San Cristóbal Island, San Cristóbal has an area of 558 km2 and its highest point rises to 730 m. The population is approximately 6000. San Cristóbal is the most fertile island of the archipelago and is the second most populated after Santa Cruz. San Cristobal is the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago, as well as one of the oldest geologically.

It is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835. A small lake called El Junco is the only source of fresh water in the islands.  The availability of fresh water is what led to the early settlement of San Cristobal. 

In 2007, a second airport on Galapagos was completed. Tourists could now also fly to San Cristobal Airport

From San Cristobal you can visit the world-famous dive and snorkeling site of Kicker Rock. Here you can see shoals of Hammerhead sharks. You can also visit the Island of Espanola where the albatross’s mate in the season mid-January to the end of March. You can do a tour of “San Cristobal 360 degrees” and get to visit Punta Pitt with the Red footed Bobbies

The sealion colony in Punta Carola is also impressive.