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Las Grietas

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Address: Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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Take your swimsuit and mask

$.80 per person taxi from the main wharf and 6 minutes later you are at the stop. It is right at the Angermeyer hotel and a 15 minute walk across volcanic rock. You could do it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave D
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$.80 per person taxi from the main wharf and 6 minutes later you are at the stop. It is right at the Angermeyer hotel and a 15 minute walk across volcanic rock. You could do it in flip flops but it wouldn't be as easy. Hiking sandals are what we wore and had no issues. It's worth jumping in for... More 

Thank Dave D
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of the "tour of the bay" but I know you can go to las grietas walking. It is very fun! The water is cold but I think is a place you have to go, an advice: take your water socks because the rocks are slippery, just to prevent any fall .

Thank Mischievoustrip
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction can be done without a tour and is very cheap to get to but involves a bit of walking. Get a water taxi from the pier for $0.80pp across the dock. Here just keep walking and follow the signs. It's around a 15-20 minute walk you go past a small but nice sandy beach, then a bar with... More 

Thank Judith B
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As everyone said already, you have to walk a ways from where the boat drops you off but it's a fun walk. Wear good shoes although on the way back we just stayed in our flip flops and were fine. Really no need for snorkel gear unless you want to see fish below. Just bring your mask or goggles. Water... More 

Thank AnnaLtravels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a hike from the port to reach this place but it's worth it. It's a nice scenery and great place for pictures. You pass by Estrada Beach on the way ( in front of Finch Bay Hotel).

Thank Arl A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enchanting chance to swim with parrot fish. Take a mask and snorkel if you get the chance. Great fun.

Thank Annette S
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As above. This is a great little journey if you are on Santa Cruz for the day. Lovely clear water, its a little cold! Very beautiful.

Thank KB9273126
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly busy. Earlier in the day is better. Some fish. Snorkeling was fun, but not required. If not in the water, bug repellent is required.

Thank 1D_Vo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the time we made the trek, it was late and I didn't feel like getting into the water. However, we hiked around and stood at the overlook and I must confess, it's stunning! It's definitely worth a trip but I will point out that it's quite a walk from the pier to the top. It's not bad but make... More 

Thank Rhonda S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning place to visit, clear water and perfect to cool down in! A little walk to get there after the taxi boat (80c but I just paid $1 each time, hardly breaks the bank) advisable to wear supporting footwear for the walk although if wear flipflops often enough it's manageable. Best to get there early before crowds arrive, can... More 

Thank mark m

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