Punta Carola beach, Galapagos

Punta Carola beach is considered one of the best places in the world to practice suff. Located northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Santa Cruz Island. Punta Carola is a beautiful golden sand beach where the calm waters will play with sea lions.

Data of interest

  • Region: Coast
  • Province:Galapagos
  • Latitud:0° 53' 44.71" S
  • Length:89° 36' 32.95 " 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 Punta Carola beach

Punta Carola beach has an area of 300 meters, the same consists of dry forest vegetation.

This site is a large variety of rare plants on other islands of the archipelago, many of which are endemic to the region.

Among the most common plant species insular area can identify the salt mountain, lava cactus, palo santo, croton, Muyu, manzanillo, cactus, Miconia, milky mangrove various kinds such as red, white Jeli

On the beach there is a large colony of sea lions (Zalophus Californian wolebaeki) between vegetation and rocks are present marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus).

The weather in San Cristobal Island is largely determined by ocean currents. Normally from June to December, there is a strong current from the south, which creates a thick fog drizzle accompanied by creating a climate a bit damp and cold.

In December, the wind loses strength, the ocean is calm and the currents change, along the island has the warm current from the north of Panama. These currents create a weather pattern of sunny mornings defined later accompanied by clouds and occasional showers in the afternoon.

Punta Carola is a beautiful beach with white sand. The beach reminds an exotic landscape due to the nature, flora and fauna that surrounds it, is the ideal location for surfing, coming to have more national and international exponents of this sport in every summer.

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