The red beach island is the best way to describe Rabida. The sand’s red color is due to the high concentrations of oxidated iron in the lava. Rabida was originally called Jervis by English sailors.
Rabida is a paradise for birdwatchers. It is home to Darwin’s finches, pelicans, and mockingbirds. There is a flamingos colony that can be spotted in the lagoon behind the beach. It is an excellent spot for snorkeling, where sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays could be observed.
Highlights and Wildlife: Red sand beach, Sea lions, sea turtles, rays, marine iguanas, Darwin finches, flamingos.
Landing: Wet landing
Activities: Hiking, kayak, stand-up paddle board and snorkel
- Walking: Easy
- Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
Total Area: 4.9 km2 / 1.89 mi2