Located in the extreme south-east of the Galapagos Islands is Española or Hood Island (in honor of British Admiral Samuel Hood).
Located in the extreme south-east of the Galapagos Islands is Española or Hood Island (in honor of British Admiral Samuel Hood). The amount and variety of wildlife on this site is remarkable, being one of the oldest islands in the archipelago. Española Galapagos Island is considered a paradise for bird watching due to the number of endemic and foreign species that inhabit this island. Here you will find spectacular landscapes such as the blowhole, a fissure in the lava where the water gushes out like a Gayser. There are two areas for visitors, Punta Suárez and Gradner Bay. Punta Suárez, considered one of the best places to visit in the archipelago, offers time to relax on its beach with warm sand and calm water surrounded by sea lions. Gardner Bay also amazes its visitors with its white sand beach and for being an incredible diving spot.
Area: 60 km2
Human population: 0
Visiting sites: Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay.
Wildlife to See: As a bird watcher's paradise Espanola is inhabited by nesting albatrosses, blue-footed and masked boobies, Galapagos hawks, Darwin finches, swallow-tailed gulls, Espanola mockingbirds, shorebirds, Galapagos doves, too Its fauna is made up of marine iguanas, lava lizards, sea lions.