Santa Cruz Galapagos Islands Highlights

Santa Cruz Harbor sea lion

Santa Cruz Island is known for sandy beaches like El Garrapatero and Tortuga Bay, also for the famous Charles Darwin Research Station where they have a turtles breeding program for endangered giant tortoises, in the Highlands you can visit the El Chato Reserve where you can see the tortoises living in the wild, also in the same property you can pass underground through a lava tunnel, in Santa Cruz its easy to find sea turtles, land and marine Iguanas.

Santa Cruz is an island in Ecuador’s Galápagos National Park, Puerto Ayora is the town in the island.

Area: 986 km² Elevation: 864 m Population: 12,000

Santa Cruz harbor
Santa Cruz harbor
Santa Cruz Harbor sea lion

Pelikano & Candelabra cactus
Pelikano & Candelabra cactus
Snorkelling Tintoreras

 

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