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“NOT THE BEST BEACH, ALTHOUGH VERY NICE IF YOU CAN KAYAK.”
Review of El Garrapatero

El Garrapatero
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Day Trip to Cerro Mesa and Garrapatero from Puerto Ayora
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“NOT THE BEST BEACH, ALTHOUGH VERY NICE IF YOU CAN KAYAK.”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

There is not a lot to see at the beach, sometimes sea lions are around and they are definitely great to swim with. The water at this place is not suittable for snorkeling because the visibility is not ideal.

Kayaking is a great options at this place, although the local supplier is not always there.

Visited April 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Awesome beach”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a place you could go to and stay all day! Very small, but the water is awesome. Is a bit of a drive out of town but well worth it. Make sure to take water and food if staying for a while! Have a taxi take you there...but don't pay them until they come to pick you back up!!

Visited February 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exquisite Beach Trip”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the drive to this remote beach and then the short walk to one of the world's best virgin beaches I have visited. I loved the interacted between the mangroves and the volcanic rocks!

Visited January 2013
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Latacunga, Ecuador
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quiet and beautiful”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Absolutely beautiful. You can kayak for 10 bucks a person. There is a bathroom there, but no food! Make sure to bring some.

30 bucks round-trip in taxi from Puerto Ayora.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco
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158 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Another gorgeous beach on Santa Cruz”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We came a little late in the day when we first arrived to Santa Cruz, so we didn't see much in the way of wildlife, the flamingoes where not there and hardly any seals, but many large pelicans, and some iguanas. The beach itself though is a wonderful spot and well worth the trip out there.

Visited December 2012
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