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Egas Port - Santiago

Galapagos Islands


Overview

Egas Port, locally known as Puerto Egas, is one of the most visited sites on Santiago Island. There as was a salt mine here, around the 1960s, and you can still see some crumbling buildings and a large area that is now used as a soccer field. The mine's owner was Hector Egas, hence the site's name. From the black-sand beach, where you can likely encounter sea lions, you can follow a trail that leads you near the salt mine and the lake that forms within it, where you can spot flamingos.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Wet Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Snorkeling ,Dinghy Ride


Highlights at Egas Port

  • Birdwatching
  • Salt Mine Crater

Animals:

American Oystercatcher, Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Fur Seal, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Lava Gull, Galapagos Lava Heron, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Great Blue Heron, Greater Flamingo, Nazca Booby, Swallow-Tailed Gull, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-cheeked Pintail, Yellow-crowned Night Heron