Isabela Island Galapagos, Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil is the capital of Isabela Island has the smallest population in Galapagos with around 2000 inhabitants. It is characterized by its beautiful lakes very close to the population and housing a wide variety of birds. This port has little tourist infrastructure, but is very picturesque. The city was named after the General Villamil, who took possession of the Galapagos Islands.

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  • Island:Santiago
  • Sector:Southeast
  • Address: -
  • Schedule of attention:Daily
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil is situated on the southeast coast of Isabela, the largest island of the archipelago, has an area of 4588 km2, which corresponds to 60% total surface of all the Galapagos Islands. With an exotic beauty in the variety of flora and fauna near the urban area, constituting a must-see for lovers of nature.

Puerto Villamil has a beach of fine white sand, with an exemption from 3 km away, where you can observe a great variety of migratory birds.

Founded in 1897 by Antonio Gil as the center of production operations. Here is the Centre Breeding Tortoise, which provides the opportunity to observe and understand the programs that protect the Galapagos National Park works with the Charles Darwin Research Station.

The Breeding Center you can see two of the five sub-species of giant tortoises, which are looked after by the rangers. The center was created to protect individuals in their first years of life because in the wild introduced animals such as pigs and donkeys are a danger.

Also from Puerto Villamil you can get to the Sierra Negra volcano with a crater of 10 thousand feet in diameter, one of the largest in the world and around small craters are active. You can also visit the Great Wall of Tears, Wetlands and sulfur mines.

Visitors to Puerto Villamil Delas enjoy beautiful beaches inhabited by species that have made famous the archipelago.

Isabela Island Galapagos, Puerto Villamil


Map Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island Galapagos

Map of Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island Galapagos



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