Espanola is the southernmost island in the archipelago. It is one of the oldest island in the group and has very few obviously volcanic features. This is the only location where you can see the Galapagos waved albatros from Apr to Dic. Wildlife: Nazca boobies, swallow tailed gulls, lava lizards, Xmas marine iguana, Galapagos hawk and also has one brilliant white sand beach with a huge sea lion colony.
- Highlights: Punta Suarez
- Animals: Lava lizards, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, waved albatrosses
- Possible Activities: Hiking
- Type of Landing: Uneven - rocky
- Difficulty: Difficult
- Espanola Visitor sites:
- SUAREZ POINT
This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the ocean front, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities.
Highlights: Hood mockingbird, Nazca boobies, waved albatross, red-billed tropicbirds, lava lizards, Galapagos hawk, blue-footed boobies, blow hole, amazing landscape
Possible Activities: Hike (3 km)
Type of Landing: Dry Landing
- OSBORN ISLET
This small island to the southeast of Española Island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.
Highlights: Colorful fish
- GARDNER BAY
Gardner Bay, on the eastern side of the island, is the breeding site of nearly all of the world's 12.000 pairs of waved albatrosses. It has an ample white sandy beach with a myriad of sea lions, perfect for relaxing. Its rocky shores make this site a great place for diving and snorkeling.
Highlights: White sandy beach, sea lions, mockingbirds; snorkeling: colorful fish, sea lion nursery