tallest tree in the galapagos islands.

Guest can climb the might ceiba tree for around $3. You can also spend the night for $20, though be forewarned that it is pretty rustic.

This Ceiba tree near the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island is generally considered to be tallest (and largest) tree in the Galapagos Islands. It stands more than 130 feet tall, measures 40 feet in circumference at its base, and supports a sizable treehouse that visitors can stay in for for about $20 a night. You can also climb the tree using a system of ropes and pulleys for $3.

Ceiba trees, which are found throughout South and Central America (as well as parts of Africa and Asia), are actually an introduced species in the Galapagos Islands. They played an important role in the mythologies of several indigenous cultures  and are still considered scared by many modern Mayan people.

Some locals claim that the tree is 300 years old, which seems unlikely, as it would mean it arrived in the early 1700s, or about a century before permanent settlers became established in the islands.  Either way, it’s a big a tree, especially for the Galapagos.