Punta Espinosa

Punta Espinoza - Fernandina Island

Punta Espinoza, in Fernandina Island, is one of the most pristine spots on our planet, as no animals have been introduced to Fernandina, maintaining its ecosystem intact. Although the landscape looks barren on first sight, Punta Espinoza has the highest population density for marine Iguanas, which are found virtually on every inch of the landscape. This space is also shared by sea lions, flightless cormorants, penguins and Sally Lightfoot crabs that make a wonderful contrast with the dark grey pahoehoe lava.

At low tide, is possible to see turtles and spotted eagle rays in an inlet from the trail. There are also tide pools where is usual to find octopus and damselfish.

Punta Espinoza also makes for one of the best places snorkeling sites on the islands. There are great chances to see penguins, sea turtles, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas feeding underwater.