Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz

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.

Dragon Hill is located on the far western extreme of Santa Cruz Island. Visitors will view wading birds, turtles, seabirds and sharks. The site is famous for viewing land Iguanas. An important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the anchorage and neighboring islands.

Things to See and Do

* Wading birds
* Land iguanas
* Turtles
* Sea birds

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar2 (USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 40,000 approx (Galapagos islands)
Land Area – 585 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593

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

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.