On the younger end of the islands, Santa Cruz is located in the center of the Galapagos archipelago.
The largest urban center in the island chain, Puerto Ayora, is here. So you’ll have a wider array of choices for food and tour agencies.
The largest draws to the island include:
- A 6,600 ft lava tube
- Charles Darwin Research Station
- Giant collapsed magma chambers
- Tortuga Bay – see a plethora of animals including iguanas, sharks, and tortoises