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Salt Mine Volcano - Santiago

Galapagos Islands


The Salt Mine Volcano, also known as “Sugarloaf” Volcano or Pan de Azúcar, can be accessed through the trail south of the beach leading inland from Egas Port, on Santiago Island. There is a two-mile hike that takes you to the edge of a crater, formed on the remains of a salt mine, which was active in the 1920s and 1960s. Port Egas was named after the mine's owner, Hector Egas. The salt water lake is seasonal, as it subsides during the dry season. You can spotshorebirds, Galapagos flamingos and Galapagos hawks here.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Wet Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Salt Mine Volcano

  • Birdwatching


Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Mockingbird, Greater Flamingo