San Cristobal, the easternmost of the Galapagos Islands and one of its oldest islands.
Cerro Brujo, a beach with white sand on the western side of San Cristobal. Highlights: Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea lions and marine iguanas; Chatham mockingbirds and lava lizards
This lagoon, located in San Cristobal's highlands at 700m altitude, is the only freshwater reservoir on Galapagos. It offers spectacular views. This lagoon was formed by rainwater that has been collecting in the caldera over hundreds of years. Galapaguera offers a chance to observe tortoises living in their natural habitat.
Espanola, the oldest Southern Island in the Archipelago is also the most southern. Due to its isolated location, a wide range of unique endemic species have evolved.
The site is located in the northeastern part of the island. It has an extensive white-sand beach that's home to sea lion colonies.
Snorkeling is possible on these islands, where you can see a variety of fishes and animals, including turtles, coral reef sharks, tropical fishes, etc.
Punta Suarez has a wide variety of wildlife. The blowhole is located along the cliff where the seawater can be forced up to 20m. Highlights include the Waved Albatross that is only found in Hood (April to December), Galapagos Hawks and blue-footed, Nascar, or Espanola Lava Lizards.
Floreana's colorful past is a result of the buccaneers and whalers who inhabited it, as well as convicts and early colonists.
Punta Cormorant is home to two beaches that are very different and an inland lagoon with pink flamingos.
The snorkeling spot is located near Punta Cormorant. This site is an entirely submerged volcanic cone that's been eroded into a jagged appearance.
It is one of only a few places that are visited to learn about its history. The wooden barrel is where you can drop off or pick up letters. You will also see the remains of a Norwegian fishing village.
Dragon Hill can be found on the northwest side of Santa Cruz Island. There are small lagoons filled with flamingos and Palo Santos trees as well as Opuntia Cactus.
Santiago Island lies between Isabela Island and Santa Cruz Island.
The island is home to a variety of marine iguanas, fur seals, and seabirds.
The site has a great deal of geological value. Highlights include a 100-year old lava field, pahoehoe structures, and lava bubbles.
Genovesa, a flat eroded volcanic island with a submerged caldera, is a volcanic island that has a naturally formed harbor.
This site is an excellent place to see the "Short Eared Owl". Fur seals, seabirds of different species and other wildlife can be seen during the boat rides.
This area is dominated by steep cliffs. The area hosts thousands of frigatebirds as well as red-footed bobies.
Daphne Mayor, a small island with a tuff cone where birds can nest. Peter Grant and Rosemary Grant conducted a study on Darwin's Finches that lasted 20 years. You will also see red-billed tropical birds, blue-footed and nasca-boobies.
Flights from Quito