Egas port

Puerto Egas - Santiago Island

Puerto Egas is one of the best visitor sites of Santiago Island. It got his name from the salt mining efforts undertaken by Hector Egar during the 1920s, and that proved to be a failure; even though the salt could be extracted quite easily, the transportation costs made the whole enterprise not viable. Today, the salt-lake crater is home to white-cheeked pintails and the occasional flamingo but is not open for visitors.

Thanks to its beach, from where is possible to swim or snorkel, Puerto Egas is a very good place to observe shorebirds looking for food on during low tides and a short trail takes you to a rocky landscape shared by fur seals and young sea lions.