Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham) attractions

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León Dormido

About an hour’s boat ride northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is León Dormido (Kicker Rock), so named because of its resemblance to a sleeping lion. León Dormido is an imposing, vertical, sheer-walled tuff cone tha…
Museum in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Interpretation Center

This modern and easily digestible center explains the history and significance of the Galápagos better than anywhere else in the country. Exhibits deal with the biology, geology and human history of the islands – it…
Beach in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

Cerro Brujo

Possibly one of the nicest beaches in the Galápagos, Cerro Brujo is a huge white expanse found on the west side of the island. The sand here feels like powdered sugar. A colony of sea lions and blue-footed boobies c…
Hill in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Cerro de las Tijeretas

About 1.7km northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Cerro de las Tijeretas provides good views and can be reached on a trail. You'll pass a national park information office en route, and there's excellent snorkeling o…
Treehouse in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

Casa del Ceibo

Scoring high on novelty, the Casa del Ceibo is a small shed built halfway up an enormous ceiba tree. It’s possible to spend a night in the treehouse or climb up the outside.
Beach in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

La Lobería

Southwest of town, a road leads 2.5km (about a 30-minute walk) to La Lobería, a rocky beach with a lazy sea-lion colony. It’s good for year-round surfing, and there are lots of iguanas along the trail leading past t…
Lake in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

El Junco Lagoon

Around 10km east of El Progreso along the main road, you'll find El Junco Lagoon – a freshwater lake some 700m above sea level. It’s one of the few permanent freshwater bodies in the Galápagos. Here you can see frig…
Wildlife Reserve in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

Los Galápagos

At the northern end of San Cristóbal is Los Galápagos, where you can often see giant Galápagos tortoises in the wild, although it does takes some effort to reach the highland area where they live.One way to reach Lo…
Beach in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

Puerto Grande

Smaller than its name suggests, Puerto Grande is a well-protected little cove on San Cristóbal’s northwestern coast. There is a good, sandy beach suitable for swimming, and various seabirds can be seen. It’s reachab…
Wildlife Reserve in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)


Galapaguera is part of the national park on the southeastern part of San Cristóbal, where giant tortoises live in semi-natural conditions. A taxi can take you there and back from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno for around $…