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It was rather crowded here, and not a lot of space to sit. We arrived also a little late so it was already covered in shadow and it water was to dark to see something while snorkeling.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gunterv2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The journey is almost as good as the destination - salt flats, totally different ecosystem on the walk and then Las Grietas. We were the only people there. Despite being in shade, the water was lovely and warm and exploring the three pools was a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LizH726
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A pleasant walk from the water taxi past a calm (Alemanes ) German Beach / Finch Bay to Las Grietas. Once you have checked in and youre past the crowd near the stairs, take a leap of faith and gasp (yeah the water is cold)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank happytrails2uall
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Swimming was amazing. I recommend going over to the second and third pools as they offer much more swimming with much less people and with many more fish. If you are in the Galapagos you NEED To go!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mountainsofopinion
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a quick water taxi ride from the Muelle to the start of the trail. The trail is mostly pretty good. It ends at Las Grietas. We went early in the morning and there were just a few people there when we arrived. Bring...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank beachhowlers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful clear water but a long trek for a little snorkeling and there is almost no service of any kind. Saw some big parrot fish at the deep pool and some smaller fish at the shallow pool farther away.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Greggypooh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the late afternoon and had about 45 min to swim from end to end before it closed at 5. It was super crowded, so it’s probably better to go early in the morning. When we went, it was shaded, so the water...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kristen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place from what I could see however there were hundreds of wasps hanging around the water and the stairway. Being allergic I was unable to take the risk however my partner said it was great

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sarahjaynehall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably my favorite place in Puerto Ayora. Las grietas is amazing , be aware we did not see fish for snorkeling. The cool water and the whole atmosphere was awesome

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ciburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Fascinating, wish they would of allowed us more than 30 minutes there to swim. To really explore, bring your own swim goggles and small portable oxygen tank, WATERPROOF CAMERA

Date of experience: March 2019
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from Alyssa C | Reviewed this property |
There will be a lot of people swimming at las Grietas and everyone just throws their things on the rocks. I didn’t have any problem but unless it is a water proof camera I would suggest taking it. As for Santa cruise there... More
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Mario D | 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!