Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Is

Santa Cruz island is the center of tourism in the Galapagos. It is a large island with a variety of geology, vegetation and wildlife. The largest settlement area is Puerto Ayora, which is home to the National Park Services and the Charles Darwin Research Station.

The hub of most activity in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora is a charming port town offering international cuisine, oceanfront hotels, outdoor bars, scuba diving schools and an avenue of boutiques.

Things to See and Do

* Charles Darwin Research Station
* National Park Services
* Souvenir shopping
* Explore the town

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar2 (USD)
Language – Spanish
Population –12,000 approx
Land Area – 585 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593

Port Location – Puerto Ayora is the main port town on Santa Cruz island.

Transport Links – Flights to the Galapagos are relatively easy to arrange and depart from Quito and Guayaquil on a daily basis for the Isla Baltra airport, which is about two hours by public transport from Puerto Ayora, the main settlement of the Galapagos, on the central island of Santa Cruz.