Puerto Villamill (recommendations)

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During your time in Puerto Villamill relaxation will be likely to be on the cards. You are in a great position as the town backs onto a wildlife rich lagoon, and the beaches and sandy roads make great spots to leisurely explore by yourselves. Ask your hotel for directions to the 1 km long boardwalk trail to the nearby Villamil Lagoon, known for its abundant birdlife. Continue to the end and you’ll reach a giant tortoise breeding centre, and another lagoon can be found another five minutes’ walk up the main road. Snorkelling at Los Tintoreras and cycling in the town are also popular. An interesting historical attraction is the Wall of Tears, a 100 metre wall built by convicts from lava rocks. The penal colony closed in the 1950s, and the wall represents an interesting period of Galapagos history. The site is around seven kilometres from the town, so is a short taxi ride.

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