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Las Grietas

Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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“swimming hole” (36 reviews)
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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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"water taxi"
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"swimming hole"
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"salt flats"
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"finch bay"
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"slippery rocks"
in 23 reviews
"fish"
in 138 reviews
"cool water"
in 21 reviews
"refreshing swim"
in 11 reviews
"natural pool"
in 11 reviews
"water shoes"
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"flip flops"
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"water level"
in 8 reviews
"mask and snorkel"
in 16 reviews
"minute walk"
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"volcanic rock"
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"follow the signs"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You need to go there because it‘s very close and offers some hiking activity. Mind to be first in the morning, then you will have some special moments when sun is rising ... if the sky is cloudy you‘ll be able to go there anyways...More

Thank Manuel B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These are interesting crevasses filled with water. Take a water taxi ($0.80) from Puerto Ayoro to Playa Allemande, then hike and hike and hike back post the beach to Las Grietas. The train on the hike is not suitable for sandals, you need shoes, a...More

Thank Millet02
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the Puerto Ayora pier you can take a taxi boat for 80 cents and they will bring you in 5 minutes to the other side. After about twenty minutes walking through a landscape full of cactuses you will find the Las Grietas. When we...More

Thank ReisDNA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

while there wasn't much variety in the fish (I probably only saw 5 species in total) the location alone is worth the trip. Las grietas is a canyon filled half by tidal water and half by spring water. The whole canyon is probably 50 feet...More

Thank Henry S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of the coolest things we saw while on the island . It is a short boat ride and a little bit of a walk from town but definitely worth it . The water is pretty deep and you can see many cool...More

Thank alex f
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go it is calm charming and beautiful. We had a nice swim and not much people in the water before lunch time . The view is splendide do not forget to do the little trail as well which gives you an awsome view on the...More

1  Thank Delphinepouiche
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered along the path to Las Grietas soon after arriving at the hotel simply to stretch our legs after travelling. We hadn't realised that it was a swimming hole and had we been fully aware we would have gone prepared. The scenery around was...More

Thank ALH57
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great Santa Cruz activity. I loved the walk to the Grietas. Pass a nice little beach, the salt ponds, and one of those Galápagos man made wooden bridge/paths. I didn’t swim because I didn’t feel well... but it looked like people were loving the...More

Thank realmich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Las Grietas is really cool. It's a small gorge/canyon with semi-saline water deep enough to swim in. The trip there requires you take a water taxi across the bay from Puerto Ayora and then a 1.5 km walk. The walk takes you by the German...More

Thank Randy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a stop if you have some free time in Santa Cruz. It's an $0.80 one-way water taxi ride to "otro lado" and 15-20 minute walk from there. I went on Tuesday in July at 11am (not to crowded) and spent an hour getting in...More

1  Thank Noelle819
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MrSnib405
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
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soylekalo
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!
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