Galapagos travel advisor – San Cristobal Island hotels

Staying at Puerto Baquerizo on San Cristobal Island

San Cristobal is amongst the oldest Islands of the archipelago, it is also the second most populated. It is worth a visit, here you will feel a more quiet Galapagos town than Puerto Ayora.

Isla San Cristóbal, has some few small upper class hotels and good bunch of basic places to stay. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the provincial capital, but is not nearly as populated as Puerto Ayora. It does, however, have some interesting attractions like encountering the Galapagos tortoise in the wild as well as good surf, swimming, and the beautiful Kicker Rock, an old cone shaped volcano that has been artfully carved in two over time. There are also sea lions and many other land dwelling creatures well known in the Galapagos.

About 5,400 people live here, and many who do work for the government or in fisheries (the Galapagos’ second largest income source). There is a bank and facilities for tourists, though is by no means close to Puerto Ayora’s amenities.

On San Cristobol, though, you may be lucky to see the red footed booby – the least seen of the bunch. It’s also the home of the Chatham mockingbird, only found here on the island. There are many visitor sites, some of which can be reached by foot from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It’s a charming, peaceful island, and worth the visit. Take your time in the village to get to know the people. It’s a great change of pace from the tourism in Puerto Ayora!


San Cristobal accommodations

Orca hotel
Galapagos travel advisor – Orca hotel review & details, best place to stay in San Cristobal, priciest also. See traveller comments and booking contact.

Don Jorge cabins

Galapagos travel advisor – Don Jorge hotel review & details, nice rustic cabins & excellent location across from man beach. See traveller ratings & contact details.

Islas Galapagos
Galapagos travel advisor – Islas Galápagos hostel review, a bit run down yet very comfortable and well appointed. See traveller ratings & contact info.

Cactus hostel
Galapagos travel advisor – Cactus hostel review & details. Clean & friendly with hot showers. See traveller ratings & direct booking contact.

Chatham hotel
Galapagos travel advisor – Chatham hotel review & details. On the road to the airport. See passenger comments & contact information.

Hostal Galápagos
Galapagos travel advisor – Hostal Galápagos Galahost review & details, highly recommended, nicely furnished cabins by Playa de Oro beach. See ratings & contact info.

Mar Azul
Galapagos travel advisor – Mar Azul hotel review & information, on the road to the airport, has nice gardens. See traveller ratings and contact details.

Dona Pilo
Galapagos travel advisor – Dona Pilo hostel review, basic yet good value. See ratings by past guests and contact for bookings

Pozada de José Carlos

Galapagos travel advisor – Pozada de José Carlos hostel, reviews & details. See comments from past guests & booking contact.

Pension Suiza
Galapagos travel advisor – Pension Suiza hostel review & description, clean and good value. See comments from former guests and booking details.

San Francisco
Galapagos travel advisor – Hotel San Francisco review & description, cheap, clean and basic with private baths. See ratings & contact details.

Flamingo hostel
Galapagos travel advisor – Flamingo hostel review & information. Clean and friendly with private bathrooms. See traveller ratings and contact details.

Northia hostel
Galapagos travel advisor – Northia hostel review & information – Pleasant yet a bit pricey. See customer ratings and booking details.