Isabela Island


The archipelago's largest island, Isabela, was formed by the joining of five young volcanoes is the most beautiful townsite in Galapagos, with its long, white-sand, palm-lined beaches, the biggest one stretches for over 3 kms. Isabela’s main town, Puerto Villamil is a small port village, with sandy streets, a few locally run restaurants, and hotels. retains a laid-back vibe.

Isabela offers you the oportunity to vist amazing places like Tintoreras Islet, if you like hike the Sierra Negra Volcano and the always famous Los Tuneles


Los Tuneles, also known as Cabo Rosa, is an uninhabited islet located 1 hour from Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island. These lava formations look like tunnels and along hundreds of years have become a marine paradise inhabited by varied endemic Galapagos species. Ideal for snorkeling due to its crystal-clear and shallow waters. This site is home to sea turtles, albatrosses, flamingos, iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, royal frigate, manta rays, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, a variety of birds, lobsters, sea snakes, among other species.



Sierra Negra is one of the six volcanoes that form Isabela, located at the southeastern end of Isabela Island It is one of the most active of the Galapagos volcanoes with the most recent historic eruption beginning in June 2018 and continuing through the summer.

Guided tours of the volcano offers an amazing experience as you hike along its enormous caldera and enjoy beautiful landscapes across a color-filled volcanic terrain. Sierra Negra is also home to Galapagos famous native fauna and flora.



Las Tintoreras Islet is an islet to the south of the bay of Puerto Villamil in the island of Isabela, the name of the islet comes from a channel that is filled during high tide of whitetip reef sharks, the latter typically referred to as Tintorera. The Islet has a small and beautiful bay with calm turquoise waters inhabited by sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and rays. There is also a lava trail leading to two beaches with mangrove trees and that are used by Marine iguanas as nesting sites.



Wetlands are a complex trail of 6km long, located south of Isabela Island, they have a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as the spectacular scenery of the bay, the town of Puerto Villamil, islets and rocks. Isabela wetlands present both themselves. Here yo can see tortoises, Marine Iguanas and Flamingos. Take a scenic coastal ride through the wetlands to the site of the Wall of Tears to learn about some of the human history of the Galapagos.



Located in the Port of Villamil, the Concha de Perla can be reached via a wooden pathway. Concha de Perla is a natural pool with crystal clear sea water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling with sea lions, marine iguanas, a wide range of fish and occasionally penguins and stingrays. It is highly recommended to visit this place in low tide cause for better visibility.


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