Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
This is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galápagos doves and Galápagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island..
- Activities: Hike (1.3 mi / 1 ½ km) swimming and snorkeling
Difficulty: Moderate the lava is very hot so be sure to have thick-soled shoes.
Type of Landing: Dry landing at the rocky shore and a wet landing at the white sand beach
Highlights & Animals: Geology and volcanology. Pahoehoe lava flows, which has hardened in accordian-style formation. Small glass-like bubbles of lava can be found, called “hornitos”.
Oystercatchers, great blue herons, lava herons, lava lizards, marine iguanas, mockingbirds. Swimming with sea lions and other wildlife from the shore.