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Puerto Velasco Ibarra

The tiny town of Puerto Velasco Ibarra has no more than 200 inhabitants, but does have a small hotel, restaurant and store operated by the Wittmer family, descendants of hardy German settlers who arrived in the 1930's, just in time to take part in the sordid ÔÇťGalapagos Affair.ÔÇŁ

 

Most visits to the town take visitors up the hill to a lush area once owned by the Wittmer family: there is a small spring there, and tortoises and some birds to see.

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Other places nearby Puerto Velasco Ibarra: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Ayora and Puerto Villamil.







By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
02 Dec 2009

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