San Cristobal

Interpretation Center

Built with the cooperation of the Spanish Science Centre the interpretation centre gives a very good introduction to the Galapagos islands its marine and land life and fauna and flora. It is located in the outskirts of the small city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, (the capital of the Galapagos Province).

Cerro Tijeretas (Frigate Bird Hill)

The trip to Tijeretas Hill takes approximately 20-40 minutes. Once there, visitors are treated to a spectacular view of the white beaches on one side and the roofs of Puerto Baquerizo on the other. The hill is named after the Frigatebirds who frequent the area. Here you will be able to see both the Magnificent Frigatebirds and Great Frigatebirds in the same colony so this is the perfect place to compare and learn to distinguish them.

This site offers some safe snorkelling, a great place for beginners as there are no strong currents and a brilliant opportunity to look out for stingrays, barber fish and butterfly fish. 

Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Islet)

This small islet, located on ly an hour by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, is separated from the main Island by a narrow stretch of calm water. Upon its rocky shores blue-footed boobies nest and sea lions rest. The atmosphere is one of tranquillity and primitive beauty and reveals a very typical Galapagos environment.