From Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Historically, the Galápagos Islands were merely a hideout for pirates, or a way-stop for sailors looking to fill up on tortoise meat. But today several of the islands are inhabited, partially due to the rise in tourism.
Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz is the most populous town in the islands (it’s also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station). It looks much like any other small coastal tropical town, but it has some unique touches, like the gate for this business. Here is another picture of the main street on the harbor. We had a nice time walking around, getting ice cream and using an internet café.