Isla San Cristobal, Provinca de Galapagos Travel Guide

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Isla San Cristobal, Provinca de Galapagos Overview

The fifth largest of the Galapagos Islands in terms of size, and is second largest for human settlement here. Also known as Chatham Island, Isla San Cristobal is important because it is home to the provincial capital of the Galapagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno which sits on the island’s southwestern end. The island is about 560 sq km in size, it is named in honour of Christopher Columbus, and is the second most popular island after Isla Santa Cruz, as there is a domestic airport here as well as a number of hotels, tour/travel companies, restaurants, and bars.

There's plenty of wildlife to see here, including Frigatebirds, tortoises, the Chatham Mockingbird, and more. And many places to swim and dive.

If you don’t mind a bit of travelling, then head off the island to places like Isla Lobos and Loen Dormido (Kicker Rock). An hour’s journey away, Isla Lobos has the main booby and sea lion colonies of Isla San Cristobal. Here, one can also spot lava lizards along a 300m-long trail. Kicker Rock is a fantastic place to visit. Shaped like a sleeping lion, this rock sits in the middle of the sea and is an interesting place to snorkel and scuba dive.

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