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Galápagos Island Visitor Sites

 

 

Tourists in the Galapagos will be amazed by the number and variation of visitor sites throughout the archipelago. There are over fifty accessible visitor sites in Galapagos National Park territory, each offering its own unique history, landscape, vegetative characteristics and fauna. And when taken in tandem, visitors can begin to understand the complex evolutionary process that have shaped island biogeography. Most cruise tours visit two island sites and one or two additional snorkel sites per day.

 

We have divided island and marine visitor sites into four regional categories: northern island sites, central island sites, southern island sites, and western island sites.

 

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Galápagos Island Visitor Sites: León Dormido/Kicker Rock, Other Visitor Sites on Santa Cruz, Daphne Major and Minor, North Seymour Island, South Plaza, Southern Island Visitor Sites, Sombrero Chino, Genovesa, Pinta and Santiago.







20 Mar 2009

Things to do in Galápagos Island Visitor Sites

Tortuga Bay

102142 Tortuga Bay is a pristine, gorgeous white sand beach located within walking distance from Puerto Ayora. It’s part of the park system, but it’s free and you don’t need a naturalist guide to go ...
Surfing, Beach
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Nearby Beaches

102162 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno has several inter- esting visitor sites nearby. You should definitely check out the visitor’s center and the trails behind it, which lead to a great beach (Cabo de ...
Hiking, Surfing, Beach
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

The Charles Darwin Research Station

102141Most tours visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. In 1959, the same year the National Park was established, the Charles Darwin Foundation—an international non-governmental organization—was ...
Museum
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Cerro Dragon/Dragon Hill Visitor Site

136709The aptly named Cerro Dragón (“Dragon Hill”) is a memorable visitor site and one of the best places in the islands to see the land iguana. The site is on the other side of the island from Puerto ...
Hiking
Ecuador

Las Bachas beach

136708 Las Bachas is a beautiful white-sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. There isn't much to do there except lounge on the sand, go for a stroll or do some easy snorkeling in the ...
Beach
Ecuador

Academy Bay Boat Tour

116410If you’re staying in Puerto Ayora for a while, a day tour of Academy Bay is a great way to spend the time. The city is located right on the bay, and it’s tempting to overlook it because it’s so ...
Birdwatching, Hiking, Boating
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Punta Espinosa

108822Fernandina’s only visitor site, Punta Espinosa is a great place to see some Galapagos wildlife that you don’t often see. Most noteworthy is the endemic flightless cormorant, which is only found ...
Birdwatching, Boating, Eco-Tour
Ecuador

More San Cristóbal Visitor Sites

102163 Located in the highlands of San Cristóbal at an altitude of 700-meters, El Junco Lagoon is the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos. As you rise from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to El Junco, you ...
Tourist Trap, Beach, Surfing
Ecuador

The Galápagos National Park Interpretation Center

102161Inaugurated in 1998, the Galápagos National Park Interpretation Center, located on the northeast side of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, has a series of interactive exhibits providing information about the ...
Museum
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

La Playa de los Alemanes, Las Grietas

102143La Playa de los Alemanes, another beautiful white-sand beach, and Las Grietas, a series of rock crevices filled with water, are close to town. Take a 50-cent water taxi across the bay to the ...
Hiking, Beach
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Punta Moreno

Located on the western shore of Isabela Island, Punta Moreno is a popular site where a lot of wildlife can be seen. The trip usually begins (or ends) with a panga ride along the rocky shore: keep ...
Hiking
Around Puerto Villamil, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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