Galapagos Islands and their natural riches have enjoyed great
popularity throughout the world – and rightfully so. There are many activities and visitor sites.
Santiago Island tours
This is long golden beach behind which are mangroves
and saltwater lagoons. Turtles nest on the beach but the feral pigs eat
many of the eggs and so breeding levels are low. This exceptional beach
is excellent for swimming.
Bay is visited for its' geological features; a vast lava field only put
down 100 years ago which still has only a couple of pioneering plants
taking hold on what is an otherwise barren but interesting landscape.
Birds were virtually non-existent, with only American Oystercatcher and
Wandering Tattler feeding on the shoreline and of course the
Frigatebirds watching from the air.
Buccaneer's Cove is a particularly scenic area of
steep cliffs and dark beaches. The beaches inside the cave were used by
buccaneers in the 17th and 18th century to careen their vessels. The
surrounding cliffs and pinnacles are the nesting site of many different
species of seabirds.
The landing is on a black beach with eroded rock
formations in the background. The trail crosses the dry interior, where
the remains of a salt-mining enterprise can still be seen and then
continues along the coast. Intertidal pools are home to a variety of