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Santa Cruz Island


Named after the Holy Cross, its English name was given after the British vessel bearing this name (H.M.S. Indefatigable). It has an area of 986 km2 and a maximum altitude of 864 meters.

Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz is the island that hosts the largest human population in the archipelago at the town of Puerto Ayora which is the financial and tourist center of the province. In Puerto Ayora, you will find comfortable hosting facilities.

The Charles Darwin Research Station and the headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service are located here.

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