Interpretation Center, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

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Enhance your tour of the Galapagos Islands with a visit to Interpretation Center, a project that aims to educate locals and tourists on the isles' species, plant life, and history. Opened in 1998, the center offers an extensive and comprehensive study of the island's life in both English and Spanish. Explore the detailed information on the origins of the islands, climate, ocean currents, and their remoteness from the rest of the continent. Our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip tool makes visiting Interpretation Center and other Puerto Baquerizo Moreno attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The information was great and we had a nice cool cross breeze but the birds and trees were the highlight. We saw lots of finches and walked up for fabulous views of the town. Great place.  more »
  • Nice place to get your bearings on San Cristóbal. Good history of the archipelago in a great setting.  more »
  • Well worth the visit to learn about the history of the Islands, The path then leads to Las Tijeretas for a hike up to great lookout points and, eventually, to lovely Punta Carola beach for more wildli...  more »
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  • Excellent source of information about the Galapagos! I learned much more than I expected. It is well laid out and free entrance. Beautiful trail that leads there.
  • Informative and free. What else do you need to know. The beach and hill behind it are worth the visit alone.
  • Its a good source of information about the Galapagos islands and the history of this place. It had information about how the islands were formed, who came here and also about the wildlife found on this islands and the problems brought here by the early explorers and now the locals with their cats and dogs, and so on... If you read all the information boards it may take an hour to slowly read, absorb and think about what has been presented. You could walk through, look at the pictures and not read anything like we saw many people do and it will take 5-6 minutes. More education and awareness is needed especially for the locals that are destroying these islands in various ways! Good little place - keep educating!!
  • This is a really interesting experience. We learned so much about the history of the Galapagos, and there is also some really important information about ecological issues on the islands. We think this should be a required experience as each tourist arrives in the Galapagos to understand the impact of tourism (for better or for worse) and how we as tourists can contribute to this beautiful and unique place in a positive way. I'd highly recommend visiting the interpretation center, especially during the heat and height of the sun as a way to escape a little in the middle of the day.
  • Great staff tours. Bilingual guides are available. Lovely museum rich with the history of the Galapagos Islands. There is so much to see. There's Darwin exhibits there as well. My group had a great time.
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