El Garrapatero beach, Galapagos

El Garrapatero beach is a beautiful unspoilt beach, 19 km northeast of Puerto Ayora where you can enjoy the turquoise water. Located east of the town of Bellavista - The Gravel. Here you will find a pond, where you can see flamingos, black-necked pins. Moreover, the Galapagos finches and migratory birds.

Data of interest

  • Region: Coast
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitud:0° 45' 43.96" S
  • Length:90° 20' 16.61 " O
  • Climate:18º C a 29º C C
  • Population:-
  • Foundation:-
  • Mayor:Leopoldo Bucheli
  • Postcode:EC200350
  • Phone code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:- km. approx.
  • Distance from Quito:- km. approx.



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Information of El Garrapatero beach

El Garrapatero is a beautiful beach surrounded by mangroves, where small ponds are home to flamingos.

It is this beach has the opportunity to swim or snorkel on the surface. It also has places for camping with the permission of the Public Use Unit. You can use the grills for campfires.

El Garrapatero beach has a length of 3 kilometers, is an uninhabited area that gives a completely natural. It is common to find many ghost crabs and resident and migratory seabirds.

The fauna of El Garraparelo is represented by birds such as mockingbirds, finches, patillos, Flamingos, Galapagos penguins, shrimp and shorebirds. At the end of the beach can be found zayapas, oystercatchers and occasionally marine iguanas.

This area belongs to the arid zone, the vegetation covers the whole path, where you can find species such as candelabra cactus, chala, carob, Muyu, palo santo, hawthorn and arrayancillo.

El Garraparero is special for those who opt for peace. The white sand and water clarity are the perfect combination to enjoy an incredible break.

The lure of the landscape and tropical climate, transform the sun and the sea in the real protagonists of natural beauty.

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