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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

A town where sea lions have their own beach!

Information about Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Biodiversity

Strinking views

Beach Quality

Snorqel Quality

Difficulty/accesibility

The town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno was founded in the mid-1800s and is the oldest settlement in the Galápagos, as well as being the capital city of the Province. It's the second-largest population centre in the islands.

This pleasant town is home to over 6,000 residents and has two main streets, including Malecón Charles Darwin along the waterfront where there are restaurants, souvenir shops, and hotels. Its main sources of revenue are from fishing and from tourism.

The small town beach is reserved just for the local population of Galápagos Sea Lions, which the locals seem to treat almost as equal citizens! You can often see them lounging on benches by the waterfront or lying on the decks of boats.

Further along the coast to the north are public beaches for the human residents and visitors, and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is gaining a reputation as a South American "surfing hotspot", with Tongo Reef to the west of town being a particularly popular surf location.

Interesting facts about Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Sea lions on their own private beach

Surfing at Tongo Reef

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Possible Activities in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

hiking

Hiking

snorkeling

Snorkeling

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Animals in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

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