This spot has been frequented by ships since the s that used the area as anchorage. Trails lead from the cove past Lake Darwin up to a ridge displaying wonderful views. Another area of interest is Punta Tortuga. Located north of Tagus Cove, also across from Fernandina Island, this beach is surrounded by mangroves. The Wetlands consist of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves and are home to a variety of unique bird species such as common stilts, whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails, and gallinules.
The Wetlands can be visited on foot via a path that winds through the swamps. Located on the northwestern coast of the island and comprised of two separate coves, this site is a large bay with spectacular sea life.
Seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating mola-mola sunfish may be spotted here. This bay is great for diving and snorkeling. The Tintoreras Islets, located a short distance from Puerto Villamil, is home to a great variety of wildlife. Its turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos penguins, marine turtles and sea lions.
One of its beaches, surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully. The most populated area of Isabela Island, Puerto Villamil is located on the southern coast of the island.
The 2, locals depend on tourism and fishing and welcome visitors. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the relaxing beach paradise: extensive white-sand beaches, the turquoise-blue water, the sandy streets lined with palm trees provide a serene atmosphere.
Along the beach one can see iguanas, seabirds, and crabs, and on boat tours sea lions, Galapagos Penguins, and Blue-footed Boobies can be spotted. Snorkeling offers the opportunity to view manta rays, penguins, marine turtles, and colorful fish. But I definitely prefer to have my own snorkel.
If you plan on going out snorkeling or diving more than a few times, the investment will more than pay for itself.
Most scuba companies dive with full 6mm wet suits year-round. Even if you are snorkeling, a full or "shortie" wet suit will make the experience much more enjoyable, especially from June to November, when the Humboldt Current makes the water significantly colder.
I highly recommend that you find out in advance if your ship or tour operator can provide or rent you a wet suit. If not, consider buying one. Note : This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip. Book Hotels. Ghost Adventures 8am 7c.
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Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 12 hours 21 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time. The average prices of flights throughout the year.
Data compiled from major airlines flying this route. Only Guyaquil and Quito offer direct flights. TAME Information:. We will help organize all of your flights and bookings to suit your needs and travel plans! Let us know your travel dates and times, and we will book the tickets as soon as possible. There are also "special fares" that restrict the buyer to only 21 days in the islands.
It's a great option for those who have a tight schedule and don't plan to stay longer than the 21 days. The rest of the tickets are open for 1 year. Students used to get a discount, but not anymore.
If you have a big group, we can try to get your tickets for a discounted price when booking your flights.Albemarle Point. At Isabela's remote northern tip the remains of a US World War II radar base line the shore. The Point is the nesting site for flightless cormorants and home to a colony of the largest marine iguanas in the Islands. One of the most pristine visitor sites within the Galapagos National Park, here you can see a pahoehoe lava flow.