Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal Island)#10 in Best Things To Do in Galapagos Islands
Price & Hours
- 4.0Food Scene
Situated on San Cristóbal Island, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno – the province's capital – offers easy access to attractions like Frigatebird Hill (where you can hike and bird-watch) and Kicker Rock (a rock formation that stands 460 feet tall). Some of the island's best surfing beaches (think: La Loberia and Punta Carola) also sit nearby, and within town limits, you'll find a plethora of eateries, shops and hotels.
Visitors say Puerto Baquerizo Moreno's Kicker Rock is a "must-see" that's great to snap photos of and snorkel around. However, some bemoaned the area's chilly and rough water. To get to Kicker Rock, you'll need to sign up for a tour with companies like Nature Galapagos & Ecuador and Andando Tours. Other locales like Frigatebird Hill and the island's beaches are included in select tour itineraries, or you can check them out without a guide for free.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on the western end of San Cristóbal Island, where you'll find the island's airport and ferry terminal. The town is small enough to walk around, but to reach farther locales on the island, you can travel by bike or taxi. Even though Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is free to visit, you'll want to bring some money to pay for meals, transportation and souvenirs.
More Best Things To Do in Galapagos Islands
#1 Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
Outdoorsy types don't flock to these two white sand beaches simply to bake in the warm equatorial sun. Travelers visit this isolated strip of Santa Cruz Island's southern coastline for some quality face time with the Galápagos' marine turtles. If you visit between January and February, you may even catch
Explore More of Galapagos Islands
Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019
Holly JohnsonApril 11, 2019
Rachel CenterApril 10, 2019
Gwen PratesiApril 8, 2019
Lyn MettlerApril 3, 2019
Zach WatsonApril 2, 2019
Kyle McCarthyMarch 28, 2019
Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019
Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019