Casa del Ceibo

Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

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.

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Nearby Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham) attractions

1. El Progreso

0.05 MILES

A road leads from the capital to the village of El Progreso, about 6km to the east and at the base of the 896m-high Cerro San Joaquín, the highest point…

2. Ochoa Beach

3.17 MILES

On the western side of the island you’ll find this horseshoe-shaped cove with a white sandy beach and shallow water that’s good for snorkeling. Sea lions,…

3. Isla Lobos

3.57 MILES

A half-hour northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by boat is the tiny, rocky Isla Lobos, with the main sea-lion and blue-footed booby colonies for visitors…

4. Cerro de las Tijeretas

3.65 MILES

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…

5. Interpretation Center

3.69 MILES

This modern and easily digestible center explains the history and significance of the Galápagos better than anywhere else in the country. Exhibits deal…

6. La Lobería

3.95 MILES

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,…

7. El Junco Lagoon

5.55 MILES

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…

8. Cerro Brujo

6.39 MILES

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…