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Fernandina Island, Galápagos Ecuador

It is a geological paradise, where vegetation grows on a volcanic coast. Located northeast of the archipelago, with an area of 642 square kilometers, is separated from Isabela Island by the Bolívar Strait. It is the second highest island in the Galapagos with 1494 meters over sea level. Fernandina is also one of the most volcanically active islands in the Galapagos Archipelago. Here you can observe marine iguanas, sea lions, pelicans and penguins.

Data of interest

  • Region:Insular
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitude:-0.4167
  • Length:-91.5000
  • Climate:18º C a 29º C
  • Population:-
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  • Area code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
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  • Distance Guayaquil:- Km. aprox.

 

 

Information of Fernandina Island

Fernandina Island or Narbough, is just a volcano of intense activity, therefore, sterile and deserted. At the top of the Strait there is a huge bay on the side of Isabela. Banks Bay is formed by the collapse of the south wall of an old crater.

Its remote location and incredible volcanic landscapes make it one of the most exotic of the archipelago, while still one of the least visited.

Fernandina Island is the third largest of the Galapagos Islands. It is also the island's busiest. Inside is the Cerro Azul volcano, accompanied by abundant fumaroles and solfataras. It is the largest volcano erupted several times since the last eruption was in April 2009.

Cerro Azul volcano, 1,690 meters, is located on the western tip of Isabela Island, the largest of the Galapagos archipelago. Entered into an eruptive process on 11 April, the vast columns of smoke could be seen long distances, even from the island of Baltra. The eruption highlighted the dangers, both natural and other provenances, which threaten the wildlife of the region.

One of the main attractions are the Fernandina Island Galapagos marine iguanas are the only of its kind that have the ability to swim in the ocean around the world. They are an important part of Fernandina and is truly a spectacle to see how their colors change from dark green to blue and red colors amazing during their breeding season.

Fernandina is the island where the past is still intact fauna and flora. Fernandina ecosystems harbor unique species such as land and marine iguanas, snakes, rats, endemic, flightless cormorants, penguins, finches, blue footed boobies, among others.

Fernandina Island, Galapagos Ecuador

 

Map Fernandina Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Map Fernandina Island, Galapagos Ecuador

 

Activities of interest in the Fernandina Island

 

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