Isabela Island

 

 

Isabela is the youngest and most extensive island of the archipelago, it covers almost 60% of the total land of the Archipelago. The island is still in formation presenting recent eruptions of several of its volcanoes. In Isabela is the highest point of the islands, the Wolf volcano with 1707 meters above sea level.

You can see penguins, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, blue-footed, pelicans, sea lions, as well as abundant red crabs. In the skirts and boilers of the six volcanoes of Isabela, you can see land iguanas and turtles, as well as finches, cormorants, flamingos, Galapagos hawks, Galápagos pigeons and interesting vegetation.

In Puerto Villamil, there are also several historical events such as the existence of the penal colony, as a witness is the so-called wall of tears that according to what is told was built by the prison inmates who were forced to place one by one the stones that make it up.