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.
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Science and nature
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