Trip Planner: South America / Ecuador / Galapagos Islands / Santa Cruz / Puerto Ayora / El Garrapatero
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.
El Garrapatero reviews
Accesible through paved road and pathway (rode a bike from Puerto Ayora). Top notch kayak and snorkeling equipment rental . Kayaking was great, through calm bay, to three other nearby beaches. Saw..... more »
The day we visited the seas were a bit rough so made for difficult snorkeling but still a beautiful place to enjoy the waters and the beach. more »
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.
Plan your trip to Puerto Ayora
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Puerto Ayora
Side trips from Puerto Ayora
Hidden gems in Puerto Ayora
Nearby attractions in Puerto Ayora
Wildlife in Puerto Ayora
Trips to El Garrapatero by other users
60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Puerto Baquerizo Moreno · Puerto Ayora · Santiago 15 days in Peru & Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Lima · Machu Picchu · Cusco 29 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Puerto Ayora · Santiago · El Chalten 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA Santa Marta · Cartagena · San Andres Island 53 days in South America BY A USER FROM CROATIA Fernando de Noronha · Rio de Janeiro · Paraty 10 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Guayaquil · Quito · Cuenca