Espanola

The southernmost Galapagos island of Espanola has one of the most interesting visitor sites at Punta Suarez. There are numerous sea lions and marine iguanas at the landing point, and a 1.6 mile circular trail passes masked boobies, blue-footed boobies and, from April to December, waved albatross. Espanola is the only place in the Galapagos Islands where waved albatross can be seen, and their mating displays are a memorable sight. The walk also offers views of the island’s rugged coastline, featuring a large blowhole around which marine iguanas congregate. Gardner Bay is a dazzling white coral sand beach and one of the longest in the Galapagos Islands. Visitors are free to roam along the beach, inhabited by many sea lions. There is also very good snorkelling around the islets in the bay.