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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Delphinepouiche
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
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
Reviewed 1 week 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
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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those places where you pause a moment to take in the beauty of where you are. It is a beautiful place to swim, but I would advise trying to do so during the week as many people go there on weekends.

Thank Madnike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids loved swimming here...I hurt my foot so I was a bit grumpy. Got well roasted by the family for my whiny attitude...its an amazing walk to Las Grietas as well, past some fantastic beaches for more wildlife-watching.

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MrSnib405
18 June 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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25 June 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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