Things to do on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands

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Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

Things to do on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands Reviews

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Things to do on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands Apr 20, 2009
Things to do on Santa Cruz Island

For the independent travelers:

• Go to Isabela Island overnight for 2 nights. This must be arranged a few days prior. The water taxi leaves at 2pm one day and returns 6am another day.

• Go to the Darwin Station, it’s free. You can listen to a guide who is already guiding another group.

• Go to Playa La Estacion. It’s a cute little beach very close to the Charles Darwin Station. While in the water, I saw huge manta rays there.

• Walk inside the Red Mangrove Hotel, through the dining room to see a great view of Academy Bay.

• After sunset, walk to the area where there is a fish market during the day. In the shallow water, you will see sharks, sea lions and manta rays come near shore for the scraps of fish left by the pescadoras.

• In the evening, walk down to the volley ball court where you can see Ecuavolley ball. It’s on the main Avenue.

• Get lunch or dinner at a local restaurant away from the main street, Charles Darwin Avenue. There is a street filled will restaurants serving locals during lunch. I had great chicken, rice, fruit juice and desert for $3.00.

• Take a water taxi to Tortuga Bay. It has 2 beach areas. Very beautiful place. Take a lunch and water snorkel gear and stay awhile. Then take the taxi to la Playa del Perros to see lots of Sea iguanas.

• Go to Las Grietas. Wear bathing suit and proper foot gear for walking on small and large lava rocks.

• Go to the Giant Tortoise Ranch, it costs $3.00. Wear long pants because you will be walking through fields.

• Go to the lava tunnel. It’s near the tortoise ranch. It costs $2.00
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