GALAPAGOS ISLAND – TOP 10
TOP 1. ESPAÑOLA ISLAND
A natural paradise with a white sand beach and a unique diversity of marine species. Due to its great variety of sea birds, this island is very popular among bird watchers. In this wonderful place, you can find masked boobies, blue-footed boobies, Galapagos gulls, red-billed tropicbirds, swallow-tailed gulls, and most importantly, albatross.
Española Island, its most important attraction is the blowhole, this is a hole formed on the edge of the island producing water that shoots upwards in the form of a jet.
TOP 2. LEON DORMIDO. SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND
Immerse yourself in one of the most biodiverse places in Galapagos, the Leon Dormido or Kicker Rock islet is the rest of an ancient volcanic cone, one of the places where we can find the most marine life: a variety of sharks and spotted guila rays, white tip reef sharks, Galapagos and hammerhead sharks, sea lions, colorful reef fishes like the yellow tail surgeon, the parrot fish, the puffer fish, among others as well as Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, and frigate birds. Spectacular for diving and snorkeling.
TOP 3. NORTH SEYMOUR
Amagical place for snorkeling and diving, with a sea bed full of life where you can swim with sea lions, hundreds of exotic fish, you can observe hammerhead sharks, manta rays, among others. A pleasant walk on the island observing iguanas, blue footed boobies, frigates, and many more species of birds. A wonderful natural scenery to visit.
TOP 4. SOUTH PLAZAS ISLAND
An island that may be small, but full of life. Sea lions show off the beautiful landscape,
a very colorful place with lots of vegetation, tall red cactus, its beautiful view of the sea,
its cliffs make a place worth visiting.
TOP 5. BARTOLOME ISLAND
It is not a place to observe flora and fauna as it is an island of volcanic formation, however, its beaches of crystal clear water, white sand, from its viewpoint a fantastic view of Sullivan’s Bay and Pinnacle Rock make this island an amazing visit. One of the best islands for snorkeling.
TOP 6. TURTLE BAY
A beautiful beach with white sand that contrasts with the turquoise of its sea,
several dark and porous rocks complement the landscape that offers rest away
from any noise. It is known by this name because this is where the Galapagos tortoises nest,
a place for the observation of the fauna, mainly sea lions, flamingos, iguanas, and other species.
You can practice surfing, snorkeling, trekking.
TOP 7. ISABELA ISLAND
One of the main islands, Isabela, with its pristine, beautiful beaches, black lava with white sand, blue footed boobies, fragatas, wonderful snorkeling, with dozens of sea turtles, etc. An island not to be missed and worth visiting.
TOP 8. SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO
An impressive place is full of magic and mystery, the best place to visit by trekking (16km) over a
volcanic area. The views will seem like they are from another planet, and the size of the volcano’s caldera can leave you stunned.
A place where you can understand the volcanic eruptions and their effects through time.
TOP 9. ISLA RABIDA
Located to the northeast of Isabela, certainly the only island that stands out for its intense red sand beach. You can snorkel with sea lions, sharks, eagle rays, and redfish.
TOP 10. GENOVESE ISLAND
To the north of the archipelago, we find the Genovesa Island that has a special characteristic since it has the shape of a horseshoe. On this island we can find the 3 classes of boobies: blue footed boobies, red footed boobies, and nazca boobies, as well as frigates, tropical birds, and even the Galapagos owl, can be observed.
Above all, If you like bird watching this is the perfect place for you.
Are you ready to discover these and more incredible tourist sites of Galapagos?
You can do that through Cruceros or Island Hopping tours.