Surf - San Cristobal is famous for its waves and reef breaks, best for the more experienced surfer. Sites include: Puerto Chino beach (novice), Punta Carola beach (moderate), La Lobería (moderate to advanced), El Cañon and Tongo Reef (advanced).
Snorkel - San Cristobal offers several places ideal for snorkeling: La Lobería beach, Playa Mann, Punta Carola, and Tijeretas Bay. Be aware there are no lifeguards on duty at any of these sites, so it’s at your own risk. Mind the tide charts (the best time to snorkel is at low to mid-tide), and the flag signals on the beaches (Green – safe, Yellow – Proceed with Caution, Red – Do Not Enter).
Dive - San Cristobal offers scuba diving for all! Open Water and Advanced Certification courses are available (usually lasting 5 full days between theory and practice) and Kicker Rock, perhaps the best-known dive site from San Cristobal.
Hike - Tijeretas Hill, the cliffs beyond La Lobería beach, El Junco lagoon, the list goes on! Remember, it’s best to hike with a partner, carrying plenty of water, sun protection, a first aid kit, and always leaving notice with your hotel as to where you’re going and when you plan to return. Safety is our top concern!
Kayak/paddle board - Enjoy a paddle in the bay of San Cristobal with our bilingual assistants and enjoy the sea lions, marine birds, and sea turtles you’ll find along the way!
Bike - San Cristobal has paved streets and bike paths, as well as bike racks at beaches, in order to encourage alternative transportation and this healthy activity! If you’re looking for a longer ride, take the bike path uphill to El Progresso village, or all the way to Puerto Chino (approximately 26 km/16 miles).
Camp - Camping is only allowed at certain locations, and with prior authorization from National Park officials. If you’d like assistance with this process, just ask!
Nightlife - While San Cristobal is an island with a small population, there are several bars and clubs for dancing, enjoying a cocktail, or watching the (soccer) game on the big screen! We’re happy to give recommendations for both food and drink!