For many people a trip to the Galapagos’s Islands is a trip of a life time, one in which they will be able to explore an entirely different natural world. The central way station to the Galapagos’s Islands is Puerto Ayora where visitors will have a variety of options for food, lodging and entertainment. Daily trips will be arranged from Puerto Ayora to visit the island networks unique eco systems. Visitors will literally have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on his famous voyage on the Beagle around the Galapagos’s Islands. A few of the locations surrounding the Galapagos’s Islands include.
Santa Cruz Island is the central location to explore the Galapagos’s islands. Puerto Ayora, located on the southern shoreline of Santa Cruz Island, is the islands main town and the location where most visitors to the region will probably spend most of their time while exploring the islands. Strolling down, aptly named, Charles Darwin Boulevard will unearth many of the town’s restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes and hotels. If you want to arm yourself with some knowledge before your islands excursions you can head further down Charles Darwin Avenue to the Charles Darwin research station. Near to Puerto Ayora also is Turtle Bay, which allows visitors to observe sea turtles in one of their natural habitats. A great way to get around in Puerto Ayora, and the surrounding area, is to rent a bike for $10 dollars a day.
San Cristóbal Interpretation Center
An important endeavour for any visitors to the Galápagos Islands is to visit the extensive natural history museum on San Cristobal Island. The San Cristobal Interpretation Centre explains, through varied exhibits, the geological, natural and human events that have conspired to create the unique environment that is the Galapagos’s Islands. In expansive detail topics like the volcanic history of the region, the unique climate, and the corresponding rare species of animals in this region are covered. Not only looking at the natural wonders of the region the center also looks at human colonization of the islands and past, present, and future preservation efforts on the island. The San Cristobal Interpretation Center is accessible by foot from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is a small town on the islands east coast. The center welcomes visitors from 7 am to 5 pm and does not charge any entrance fee.