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South Plaza

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South Plaza Island, and the adjoining North Plaza are two of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.

Understand[edit]

These two small islands are just off the main Santa Cruz island, so are popular for day trips from Puerto Ayora. If you can avoid peak times though, there is plenty to see in a small space. You can only land on South Plaza, but boats anchor between the two islands.

See the Galapagos wildlife page for information on the flora and fauna of the islands.

Visitor sites[edit]

South Plaza[edit]

There is a dry landing on a concrete pontoon along a rocky shore with sea lions, marine iguanas', sally lightfoot crabs and lava herons. A short path leads past prickly pear cacti and land iguanas up to some impressive cliffs on the other side of the island. Here you can admire numerous swallow tailed gulls all around - landing, taking off and swooping overhead.


Get out[edit]

  • Baltra - the main airport for the islands
  • Santa Cruz - the main island, with quite a few interesting visitor's sites as well
  • Santa Fe - home to the endemic Santa Fe Land Iguana



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