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San Cristobal

30 Jun 2011

Things to do in San Cristobal

Punta Pitt

Located on the far eastern shore of San Cristóbal Island, Punta Pitt is a popular site for visitors, mostly because it’s the only Galápagos visitor site where you can see all three types of Booby ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Centro De InterpretaciĂłn

The “Interpretation Center” on San Cristobal is a small complex of buildings located at the far end of town. It’s a museum of sorts, with displays on the natural and human history of ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Cerro Brujo

Cerro Brujo, or “Warlock Hill” is named after the Vermilion Flycatcher, which is named Pájaro Brujo or “Warlock Bird” in Spanish. The hill used to be home to a handful of these colorful ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Cerro Tijeretas

Cerro Tijeretas gets its name from the Frigate Birds, commonly called “fragatas” but also called “tijeretas” (“cerro” means hill). Chances are you’ll see some frigate birds flying ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Galapaguera De Cerro Colorado/red Hill Tortoise Breeding Center

The Cerro Colorado (“red hill”) Giant Tortoise breeding center is a great place to see San Cristobal Giant Tortoises in the wild (semi-wild, anyway). There is a small breeding center with a ...
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San Cristobal, Ecuador

Galapaguera Natural (natural Giant Tortoise Breeding Center)

On the northern end of San Cristobal Island is a natural protected zone for the San Cristobal Giant Tortoises. A trail runs from the beach into the interior for about three miles: visitors turn ...
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San Cristobal, Ecuador

La Loberia

La Lobería is a beach located not too far along the coast from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It’s not technically part of the Galapagos National Park, although the park rangers do help monitor it ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Playa Ochoa

Located about 30 minutes by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Playa Ochoa is a gorgeous public beach with a large sea lion population. It’s one of the places that Charles Darwin visited on his ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Puerto Chino

Puerto Chino is a remote beach on the southern edge of San Cristobal Island, located not too far from the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Center. The trail from the road goes about 1500 meters to ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Puerto Grande

Puerto Grande is a public beach on the coast of San Cristobal Island not too far from Kicker Rock. It’s accessible by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It’s popular with day-tripping families ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Punta Carola

Located on the trails behind the visitor’s center, Punta Carola is only a few minutes’ walk from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It’s a small, sandy beach, home to sea lions and shore birds. It’s ...
San Cristobal, Ecuador
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