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El Garrapatero

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NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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“beautiful beach” (23 reviews)
“tortuga bay” (21 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (8 reviews)
NE of Puerto Ayora 19 km, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6189

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a short walk. Kayaking was nice. One can enjoy the company of flamingos and iguanas. Lots of birds and you can ride a bicycle from your hotel.

Thank Carlos V
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This beach was really far off the beaten path from Puerto Ayora. However, it is worth the trek over here for the beautiful and relaxing beach. The taxi ride here is very very expensive, anywhere between $40-$50. Since the taxi ride is so expensive, there...More

Thank Solstice63
Reviewed August 5, 2017

One of the best places to eat in Puerto Ayora. A little pricy, but good. Favor seafood, but skip the parillada de mariscos. Not the best dish. Nice local beers sold.

Thank Leonardo P
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach!! We rented a taxi driver for the day and after going to El Chato ranch 2 (to see the giant tortoises! 💕🐢) we came here for a few hours. This was a great call! The beach has powder white sand...More

Thank maow2593
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This beach was very quiet. It is not close to Puerto Ayoro where we were staying. We took a taxi to this beach. Very beautiful.

Thank 997susanv
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Unlike other reviewers, I found Garrapatero to be just as stunning as Tortuga Beach. Actually, Garrapatero might be even better because you have a view of the gorgeous island of Santa Fe off in the distance and you will more than likely have this pristine...More

Thank Annalynnvegan
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We took a taxi to the beach, the beach is very nice, however, there does not appear to be a lot of wild life there. A good way to spent the afternoon.

1  Thank elvezGlasgow
Reviewed June 4, 2017

This beach is not near town and, frankly, is not worth the cab drive. While it is quite nice, it is small in comparison to Tortuga Bay. If you can survive the long trek to reach Tortuga Bay, I recommend that beach as opposed to...More

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We rented Kayaks and had a the opportunity to see amazing wildlife in the bay. We saw Eagle Rays, blue footed boobies and many Sea turtles, Flamingos. Worth a visit! Be sure to take what you need this beach is remote with no place to...More

1  Thank AMVTX92
Reviewed April 28, 2017

It's about a 20 minute drive from Puerto Ayora, followed by a five minute walk down the hill on a nice path (lots of lava lizards resting on the stones). The beach itself is nice, and the lava rocks make for great landscape photography. There...More

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July 19, 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