Playa Ochoa, Galápagos

Playa Ochoa is located on San Cristobal Island, approximately 30 minutes by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It is a white coral beach, with an area of 160 meters. It was one of the beaches, through which Charles Darwin, in September of 1835, as San Cristobal was the first island of the Galapagos, where he landed.

Data of interest

  • Region: Coast
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitud:0° 51' 48.01" S
  • Length:89° 34' 14.79 " O
  • Climate:18º C a 29º C C
  • Population:-
  • Foundation:-
  • Mayor:Leopoldo Bucheli
  • Postcode:EC200350
  • Phone code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:- km. approx.
  • Distance from Quito:- km. approx.



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Information of Playa Ochoa

Playa Ochoa is a beautiful white color beach with calm waters, safe bathing and good place for snorkelling. This is a great place for landscape photography

It is home to blue-footed boobies, frigates, gulls and pelicans, at sea you can see rays, turtles, sea lions and tropical fish. In the area there is a considerable colony of sea lions in Galapagos.

Also Playa Ochoa much a brackish lagoon, where flamingos can be seen occasionally. It is also possible to observe two species of crabs on the beach ghost crabs and hermit crabs.

The beach is surrounded by shrubs such as mountain savory, manzanillo, husk and carob. One of the outstanding flora in this site is the Matazarna (Piscidia carthagenensis), this species is highly prized for its hardness and durability. Ghosts and hermit crabs are common species in this site visit.

Near the beach is a temporary pool, which is constantly migrating birds and shorebirds. It is one of the sites where mockingbirds is endemic to San Cristobal Island.

Playa Ochoa is a site that is used by cruise ships begin or end their trips in San Cristobal.

Playa Ochoa is often visited by tourists who enjoy the warmth and tenderness of the sea lions. What makes this site special is coexistence between man and nature.

Galapagos Islands, Playa Ochoa


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