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Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island

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It is the first most inhabited island in Galapagos, it is located in the center of the Galápagos archipelago at 1000 km. Of the continent. It is located in the center of the set of islands, with an area of 986 km2 and a maximum altitude of 864 meters above sea level. It is a dormant volcano whose last eruption is estimated to have occurred 1 and a half million years ago. As a testimony to its volcanic past there are two huge cavities called “The Twins” that were formed from a magma chamber.

It has an area of 98,555 hectares. The island is characterized by its geological landscape and the variety of its vegetation, distinguishing 7 vegetation zones at an altitude of 864 m above sea level. The island is full of natural charms, beautiful beaches, unique animal species, exuberant vegetation, craters and lava tunnels. Currently the population is approximately 19,000 inhabitants.

These are the activities we have for you!

Adventure

The best moments full of adrenaline are under the sea. And, in the Galapagos Islands you will find different scenarios to dive with sharks, rays and sea turtles. In addition, the trails keep special secrets in each step. Connect with nature in an extreme way!

Surf

With beaches with a level of waves for all tastes, Ecuador is a country recognized as a surfing destination. Proof of this is that there have been world championships. The…

Diving

Ecuador is one of the best destinations in the world to explore underwater, because the beauty of the entire South Pacific is concentrated in its colorful marine fauna, its underwater…

Nature

If you are a nature lover this will be your favorite place. Whatever activity you are going to do, you will be surrounded by an immense and rich flora and fauna. You can coexist with nature in a peaceful way and enjoy beautiful landscapes that only the archipelago of Galapagos can offer.

Bird watching

If you are a birdwatcher, professional or amateur, Ecuador wants to give you the best experience of your life. With more than 1,680 species of birds roaming the skies of…

Flora Observation

Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it has more than 17,058 species of vascular plants or flowering plants, as indicated in the Fourth National Report…

Landscape Photography

Many people like to capture moments, this through photography, but others are simply passionate about this activity, for these, coming to Ecuador will be a delight for their eyes, since…

Gastronomy

The islands that make up the Galapagos archipelago are ideal for exquisite palates. There you will find delicious recipes with fresh and seasonal seafood. The dish that stands out is the grilled shrimp. A delight that you will only try in this destination!

Lobster

Of contemporary origin. The lobster is part of the cuisine of the Galápagos Islands, craved for its flavor, quality and soft meat, rich in vitamins, minerals, and low in fat. One of its presentations is with seafood sauce. Its preparation consists of splitting the lobster in half and season it with herbs; then cover with a seafood sauce (shrimp, octopus…

Lobster

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