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Charles Darwin Station

Hotel Galápagos

solymar-web12"The Station" as the locals call it, it was home to Lonesome George, as well as, Santa Cruz's Tortoise Breeding Center. Experience the wonder of these Giant Tortoises up close as you enter their corrals and take photos with these magnificent creatures. Try to catch a glimpse of Lonesome George as he naps under a shrub.

Stop by the interpretation center, it's a fantastic place to learn about the conservation of the islands, geology and the movement of the tectonic plates. Incredibly small, the young tortoises are the highlight of the visit, it's difficult to imagine that a 500-pound Giant Galapagos can start so tiny!

  • Essential items hat, sunscreen, camera and comfortable shoes.
  • Duration 1-2 hours.

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