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Playa De Los Alemanes/german Beach - Beach Puerto Ayora - Ecuador

The Playa de los Alemanes (German Beach) is an easy visit from Puerto Ayora and one of the better easily accessible beaches. Simply take a water taxi (should cost less than $1) to the pier on Angermeyer point (just tell the water taxi guy that you want to go to Playa de los Alemanes). From there, it’s an easy walk of less than five minutes: you’ll pass some saline pools on the way, so keep your eyes open for some wading and swimming birds.
The beach itself is a crescent of white sand framed by a boardwalk behind and mangroves on either side. It’s sheltered, so the water is great for swimming and snorkeling (although you shouldn’t expect to see anything spectacular, like a shark). German Beach is great for kids. There are no public changing or restroom facilities here. Nearby is the ultra-fancy Finch Bay Hotel: they’ll probably let you sit in the shade at the bar and order a cool drink if you like, but the pool is only for guests.
As always, keep an eye on your valuables. German Beach is free and you do not need to be accompanied by a naturalist guide to visit.
If you keep walking past the Finch Bay Hotel, you’ll find the path to Las Grietas. Las Grietas is a hidden swimming hole, a gorgeous blue pool tucked away in a lava crevasse. It’s about a 20 minute walk from the Finch Bay.


Galápagos Island Visitor Sites, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador


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Here are other activities in and around Puerto Ayora that may be of interest: Playa Ratonera, La Playa de los Alemanes, Las Grietas, Laguna Las Ninfas, Playa De La EstaciĂłn / Station Beach, Playa De Los Perros, Garrapatero Beach, Laguna Las Ninfas and Tortuga Bay.

09 Sep 2010

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