin Research Station, the Sidewalk will show you first the touristic harbor, then a glance of the city, the fishers harbor and finally it will end up at Charles Darwin Research station where you can find the Station Beach and enjoy a little snorkel at Academy Bay, we have found so far parrot fishes, butterfly fishes, Sargent major fish and many others swimming along with sea lions and marine iguanas.
Written November 30, 2017
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Adventure beyond imagination
Munich, Germany17,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
A busy place with lots of traffics but also a wonderful place to watch the boats coming in and out, together with sea lions and birds.
Written February 9, 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,658 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 20, 2021
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CFEIII
Center, TX5,627 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 15, 2019
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pbhomey
San Diego, CA3,651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 5, 2019
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David S
Cuenca, Ecuador267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The malecón itself is key to the economic life of the islands, but is a bit overrun with tourists, restaurants and t-shirt shops.
Written April 28, 2019
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Elizabeth K
Canton, MI283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
With the sea as the background, countless restaurants (most open to the street to savor the view), and numerous shops, it is a great way to a relaxing time just the fresh air, stopping for something to eat/drink, and perhaps even pick up a souvenir to take home. Moreover, with no private cars allowed on the island, traffic is at a minimum (lots of bikes on the designated paths, a few tour buses, and the rest just authorized taxis... how refreshing!)
Written November 30, 2018
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