Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez | Española Island

The trail is about 4 km (2 miles) long and the walk takes about 2 hours. A geyser near the trail sprays water some 25 m (75 feet) into the air. This is one of the most popular landing sites in Galapagos.

The highlights include: sea lions near the landing place, sometimes to be seen body-surfing in the large breakers; large marine iguanas, with red-coloured males in the breeding season; oystercatchers; blue-footed and Nazca boobies; Galapagos hawk; Galapagos dove; swallow-tailed gull; red billed tropicbirds in flight; and three species endemic to Española – waved albatross (present only from April to December), Española mockingbird, and Española lava lizard.

There are three Darwin´s finches: the small ground and warbler finches, and the large cactus finch (which is found only here and on Genovesa).   

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Española Island

Española Island has other amazing visitor sites: Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet, Gardner Islet and Punta Suarez.