If you want to show your kids an island undisturbed by humanity, one that instills a respect of nature in visitors, the Galapagos islands are the perfect destination. It’s a unique, almost otherworldly experience to build sandcastles a few yards away from lazing sea lions, or to swim in the pool while marvelling at the giant iguanas crossing the adjacent street. More importantly, to travel with kids to Galapagos is to have an experience not to be missed.
San Cristobal is the fifth largest of the Galapagos Islands, situated on the east side of the archipelago. The island is home to many of the area’s most stunning attractions, including Cerro San Joaquin, a remarkable volcano standing 895 meters high.
Sea lions cavort in the harbor of Puerto Baquerízo Moreno while fascinated tourists pass through, snapping photos or enjoying the spectacular scenery beyond the marine mammals. It’s a surreal scene, the whole area dominated by sea lions roaming wherever they want—on benches, under trees and even on fishing boats.