Named after the English King James II, Santiago was visited by Charles Darwin on board The Beagle. This island has a long history of human visitors from whalers and tortoise hunters to salt miners, all had an impact on the local fauna. Fortunately, the Galapagos National Park conservation work has resulted in rapid recovery of the local vegetation and species.
It is one of the islands with the most amazing Geological formations. Contrasting landscapes product of lava flows with different shapes and colors. Santiago is the fourth in size and it
is situated in the center of the archipelago
Highlights and Wildlife: Human history, landscapes, different visitor sites.
Landing: Dry, wet landing
Activities: Hike, snorkeling, kayaking, diving.
Total Area: 572 km2 /221 mi2