San Cristóbal Travel Guide

  • These iguanas blend right into the lava.
    These iguanas blend right into the lava.
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  • Harbor, town, and airport.  Look close.
    Harbor, town, and airport. Look close.
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  • Keeping an eye on things.
    Keeping an eye on things.
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San Cristóbal Things to Do

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    by yermo Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Perfect beach whit lots of sea lions and their youngs. Beautiful place for snorkling. I've always seen turtles going in the water here. Sunsets are just incredible photogenetic. About 20 miutes - half hour walk out of town.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism

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    by yermo Written Aug 2, 2006

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    If you walk towards the information center overlooking the village, just keep on walking. At the end of the road take a right into the bushes and come to a calm beach. Villagers won't come here because its another 10 minutes further from the popular beach and tourist won't come here, because they don't stay that long on the island to find it. Great spot for snorkling for sea turtles, cucumbres, lobsters,.. The road towards the beach can take you further towards a lookout point...an awsome wooden terrace sided by a ancient ancient cactus and overlooking an empty bay with sheer rocks. Good snorkling, good spot for swimming with manta rays, sea lions,... If you go there by evening... take a torch

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    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Eco-Tourism

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    4 Hotels in San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal Hotels

  • Pimampiro Hosteria

    Avenue Quito y Tulcan, , Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Miconia

    Charles Darwin Avenue, San Cristobal ,Galapagos Islands, , Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Orca

    Av. Charles Darwin, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands,, , Ecuador

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Casa Iguana Mar Y Sol

    San Cristobal, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

San Cristóbal Restaurants

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    by Joemidwest Written Oct 25, 2005

    Great location with open air seating and a view of the bay. The two guys working at the bar restaurant were friendly and fun. I had lobster the three nights we ate here, but tried my wifes food too and everything was great. It's at the northeast edge of town next to the naval base.

    Favorite Dish: Lobster four different ways for $8.00 !!!

    Highly recommended
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    • Family Travel

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San Cristóbal Sports & Outdoors

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    by yermo Updated Aug 2, 2006

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    Perfect waves. Little bay with difficult access to water. Only to be surfin at high tide, the bottom of the bay is bout 2-3 feet away and made up of coral. Outside the bay, the depth goes in one drop to a couple of hundred feet deep. Quite a lot of local surfers (bout 5 or 6). watertemperature bout 28 °C. Possible to have a couple of sealions pulling your string or joining for the waveride.

    Equipment: I'm not sure you can rent surfstuff, but if you're getting high of looking at the waves, maybe check out the Casa Blanca restaurant, annex discotheque, in front of the town peer. The three sons are surfers and top class guys. If somebody rents stuff, they'll know.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Beaches
    • Surfing

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