ESPAÑOLA ISLAND (Hood)
Located in the Southeast corner of the Galapagos Islands, Española Island is considered one of the most beautiful islands on the archipelago and heaven for birdwatchers. Two visitors’ sites, Suarez Point and Gardner Bay, attract visitors from all over the world to observe the famous blowhole (Soplador), the magnificent and romantic waved albatrosses, and the unique Christmas Iguanas. Complementing, Española Island also has an extraordinary snorkeling and kayaking site with abundant marine wildlife.
There are three visitors’ sites on this island:
- Gardner Bay,
- Suarez Point,
- Gardner and Osborn Islets.
Highlights and Wildlife: Christmas Iguana, waved albatrosses, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, sea lions, Española mockingbird, whitetip reef shark, manta rays, Wrasse, Parrot fish, Scorpionfish, Surgeonfish, Galapagos doves, Galapagos hawks, Sally Lightfoot crabs, Red-billed, Tropic birds
Activities: hiking, snorkeling, SUP
Total Area: 23 mi2/ 37km2
Population: 0 (uninhabited)