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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Nice boardwalk

This is a lovely boardwalk on route to see the tortoise. On the day we walked there, there were a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Better go to the lagoons a few hundred metres westwards

This lagoon is right in town and therefore not very charming. Better go to Iguana Crossing and take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely boardwalk on route to see the tortoise. On the day we walked there, there were a lot of flamingoes as well as iguanas. A free activity and a lovely walking trail.

Thank da50
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lagoon is right in town and therefore not very charming. Better go to Iguana Crossing and take the boardwalk which leads through the more natural lagoons where you will see plenty of pink flamingos in there natural habitat.

1  Thank traveller1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bad choice if you are looking for flamingoes in a pleasant surrounding. Can't complain because it's free. If you are looking for flamingoes head further just past the pink house bar/restaurant to iguana crossing and follow the signs to the turtle breeding center.

1  Thank BearandJackie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a cool place but do not expect to see tons of flamingos. A few are still around but they are distant

Thank S1PRA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike no guide needed...a few lagoons keep walking saw about 30 flamingos and iguanas on the way! Trail ends at tortoise breeding area interesting walk!

Thank Carmen I
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This place may have more flamingos in the morning. We went in the afternoon and saw about 5 and they were so far away you practically needed binoculars. I know this place is a natural habitat and not a zoo so I tried to keep...More

1  Thank Carey F
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Nice walk to see many birds, can also rent bikes in town. For a few dollars and go down a path full of giant tortoises

Thank Kimberly Ann J
Reviewed 2 January 2018

You will see flamingos here along with other species of birds so well worth a visit. I would pair it with a visit to the tortoise breeding center, don't walk here as the walk will take a while and you can walk some place else...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The boat ride was long and rough but the island was worth it. We started our tour here and walked over to the turtle breeding center. We saw a few flamingos and other wildlife while we were here but we saw from the cliffs so...More

Thank Berries1
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We passed by the lagoons on the way to the tortoise breeding centre (Centro de Crianza). There are apparently more flamingos in the late afternoon / evening, but even then, we saw only about 15 or so flamingos and very few other birds. The lagoons...More

1  Thank sharhua
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