What Kind of Wildlife Will I Encounter While Visiting Isabela Island Galapagos?

Actualizado: 5 oct 2021

If you're planning a trip to the Galapagos, you are in for a wildlife treat. The Galapagos Islands are known for their extraordinary conservation efforts and the multitude of wildlife species that can be observed and, in some cases, safely interacted with them. Isabela Island is the largest island in the Galapagos Islands chain and is also the youngest, and some of the volcanoes that were key to its creation are still very active.


Isabella Island is one of the best places to see some of the Galapagos Islands' most famous residents: wild tortoises, but there are more than just tortoises here and it provides a wide variety of places to view and admire. Keep reading for some of the best locations on Isabela Island for wildlife viewing and interaction!


Concha de Perla:

This is a calm shallow bay where you are guaranteed to see several different species of marine life and approximately 20 different species of birds. This bay is ideal for snorkeling, which will put you face to face with tropical fish and where you are very likely to swim near sea lions, penguins and the world-famous Galapagos sea turtles.


Flamingo´s Home:

If you're a fan of Flamingos, don't miss this series of saltwater and brackish lagoons that boast the largest concentration of Flamingos throughout the Galapagos, you're also sure to see a variety of other coastal and seabirds when visiting here.


Las Tintoreras:

This beach with islets that are surrounded by mangroves is home to penguins, sea turtles, and sea lions, but at this location, you are also likely to see white-tipped reef sharks, iguanas, and rays. Marine iguanas nest here, and it is one of the few successful nesting locations that this species has.


The Wetlands:

The Wetlands are a series of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves that are a treasure trove for bird viewing. Common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules are just a few of the bird species that you can expect to view when visiting this special location.


Make sure to bring a camera as you visit these locations so you can capture the extraordinary birds and animals you will get to see.


Happy wildlife viewing!


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