Most folks don't come to the Galápagos to shop, and most of what you will find here is pretty standard tourist fare. The entire length of Avenida Charles Darwin is strewn with simple souvenir shops and T-shirt outlets. But there are a few exceptions. If you're looking for jewelry, check out Galápagos Jewelry (tel. 05/2526-044; www.galapagosjewelry.com), on Avenida Charles Darwin, between Isla Floreana and Indefatigable. They have excellent one-off pieces, many in the shapes and images of local flora and fauna. They also have storefronts in two high-end hotels in Quito, the J.W. Marriott and Swissôtel Quito, as well as in Guayaquil and Cuenca. The best local art and high-end crafts can be found at Galería Aymara (tel. 05/2526-835; www.galeria-aymara.com), on Avenida Charles Darwin and Los Piqueros. Another good option, although I find it pricey, is Angelique Art Gallery (tel. 05/2526-656), on Avenida Charles Darwin near the corner of Indefatigable. If you want to take home a fabulous image of the Galápagos flora and fauna, head to Creative Force (tel. 05/2527-004), which features the fabulous images of photographer Daniel Fitter, available framed or unframed, in a variety of sizes.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.