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Las Grietas

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

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

bring a snorkel, it's worth it. just a cool spot, not much fish, but so cool to see. definitely recommend going there on a boat day trip if you can afford it, instead of walking or taking a car there.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Las Grietas on a taxi boat with the intention to snorkel. Having snorkelled on San Cristobal where we were lucky to see loads of fish this wasn't a particularly exciting snorkelling spot (probably made worse by the fact that my snorkel was...More

Thank Jessica-2357
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Quickly accessible via a 5 min water taxi ride and 20 minute easy hike to one of the island's hidden treasures. We went around 8:30am which I would advise no later than to avoid crowds of people who we passed on our way out. Gets...More

Thank JustinGall R
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This place is nothing short of amazing!! Highly recommend it! I've never seen anything like this in my life. We snorkeled through both coves and we were able to see some fish. The scenery here is just breathtaking. Recommend going early to avoid crowds of...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went first thing in the morning - around 7am? the day I was leaving island. The hike was easy, but some beautiful views of Puerto Ayora from the trails leading away near Las Grietas. Was also calm and quiet with no one else around. About...More

Thank Alma R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It was a cool place to swim and the cliffs were interesting but there wasn't a lot to enjoy for snorkelers in the first section. The bottom was so deep it wasn't visible and very few fish were swimming. The water was chilly but it...More

Thank Jaclyn08
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Fun place to swim. Be sure to take your mask to see the underwater life! The water can be cold, so a wet suit isn't a bad idea either, depending on your tolerance.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

After a short boat ride from the pier there is an approx 1/2 hour walk to Las Grietas. The walk is really beautiful with Mangroove and cactus growing along the path along a lagoon, where one can usually see Great Blue Herons. Swimming along the...More

Thank LambK2014
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The "crack" is a geological formation that you can have a bit of fun. You need to take a water taxi from the main pier which is a 1 minute boat ride and costs $1 each way. From there have some decent walking shoes. Sneakers...More

1  Thank Hobbesey
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nice thing is that you can tour this place on your own. Easy to get to. Took the water taxi over to Finch Bay. Nice walk to the grotto. Careful, it is a little slippy when the rocks are wet. Snorkeled from the first pool...More

Thank SherriMag
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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!