Located a short walk from the main road and at the head of the trail that goes to Tortuga Bay, the Miguel Cifuentes Arias community center is a small complex of buildings housing some classrooms (would-be islanders must take a short class there before receiving their residency)and a tiny museum of sorts dealing with the marine reserve. There are some informational displays as well as a couple of aquariums with lobsters and eels in them.
Itâ€™s named for Miguel Cifuentes Arias, former head of the Charles Darwin Research Station, director of the Galapagos National Park and Mayor of Puerto Ayora.
Itâ€™s worth a quick stop on your way to or from Tortuga Bay. Seeing the marine reserve room shouldnâ€™t take you more that 15 minutes. Also, there are bathrooms here, the closest ones available to the beach at Tortuga Bay.
GalĂˇpagos Island Visitor Sites, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Science and nature
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