Bartolome Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Located northeast of Galapagos, has an area of 1.2 km ² and a maximum altitude of 114 meters. Fe called Bartolome Island in honor of David Ewen Bartholomew of the British Navy. It is an island of volcanic origin and has the most spectacular landscapes of the Archipelago. Among them is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a rock formation that resembles an obelisk raised to the edge of the ocean. Here you can see the Galapagos penguin, sea lions, sea turtles, flamingos, Galapagos hawks and migratory birds.

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  • Region:Insular
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitude:-0.2833
  • Length:-90.5500
  • Climate:18º C a 29º C
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  • Area code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
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  • Distance from Quito:- km. aprox.
  • Distance from Guayaquil:- Km. aprox.



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Information of Bartolome Island

Bartolome is a small island characterized by its beautiful beaches, green mangroves and moonscape of volcanic formations

Bartolome Island is considered an open book of geology, its arid soil, rocks and craters that at first glance seem uninhabited. But the island is a true exotic zoo open.

The site access to the island is Sullivan Bay, on whose coast is landed and begin the ascent of a prominent volcanic, the same as for the many craters and lunar solfataric looks.

From the summit, which is about 100 meters high, is visible in the lower two horseshoe-shaped bays, side by side, leaving an isthmus between them. On the right at the tip ends in two bizarre formations of basalt rock: a cone-shaped and other shaped pen, which is particularly remarkable for its thinness, including Pinnacle Rock, an eroded tuff cone.

Pinnacle Rock is the most representative landmark of the Galapagos Islands, stands like a sentinel at the end of Bartholomew. It is an upright triangular rock the same which are remnants of a volcano, around this pinnacle you can dive with snorkel with sea lions and penguins.

Bartolome Island has a crest with stairs, where you can see the islands and around mangrove area that gives a beautiful contrast.

North of the island is a beautiful beach, which offers tourists a real aquarium you can observe several marine species in its crystalline waters.

Also in Bartolome has powerful evocations of human use in the past, including the extraordinary devastation by introduced goats and the remains of some salt mines. It also has some impressive natural sites such as plush seal grotto, a lake of flamingos, and geologically recent lava flows in Sullivan Bay.

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