Genovesa Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Located north of the Galapagos Archipelago. Genovesa is nicknamed the "bird island" due to the large number of birds that inhabit it. It is a small island just 14 km ² and a maximum altitude of 76 meters, consisting of the challenges of a large crater, which is now almost entirely submerged. In the Genovesa Island fur seals are found, which probably came dragged by the Humboldt Current and the only of its kind that live in tropical waters.

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  • Region:Insular
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitude:0.33333
  • Length:-89.96666
  • 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 Genovesa Island

Genovesa is also known as Tower Island and is considered by many visitors as the most impressive island of the archipelago.

Its name comes from the town of Genoa (Italy) where he said that was the birthplace of Columbus.

It is the ideal place for ornithologists by the abundance of birds in it, highlighting some species such as swallow-tailed gulls and lava gulls, which are the only ones of their kind to have nocturnal hunting habits.

Genovesa is a dormant volcano, which has suffered several landslides due to volcanic activity. It has two visitor sites that are accessible through a gap at the foot of the volcano, making this walk a unique experience.

The island is shaped like a horseshoe. Thousands of years ago was a huge volcano whose southern wall collapsed, forming the Great Darwin Bay, surrounded by cliffs, where currently some birds have their nests.

In the center of the island Genevesa Arcturus Lake is full of saltwater, home to smaller marine iguanas of the archipelago.

You can also find marine iguanas, fur seals and a large Palo Santo forest.

In Darwin Bay you can dive along the inner wall or outer wall. Another possibility is from the outside of the volcano through the channel in the boiler.

Genovesa attracts a large number of birds pelagic (ocean), come to nest and breed on this island, including: large frigates, blue-footed boobies, gulls in tails, tropical birds, doves, Darwin's finches and the petrels.

Genovesa Island, Galapagos Ecuador


Map Genovesa Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Map Genovesa Island, Galapagos Ecuador



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