San Cristobal island is the easternmost and geologically oldest of the Galapagos archipelago. The island is also famous for being the first place where young naturalist Charles Darwin stepped onto the Galapagos during his history-changing voyage. The island features a plethora of fauna such as frigate birds, boobies, marine iguanas, dolphins, sea lions and varied marine wildlife. Visitors can take advantage of the island’s proximity to the famous ‘Kicker Rock’ which is a stunning volcanic formation and well-known Scuba diving site, home to hammerhead and white-tipped sharks. The capital of the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, lies at the south-western tip of the island and is the location of most hotels and restaurants


  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife


  • Kicker Rock
  • Las Loberias Beach
  • Galapaguera De Cerro Colorado National Park

Places to Stay

Casa Opuntia

Style: Guest house

Located over the oceanfront boardwalk and only a few meters away from Playa de Oro beach, Casa Opuntia is a great option on San Cristobal Island.

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Ecuador San Cristobal Galapagos Sunset Hotel South America
Galapagos Sunset Hotel

Style: Boutique

Galapagos Sunset Hotel in San Cristobal is set against a harbor and located close to a pier from where boats take travelers for various excursions. Relax in simple yet spacious ensuite rooms, equipped with modern amenities to keep you comfortable.

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Golden Bay Hotel & Spa San Cristobal Ecuador South America
Golden Bay Hotel & Spa

Style: Boutique

Golden Bay Hotel & Spa set in the sunny San Cristobal Island of Galapagos, offers modern, elegant accommodation in harmony the natural surroundings. Enjoy the ocean view from your spacious, ensuite room done up with minimalist accents.

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Queen of Galapagos

Style: Cruise

A lifetime's dream come true! Going aboard the graceful Queen of Galapagos is an exclusive treat experienced by only a few.

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