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San Cristobal Island - GALAPAGOS
Area: 557 km2 or 215 mi2 
Maximum Altitude: 730 m or 2395 ft
Human Population: Approximately 6000

San Cristobal is one of the Galapagos Islands group.
The main town is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with tourist facilities.
From San Cristobal, 2 daily ferries only run to Santa Cruz. If you visit the island via tour you might stop off at the closest islands to San Cristobal:

Aerogal  flies to San Cristobal 5 days per week, TAME  4 days and LAN  2 days. (see Galapagos Islands Get In for more info).
There are 2 daily boats from Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz leaving around 7 AM and 2 PM. The two hour boatride is rough and noisy and cost $30-35 one-way.
EMETEBE has flights to Baltra-airport and Isabela if there is enough demand.
San Cristóbal is the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago, and one of the oldest geologically.
Its Spanish (and official Ecuadorian) name "San Cristóbal" comes from the patron saint of seafarers, St. Christopher. English speakers increasingly use that name in preference to the traditional English name of Chatham Island, derived from William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.
San Cristóbal has an area of 558 km2 (215 sq mi) and its highest point rises to 730 metres (2,400 ft). The capital of the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, lies at the south-western tip of the island. Two airlines fly directly to San Cristóbal Airport from Guayaquil, Ecuador; flights from Quito stop for passengers in Guayaquil.
This island hosts frigate birds, Galapagos sea lions, Galápagos tortoises, blue and red footed boobies, tropical birds, marine iguanas, dolphins, swallow-tailed seagulls. Its vegetation includes Calandrinia galapagosa, Lecocarpus darwinii, trees such as Lignum vitaeMatazarna. In the waters nearby are sharks, rays, and lobsters.
The largest fresh water lake in the archipelagoLaguna El Junco, is located in a crater in the highlands of San Cristóbal, in the southern half of the island. The lake harbors a large population of birdlife, but reaching the lake requires a short uphill walk. Nearby, La Galapaguera is a breeding station and sanctuary for giant tortoises.
Island tourism sites nearer the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno include the Cerro Tijeretas, a nesting colony for Frigate birds and a statue of Charles Darwin, marking the original site where he first disembarked in the Galápagos Islands during the voyage of the Beagle, on 16 September 1835. La Loberia, a colony of sea lions, lies about ten minutes by bus from the town.
Local boat tours also take visitors to two popular nearby dive sites. "Kicker Rock" (the Spanish name is "León Dormido") represents the remains of a lava cone, now split in two. "Isla Lobos" (sea lion island) is also a nesting site for blue-footed boobies.

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Casa Opuntia Hotel Galapagos
Located over the ocean front board walk and only a few meters away from Playa de Oro beach    
phone : + (593-2) 604 6800    
Site : Casa Opuntia Hotel San Cristobal Island    
Hotel Chathan
Av. Armada Nacional y Alsacio Northia. Puerto Baquerizo    
phone :(593 5) 2520137 / (593 5) 2520808    
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Hotel Miconia
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador    
phone :+593 5-252-0608    
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Hotel Galapagos Planet ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)
Av. Alsacio Morthia , Via al Aerpuerto , Puerto Baquerizo Moreno    
phone : +593 5-252-6139    
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Galapagos Casa Playa Mann
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal - Galapagos - Ecuador    
phone: +593 5) 2521971    
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The Eco Hotel Arena Blanca (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno) 
Avenida Tulcan, Avenida Quito, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 180250    
phone +593 2-225-7250    
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Galapagos Eco Lodge
Av. 12 de Febrero y Av. J Roldo San Cristobal Island    
phone : 593 052 520 124    
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Hotel Casa Blanca ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)
We are at the jetty port just in front of the tourist pier.    
phone : (593) 5 2520392 /    
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El Paraiso de Isabela ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)      
Barrio el Edén, Petrel y Floreana, Puerto Ayora    
phone : +593 2-246-9846    
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Hotel Los Cactus ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)      
Juan José Flores y Av. Quito Puerto Baquerizo / San Cristobal    
Phone:(593 5) 2520078 / 2520191    
Site :    
Hostal Casa de Laura      
Callejon 2, Avenida Armada Nacional - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno    
phone : + 052 - 520 173     
Site :    
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol      
It is a 5 minute taxi ride from the airport to our house.
It is a 2 minute taxi ride from the passenger dock to our house.
Telefax: 011-593-52521-788    
Site :    
Hospedaje Nathaly      
Calle Jose Vallejo s/n y Juan Jose Flores Isla San Cristobal    
Phone:00 (593) - 052520018    
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Blue Marlin Hotel      
Av. Alsacio Northia y Española Puerto Baquerizo / San Cristobal    
Phone:(5935) 2520253    
La Zayapa Hotel ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)      
Charles Darwin Avenue, San Cristobal, 200102, Islas Galápagos    
phone : 00593-0994820384    
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Hotel Northia ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno)      
Ave. Alsacio Northia y 12 de febrero, 593, San Cristóbal    
Phone:+ 052520041 - 0994010045    
Site : Hotel Northia on Facebook Email :    
Bellavista Hotel ( Puerto Baquerizo Moreno )      
 Malecón y Herman Melville - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno,    
Phone:0059352520352, Movil: 094767586    
Hostal Leon Dormido      
José de Villamil y Av Charles Darwin Puerto Baquerizo Moreno      
Phone (593 5) 2520169     
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