The bustling town in Puerto Ayora is central to almost everything in Galapagos. Although it is the biggest town on the Galapagos Islands it not its capital (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in San Crístobal is). Here, you will find local merchants loading and unloading their ship, you can catch a water-taxi ride to Playa Alemanes / Las Grietas and the beautiful hotels Angermeyer Waterfront Inn and Finch Bay! Also, it is the meeting point for a few cruises that start from here.
You be almost certain that you find a few sea lions relaxing on the benches of the pier, which are actually though for tourists to sit on. But, as you will learn in Galapagos, sea lions don't give much about these rules.
Highlights at Puerto Ayora
- Buzzing action of merchants
- Sea lions sleeping on benches
- Enjoy the city's wonderful, laid-back island vibe