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10 curious facts that you should know about San Cristóbal Island

May 1, 2023

10 curious facts about san cristobal island
  1. It is home to the largest sea lion colony in the Galapagos, where you can swim among different species of sharks, walk with turtles, sea lions, iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
  2. The airport is only 5 minutes away from the central hotel zone.
  3. San Cristóbal is home to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is the capital of the Galapagos and is known as the “Capital of Paradise.”
  4. In the 19th century, the island was still visited by pirates.
  5. San Cristóbal was the first island where the HMS Beagle anchored, and it is where the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin disembarked. As a result, the bay bears his name.
  6. San Cristóbal and Floreana are the only islands that have fresh water suitable for human consumption.
  7. It is possibly one of the most recognized destinations in the world, being the easternmost point of the enchanting Ecuadorian archipelago and the closest to continental Ecuador.
  8. The islands of Floreana, Santa Fé, Española, and Genovesa fall under the jurisdiction of the San Cristóbal Galápagos canton.
  9. From San Cristóbal, you can take a tour to Española Island to visit Punta Suárez and Bahía Gardner.
  10. The island celebrates two festivities: the cantonization and the provincialization of Galapagos, which take place from February 12 to 18.

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