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Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz)

S 041.661', W 9013.277'
2014-04-20
http://www.galapagospark.org/sitio.php?page=el_garrapatero
Our rating: 7.40
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There are several beaches in the vicinity of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. The most famous is Tortuga Bay with sea lions, which is located near the city. But we went to a distant beach El Garrapatero.

Who lives here:
 - flamingos, saw few
 - white-cheeked pintail ducks, saw few
 - finches, not seen
 - mockingbirds, not seen

Near the beach there is a small lagoon with ducks and flamingos. This is quite unusual. Camping is permitted at the site with prior authorization from the Public Use Unit. You can use the grill to light fires, you should take your own coal. There are special places that located under the natural canopy of the bushes, where you can hide from the sun. Do not forget mosquito repellant.

Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz)
Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz) Yuriy Buriak


Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz)
Garrapatero Beach (Santa Cruz) Yuriy Buriak


Flamingo on the Garrapatero Beach
Flamingo on the Garrapatero Beach Yuriy Buriak


Flamingo on the Garrapatero Beach
Flamingo on the Garrapatero Beach Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: El Garrapatero beach is 19 kilometers from Puerto Ayora. Can be reached by taxi or by water or on rented bike. From the parking lot there is a 870 meters a wooden ramp to the beach.

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