Isabela

Urbina Bay

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West of Isabela Island, Urbina Bay is located; it is a fascinating area which is the result of a shallow sea bottom uplifted in 1954 hich shows a large coral reef that sticks up above sea level. Urbina Bay has a wide variety of plant life which changes depending on the season. We can observe the beautiful color of the plants which attracts many different insects. The site also features a short trek inland, where feeding giant tortoises can be spotted amongst the bushes in their natural habitat, as well as land iguanas nest the middle of the trail where their specially textured and yellowish skin can be observed from up close. Flycatchers, Darwin’s finches and mockingbirds are common on the ground and in the trees.

  • Type of Terrain: Flat
  • Physical Conditions Required: Low
  • Activities: 1 hour 45 min hike / 1 hour beach snorkeling
  • Highlights: Spectacular view of Alcedo volcano. Along the trail, we will see land iguanas, mockingbirds, finches, Galapagos hawks, Galapagos martins, and occasionally, giant tortoises. At the beach, we will be able to see the largest marine iguanas on the Galapagos, and those who wish to swim or snorkel can approach flightless cormorants, penguins, sea turtles, and assorted colored fish.

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  • bloqueador
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  • lentes
  • short
  • snorkel
  • traje