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How To Visit Santa Cruz Independently

For many, Santa Cruz is the jumping off point for a trip to the Galapagos islands. And what an introduction it is! ...

Villamil on Isla Isabela

Villamil on Isla Isabela may not by the most exciting town in the Galapagos. But, by chance, we seemed to be visiting ...

Wall of Tears Hike

The Wall of Tears (El Muro de las Lágrimas) was built by prisoners on Isabela island in 1945. The wall itself isn’t ...

Darwin Station and Tortoise Centre

The Charles Darwin Research Station lies just a short walk east of Puerto Ayora. Right next door is the Fausto Llerena ...

Tortoise Ranches, Lava Tunnels & Gemelos

On the day that we moved from Isabela to San Cristobal, we passed once more through Santa Cruz. With some time to kill ...