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Espumilla Beach - Santiago

Galapagos Islands


Espumilla Beach is located on Santiago Island, at the northern edge of James Bay. It is a beautiful golden sandy beach, bordered by dense green Palo Santo and mangrove forests. It is a great site for swimming and snorkeling, and you can encounter green turtles, sharks, rays and even octopuses. There's a trail you can follow from the beach that takes you to a vivid green lagoon, where you can spot pin-tail ducks and pink flamingos. You'll also be able to see Galapagos hawks and pelicans in the area, and marine turtles use this beach as a nesting site.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Wet Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Snorkeling ,Dinghy Ride

Highlights at Espumilla Beach

  • Birdwatching
  • Green Turtle Nesting Beach


American Oystercatcher, Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Hawk, 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, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-cheeked Pintail, Yellow-crowned Night Heron