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Volcan Sierra Negra. Isabela, Galapagos.

Horseback riding to Volcan Sierra Negra

Isabela, Galapagos.

Volcan Sierra Negra

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Volcan Chico

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Volcan Chico

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Volcan Chico

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Volcan Chico

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Volcan Sierra Negra

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Volcan Chico

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

White Rainbow

Volcan Sierra Negra. Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

White-tip sharks at Tintoreras Island

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Sea lion pup

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Sea lion at rest

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Sayapas or red crab

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Isabela Island

Galapagos, Ecuador

Isabela beach

Galapagos, Ecuador

Garza

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Love beach

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Iguana

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Mirador

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Humedales, trail to Wall of Tears

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Galapagos Turtles at Breeding Center

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Galapagos Turtles

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

Galapagos Turtle at lunch

Isabela, Galapagos. Ecuador

 
 
  Tourism in Isabela
A hidden gem within a treasure.
 
 

Los Tuneles: A spectacular formation of lava tunnels and arches partly submerged in the sea. Here you can snorkel in several places and normally you see turtles, manta rays, sharks, sea lions, penguins among others. Personally, this is my favourite tour of all the activities on offer in Isabela.

Volcan Sierra Negra: Sierra Negra is the second largest volcanic crater in the world (11km diameter). From the edge of the crater where you can take in spectacular views of the volcano that erupted as recently as October 2005. One hour further on and you arrive at ‘Volcan Chico’ where fumaroles and parasitic craters can be seen.

Tintoreras: The Tintoreras are a series of small islands directly in front of Puerto Villamil. A boat takes 5 mins to cross the bay and goes slowly along the coastline so you can see the penguins and boobies. You can also snorkel in between the islands. There also get off the boat and take and a short trail that takes you to see sea lions and a spectacular water alley full of resting sharks.

Wall of Tears: A large wall made of lava boulders constructed by prisoners in 1948. It lies 5km from the town and the road leading to it is excellent as various, well sign-posted nature trails lead to lagoons, viewpoints, secluded beaches etc.

Concha de Perla: Concha de Perla is like a natural swimming pool, closed off from the sea. It is a next to the docks. It is a beautiful place to swim and snorkel. It is a 5 minute walk from town.

   
     
 

Giant Tortoise Breeding Center: This National Park run centre is where the giant tortoises are raised from eggs to adolescence before being set free in their natural habitat in the highlands. The centre is fun, especially for the children and there is a good interpretation room. It is a pretty 30 min walk from town or 5 mins in taxi.

Wetlands: The Wetlands of Isabela Island are located just outside of Puerto Villamil. The Wetlands consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species such as common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules. The Wetlands can be visited on foot via a path that winds through the swamps.

Famingos Lake: To the west of Puerto Villamil there are various salt and brackish lagoons which house an impressive variety of coastal and sea birds. Here, visitors can also find the largest concentration of flamingos in Galapagos.

Other Tours
  • Brattle island: Best place to see frigates with inflated redchests.
  • Barahona/Quinta Beach: Beautiful isolated beaches.
  • Floreana: 2 hours from Isabela.
  • Scuba Diving: Spectacular diving tours to Brattle Island, Widow Rock, Four Brothers Isands etc.
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    Hotel Albemarle . S/N En Malécon . Puerto Villamil . Isla Isabela . Galapagos . Ecuador