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South Plaza - South Plaza

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South Plaza is one of the smallest islands in Galapagos. It was formed through the uplifting of an underwater volcano. Here, you can find the largest population of land iguanas, making their home through the magnificent forest of Cactus Opuntia, which is their main source of food during the dry season. By walking towards the highest point (82ft), you can also spot sea lions, marine iguanas, and tropicbirds like blue-footed and Nazca boobies or swallow-tailed gulls. South Plaza Island is the only place you can find Galapagos hybrid iguanas, as the land and marine iguanas live together on the island.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Snorkeling

Highlights at South Plaza

  • Birdwatching
  • Snorkel with Sea Lions
  • High Concentration of Wildlife


Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Land Iguana, Galapagos Lava Gull, Galapagos Lava Heron, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Great Blue Heron, Nazca Booby, Red-Billed Tropicbird, Swallow-Tailed Gull