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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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Unique water experience

Though water was cold for those without a wetsuit, I enjoyed my time at Las Grietas. My husband took some underwater footage, and it was very neat to see how deep Las Grietas is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Though water was cold for those without a wetsuit, I enjoyed my time at Las Grietas. My husband took some underwater footage, and it was very neat to see how deep Las Grietas is. Be careful of slippery rocks. Interesting view of salt marshes walking to Las Grietas.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of those places you have to put on your "must see" list for Santa Cruz Island. It's a hike to get there, and not for people who are out of shape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

water is cold, but with a wetsuit it was fine. water is very clear and in the 2nd pool as you work your way back to the "end" there is abundant fish life. worth the visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It was a brief walk from the hotel, beautiful views and the water is perfect for swimming. The earlier in the day the better before it gets full.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We did the short walk to Las Grietas while staying at Finch Bay Eco Hotel. The walk is a relatively flat path and with signs to follow. However no shade so it's pretty hot. We were curious about the swimming at Las Grietas. On our day, there were park rangers talking to everyone who wanted to swim, asking questions and... More 

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Volente, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's a hike that passes a very stinky moat and ends with some stairs going up and some stairs going down. It's a very refreshing reward after a warm to hot 15 min hike. Use caution when interacting with the lava rock it's sharp and with cut anything or anyone with ease. Note the ranger at the trail end is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a walk to get there, but good for a cool swim or just people watching. Take a launch from the pier across the harbor for $1.60 round trip and walk along the surfaced path. There are several hotels along the way offering food and drinks. (We stopped for happy hour on the way back) When you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Reached by rocky/sandy trail a short ferry ride across from Puerto Ayora. Water looks crystal clear. Walk past salt flats to reach it. Some people swam, no other facilities available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's a fair walk into Las Grietas but worth it, especially if you have a swim. There are no formal change facilities but it's easy to get changed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Its a beautiful place to visit in Santa Cruz and easy to come there. Youre going to the Habour taking a water Taxi for 1$ each Person to Finch Bay hotel. There you will find the track to Las Grietas. You can bring your snorkel but nothing special to see. Its nice to have a swim and take some pictures.... More 

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