Royal Galapagos
Garrapatero Beach
Lava rocks of Garrapatero at Santa Cruz

Garrapatero Beach

Situated on the northern side of Santa Cruz, El Garrapatero is a gorgeous sandy beach surrounded by mangroves. A fresh water lake behind the beach is home to flamingos, herons, stilts and other shore birds. The beautiful turquoise waters provide a good opportunity for swimming and snorkeling.

Highlights: Gorgeous white sand beach, flamingos, herons, grebes, stilts
Possible Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Difficulty: Easy