Encircle Punta Suárez on Española Island in Galápagos, EC

In Spanish, the word “punta” means tip or point. This accurately describes the headland you will explore at Punta Suárez. The rectangular-shaped path starts along the eastern shoreline before exploring the southern seacoast. Both banks are rugged, windswept and pounded by waves. There are three neighborhoods of endemic birds along the way. The first near the lighthouse is favored by Nazca boobies. Then it transitions into nesting grounds for blue-footed boobies. The third has the largest colony of waved albatrosses in the Galápagos Islands. Seeing each community of marine birds at the base of your feet is exhilarating! The trail then transforms into uneven rocks as it weaves through the unremarkable inland before ending back at the landing pier.


Punta Suárez, Española Island, Ecuador


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