Española Island Galapagos, Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez is located on the west coast of the Spanish island, the oldest island of the archipelago, with about five million years old. One of the most attractive and most popular of the Galapagos. In Punta Suarez can be seen as a subspecies of iguanas with red and green colors of the Spanish endemic. Furthermore, this is the only place in the world where albatross nest.

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  • Island:Española
  • Sector:West
  • Address: -
  • Schedule of attention:Daily
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information on Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez has a length of 60 km ² and a height of 206 meters above sea level. The temperature varies between 19 and 27 degrees Celsius.

Situated on the Española Island, known as one of the oldest in the archipelago, with an estimated age of 3.3 million years. Much of the island is covered by basaltic lava rocks.

Española has a high percentage of endemism because it is isolated from other islands, this is because the species in this island have no gene flow with species from other islands.

Punta Suarez is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Galapagos Islands, as he maintains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in Galapagos.

During a walk of three miles, tourists will have the opportunity to see blue-footed boobies and albatrosses. You can also see marine iguanas, which have a turquoise color with red in the breeding season. A variety of mockingbirds, lava lizards, Darwin's finches are considered endemic to this island, lava gulls and forked tail, blue-footed boobies, herons, albatross, finches, sea lions and crabs. The landscape is ideal for photographs.

Another major attraction is the Blower Punta Suarez. It is a tunnel connected to the sea at this site the water rises between 20-25 meters, depending on the intensity of the waves.

Española Island Galapagos, Punta Suarez


Map Punta Suarez, Española Island Galapagos

Map of Punta Suarez, Española Island Galapagos



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