Santiago Island Galapagos, Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay is located south-east of Santiago Island. It is of great geological interest. Here you can see some amazing lava formations, the result of a volcanic eruption in 1903. This is an excellent example of colors and shapes that contrast with lavas typical of other older types. Volcanological formations attract students and scientists from all sides due to the capricious formations.

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



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Information of Sullivan Bay

Sullivan Bay has an elevation of 114 meters, where you can observe sea and land birds, a colony of fur seal and black marine iguanas have adapted very well to this field.

This site is of great geological interest, a beautiful island and is a modern example of geography from the beginning of time. Several plants protruding formations, such as cacti Brachycereus. Anyone interested in volcanology and geology will be delighted by the incredible lava formations of Sullivan Bay.

There is a path of about 1.5 km, travel time is one hour and a half.

The area is covered with solidified lava flows in a corrugated or accordion. This area was very active in the last 25 years of the nineteenth century. Lava from Sullivan was formed in 1897. It's a very young geologically flow. The magma formed is flat, but the movement of underground lava, the rapid cooling and other eruptions led to the break in many places.

A 150m from the trailhead you can find patterns of trees, details of the crust indicate that they were trees growing in small crevices where soil and moisture accumulate in sufficient quantities to be developed.

At Sullivan Bay you can swim and snorkel from the beach.

Santiago Island Galapagos, Sullivan Bay


Map Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island Galapagos

Map Sullivan Bay,  Santiago Island Galapagos



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