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Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Villamil

Coco Surf

This sidewalk cafe serves up some of the tastiest seafood dishes in all of the Galápagos, and you'll hardly notice the high price points once the live band starts jamming out to jazzy island tunes. The tuna tartare …
Bar in Puerto Villamil

Casa Rosada

The highlight of Isabela's nightlife is this laid-back, dig-your-feet-in-the-sand beach bar next door to Caleta Iguana Hotel & Surf Camp. A youthful crowd gathers around the outdoor tables (or the firepit as nig…
Seafood in Puerto Villamil

Oasis

Esmeraldas native Geanny Bennett Valencia cooks up some of the best dishes in town. Mouth-watering encocados (coconut stews) are the favorite, served in versions like camarones (shrimp), langosta (lobster) or pescad…
Middle Eastern in Puerto Villamil

Shawerma Hot

A short stroll east of the main square, a rustic, thatch-roofed hut whips up tasty chicken shawermas, falafel wraps and salchipapas (potatoes and sausage).
Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Villamil

Pozo Villamil

Behind and to the west of the village is this lagoon, known for its marine iguanas and migrant birds, especially waders – more than 20 species have been reported here. A trail a little over 1km long begins just pas…
Historic Site in Puerto Villamil

Muro de las Lágrimas

Some 7km west of Puerto Villamil is the Muro de las Lágrimas (Wall of Tears), a 100m-long wall of lava rocks built by convicts under harsh and abusive conditions. The penal colony closed in 1959, but the wall stands…
Church in Puerto Villamil

Iglesia Cristo Salvador

Looming above the central square, this church boasts uniquely Galápagos iconography. Note the stained-glass windows of native wildlife (marine iguana, booby, penguin, flamingo), while the mural beside the altar show…
Ecuadorian in Puerto Villamil

Restaurante El Cafetal

This contemporary little spot on the central plaza has creative, carefully prepared dishes with a changing menu of hits including ceviches (there's also a vegetarian version), grilled fish, chicken with mushrooms an…
Bar in Puerto Villamil

Iguana Point Bar

This is an atmospheric and fun place for a bite and sunset drinks. It's close to the main square, right on the málecon.
Bakery in Puerto Villamil

Panaderia Fragatas

Just past the main plaza, you'll find a tiny bakery selling banana bread, orejas (big cookies) and other treats.