- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day out at Brujo Hill, one of the most beautiful white coral beaches on San Cristóbal. It is particularly famous because it was the first coast Charles Darwin ever stood foot upon in 1835. A tuff cone partly composed of lava, this site offers swimming, skin diving, beach relaxation, and wildlife observation opportunities. Among the most unique species found here are the Chatham mockingbird and the San Cristóbal lava lizard, which cannot be seen in any other place within the Galapagos, and brujo birds, an endemic subspecies of the island. The protected bay is famous due to its young sea turtles that you can swim or dive alongside.
The Kicker Rock Islet is the remnants of an antique volcanic cone. Its waters are the favorite of submarine swimming professionals and also of scuba divers that get to go as deep as 100 meters in their immersions. There are two vertical underwater walls with a gap in the center that make a paradise for the hammer shark, the grey reef shark, the white-tip shark, and the Galapagos shark. You can also see barracudas, rainbow fishes, octopuses, stingrays, and seal lions. Red-chest royal frigates and hundreds of blue footed boobies can be found in the arid landscape. There are several walking trails here, including one to the Obelisk, a rock emerging from the sea.
Next visit Lobos Island across a canal from San Cristóbal. This island is named after the several species of sea wolves (sea lions) in the area. Also observe the South American fur seal, marine iguanas, Chatham lava lizards, East Galapagos snakes, blue footed boobies, and common frigates. During your time on the island, you can take a speedboat ride and see brown pelicans and shorebirds, or go diving to see underwater life. An 850-meter trail passes through an arid vegetation zone, volcanic floor, and sand zone. Approximately an hour is needed for this walk.