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Isla Santay

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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A treasure in Guayaquil

This island is a very nice place to visit here in Guayaquil. I recommend to go from Durán it's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Grace L
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Mosquito ridden tourist trap

It's only $5 to take the boat from the Malecon to the island and back and there's a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“eco village” (6 reviews)
“rent bikes” (6 reviews)
“bike ride” (6 reviews)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This island is a very nice place to visit here in Guayaquil. I recommend to go from Durán it's about 7 km and you can go either walking or biking. It's free and you can rent the bike for 3 hours and it cost just...More

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's only $5 to take the boat from the Malecon to the island and back and there's a guided tour once you arrive, but it's all a bit inconsequential. There are a few Caiman penned in to some ponds - the locals seem to think...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed June 20, 2017

To think that just a few years ago this island was covered in garbage is mind-boggling. Its transformation is nothing less than miraculous. Today it hosts a couple of traditional communities, that now work for conservation and ecologically correct tourism, and a wonderful mangrove where...More

Thank Elsie L
Reviewed June 11, 2017

It’s a beautiful and amazing place that it is located in middle of guayaquil and duran city that is connected by a bridge that was built in 2014. In the entrance, we can find a place where we can rent bikes, you only need an...More

1  Thank karenkatuRodriguez
Reviewed April 14, 2017

The city has done a super job with this island, preserving the natural environment while also making it easily accesible. We rode the entire length of the island's elevated paths in about two hours, in the pouring rain, loving every second of it. Saw 4...More

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice place known as santa isla ... it is a land formed near guayaquil. Great place to visit for spending your vacation for a day only. You can do cycling, running in the island.

Thank trajpal
Reviewed March 16, 2017

So far, all you have is a long walk across a bridge followed by another long walk around the island, so really it's just great if you want to get some exercise. Bike rentals (comes with a helmet) are about $4 for 3 hours if...More

1  Thank trinihd
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

You can either walk or rent a bike ($4 for 3hours) to cross the long bridge over the river Guayas and find yourself in a marshy tropical forest. Birds, butterflies, mini crabs are everywhere around you. A beautiful and relaxing escape out of the city....More

Thank Bruno B
Reviewed February 1, 2017

There are not many spots for nature lovers in the city but this one is great. A natural-reserve island connected to the city by 2 pedestrian bridges. The trek might be a bit long to walk it but the bike ride is easy (no cars,...More

Thank Daniela V
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I personally are not very impressed about the trip to this island but maybe i am used to see better places in Ecuador.Ecuador have so mauch to show outside the big citys,natural forests, birds and animals , so maybe isla santay is just a alternative...More

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Susy P
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Bruno B | Reviewed this property |
No tienen bici pequeñas pero tienen bici con asientos de bebe ( mi niña tiene 3,5 y cabeba)
Mariane V
September 11, 2016|
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Response from BubbaWL | Reviewed this property |
No estoy seguro pero el costo normal de alquiler una bicicleta es $4