ESPANOLA ISLAND

Española (Hood) Island. Española is the oldest island at around 3.5 million years, and the southernmost in the group. Due to its remote location, Española has a large number of endemic species.

Suarez Point

Is located west of the Española Island. Espanola is known as one of the older islands, with an estimated age of 3.3 million years. Basaltic lava rocks cover much of the island. Albatrosses are present in Española from April to November or December, marine iguanas, the Galapagos hawk, a variety of mockingbird, lava lizards, Darwin’s finches are considered endemic to this island. Besides the wildlife on this island a major attraction is El Soplador (a blowhole) located on a cliff, the water rises up 20 to 25 feet, depending on the intensity of the waves.

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Gardner Bay

Is located on the north Coast of Española Island. The visiting area is defined by two beaches. The main attraction is the colony of sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki), which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season.

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