The Galápagos Islands are not the typical cheap backpacking destination, but since I was in Ecuador anyway to attend a conference, I decided to experience this unique place myself. A decision I did not regret… Luckily, once you are on the Islands food and accommodation are reasonable priced, if you shop around, and there are a lot of free activities to choose from. Below you find my favorite 5 free activities on Isla Santa Cruz.
1. The Galápagos Islands are distributed on both sides of the Equator and lie ~1,000 km west of mainland Ecuador, the country to which they belong. The archipelago consists of 13 islands and many smaller islets, the majority of which are not inhabited.