Malecón San Cristobal
Malecón San Cristobal
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
If you want great souvenir shopping then base yourself in Santa Cruz.
If you want to spot boobies and penguins then do the boat trips out of Isabela.
If you have the money then do the trip to Kicker Rock with private beach out of San Cristobal.
If you are on a tight budget and are happy to mainly see finches and sea lions then San Cristobal is also for you.
It's main town is pretty small with a main street at the front and a few side streets with not much going on. The restaurants and shops are adequate just there is not much choice compared to other islands. There was a band playing when I was there but it didn't disturb me as my hotel was a little further down. What affected my sleep was all the sea lions on the beach (and roads). They can get very noisy when honking to one another late at night or early morning!
Written June 20, 2023
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Montreal Family
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Be aware that it is legal to have a concert until 2am right where all the hotels are located in Puerto Baquerizo. Tourists who come all the way to the Galápagos Islands are not here to party. We can do that in Miami for 1/4 of the price. We pay ALOT of money to go on tours that leave at 6 or 7am. These tours start at USD120 p/p and can go up to USD250p/p. I am sure i am not alone in my irritation that we absolutely could not sleep with the loud music. Every night that we were here, the political parties were broadcasting loud speeches and going around and around the main tourist strip honking their horns. It was sad to see the restaurants empty because tourists don’t want to eat where you can’t have a conversation due to political rallies. This town depends on tourism and post-covid everyone was saying that tourism is way down. Furthermore, for a town that promotes the environment, the concert goers left all their garbage all over the ground. Really shameful. FYI, municipal elections are in March. If you come, think twice about staying in the port area and definitely bring ear plugs. I suggest that the businesses in this area get together and lobby for laws which ban concerts that go past 10pm and also the incessant motorcades with the honking in tourist areas.
Written January 8, 2023
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Em
Berlin, Germany91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
It's right at the heart of town, on the primenade, right next to the main pier. Pretty viewpoint on the harbour, and nicely lit at night.
Written July 5, 2022
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This walk along the town's seafront is interesting. Many features and cafes and loads of sealions (some of which you may need to take action to avoid)
Written May 16, 2020
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mfjaramillo
Quito, Ecuador153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
For those of you who arrive at the San Cristóbal airport, this will be your first look at the Galapagos islands. On the pier you will see sea lions, iguanas, sea turtles, crabs, pelicans, finches, and other animals. You can also find a lot of restaurants, stores, and gift shops close by.
Written January 2, 2020
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Harry R
Ramat Hasharon, Israel389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We had a couple of hours in town before heading for the airport. The marina has some reasonable seaside cafes where the seats are shared with sleeping sea lions. A pleasant ending to our Galapagos trip.
Written November 22, 2019
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Brandylady
Aberdeen, UK1,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Beautiful area of the town of SAN Cristobal . Lots of restaurants and shops along the seafront and many photo opportunities of sea lions on the beach.
Written October 15, 2019
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kathmandu91
Sydney, Australia155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Learn to distinguish the voices of the males, the females and the babies. They adults rule. Do not try to pass the stretched out brute who owns the wooden walkway connecting the malecon with the ferry pier. Tolerate the smell, a necessary byproduct of a rookery of nearly 1000 sea lions. If you enjoy their antics, be sure to get to a beach to snorkel with the juveniles. Their interactions and antics should Not to be missed.
Written May 28, 2019
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA15,442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
In comparison to the slight Malecon of Isla Isabela this is phenomenal. It stretches from the beach of the sea lions along the shoreline toward the central docks and beyond. There are numerous images, signs, etc that provide information including the island maps in a watery plaza.
Written March 19, 2019
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Unique Universe Blog
Munich, Germany8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
The Malecon seemed with restaurants and bars. It's not very lively but a pleasant walk during day and night time.
Written February 20, 2019
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