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Santa Cruz is the most populated island of the Galapagos, with Puerta Ayora as its largest town.
Interestingly, many of the early settlers came from Europe in search of a simpler and better life. Harsh reality proved them wrong!
 
Nowadays most of the new settlers come from Ecuador with basically the same wishes. 
To the north is Baltra Island with the main airport connection to the Ecuador mainland.
Our cruise started and ended here.
A trip to  Charles Darwin Station and its turtle breeding program is mandatory for all tourists that visit the Galapagos Islands.

Other locations we visited were Bachas Beach and Dragon Hill to the north, and a rancho high up in the Highlands.
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Charles Darwin Station
Bachas Beach
Dragon Hill
Rancho Primicias