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Best of Santa Cruz Guide

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Santa Cruz
How often do you get the chance to walk through a tunnel of lava? Created by the flowing and cooling process of liquid magma, the underground lava tubes of Santa Cruz are simply breathtaking. The most popular is the Tunnel of Love, so named for the heart-shaped hole in the ceiling. Cool down with a splash in the fresh waters of Puerto Ayora, snorkel at Tortuga Bay or the mangrove-lined Garrapatero Beach and get friendly with the giant natives at the El Chato Tortoise Reserve.

All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay(Puerto Ayora)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Reserva El Chato
Reserva El Chato(Puerto Ayora)
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El Garrapatero
El Garrapatero(Puerto Ayora)
Attraction type: Parks; Beaches
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Las Grietas
Las Grietas(Puerto Ayora)
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Charles Darwin Research Station
Charles Darwin Research Station(Puerto Ayora)
Owner description: Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos... more Owner description: Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems. less
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Galapagos Deli
Galapagos Deli
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza, Ice Cream, Café, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
IslaGrill
IslaGrill
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Price: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Argentinean, Pizza, Ecuadorean
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Il Giardino
Il Giardino
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Price: $6 - $20
Cuisines: International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
El Descanso del Guia
El Descanso del Guia
Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Cuisines: Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Gastropub, Welsh, Bangladeshi
K.F. WIlliam
K.F. WIlliam
Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Puerto Ayora
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

La K-leta Guest House
La K-leta Guest House
$55 - $138
Ranked #3 of 34 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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Galapagos Best Home Stay
Galapagos Best Home Stay
$21 - $39
Ranked #4 of 34 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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Hotel Galapagos Inn By La Casa De Judy
Hotel Galapagos Inn By La Casa De Judy
$65

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Galapagos Suites
Galapagos Suites
$121 - $151
Ranked #1 of 34 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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Mi Caleta Inn
Mi Caleta Inn
$108 - $163
Ranked #6 of 34 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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Twin Suites Galapagos
Twin Suites Galapagos
$101 - $145
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.