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Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil

The most beautiful town in Galápagos

Information about Puerto Villamil

Biodiversity

Strinking views

Beach Quality

Snorqel Quality

Difficulty/accesibility

The vast majority of Isabela's human population live in Puerto Villamil, which still holds onto its traditional fishing port charm. Indeed many of Galapatours visitors tell us they think it's the prettiest village in the whole archipelago.

The main reason for this is that Villamil had little impact from tourism until the 1990s, the residents quietly making their living from fishing and farming. Then in 1996 a small runway was opened for flights for light aircraft operating inter-island flights. There are now 13 hotels and 18 bars and restaurants in town, compared to only 1 and 2 respectively in 1980! Despite this, the town still enjoys a relaxed and authentic atmosphere.

Villamil enjoys a beautiful long beach, which is picture-book tropics - palm trees line it's bright white coral sand. Behind the beach are several saltwater lagoons which are home to pink flamingos, pintail ducks and several other species. There are several visitor sites that can be the subject of excursions from town on foot, by minibus or panga.

Interesting facts about Puerto Villamil

Beautiful tropical beach

Lovely, relaxed fishing town

Several visitor sites within easy reach

Pictures of Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil

Possible Activities in Puerto Villamil

hiking

Hiking

zodiac fleet

Zodiac rides

snorkeling

Snorkeling

Highlights Close to Puerto Villamil

Animals in Puerto Villamil

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