Official capital of the Galapagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on San Cristobalon Island,is the starting point of many Galapagos cruises and a good option for those looking for a land-based experience.
The small community offers a range of tourist facilities including a Visitor Interpretation Centre and tortoise breeding program. A short walk from town, Frigatebird Hill overlooks the bay and harbours both species of Frigate-bird while blue-footed – , Nazca – and red-footed boobies can all be seen alongside sea-lions at Punta Pitt. San Cristobal is ringed with beautiful sand and coral beaches which make for an ideal retreat. Off shore, the dramatic islet of Kicker Rock rises 500 ft. straight out of the ocean and offers excellent snorkelling and diving.
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