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Galapagos Islands: More Main Attractions
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Punta Pitt
Punta Pitt is located to the north of San Cristóbal Island and covers an area of 558 km2 and 730 meters above sea level.

Punta Pitt is a combination of eroded volcanic cones and scarcely populated by endemic vegetation on the islands. It is a setting with a variety of colors due to the presence of different types of lava and diverse vegetation. This environment provides protection and warmth for species like sea lions, lava lizards, marine iguanas, frigates, pelicans and boobies. Punta Pitt is the only place on the Galapagos where you can see three species of boobies nesting in the same area.
The beautiful yellowy-olive beach with brilliant crystals is product of the erosion of the lava and shells from the sea. On this beach you can see dozens of sea lions, frigates, pelicans, herons and gulls flying over the site.

León Dormido or Kicker Rock
The León Dormido is found on the San Cristobal Island. It is a volcanic cone with ash-type lava that has been eroded by the action of the sea. Only a minimum portion of this cone remains made up by two rocks with completely vertical walls that form a small channel. The highest part reaches 144 meters above sea level.
These impressive rocks make up a natural monument. You can see tropicbirds flying, frigates and boobies whose nests are on the rocks.
The crystalline sea allows you to observe the depths up to 15 meters, to see the great variety of invertebrates, marine mammals and tropical fish that abound in this place.
Landing in this place is not possible due to lack of access, therefore the visitors sail around its coast for approximately one hour.

Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Island)
This is a small flat islet, a few meters away from San Cristobal Island, a half hour of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
It has coastal vegetation tolerant to salt water, and on which you can observe a small colony of frigates. You can also see sea lions, blue-footed boobies, a beautiful natural wave-break, and other botanical, ecological and recreational attractions like swimming and snorkeling.

La Lobería
The Loberia is 30 minutes walk and 10 minutes in bus to the southwest of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the Island of San Cristobal. The vegetation along the road calls your attention with its particular colors and variety of plants rarely seen in the world. The trail will take you to a beach full of black lava where the sea beats the coast with force. Its inhabitants are mostly sea lions that use this site for mating and swimming. Here you can also see the biggest species of marine iguana on the Islands.

Buccaneer Cove (Isla Santiago)
An area of rocks with very strange forms caused by the erosion of the sea. It is an area of legends and true stories. Beautiful landscapes with cliffs and natural vegetation growing directly on bare rock.

James Bay
This is a beautiful beach with peaceful water located to the northeast on the Island of Santiago, it covers 585 km2 and reaches 906 meters above sea level. It is one of the most interesting places because of its special characteristics. One of these is a trail to natural pools and tidal pools where you can see marine invertebrates, fur seals, marine iguanas, crabs, sea lions, hawks, herons, migratory birds and volcanic landscapes.

Lava Tunnels
On Santa Cruz Island, near the town of Bellavista, 7 km to the east of Puerto Ayora you can find the lava tunnels. Entrance to this area costs $2.00. These tunnels, 1 km in length, are formed by petrified volcanic lava. The lava, that at some time ran through this area, dried on its upper surface and continued its course of rivers of flowing incandescent like a river current.


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