SOUTH PLAZA (Plaza Sur)
This is one of the central islands in the Galapagos. Off the east coast of Santa Cruz Island there are two islands: North and South Plaza. Only South Plaza is open to visitors. It is one of the smallest islands of the archipelago. Despite of its size South Plaza is one of the most colorful islands, depending on de season, its covered by sesuvium which changes in different tones of green, orange, red and purple. This beautiful landscape is combined with cactus trees.
This site is the ecosystem to the smallest land iguanas, marine iguanas, sea lions, and diverse bird life. There is also, a unique specie of hybrid iguanas.
It is possible to snorkel around the coral reefs around this island.
Highlights and Wildlife: Colorful sesuvium landscape. Land and marine iguanas, hybrid iguanas, sea lions, blue footed and Nazca boobies, tropical birds. Marine life: reef sharks, sea lions, rays.
Landing: Dry landing
Activities: Walking, snorkeling.
- Walking: Moderate
- Swimming/ Snorkeling: Moderate
Total Area: 0.13 km2 / 0.05 mi2