San Cristobal – Galápagos
San Cristóbal is the easternmost island of Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Its official name and in Spanish, ‘San Cristóbal’, comes from the patron saint of sailors.
This island is home to frigates, sea lions, Galapagos tortoises, red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, dolphins and seagulls from the Galápagos. Its vegetation includes Calandrinia galapagosa, Lecocarpus darwinii and trees such as Lignum vitae or Matazarna. In the nearby waters there are sharks, rays and lobsters.
Near the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno there are tourist places, such as Cerro Tijeretas, a nesting colony for frigates and a statue of Charles Darwin, which marks the original site where he disembarked for the first time in the Galapagos Islands during the second trip of the HMS Beagle.
La Lobería, a colony of sea lions, is located about ten minutes by bus from the city.