GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - SANTA CRUZ

 
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SANTA CRUZ ISLAND





Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGENERAL INFORMATION

Area: 986 square km
Maximum Altitude: 864 mts
Geography: Golden Sand Beach, Lava Formations, Black Sand Beach, White Sand Beaches, Sink Holes
Getting there: Bus and ferry from Baltra
Getting around: Taxi, bus, mountain biking, snorkeling, hiking, diving, kayaking
Observations: Settlement area, land sites and museum


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Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreDESCRIPTION



Many people only take a boat tour of four to eight days, but it's well worth your time to spend at least a week in SANTA CRUZ alone. Considering how costly it is to get to the islands, take your time and enjoy island life!
SANTA CRUZ is a world in its own. Though burgeoning with tourism, it has that relaxed coastal town feeling. Its pace matches that of Lonely George, and so don't be in a hurry while spending time here.
Within a few days, you'll feel right at home with the locals. They're so accustomed to one-day tours, that once you're around for a while, they'll warm right up to you. Soon, SANTA CRUZ will work its charms, enchanting you with its lazy afternoons to hectic nightlife (especially on Thursdays and Sundays when most tours either are starting up, finishing, or stopping mid-week!).



Take a morning walk to Tortuga Bay and body surf the waves. Although the sunsets are breathtaking here, be careful in the water because the undertow is very strong. For surfers, the cove to the west is safer and more tranquil. Take food and water, though, as there are no amenities nearby. Spend the afternoon watching Blue-Footed Booby acrobatics diving for fish while avoiding the scoudrel Frigate Birds. Rent bicycles , and ride to the sink holes. Spend time in the center of the island bird-watching.


Galapagos island Santa Cruz IndefatigableHead over to la Casa del Lago --a great place to have a beer, listen to live music, poetry, see original art and enjoy the artistic side of the islands. Get an early seat for the volleyball tournament the locals have every evening in the park near the docks.
Enjoy the typical foods sold not only in restaurants, but also on the streets. Treat yourself to homemade coconut or mango ice-cream or enjoy the fresh, cold watermelon sold on the streets.

It's also the ideal place to relax after a cruise! Indulge and enjoy the magic of The Red Mangrove Adventure Inn. It's a place for relaxation that offers surfing, kayaking, bike trips, or just relaxing days on their patio looking out at the sea. If you're not up for an 8-day tour on a boat, The Red Mangrove Adventure Inn can help you organize land-based tours, too!
It's the best place to book scuba diving tours. Colreservas is top notch, offering tours to the best diving spots around the islands. Their guides are exceptional, and you'll be sure to see exciting life underwater!



Whatever you do, SANTA CRUZ is worth a stay. Take time to enjoy a vacation while getting to know who lives on these amazing islands.

Galapagos island Santa Cruz Indefatigable

20 minutes from Hotel Finch Bay lies Las Grietas gorge. The crystal blue-green pools are heaven-sent. With the sun's rays shining in, you'll surely think you're in paradise. Just follow the green and white posts and walk with a good pair of shoes uphill towards the lagoon signs.

To enjoy a marine iguana show, you can head past Darwin Station to the Tomas Fischer dwelling and on to a trail to a very rocky beach.

If you want a professional guided tour on the island to the sink-holes, there are some operators charging US$25-55 each including highland ranches such as Rancho Mariposa and Rancho Altair where you can see the Giant Tortoises in Wild.

There are also aquatic tours in glass-bottom boats to view marine life in Punta Estrada, Las Grietas, Isla Caamaño, Playa de los Perros and Franklin Bay. Be prepared to walk to view the birds, sea lions, marine iguanas and various marine life. You may also snorkel from 09:00-14:00 costing around US$30.00 each with prior booking on the pier or with a local operator.

 

 

Galapagos island Santa Cruz IndefatigableVisitor sites include:

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreTortuga Bay
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBachas Beach
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSaltwater Lagoons
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBlack Turtle Cove
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMangrove Lagoons
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreCharles Darwin Research Center
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreLava Tunnels
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreLos Gemelos (twin sink-holes)
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMount Crocker
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePuerto Ayora (the capital)






Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFAUNA


Galapagos island Santa Cruz IndefatigableGalapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBlue herons
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSea Turtles
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreRays
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreWhitetip Sharks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreHerons
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGiant tortoises
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFlycatchers
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGalapagos Hawks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreShort-eared Owls
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreWoodpecker finches
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePetrels
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePelicans
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreManta Rays
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGalapagos Hawks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMarine Iguanas
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSea Lions



Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFLORA

Galapagos island Santa Cruz IndefatigableGalapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMangrove lagoons
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreCarpetweed
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreLava cactus
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGiantt Ferns
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreScalesia Forest
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreAvacado Groves
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMyuyo
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSaltbrush
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreButton Mangrove
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGiant Bamboo
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBeach Morning Glory
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreOpuntia Cactus<


Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreACTIVITIES

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreWalks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSnorkling
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreScuba diving
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBirdwatching
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreCycling
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreDarwin station visit
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSea Kayaks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSun and beach
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBars, restaurants and discos
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreTours
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSurfing
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreHorseback riding



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