Tour Costa

san cristobal

Lobería y las negritas – Tijeretas y centro de interpretación

You can choose to explore the coast of the island on a bicycle (helmets are provided). 

La lobería

La Loberia is located 10 minutes away from San Cristobal airport. This is a coral sand beach named after the large number of sea lions that used to rest on the rocks and sand. Adult male sea lions develop a large bump on their heads called a sagittal crest, this is an easy way to be able to differentiate a male from a female sea lion. During the tour, you will be able to snorkel with sea turtles, colorful fishes, and the occasional playful-natured young sea lion. 

While walking along the path, you will be able to spot button mangroves, white mangroves, Chala (croton), Palo Santo trees, Galápagos cotton, and other species of the coastal area. Following the nature path, you will reach Las Negritas, a cliff where you will be able to observe sea birds, sea turtles, as well as marine iguanas that due to their color are oftentimes mistaken for volcanic rocks. 

Centro de interpretación: Interpretation Center (Centro de Interpretación Ambiental Gianni Arismendy)

The Interpretation Center (Centro de Interpretación Ambiental Gianni Arismendy) is a building located near the port where you can find general information on the history and geology of the Galápagos. You can also find photographs and testimonials from the locals. 

There is a path that leads to Tijeretas, two viewpoints that provide an incredibly scenic view. Darwin Bay is an ideal spot for snorkeling with sea turtles, and sea lions, among other fauna. 

The path, later on, reaches a branch off where you can choose to return to the Interpretation Center or head towards Punta Carola, a beach with a lighthouse where you will be able to enjoy the view of the sunset on the horizon. This beach is ideal for beginner surfers due to its small waves, although during particular times of the year the waves do get bigger. Here you can also enjoy snorkeling with an infinite amount of sea turtles. 

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