Red Beach, RABIDA ISLAND
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.
- 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