The "joint footed" petrel is found here, a nocturnal
sea bird which spends most of its life away from land.
The most visited places are: The historical Post Office Bay and Asilo de
la Paz, Punta Cormorant, Corona del Diablo, Enderby, Gardner Bay.
Post Office Bay, since the 18th century whalers kept a
wooden barrel that served as post office so that mail could be
picked up and delivered to their destination mainly Europe and the
United States by ships on their way home. At the “Devil's Crown”, an
underwater volcanic cone, coral formations are found.
Floreana island has 80 inhabitants, around 45 in
Puerto Velasco lbarra and some more in the highlands. 15 people were
born in the island, you may lodge at the Wittmer hotel.
The most interesting sites to visit in the
Floreana Islands are Punta Cormorant and Devils Crown. Stories tell
that the first colonist of the Galapagos, an Irishman named Patrick
Watkins, was stranded on Floreana in 1807 and lived by selling food
supplies to visiting whaling ships.
Island isn't much to do here if you chose to stay, but you can take a
good few hikes (guided by a naturalist) and enjoy the peace of the