Espanola Island is part of the Galapagos Islands. The English named it Hood Island. It is located in the extreme southeast of the archipelago and is considered, along with Santa Fe, one of the oldest, at approximately four million years. A popular tourist stop, Isla Espanola is the most southerly island in the Galapagos Archipelago. It is about a 10- to 12-hour trip by boat from Isla Santa Cruz. Tourists come to see the albatrosses and the mating dances of blue-footed boobies on Espanola Island.

Two spots are especially popular with visitors: Bahia Gardner, which has a lovely beach; and Punta Suarez, of interest because of its varied bird-life. This island has its own species of animals, such as the Espanola mockingbird (which has a longer and more curved beak than the one on the central islands), the Espanola lava lizard, and the marine iguana (which has red markings on its back). Here there are also boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other tropical birds.


JOURNEYS trips that include Espanola:

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey aboard the Alta

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey aboard the Coral I & II

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey aboard the Eclipse

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey aboard the Eric, Flamingo & Letty

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey aboard the Evolution

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey aboard the Lammer Law

Galapagos Wildlife Odyssey for FAMILIES aboard the Eric, Flamingo & Letty


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