Puerto Ayora
in Cantón Santa Cruz of Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-0.740 and -90.314 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -0° 44' 24" and W -90° 18' 49"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - USD
Spoken languages:
Spanish
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:58 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Pacific/Galapagos
UTC/GMT offset: -5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:59 am and 6:04 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
2.752 and 95.705 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Deca
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ecuador in South America

Safety Score: 2,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Ecuador.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ecuador. Last Update: 2019-06-17 07:23:54

Discover Puerto Ayora

Puerto Ayora in Cantón Santa Cruz (Provincia de Galápagos) with it's 8,996 citizens is a place in Ecuador about 815 mi (or 1,312 km) west of Quito, the country's capital city.

Current time in Puerto Ayora is now 11:58 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Galapagos with an UTC offset of -6 hours. We know of 3 airports near Puerto Ayora. The closest airport in Ecuador is Seymour Airport in a distance of 20 mi (or 32 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Galápagos Islands in a distance of 118 mi (or 189 km), North-West. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, , , and . To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Lava House Hostal

Address
0,1 mi
Roberto Schiess and 18 de Febrero Str.
200350 Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 10:30
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Ocean Dreams Galapagos

Address
0,1 mi
Calle Seymour y 18 de Febrero
200102 Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 10:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Ninfa

Address
0,5 mi
Settlers and Thomas de Berlanga 
Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge

Address
0,5 mi
Bellavista, Via al Camote
Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 09:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Fiesta

Address
0,5 mi
Calle Moises Brito y Juan Montalvo
200350 Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Gloria Galápagos Inn

Address
0,3 mi
12 de febrero y Charles Binford
200101 Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 10:30
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 19:00
Weekend: 10:00 - 18:00


Hotel Solymar

Address
0,3 mi
Av. Charles Darwin Y Tomas De Berlanga
Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 12:30
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Silberstein

Address
0,3 mi
Ave Charles Darwin y Piqueros
00000 Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


HOTEL DEJA VU

Address
0,2 mi
Fragata y Daphne
200350 Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 11:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Red Mangrove Divers Lodge All Inclusive Adventure

Address
0,2 mi
Calle Cucuve y Floreana
Puerto Ayora
Ecuador

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Galapagos - Puerto Ayora na Santa Cruz

Published: November 18, 2012
Length: 26:18 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Włodzimierz Borkowski

Z cyklu ciekawe miejsca. Archipelag Galapagos. Wyspa Santa Cruz. Puerto Ayora. Terytorium podległe Ekwadorowi. Spacer po sympatycznym miasteczku z wizytą na niepowtarzalnym rybim targu, na.


Fish marketplace in Puerto Ayora

Published: October 26, 2014
Length: 59:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: reisfreaks

Watching pelicans and a sea lion begging for leftovers at the fishmarket in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.


Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Celebrity Xpedition

Published: December 02, 2013
Length: 22:37 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Galapagos

Here we first visited the Darwin Centre (see other video) and then we went for a walk in the city - the most interesting seeing was the local fish market, where the fishermen just had landed...


Marine iguanas, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, South America

Published: May 29, 2013
Length: 52:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pietro Pecco

The marine iguana is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana...


PUERTO AYORA ISLA SANTA CRUZ GALAPAGOS

Published: December 24, 2013
Length: 21:57 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: jose perez

PUERTO AYORA ISLA SANTA CRUZ GALAPAGOS.


EXPEDICIÓN GALÁPAGOS 1 BALTRA-PUERTO AYORA

Published: December 22, 2013
Length: 37:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: jose perez

BALTRA-CANAL DE ITABACA-ISLA SANTA CRUZ-PUERTO AYORA-ALBATROS-LOBO MARINO-ATÚN-PELÍCANOS-ESTACIÓN CHARLES DARWIN-IGUANAS-PARQUE NACIONAL ...


Santa Cruz Island, The Galapagos Dwyerkev's photos around Puerto Ayora, Ecuador (travel pics)

Published: December 03, 2010
Length: 16:20 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Dwyerkev's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/dwyerkev/1/1267648599/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using...


Galápagos y su Gente, Puerto Ayora, Carnaval (I Parte) 14-02-2010

Published: May 10, 2010
Length: 42:39 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: adonayarrieta

Galápags y su Gente, Puerto Ayora de Carnaval, 14-02-2010 Producción: Adonay Arrieta adonayarrieta@gmail.com Costa Rica.


Mercado de Puerto Ayora

Published: June 20, 2013
Length: 31:58 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Alberto García

En el pequeño puesto de pescados de Avda Darwin en Sta Cruz, Galápagos, está muy animado,transitado y vigilado, aunque clientes hay pocos.


Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Ecuador, South America

Published: August 12, 2011
Length: 02:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pietro Pecco

Puerto Ayora is a town in central Galápagos, Ecuador. Located on the southern shore of Santa Cruz Island, it is the seat of Santa Cruz Canton. The town is named in honor of Isidro Ayora, an...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos)

Santa Cruz Island is one of the Galápagos Islands with an area of 986 square kilometres and a maximum altitude of 864 metres . Situated in the center of the archipelago, Santa Cruz is the second largest island after Isabela. Its capital is Puerto Ayora, the most populated urban centre in the islands. On Santa Cruz there are some small villages, whose inhabitants work in agriculture and cattle raising. This island is a large dormant volcano.

Located at -0.633333, -90.3667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of the Galápagos Islands

Academy Bay

Academy Bay is the natural harbor of Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos Islands archipelago. The bay was named for the California Academy of Sciences, which sent an expedition here in 1905. It is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, founded in 1959 to preserve and study the Galapagos wildlife. It was here that the crew of the Norwegian ship Alexandra was rescued from in 1906.

Located at -0.75, -90.2833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ports and harbours of Ecuador, Galápagos Islands

Santa Cruz Canton, Ecuador

Santa Cruz is a canton in the Ecuadorian province of the Galápagos. Its area covers the islands of Baltra, Bartolomé, Marchena, North Seymour, Pinta, Pinzón, Rábida, Santa Cruz, and Santiago. As of the 2006 Galápagos census, it has a population of 11,262.|

Located at -0.633333, -90.3667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cantons of Galápagos

South Plaza Island

South Plaza is a small island off the east coast of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands. It has an area of 0.13 km and a maximum altitude of 23 metres. South Plaza was formed by lava up streaming from the bottom of the ocean. Despite its small size it is home to a large number of species and it is famous for its extraordinary flora. That is why this island is very popular with visitors.

Located at -0.583611, -90.1625 (Lat. / Lng.), about 15 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of the Galápagos Islands

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Puerto Ayora