El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora

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Journey through a protected environment and observe the animals in their natural habitat at El Garrapatero. As you walk through the trail to the beaches, keep an eye out, as you can often spot finches and lava lizards along the way. Once on the beach, walk along the shore until you reach the lagoon, where pink flamingoes often nest and eat. Since the area is protected, do not expect restaurants nearby; be sure to bring your own water and food. A visit to El Garrapatero represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Puerto Ayora trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful white sand beach and clear water, you get by taxi from the boardwalk for $40, they leave you and then pick you up at the agreed time. You have to wear a blocker because there's nowhere to protect yourself from the sun but it's worth knowing
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  • This beach is not as crowded as The Tortuga Bay. It is also very nice and quiet. Most of the beaches here are protected. So don't expect restaurants or souvenir shops. Bring your own towels, water and food. Here, however, there is a possibility to rent a kayak. So you can drive into the mangroves and see many animals.
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  • Cool secret beach.
  • A short taxi or car ride from Puerto Ayora is Garrapatero beach. Very nice and clean, with camping amenities for visitors. You can rent a kayak at the camping site.
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