San Cristobal Island

Puerto Baquerizo on San Cristobal Island is the provincial capital of Galapagos.

The people are primarily dedicated to fishing and tourism activities that have been developed over the yeats in a sustainable way. The highlands of San Cristobal have many crops and livestock farms.

On this islands there was a fishing community called La Predial that flourished from 1952-1960, but it failed due to problems with transportation to the continent. Also, a big sugar cane plantation was successfully set up on the island, led by Manuel J. Cobos.

Muelle Ecoturistico Artesanal ( Ecotuoristic Local Craff Pier)


The new pier was inaugurated in 2006. This important structure is the pride of San Cristobal as it was built entirely from natural materials. During the day, the entirely from natural materials.During the day, the floating pier is used by the cruise boats to embark and disembark their passengers.At night you can appreciate the lit up waters with many fish and sea lions.

Centro de Interpretacion(Interpretation Centre)


Located in the centre of San Cristobal, by visiting the various exhibitions on natural history, human history and conservation, you can learn about the natural processes that have made Galpagos Unique.


Cerro Tijeretas (Tijeretas Hill)


On this hill you can find a network of self guided walks, leading you to the Canyon look out points over the cliffs, and statue of Charles Darwin. You can also follow the signs to visit snorkeling spots where you can see sea-lions, rays and turtles.


Playa del Amor (Beach of Love) or Punta Carola


A beach of brokenshells, from here you can take the path that leads to Tijeretas Hill.The beach is a good snorkeling spot to see turtles, sea lions and a variety of different fish.Also you can enjoy surfing and swimming and will get the chance for excellent photos.


Playa Mann (Mann Beach)


A white sand beach formed from broken shells.The clear waters allow for excellent snorkeling.Here you will see sea lions that come to rest on the beach as wll as marine iguanas that hide on the rocks.

The Loberia


A good place to observe colonies of sea lions.On the way to the beach you will see button mangroves, white mangroves, chala, palo santo, cotton plants and other species from the coastal zone such as the cacho de chivo, whose seeds are the principal diet for various species of finches.

Las Negritas


This site has become a nesting zone for two species of frigate birds.You can also observe native fauna and flora here.




El Progreso (The Progress)

El Progreso was founded in the 19th Century by Manuel J. Cobos, who started a sugar cane plantation and also invented his own currency.At this site you can find Manuel J. Cobos tomb and the ruins of his estate.

Laguna El Junco (El Junco Lagoon)

Naturally formed inside an inactive crater, this is the only fresh water lagoon in al the Galápagos.It was formed due to the impermeable ground and the rain water accumulation in the area, these conditions formed and maintain the lagoon.

Galapaguera Cerro Colorado (Breeding Centre)

These are 12 hectares of dry forest near the Green Hill (Cerro Verde).Here self guided paths have been laid with information signs in English and Spanish.


Cerro Colorado (Colorado Hill)

From the light house of San Cristobal you can observe an incredible view of the south east side of the islands, here you can find native and endemic flora and fauna. It is a observation spot for certain places such as:Punta Pitt, Puerto Chino and el Pescador.


Puerto Chino

It is a white sanded beach that changes appearance during the rainy season.This hidden beach is a good place to rest after a visit to the highlands.


Jardin de las Opuntias (Opuntias Garden)

This garden is situated in the arid or sry zone of the island.It is one of the few places on the island whre you can find very high cacti.The site is the habitat of various native species of flora and fauna.This attractive view is complemented by a white sandy beach with calm waters and surrounded by button mangrove, excellent for snorkeling.



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