Red Beach, RABIDA ISLAND - The Galapagos Islands

Rabida has a distinctive look, with its reddish beach, cliffs, and steep slopes of volcanic cinders. A noisy colony of sea lions lives on the beach, and a short trail inland is a good place to observe land birds such as finches, doves, yellow warblers, and mockingbirds. Hidden behind a narrow strip of green salt bush is a briny lagoon where flamingos may be found. Snorkelling along the rocks at the east end of the beach may reveal many of the reef fish common to these waters.

The Galapagos Islands


About Red Beach...


  • Activities: Snorkeling, birdwatching, swimming, Panga ride & short hike
  • Difficulty: Easy/ moderate
  • Type of Landing: Wet landing
  • Highlights: Blue-footed boobies, flamingos,White-cheeked Pintail ducks, colorful fish, pelicans, sea lions, brackish water lagoon, penguins, Galapagos Hawk white-tipped reef sharks, lava herons, lava lizards, marine iguanas, mockingbirds