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Top Choice Island in Isla San Cristóbal (Chatham)

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…
Ecuadorian in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Calypso Restaurant

The Calypso does good seafood dishes (such as the festival calypso, a mixed seafood plate in coconut and ginger sauce), as well as burgers, pizzas and salads. It’s an informal place with outdoor seating, and it’s eq…
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…
Bar in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Iguana Rock

Iguana Rock draws a festive, dance-loving crowd on weekends, and remains a laid-back spot during the week. It has a pool table, salsa beats and even gets an off-island band or two.
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.
International in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Casa Blanca Cafe

Steps from the pier, this open-air cafe is one of the most popular spots in town. Stop in for tuna or chicken sandwiches, burgers, empanadas, cappuccinos and other snacks.
Bakery in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Cuencan Taste

Join afternoon crowds for fresh-baked magnificence: chocolate or cinnamon bread, empanadas, pastries, and fruit and custard tarts.
Seafood in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

El Descanso Marinero

Ceviche, lobster and other fresh-caught seafood is served up in a lovely outdoor garden with picnic tables.