San Cristobal Island

Cruise the Capitol of the Galapagos

Prepare to be enchanted by this remarkable island. San Cristobal is home to the capital of Galapagos island chain, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The 5500 permanent residents of the town are employed primarily by the government or within the fishing industry and the town’s unique character is deeply enmeshed with the sea.

The local population likes to hangout downtown.
The local population likes to hangout downtown.

San Cristobal is less visited by tour boats, but it provides amazing opportunities for exploring natural Galapagos ecosystems and wildlife at your own pace. Wander among Sea Lions at La Loberia beach, one of the larger Sea Lion colonies in the Galapagos archapeligo.

Brilliant sunset over San Cristobal marina.
Brilliant sunset over San Cristobal marina.

There are also numerous hiking trails and day trips available for every adventure level. Make sure to catch the captivating sunsets over the extraordinary white sand beaches with the Sea Lions playing on the beach and in the bay.

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