Fernandina Island Galapagos, Punta Espinosa

Punta Espinoza is located on Fernandina Island, the youngest of the Galapagos Archipelago and most volcanically active. She has an amazing combination of barrenness with lots of wildlife. Having no introduced mammals, Fernandina has a unique setting with the highest density of marine iguanas, sea lions share their habitat with crabs, and hawks.

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  • Island:Fernandina
  • Sector:Northeast
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  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Punta Espinosa

Punta Espinoza is a narrow ledge of lava and sand that extends from the base of the volcano to the sea. Located north-east of Fernandina, the third largest island in the Galapagos. Named in honor of King Ferdinand, who sponsored the voyage of Columbus. Fernandina has an area of 642 km ² and a maximum height of 1,494 meters.

It is a narrow strip of land where hundreds of marine iguanas congregate in large groups. The famous Flightless Cormorant inhabits this island as well as penguins, pelicans and sea lions. Different types of lava flows can be observed. There are also mangrove areas.

Punta Espinoza is a place famous for its large colonies of marine iguanas and as the habitat of unique species like the flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, among others. It is an ideal place to observe the lava cactus growing on these young lava and survive with little water.

Also visible is one of the world's most active volcanoes. The last recorded eruption occurred in May in Fernandina 2005, the same one that lasted three days. The biggest eruption was in 1968, where two thirds of the floor of the caldera collapsed inwards to a depth of 300m. Then there have been minor and effusive, where collapse of the caldera.

Punta Espinoza is crossed by a canal from Tagus Cove, and is known as the point for one of the highest concentrations of endemic marine iguanas. The area is one of the most beautiful to be accessed, located in the northwest of Fernandina Island.

Fernandina Island Galapagos, Punta Espinosa


Map Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island Galapagos

Map of Punta Espinosa Galapagos



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