Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSantiago Island

Puerto Egas

Puerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. A hike inland to the salt crater is an excellent opportunity to sight land birds such as finches, doves, and hawks. A walk down the rugged shoreline will turn up many marine species. Iguanas bask on the rocks and sea lions laze in the tide pools. At the end of the trail there is a series of grottoes or sea caves where fur seals and night herons are found.

Highlights: Salt crater; tide pools
Animals: Finches, doves, hawks, iguanas, fur seals, night herons
Difficulty: Steep but easy trail
Landing: Wet

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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