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The Best Things to Do in Puerto Ayora

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Puerto Ayora

3.7
World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations

Popular things to do in Puerto Ayora

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Nature / Park
Charles Darwin Research Station
3.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Nature / Park
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Geologic Formation
Las Grietas
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do. The town serves as the main port of call for many tourists, and the pleasant waterfront plays home to a significant population of sun-loving sea lions and waterfowl. Attractions in Puerto Ayora include white sand beaches, snorkel-friendly gorges, and even a research station named in honor of Charles Darwin--all within easy reach of the town center. For access to the area's wild coastal ecosystems, arrange a boat tour of Santa Cruz island and the surrounding Galapagos islands. Bars, restaurants, and shops, though on a small scale, provide decent entertainment for a town of this size. Find what you're looking for from your Puerto Ayora holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Ecuador trip planner.

Side trips from Puerto Ayora

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Beach
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay Santa Cruz
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ranch
Rancho Primicias Santa Cruz
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
North Seymour Island Baltra
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Outdoor Activity
Think Galapagos Santa Cruz
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Puerto Ayora

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Art Gallery
Galeria Aymara
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Laguna las Ninfas
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Puerto Ayora

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Beach
Playa de los Alemanes
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
El Garrapatero
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Playa de los Perros
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Playa de La Estacion
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Puerto Ayora

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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Puerto Ayora

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Park
Parque San Francisco
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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