Bartolome Island is part of the Galapagos Islands. It is a volcanic islet near the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the "younger" islands in the Galapagos archipelago.
Bartolomé Island is an island belonging to Ecuador, which is part of the Galapagos Islands. It is a volcanic islet near the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the "younger" islands in the Galapagos archipelago. This island, and Sulivan Bay, on the island of Santiago, are named after naturalist and lifelong friend of Charles Darwin Sir James Sulivan Bartholomew, who was a lieutenant aboard the British Navy's HMS Beagle. Bartholomew is the Hispanicized form of the original name of this sailor, Bartholomew, who, together with Darwin, made the islands very famous.
It has an area of 1.2 km² (120 hectares) and a maximum altitude of 114 meters. Here is the famous Pinnacle, which is the most representative image of the archipelago. Here you can see the Galapagos penguin, as well as sea lions. Lava formations and recent volcanic cones are also observed.
This island offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the archipelago. The island is an extinct volcano and possesses a variety of red, orange, green, black soils and glowing volcanic formations. Bartolomé has a volcanic cone that is easy to climb and offers great views of the other islands.
It has two visiting sites for tourists. In the first, you can swim and snorkel around the Pinnacle Rock; the underwater world is interesting on the island. You can snorkel with penguins, sea turtles, white tip reef sharks and other tropical fish. The bay is also a great place to go swimming. The so-called twin bays are separated by a narrow isthmus.