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Espinosa Point - Fernandina

Galapagos Islands


Overview

Espinosa Point is on Fernandina Island, and it is the only spot on the island you can visit. The landscape is strikingly barren, because of the terrain made of jet-black petrified lava, but it is very rich in wildlife, due to marine upwelling. This happens when the nutrient-laden currents of the Cromwell Current reach the island, bringing large amounts of plankton, which is food to a variety of species. Besides being the home of the largest colony of endemic marine iguanas, you can encounter here Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, flightless cormorants, and also plants like lava cacti and mangroves.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking


Highlights at Espinosa Point

  • Amazing Landscape
  • Views of La Cumbre Volcano

Animals:

Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays