Espumilla beach, Galapagos

Espumilla Beach is one of the most idyllic locations in the Galapagos Islands, located on the northern coast of Santiago Island, James Bay. It was a place of business saline during the 50's. This beautiful silver is a great place for swimming and snorkeling. On the outskirts of Playa Espumilla can see extraordinary lava formations.

Data of interest

  • Region: Coast
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitud:0° 51' 48.01" S
  • Length:89° 34' 14.79 " O
  • Climate:18º C a 29º C C
  • Population:-
  • Foundation:-
  • Mayor:Leopoldo Bucheli
  • Postcode:EC200350
  • Phone code:593 5
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:- km. approx.
  • Distance from Quito:- km. approx.



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Information of Espumilla beach

Espumilla Beach is an important site for amidation of sea turtles. You can also find a wide variety of Galapagos finches, marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals, land and sea turtles, flamingos, dolphins and sharks.

Among the most representative flora Espumilla Beach is ascalesia bushes, mangroves and Palo Santo.

The ascent to the crater of the salt mine today called as Sugarloaf lets you see the finches and cormorants. It is frequented by divers of different nationalities.

Espumilla Beach is the largest beach that has the Santiago Island. Is sandy brown. Behind it lies a mangrove forest, which houses two small lakes, one of which you can see birds like flamingos lagoon, patillos, lapwings and other real.

The beach is surrounded by shrubs such as mountain savory, manzanillo, husk and carob. One of the outstanding flora in this site is the Matazarna (Piscidia carthagenensis), this species is highly prized for its hardness and durability. Ghosts and hermit crabs are common species in this site visit.

Espumilla Beach is often seen by tourists who enjoy the warmth and tenderness of the sea lions. What makes this site special is coexistence between man and nature.

Galapagos Islands, Espumilla  beach


Map Espumilla beach, Santiago Island, Galapagos

Map of Espumilla beach, Santiago Island, Galapagos
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