Asilo de la Paz, Galapagos

The site of some of the earliest human habitation

Asilo de la Paz, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Asilo de la Paz on Floreana is a historically important site for the Galapagos. It marks the place where some of the first settlers on the archipelago stayed, and you can visit these caves as well as the rare freshwater spring that made life possible for humans here.

The visitor center is located a short transfer from Puerto Velasco Ibarra on the western coast of Floreana. From the visitor center you can hike up to the top of a 1,470ft hill, walking through magnificent Scalesia forest and passing by a breeding centre where San Cristobal Giant Tortoises are kept - the native Floreana Galapagos tortoises are long extinct, hunted by humans for their meat.

The hiking trail up the hill is hard going in places, and our Galapatours guides really recommend good hiking footwear for this excursion - avoid open-toed shoes.

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Highlights at Asilo de la Paz

  • Historic caves
  • A rare fresh water spring
  • Scalesia Forest walk

Possible Activities

Hill hike

Map of Asilo de la Paz

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