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Santa Fe Island

Also called Barrington. Named after a city in Spain, has an area of 24 km2. It was formed by an uplift caused by tectonic activity, means that the island does not have the typical cone shape.

Santa Fe Island map

Santa Fe hosts a forest of Opuntia cactus, which are the largest of the archipelago, and Palo Santo. Weathered cliffs provide a haven for swallow-tailed gulls, red-billed tropic birds, sehar-waters petrels.

Santa Fe species of Land iguanas are often seen, as well as lava lizards. There is a  turquoise lagoon and calm waters where snorkeling can be done along with sea lions.

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