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ISABELA ISLAND - GALAPAGOS





Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGENERAL INFORMATION

Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingArea: 4588 square km
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingMaximum Altitude: 1707 Mts
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingPopulation: 2000
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingGeography: Caletas, Sierra Negra Volcano, lava tubes, lava formations of cones, salt lake in crater, elevated corals
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingGetting there: private tour, speed boat
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingGetting around: hiking, snorkeling
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingMajor site: Bolivar Channel
Bartolome Galapagos islands travel information - Bartolome cruises, scuba divingObservations: dry landing, snorkeling, visits in boats



Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreDESCRIPTION



Step into the past in Puerto Villamil where the streets are made of sand. Puerto Villamil is Puerto Ayora twenty years ago, and now is the time to visit before it's overrun with tourism. Isabela, being the largest island in the Archipelago, is not often visited because most animal life is on the western side - too far for some cruise ships.
Here, you can see the second largest volcanic crater in the world - Sierra Negra. On the western side are the penguin and flightless cormorant colonies, the only flightless cormorant in the world. Again, the only way to get to these colonies is via a bigger, more expensive cruise, or a longer, two-week cruise. Anyway, in 2008 there is a colony of more than 40 Galapagos penguins just in Puerto Villamil. Now you have a great opportunity to snorkel with them !.



Even though you can't make it to the western side of the island, Puerto Villamil is worth a week. You can rent a cabin on the beach for about $35.00/day in low season. Split amongst friends, it turns out to be pretty inexpensive. You can hire horses to get to Santo Tomas or trek to the Muro de las Lagrimas, a historical visitor site reportedly built by convicts. There are countless marine turtles as well as nests. Oftentimes, during nesting season, The Charles Darwin Foundation is looking for volunteers to help them mark nests. If you've got the time, sign up to get an up close and hands on experience with these amazing animals. Snorkeling is fantastic as well as the ambiance.

You also can visit walking Concha Perla, the Centro de Crianza and Los humedales, with the Flamingo lagoon

If posible, take a boat to Los Tuneles in cabo rosas, it is amazing place where you will enjoy snorkeling. The entry it is a little bit scary. Be sure that the boat has all security items and life jackets.

Bus

There are trips twice/day to the highlands (7:00 and 12:00). Buses leave from the market to Marianitas, Sto. Tomas, La Cura and La Esperanza.

In la Cura you can hire a truck for excursions around the village or rent horses. It is a 20 minute hike from La Cura to the Sierra Negra volcano.


atellital Images courtesy of NASA

 

There are restaurants and a small store to buy food. Always check on prices and taxes before ordering.

Visitor Sites:

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePunta Moreno
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreTangus Cove
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePunta Tortuga
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreUrvina Bay
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreVillamil
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSierra Negra Volcano
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreAlcedo Volcano
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePunta Albemarle
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreElizabeth Bay
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePunta Garcia




Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFAUNA


Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBatfish
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFrogfish
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreOctopus
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSharks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSponges
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFlightless Cormorants
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreGalapagos penguins
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMarine Iguanas
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreRays
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSea Turtles
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFlamingos
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBlue herons
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMarine Iguanas
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreAlcedo Tortoise
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePelicans

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreFLORA

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreMangroves
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSaltbrushes
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much morePalo Santo
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreShrub bushes

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreACTIVITIES

Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreWalking
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSnorkling
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreScuba diving
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBirdwatching
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreCycling
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSea Kayaks
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSun and beach
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreBars, restaurants and discos
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreTours
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreSurfing
Galapaguide - Galapagos islands Ecuador South America travel information - Travel guide. Cruises, scuba diving and much moreHorse riding



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