"Santa Cruz" Ecuador Things to Do Tip by richiecdisc

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  Las Grietas on Santa Cruz
by richiecdisc

Santa Cruz remains the main tourist hub of the Galapagos Islands with the only certain airport and the widest selection of cruise and day trip options. To be fair it is geographically most central but it seems to have an unfair monopoly due primarily to the airport in St. Cristobel being closed every other year. Politics aside and despite what can seem a bit overbearing touristy mentality; Santa Cruz has a lot more to offer travelers than a mere gateway port for your cruise. There are ample sights that can be easily reached on foot from the island?s main town of Puerto Ayora and even those further afield can be done on day trips by bus, taxi, or even bike. Add to that a large selection of boat trips and Santa Cruz can keep you busy easily for a week. Check out my how to find a decent meal and room as well as walking to sights tips on my upcoming Santa Cruz page.

Directions: Santa Cruz is the travel hub of the Galapagos. It's likely where you'll fly into from Quito or Guayaquil. You can take a ferry to San Cristobol or Isabella.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 17, 2007
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