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Wetlands - Isabela

Galapagos Islands


The Wetlands, located outside of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, is the name given to a region of swamps and lagoons that are a popular visiting point on the island. It is the natural environment of the 4 mangrove species native to Galapagos, that play an important role in protecting the coastland from waves erosion and for the wildlife. A diversity of unique bird species can be seen here, like white-cheeked pintails, whimbrels, common stilts and gallinules. You can visit the Wetlands on foot, following an easy trail meandering through the swamps.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Wetlands

  • Birdwatching
  • Giant Mangroves


Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Greater Flamingo, Vermilion Flycatcher