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Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed today

Once this must have been a very beautiful place. Nowadays too crowded, might be not so clean with so much people. Best time to visit very early in the morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jason_Mcgueck
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place where you can swim in a channel in a chasm (open to the sky) with a variety of fish etc or use the view points on top of the cliffs to look down on the activity below. A ten minute hike from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 887ChrisR
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Due to the geology of the area, this fracture accumulates salty water from the sea and fresh water from the rain creating stunning density phenomena into its cristal crear blue waters. The temperature is pretty lower than the sea in December, how ever beautiful and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudia T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is easy accessible from Puerto Ayora. A short boat taxi (80 cent p/p) ride and small walk is how you reach it. The water is clear and you can see lots of fish. We also saw 2 underwater snakes. This is a great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mordor1181
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting spot to snorkel at no cost. You can just bring your equipment and swim. You can see a lot of big fishes here and just enjoy the water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mcorozco129
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clear water with some fishes, recommed. Some long walking from port. but is flat. Take taxi boat from port.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoniN147
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Sunday around noon to cool off in the water and see some fish. Water taxi was inexpensive and the hike was nice. The place itself was packed with people who mostly were not getting into the water despite the massive amount...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank thesykoras
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our first activities while on a Galapagos Island Hopping Tour. To get there you need to taxi a short water taxi ride from the port at Puerto Ayora. It is then about a 1 mile walk to Las Grietas. Along the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jobenn9936
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a 10 15 minute walk this is one of the greatest places in Galapagos. How many times can you say youve swimmed through volcanic rocks?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andrest596
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the whole experience of taking the water taxi over to the other side, walking the trail past the salt flats and then swimming in the beautiful blue water. There are three inlets, the first one is quite busy but the second and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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!