Asilo de la Paz (Asylum of Peace), FLOREANA ISLAND
Asilo de la Paz is a visitor site of historical significance on Floreana Island located 5 mi (8 km) from Puerto Velasco Ibarra. A hill 450 m high that is behind Straw Hill in the agricultural area of the island. Visitors will pass through a Scalesia tree forest and see a corral where Galapagos tortoises from San Cristóbal Island are kept (the native Floreana tortoises have gone extinct) and Straw Hill which is an area where the Galapagos Petrel nests. The main attractions are of an historic type: one is the cave of pirates where some of the first human settlers on Floreana Island stayed and the other is the freshwater spring. The two sites are located at the base of the hill.
- Activities: Hiking along a trail leading to the top of the hill
- Difficulty: Difficult as the trail leads up to an altitude of 1476 ft (450m). Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.
- Type of Landing: Dry landing
- Highlights: Historic caves, fresh water spring, Galapagos petrels, medium tree finches, Galapagos tortoises in captivity