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Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz

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Puerto Ayora is a town located on Santa Cruz Island. It was named in honour of Isidro Ayora, a president of Ecuador. Its main highlights are kayaking in Tortuga Bay, where you can see a diversity of marine wildlife, snorkeling in Las Grietas crevasse, and exploring the highlands by bicycle. You can visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and find out about the island's ecosystems and also watch the tortoises kept there. Wildlife can be spotted everywhere here, from parks and roads, to markets: pelicans, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Walking

Highlights at Puerto Ayora

  • Souvenir Shopping


Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Sting Rays