The town is located on the southern shore of Santa Cruz island. There are more than 10,000 inhabitants but it remains safe and relaxed. Tourists wander along the waterfront or in and out of souvenir shops. Fishermen chug into Pelican Bay with their catches. Agencies and restaurants hawk services to tourists. There are banks, a basic hospital, internet and tourist info available from several offices and booths. Apart from the sights listed below, you can just hire some snorkelling gear from a dive shop, or a bike, and go off and explore.
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There aren´t that many places to go out at night in Puerto Ayora and a stroll along the Avenida Charles Darwin will reveal them all.